Connecticut Bicycle Accident Legal Team
Eagan & Donohue has handled numerous wrongful death matters and injury claims involving accidents between bicyclists and motor vehicles.
Bicycling has been reborn in recent years as the new trend among young adults, some of whom may bike to work or to attend college or graduate school. Indeed, a new young, hip urban class has emerged throughout the country who purchase homes near their places of work in order to bike or walk to work as many cities and towns work to add more bike lanes and paths for their residents. With this new trend, however, comes an increased prevalence of bicycle accidents. Distracted car drivers are often to blame for these sad occurrences.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, do not hesitate to contact our firm for the help of an experienced personal injury legal team.
Bicycle Accidents in Connecticut
Each year there are major news stories about terrible bicycle accidents that occur on Connecticut streets. Bicyclists do not have much protection if they are in an accident with a car or large truck. While a helmet does serve an important purpose, it offers little to no help if a car runs over a bicyclist.
According to a study of the Capitol Region Council of Governments, almost a third of bicycle crashes occurred in the late afternoon and early evening hours between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. rather than at night. West Hartford was also unfortunately shown in the study as having one of the highest numbers of bicycle accidents of any town studied over a 4-year period.
Additionally, many bicycle accidents are often unreported since they do not involve an insurance claim or police report. Many other bicyclists may treat severe injuries at home until they become too burdensome.
Our firm recognizes that behind each bicycle accident statistic is a person whose injury or death requires legal counsel to work with the utmost sensitivity and care.
Bicycle Accident Injuries
Bicycle accidents often lead to severe injuries due to the lack of protective gear. A car has many layers to protect a driver or passenger, while the bicyclist is quite exposed and rides at the risk of severe injuries. Bicycle injuries often include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Brain injuries
- Internal injuries
Many of these injuries require extended hospital stays and long-term care, resulting in a complete lifestyle change for the bicyclist. If you were not responsible for the horrific accident, you should not be forced to pay all medical bills or other bills that are the result of your injuries.
Eagan & Donohue | West Hartford, Connecticut Personal Injury Legal Team
If you or a loved one were the victim of a bicycle accident, do not hesitate to contact the experienced legal team at Eagan & Donohue to represent you. Our team has years of experience in representing clients who have been injured in bicycle accidents and will work tirelessly to ensure that you are compensated for any injuries you received.
Bicycle riding has long been a large part of American culture, and its new rise in popularity should not be stifled by distracted drivers.
Contact our West Hartford office today for your initial free consultation.