If I Am Injured While Riding My Bicycle, Can I Sue The Driver That Hit Me?

Yes. You can sue a driver that hit and injured you while you were riding your bicycle. Under the law, bicyclists must follow the same traffic rules as any other motorist. But not all motorists are mindful of bicyclists on the road. Unfortunately, bicyclists also have a higher risk of sustaining catastrophic injuries than drivers and passengers in motor vehicles. They also have a higher risk of getting seriously injured or killed.

What Causes Bicycle Accidents in Connecticut?

Most bicycle crashes result from the actions of negligent drivers who fail to take sufficient care to ensure the safety of bicyclists, particularly on busy roads and at night. The most common bicycle accident causes are:

Regardless of the cause of the bicycle accident, an injured bicyclist is usually entitled to seek compensation from the responsible party.

What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Bicycle Accident Claim?

The damages an injured bicyclist can recover in a bike accident claim will depend on the type of losses they suffered and the severity of their injuries. These damages can include:

Speak to a Hartford Roadside Lawyer Today

If you have been hit and injured by a driver while riding your bicycle, reach out to the Hartford roadside lawyer at Berman & Russo right away. A lawyer can investigate the crash, figure out what caused it, determine the party to be held liable for your losses, and make sure you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries. 

To learn more about your case and set up a free case review with our Hartford roadside lawyer, call our office at 860-644-1548 or fill out our online contact form.