Autumn is a wonderful time to ride motorcycles in Connecticut, taking the back roads to get an up-close view of the changing foliage. But unfortunately, other leaf-peepers in four-wheeled vehicles are often too involved in checking out the turning leaves and fail to see a motorcycle rider approaching.

Coupled with their inattention, drivers’ propensity for multitasking and doing things like applying make-up, texting, chatting on cellphones and other distractions can result in a catastrophic motorcycle crash that can cause life-threatening injuries or even death to a biker.

Our law firm is experienced in recovering compensation for those motorcyclists injured due to others’ negligence. When a car or truck impacts a motorcycle, the damage is usually quite severe. They usually wind up with the biker and any passenger becoming trapped in wreckage or thrown violently from their motorcycle. Both scenarios can result in a number of very serious injuries, which may include:

— Traumatic brain injuries

— Fractures

— Amputations

— Facial disfigurement

— Spinal cord and back injuries

— 3rd degree burns

— Road rash

— Internal injuries

Some riders survive the initial impact but are left as paraplegics or quadriplegics from the severity of their injuries. For freedom-loving bikers, the psychological repercussions of their new and very limited reality can be crushing. Their medical bills can run into the seven figures and be ongoing for the rest of their lives. They may need round-the-clock care at home or in a skilled nursing facility and never be able to work again.

Our attorneys are dedicated to assisting injured bikers or their survivors with receiving compensation for their injuries, pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

Don’t allow insurance companies to rip you off with low-ball offers or worse, denied claims. We can help you get the compensation you need to pick up the pieces of your life and begin again.

Source: Law Offices of John J. Lacava LLC, “Stamford, Connecticut, Motorcycle Accident Attorney” Sep. 12, 2014