Connecticut Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you love has experienced a motorcycle accident and injury caused by someone else, you may have a strong case for compensation.
At Proner & Proner, we have a deep connection to motorcycle riding. One of our founding partners, Mitchell Proner, is a motorcycle enthusiast who has dedicated his life to fighting for the rights of motorcycle accident victims.
Over the years, our team of motorcycle accident attorneys has helped our clients recover more than $400 million in valuable compensation for their losses. If you would like to speak with a lawyer experienced in Connecticut motorcycle accident cases, contact our office for a free consultation.
Connecticut Roads and Motorcycle Injuries
With approximately 1,000 motorcycle accidents each year, Connecticut roadways can be dangerous places for riders. Sadly, in some cases, motorcycle riders perish, but fortunately, most accidents do not result in fatalities. Still, nearly 300 of the 907 motorcycle accident injuries registered in 2020 were considered severe.
Severe injuries lead to numerous damages that typically place an inordinate amount of stress on victims. For this reason, Proner & Proner attorneys do not settle for less than what our clients need to address their losses.
Common severe injuries experienced on Connecticut roads include:
Some of these damages are direct economic damages, while others deal with state of being and emotion. Known as economic and non-economic damages, respectively, both impact motorcycle accident victims deeply and may forever affect their lives.
Punitive damages may also be available for motorcycle accident victims. Punitive damages have the primary purpose of punishing a defendant for especially reckless or intentional egregious behavior.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Connecticut
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Financial Compensation For Connecticut Motorcycle Accidents
Proner & Proner Has Won Millions For Injured Motorcyclists
At Proner & Proner, our experienced personal injury lawyers understand that a motorcycle accident can have long-lasting effects and leave you struggling to pay medical expenses and other bills in the months and years ahead. That’s why we fight hard during negotiations with the insurance company and, if necessary, at trial to secure maximum compensation for our clients.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about motorcycle accidents and injuries in Connecticut.
It varies. Each motorcycle claim is different. The first step is typically negotiating with an insurance company for a settlement amount. If the insurance company agrees with the number you’re demanding, then the case could be resolved in as little as six months or even less.
Having an attorney from the beginning can help move the process along as well.
If the insurance company denies your claim or offers you an inadequate settlement amount, then you will have to file a lawsuit. Going this route may be the only way to get the compensation you deserve, but it could take years to reach a verdict.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Connecticut, you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit for damages. However, if you sustain an injury in a motorcycle crash but don’t discover it until after the two-year time limit, you may still be able to file a suit.
Keep in mind that under no circumstances can you file a lawsuit three or more years after the negligent act that caused your crash.
Motorcycle accident attorneys normally do not charge a specific flat rate for their services. Instead, they tend to operate on a contingency basis, which means they calculate their fees as a percentage of the final settlement or verdict you receive. If the jury awards you nothing, then your lawyer also gets nothing.
For clients dealing with mounting losses, the contingency model allows them to use their resources to pay bills and alleviate other post-accident circumstances instead of paying attorney’s fees.
Depending on the facts of your case, you may still be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. Connecticut uses a type of comparative negligence rule that allows negligent injury victims to claim a portion of their damages if they are no more than 50 percent responsible for their injuries.
For example, if a jury awards you $100,000 but also finds you to be 50 percent at fault, you will get $50,000. However, if the jury says you are 51 percent at fault, you can’t collect any compensation.
The amount of compensation you can get for your motorcycle accident claim depends on the circumstances of your case. Your settlement or verdict is calculated based on the extent of the damage you suffered. In other words, you will likely be entitled to significant compensation if you have been seriously injured.
Your lost income will also play a role. If you have a high salary, your compensation should reflect this. Don’t forget that if the jury determines that you were partially negligent, your compensation may be reduced accordingly.
At Proner & Proner, we always fight for maximum compensation so our clients can have the resources they need to continue living their lives. You don’t have to settle for below-par insurance offers when you deserve much more.
Let Proner & Proner Fight to Get You the Compensation You Deserve
You deserve to be on equal footing with the insurance company and its lawyers. They need to know that you have a seasoned attorney representing your interests. Contact Proner & Proner to schedule a free consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer and find out how to move forward with your case.
Motorcycle Accident Verdicts & Settlements
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Even though the firm has successfully represented clients from five continents and over 30 jurisdictions, Proner & Proner serves New York personal injury clients in all five boroughs from our office in Midtown Manhattan.