Connecticut Bike Accident Attorneys
The Quality Legal Counsel You Need, When You Need It Most
The most common cause of bicycle accidents involves the drivers of cars,
trucks, and buses failing to see, yield or “share the road”
with bicyclists. These situations often occur when drivers are distracted
by activities like texting or talking on cell phones, driving while intoxicated,
or simply not paying attention to the bicyclists that may be right in
front of them.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries while biking, turn to our bike accident lawyers in Connecticut. We can help you
seek fair compensation.
The Rights of Cyclists
Did you know that in Connecticut, car and truck drivers must stay a safe
distance from all cyclists they meet on the road? Connecticut law states:
“safe distance means not less than three feet when the driver of
a vehicle overtakes and passes a person riding a bicycle.” Failure
to do so can lead to fines. Connecticut is currently one of 22 states
with this requirement.
Many of the attorneys at RisCassi & Davis, P.C. enjoy the sport of
cycling. For almost a decade we have supported major Connecticut rides
like the Jim Calhoun Cancer Challenge Ride – helping raise millions
of dollars for the fight against cancer. We know cycling, and we understand
How to Stay Safe While Cycling
Each year some 500,000 people are treated in Emergency Rooms in the U.S.
for bike-related injuries. There are certain things you can do to keep
yourself safe while riding:
Always wear a helmet! Head injuries to cyclists are a leading cause of death.
Make sure you are highly visible. Avoid clothing that blends with the environment. Bright or bright reflective
clothing is best.
If you must ride at dusk or dawn, consider using one or more small clip-on
strobe light/safety light. They help make you and the bike more visible.
Carefully choose when you ride. Whenever possible – avoid those times when car traffic is at high levels.
If possible – avoid population-dense areas when riding. Fewer people means fewer cars.
- Use great care on roads that need repair or have lots of sand on the shoulders.
Always check your bike before riding. Pay particular attention to your tires and your brakes. Also, make sure
your axles are properly locked to the frame of the bike.
Watch for blind turns. Cars traveling quickly may have trouble seeing you.
And be on the lookout for drivers who are distracted – by other passengers, cell phones or other things.
If you or a loved one is ever injured in a bike accident in Connecticut
– always seek expert legal advice to protect yourself and your loved
ones. And choose a Connecticut bicycle accident lawyer carefully.
If you’ve been injured in a cycling accident, please call us at (860) 245-2412 to determine if we can help you with your case. Our Connecticut bicycle
accident attorneys are committed to providing you with the care you need.