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Motorcycle accidents can cause serious injury in Connecticut

Bikers are especially vulnerable to serious injury or even death on motorcycles because of the little protection provided in a crash. When motorcycle accidents occur and the victims are seriously injured, a mixture of rage and sorrow overcomes the victims and their family members. It is within the rights of a motorcycle accident victim in Connecticut to seek financial damages to help to deal with the financial damages caused by the event as well as cope with the resulting emotional distress.

One motorcyclist recently was struck by a car in Connecticut. The man who was hit initially suffered life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized. Authorities later noted he was in serious condition.

The driver of the car who seemingly hit the motorcyclist stayed at the scene of the crash, police said. The accident happened during the morning rush hour traffic. There was no word on other injuries caused by the auto-motorcycle accident.

The motorcyclist who suffered serious injuries in the crash has the right to file a personal injury suit seeking reimbursement of financial damages, such as medical costs, resulting from the accident. If the driver of the car was found to have behaved in a negligent or reckless way -- such as by speeding, failing to yield or disobeying another rule of the road -- then this could be used to establish liability in civil court in Connecticut in the case of motorcycle accidents. Financial damage claims will be decided if liability is established to the satisfaction of the civil court.

Source: CTPost.com, Motorcyclist severely injured in Bridgeport crash, Oct. 29, 2013, Oct. 29, 2013

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