Bicycle Accident Lawyer in CT
Riding a bicycle is a healthy, fun, and climate-friendly way to get around—but it can also be extremely dangerous. From roadways that haven’t been designed with cyclists in mind to a culture of aggressive driving, the risks are ever-present when you ride.
If you’ve been seriously injured in a bike crash, you already know about these dangers first-hand—and you’re likely experiencing pain, expensive medical bills, and lost wages during your recovery as well. It’s time to reach out to a bicycle accident injury lawyer at Mahon, Quinn & Mahon and get the compensation you deserve.
Common Scenarios That Bicycle Accident Attorneys See
Most commonly, bicyclists are injured by the carelessness or neglect of other drivers who failed to share the road. These drivers may be guilty of:
- Distracted driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Erroneously believing they had the right of way
- Driving too fast
- Failing to leave at least 3’ of space when overtaking or passing you
The other driver may claim they didn’t see you, or that you did something wrong. However, most bicyclists who share the road do so with great caution, knowing they’d be at an enormous disadvantage in a crash. In fact, under Connecticut law, bicyclists are considered “vulnerable users,” so careless drivers who cause injury or death to a cyclist can face fines up to $1,000—which is an incredibly small price to pay after they’ve wreaked havoc on your entire world.
Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer After My Bicycle Accident?
Your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, but you’ll be the one saddled with painful and potentially long-term injuries and consequentially, medical bills, missed work, and reduced quality of life. You may also need counseling services if the accident has caused you anxiety or depression. Dealing with your insurance company and filling out paperwork can be overwhelming—but we can help with all of that. We’ll walk you through the process of documenting the facts of the crash and the injuries you suffered, and then we’ll go to work for you.
Why Choose Mahon, Quinn & Mahon as Your Bicycle Accident Injury Attorney
Not all lawyers in the state are as well-versed in bicycle injury cases as we are. In practice for more than 40 years, we’ve seen the physical, emotional, and financial harm that bicyclists have endured. Even if it was an “accident,” what happened to you was wrong—and we want to help make it right. We’ll handle your case with compassion and tenacity to get the outcome you deserve.
To learn more about Mahon, Quinn & Mahon bicycle accident attorney services and how we can help you after an accident, contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.