It can take only seconds for you or someone you care about to be the victim of a bicycle accident in New Haven. If you’re here to understand if your bicycle accident could qualify for a personal injury claim, our New Haven bicycle accident lawyers at Weber & Rubano can help you. We seek maximum compensation for all our personal injury clients in New Haven – including bicyclists.
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When you or a family member are struggling to recover from serious injuries, it’s difficult to take on a complex injury claim in a state that requires the injury victim to bear the burden of proof. A bicyclic accident lawyer in New Haven can take on that legal burden. By choosing an attorney from the New Haven law firm of Weber & Rubano, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:
At Weber & Rubano, we have a deep compassion for injury victims who need an experienced voice on their side against insurance companies who don’t have the victim’s best interests as their priority. Let us investigate your case to maximize the compensation for your damages. “Damages” in personal injury cases are the economic and non-economic consequences of an injury.
Bicycles have been a popular mode of transportation since the 1880s, but they didn’t exist long without the inclusion of the automobile on the same roadways. While we don’t know when the first bicycle accident occurred in the United States, we do know that they are increasing.
In 2020, the last available data reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of fatal bicycle accidents that involved motor vehicles increased by 9 percent from 2019 data. In the last ten years, cyclist deaths have increased by 44%.
With 130,000 bicyclists in the United States and an estimated 550 bicyclists in Connecticut suffering from accidents with negligent motorists annually, the problem facing those trying to share the road is not going away.
Cyclists sometimes make errors of judgment, but the vast majority of bicycle accidents arise from driver error. Safety hazards on roadways and bicycle paths also contribute to accidents. Common causes of bicycle accidents in New Haven include the following:
Even when a cyclist carefully follows traffic laws and bicycling safety rules, a driver’s negligence or recklessness can cause serious injuries.
When an unprotected bike rider and a 4,000-pound moving vehicle collide, the bicyclist is highly vulnerable to serious and even catastrophic injuries. Common injuries from bike accidents include:
When a bicycle ride in the open air ends in serious injuries due to driver negligence or negligent road maintenance, the injured cyclist shouldn’t be left responsible for the damages.
According to CGSS 14-232, the drivers of motor vehicles must leave a minimum of three feet of space while passing a bicyclist while on the road.
Like many other states in Connecticut, bicycles are considered street-legal vehicles. This means they get the same rights as cars, trucks, buses, and motorcycles. They operate and are bound by the same traffic laws as any other driver on the road.
The lack of understanding of the rights of cyclists, along with negligence on the driver’s part, results in many avoidable traffic accidents. Contact our New Haven bicycle lawyers to find out what your rights are.
Like in other civil cases resulting from an accident with a motor vehicle, the victim has two years from the accident date to file the claim.
Connecticut’s modified comparative negligence insurance system compels accident victims to prove liability before they can recover compensation for their damages. This process requires your New Haven bike accident lawyer to do the following:
The majority of bicycle accident claims are settled out of court, especially with a skilled attorney’s representation. Only about 5% of claims become lawsuits in court.
New Haven bicycle accident victims could be eligible to receive these damages either in a settlement or a court of law:
Your bicycle accident lawyer in New Haven will investigate the accident to determine the liable party. In most cases, a negligent driver bears liability, but it could also be a negligent road maintenance agency or the manufacturer of a defective bicycle or car part. Proving liability in Connecticut accident claims requires documenting evidence of the following:
While compensation for damages can’t erase an injury, it can open doors to the best possible medical care and relieve the undue financial burden caused by a preventable accident.
As loyal members of the New Haven community, our New Haven bicycle accident attorneys at Weber & Rubano pledge to do everything we can to help victims of bicycle accidents. That deep commitment leads us to our guarantee: we never receive a penny from those we represent unless we win your case.
With over 60 years of personal injury experience, we’ve settled and tried thousands of personal injury cases like yours – with success stories to prove it.
Getting started working with the legal experts at Weber & Rubano is simple. Request your free, no-obligation case bicycle accident case review today.