Bristol Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accidents have the potential to cause serious to catastrophic injuries to riders and their passengers. At the Law Offices of James A. Welcome, we have spent years representing injured motorcyclists in insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits. Our Bristol motorcycle accident lawyers can guide you through this traumatic time with tailored legal services and answers to your questions. Find out how we can help you recover from a motorcycle accident today.
Why We’re the Top Choice for Injured Motorcyclists in Bristol
- Attorney Welcome has decades of legal experience specifically in personal injury law. He has helped countless clients recover and move forward from motorcycle accidents in Connecticut.
- We take a team approach to motorcycle accident cases, with multiple attorneys, assistants and paralegals contributing. This delivers a wide range of skills and experience to your case.
- In every motorcycle accident case, our law firm uses personalized representation backed by three core values: integrity, competence and trust. We will fight relentlessly for your rights.
Types of Motorcycle Accidents
According to the Connecticut Crash Data Repository, in 2021, there were 1,149 motorcycle accidents reported in the state, involving a total of 2,345 people. Fifty-two (52) of these accidents were fatal. Motorcycle accidents can take many shapes and forms. Some of the most common types of motorcycle accidents in Bristol are:
- Single-vehicle motorcycle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- No-contact accidents
- Lane-change accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Left-turn accidents
- Intersection accidents
- U-turn accidents
- T-bone collisions
- Head-on collisions
Identifying the type of accident can help an injured motorcyclist determine the cause of the crash. For example, sideswipe accidents involving motorcycles are often due to driver inattention, the failure to check blind spots and unsafe lane changes. Determining the cause of your wreck is one of the first steps in holding someone accountable in Connecticut.
Is Someone Liable for Your Motorcycle Accident?
Connecticut is a tort-based auto accident state. This means that if you get injured in a motorcycle collision, the party that is financially responsible (liable) for your crash is the one most at fault for causing the crash. It is up to you or your attorney to prove fault before you can recover financial compensation for a motorcycle accident. Liability may go to:
- The other driver. Other motorists are often liable for motorcycle accidents in Bristol for acts of carelessness and recklessness, such as distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, inattention and a failure to notice motorcycles.
- The manufacturer of your motorcycle. If your motorcycle experienced a part breakdown or failure in transit due to a product defect, such as a tire blowout or steering malfunction, the manufacturing company or distributor may be liable.
- The government agency in charge of road conditions. If a dangerous road defect or condition caused your motorcycle crash, such as a pothole, loose rubble or an unsafe construction zone, the state or federal government in charge of road maintenance may be liable.
The person or party that is at fault for a motorcycle accident in Bristol will depend on the mechanics of the case. Your crash may need attention from professional investigators and accident reconstruction experts to determine causation and fault. From there, your personal injury lawyer can help you prove liability using clear and convincing evidence.
Contact a Bristol Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love has been involved in a harmful motorcycle accident in Bristol, Connecticut, don’t hesitate to contact the Law Offices of James A. Welcome to speak to an experienced and compassionate injury attorney. We have everything you need for a strong claim to damages. More importantly, we care about you and your future and will help you through this difficult time in your life. Please call (203) 753-7300 or contact us online today to request a free case consultation.