Hamden Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Advocate for Injured Clients
Dedicated Connecticut attorneys seek fair compensation for bikers
Riding a motorcycle can be an enjoyable pastime as well as practical mode of transportation. Unfortunately, as motorcycles share the road with other motorists, bikers can be particularly vulnerable to vehicle collisions and the injuries that result from them. At Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari, L.L.C., you can trust us to aggressively seek fair compensation for victims of motorcycle accidents. From offices in Hamden and East Haven, we provide strong advice and advocacy to injured bikers throughout Connecticut.
Determining fault in motorcycle accident cases
Many motorcycle collisions are the fault of the other vehicle’s driver. For instance, an inattentive motorist might strike a motorcyclist who has been observing all the rules of the road. However, under Connecticut’s comparative fault rules, even motorcyclists who are partially responsible for their crash could recover damages for their injuries. If the plaintiff is assigned 50 percent of the fault or less at trial, they can win a judgment that is reduced by their share of responsibility for the collision. For instance, if a plaintiff suffers $100,000 in damages and is found to 25 percent at fault for the crash, that plaintiff would receive an award of $75,000. A plaintiff who is more than 50 percent at fault, however, gets nothing. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, we will investigate the facts of the accident to assess the likelihood of a favorable result. From there, our firm works diligently to secure appropriate compensation
What damages are you entitled to in a motorcycle accident case?
As in other personal injury cases, if you are a successful plaintiff in a motorcycle accident case, you are entitled to damages you suffered as a result of the accident, including compensation for your:
- Health care expenses — Medical costs that are compensable in a motorcycle accident claim include hospital bills, rehabilitative services and the cost of caring for you while you are disabled.
- Lost earnings — You are entitled to any earnings you lost if you were forced to take time off from work as a result of your injuries suffered in your bike crash. Surviving family members can also seek damages in a wrongful death action for income and benefits the victim would have been expected to earn.
- Loss of earning capacity — If a physical or mental limitation associated with your motorcycle accident reduces the amount of pay you can earn going forward, this loss of earning capacity can be addressed in a personal injury action. The amount can be calculated by consulting with an expert.
- Non-economic damages — Along with reimbursement for tangible costs, plaintiffs can obtain compensation for noneconomic damages that include physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, permanent impairment or loss of the function of a body part, disfigurement, and loss of the enjoyment of life. The effects of a motorcycle crash injury on the victim’s family members might also be compensable.
To strengthen your case, our firm will collect the evidence necessary to support a strong argument during in settlement negotiations and litigation.
Contact an experienced Connecticut motorcycle accident lawyer
Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari, L.L.C. advocates on behalf of Connecticut clients injured in motorcycle accidents. To discuss your case, please call 203-745-0942 or contact us online. We have offices in Hamden and East Haven.