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Our Connecticut Attorneys Help Victims of Motorcycle Accidents

Recovery for serious injuries

The Pickel Law Firm, LLC advocates for the rights of injured Connecticut motorcyclists to share the roadway with other motorists. Our lawyers have more than 65 years of combined experience in effective negotiations and litigation. If in your best interests, we reach a settlement agreement with insurance companies and defendants for your full and fair compensation. We may also recommend taking your case to trial if we believe you can better achieve justice in the courtroom forum.

Connecticut helmet laws

Connecticut has a partial helmet law that requires operators and passengers who are 17 years old or younger to wear a helmet. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports persuasive statistics that support helmet use. According to its 2011 report Connecticut Motorcyclists Fatalities by Helmet Use and Lives Saved Estimates, of the 36 motorcycle deaths that year, 10 riders were wearing helmets, 24 riders were unhelmeted, while the helmet status of the other two are unknown. In all years between 2007 and 2011, the riders who were unhelmeted when they died far outnumbered those who were helmeted.

Your choice of riding clothing can prevent serious motorcycle injuries

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) is a nonprofit group that works closely with the NHTSA, state governments, the military and other organizations to promote safe riding standards. In its Cool Gear Fool’s Gear campaign, MSF points out that your choice of clothing can help prevent motorcycle accidents and, if you are involved in a crash, can minimize such serious injuries as neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries and road rash and may even save your life. MSF recommendations include:

  • Full-face helmet
  • Face shield
  • Eye goggles
  • Gloves
  • Long-sleeve abrasion-resistant jacket
  • Long abrasion-resistant pants
  • Boots that come above the ankles and provide good grip on road surfaces

Negligent drivers put your life at risk

You can take important steps to protect yourself from motorcycle accidents and serious injuries. But no matter how many precautions you take, negligent motorists put your life at risk by:

  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Failure to yield
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Tailgating
  • Sudden stops
  • Not signaling turns

Dangers of poor road conditions

You also face road hazards when the state of Connecticut and the cities of Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, Norwalk and Bridgeport permit hazardous conditions on the roadways, such as:

  • Potholes
  • Cracked pavement
  • Raised manhole covers
  • Broken traffic signals
  • Dim streetlights
  • Road debris

Our law firm also pursues damages from the government for poor road conditions in our communities that resulted in your injury or your loved one’s wrongful death.

Recover your rightful compensation after a motorcycle injury in Norwalk, Stamford and throughout the state of Connecticut

To learn more about motorcycle accident recovery, call The Pickel Law Firm, LLC at 888.246.5128 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation. Our Stamford office handles your case on contingency and we travel to your home or hospital if your injury prevents you from traveling. Hablamos Español.

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