Being involved in bicycle accidents can be extremely dangerous for cyclists. Because of the sheer impact many of these accidents have and the lack of steel frame protecting the rider, the injuries a cyclist is likely to sustain following a collision with a motor vehicle are often extremely damaging. In fact, in instances in which the accident results in spinal injury or even paraplegia, those injured in bicycle accidents often have to cope with the consequences for the rest of their lives.
Bicyclists are entitled to the same protections, privileges, and rights of way as other motorists, and when a cyclist is injured because of another driver's recklessness or negligence, they are entitled to pursue compensation for their undue losses and injuries. At the Law Offices of Paul Levin, we understand the rights of bicyclists and are prepared to help those who have been victimized in accidents in Connecticut.
Causes of Bicycle Accidents
There is a wide range of different ways in which bicycle accidents can occur and, while many are the results of sheer accidence, many others are actually the fault of negligent parties. Sadly, some common causes of undue bicyclist injuries are:
- Driver error
- Drunk driving
- Roadway defects
- Equipment malfunction
In these and other manners, other negligent parties all too often violate the rights and safety of unsuspecting bicyclists. When this happens, bicyclists should not be the ones to bear the full burden on the accident, but rather it should largely fall to the person responsible for causing the accident.
Discuss Your Case with a Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Connecticut
If you have been the victim of a bicycle accident in Connecticut, our legal team at the Law Offices of Paul Levin is fully prepared to help you evaluate your situation and understand your legal options. When you call 860.322.5302, we may be able to help you get the justice and compensation you need through dedicated, aggressive representation.