Bicyclists Are At The Mercy Of Motor Vehicles

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 700 cyclists are killed annually in traffic accidents, while another 52,000 are seriously injured. These unfortunate statistics account for about 2 percent of all traffic fatalities each year in the country.

A bicyclist often stands little chance of protecting themselves from injury. If, for example, a car fails to look both ways before making a right-hand turn and a cyclists happens to be next to it, the pedestrian only has a helmet to protect himself against the crushing force of a collision.

Injuries Resulting From Bicycle Accidents

Unfortunately, this is one of the reasons why such accidents put bicyclists at risk of sustaining a catastrophic injury or even death, while the driver of the motor vehicle is often able to walk away without a scratch.

Even if the accident occurs at seemingly slow speeds, the cyclist is still susceptible to a serious and life-altering injury. It has become increasingly important for everyone getting behind the wheel to be aware of bicyclists who are sharing the road.

How McCoy & McCoy Can Protect Your Rights And Recovery

In the wake of a serious accident, you will need someone by your side who understands how to successfully navigate through the legal complexities involved in filing a personal injury lawsuit. Recovering past, present and future compensation is often an elemental part in a victim's recovery, and no one understands that better than the knowledgeable lawyers at McCoy & McCoy.

Our principal lawyer, Frank McCoy Jr., is certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy — a distinction that fewer than 0.5 percent of all Connecticut lawyers have earned.

To find out how we can assist you with your case, please complete a free case evaluation form today or call our Hartford-based bicycle accident attorneys at 860-856-9283 immediately.

The Importance Of Recovering Compensation

Not only may you need to foot the bill for any medical treatment that you have received, but you may be unable to return to work for the duration of your recovery.

It is important that you do not disregard the legal options available to you. If you were injured at the hands of a negligent driver—whether they were recklessly speeding, texting and driving, or driving under the influence—you may be entitled to compensation.

By pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, you may have the opportunity to recover monetary damages for the costs associated with your injury, as well as for the noneconomic losses that you have suffered, including:

  • Mental suffering
  • Physical pain
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Costs of therapy

Call us at 860-856-9283 to speak with an experienced attorney today.