Waterbury Motorcycle Accident Attorney

According to statistics from the state, motorcycle sales boomed in Connecticut during the pandemic. Sadly, state figures also show a surge in motorcycle-related accidents and fatalities.

If you suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a Waterbury motorcycle crash, you might be eligible to receive a settlement for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. The Waterbury motorcycle accident attorneys at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC have over 85 years of experience helping our clients get the compensation they deserve.

Our personal injury lawyers in Waterbury will manage the legal process for you. We do not charge any legal fees until you get a settlement or award. Call us at (844) 999-9999 to begin your case with a free consultation.

What Our Waterbury Personal Injury Attorney Will Do to Seek Fair Compensation for Your Motorcycle Crash Case?

If you sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident, navigating the legal process may feel overwhelming. You can handle your case alone, but this would involve negotiating with insurers, gathering evidence, and focusing your energy on legal matters. However, you don’t have to take on any of these tasks by yourself.

When you retain a motorcycle injury lawyer from our firm, we will:

  • Gather evidence of your accident, such as the police report, witness statements, medical records, and photos from the accident scene
  • Negotiate for an appropriate settlement
  • Determine the value of your case, taking all your economic and non-economic damages into consideration
  • Explaining your legal options and advising you on whether to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit
  • Prepare your case for court, if necessary

Our legal team knows that the aftermath of a motorcycle accident is a difficult time for you and your family. You can take the time you need to recover and let us manage the rest of your case.

Benefits of Hiring a Motorcycle Accident Attorney From Our Firm

Whether your motorcycle accident resulted from a driver’s negligence, a malfunctioning vehicle component, or poor road conditions, our motorcycle accident attorneys can guide your case.

Choosing to work with Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, comes with many benefits, including:

  • We have over 85 years of legal experience
  • Our team refuses to settle for less than you deserve
  • We are prepared to take on complex and challenging legal cases
  • We’ll treat you like family throughout your case

After working with our firm, our former clients leave positive reviews about our legal representation. They say:

  • “5 Stars, Attorney Rob and his staff helped me get a huge settlement for my motorcycle accident! Love them!” -S.A.
  • “Attorney Brian Parrott and Tynisa Ortiz did an amazing job from beginning to end. I am very happy to have called Trantolo & Trantolo.” -J.M.

See below for examples of awards our CT motorcycle crash clients received for their injuries.

Motorcycle Accident Case Results

Award Amount Type of Case
$3,500,000 A motorcyclist crashed and was injured when he lost control of his bike due to a defective road.
$3,000,000 A motorcyclist crashed and suffered fatal injuries when a truck turned left into his lane and hit him.
$1,900,000 A motorcyclist crashed and suffered injuries that required surgeries when a truck turned left into her lane and hit her.

We Can Determine How Much Your Waterbury Motorcycle Accident Case is Worth

Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC has been fighting for fair settlements for our Waterbury motorcycle accident clients for decades. We have recovered fair settlements to compensate our CT clients for their injuries. One way to determine how much your claim may be worth is to work with our motorcycle accident lawyers. We can review your case details and demand compensation for your losses.

If you are eligible to receive a settlement or award, you could be compensated for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Medical bills
  • Property damage
  • Mental anguish
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of life enjoyment

The costs of medical expenses, lost income, and quality of life reductions add up quickly. Our team knows these losses take a toll both financially and emotionally. You can count on us to seek justice on your behalf, filing an insurance claim, a motorcycle accident lawsuit, or both to pursue the payout you deserve.

Damages You May Recover if The Motorcycle Crash is Fatal

In some tragic cases, motorcycle riders suffer fatal injuries. In these instances, the victim’s family may be able to file a wrongful death case to seek compensation for:

  • The decedent’s lost earning capacity
  • Your loved one’s conscious pain and suffering before their passing
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Medical expenses incurred before your loved one’s passing
  • Loss of consortium

The wrongful death lawyers at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, understand how difficult and draining these cases are. We extend our deepest condolences to you and your family, and it would be our privilege to manage your case for you.

Let’s win your case TOGETHER


Are Motorcycle Cases Hard to Prove in Waterbury?

Motorcycle cases can be uniquely challenging to prove due to the many different tactics the insurance companies use to lessen your settlement or award. For example, insurance companies often devalue your pain and suffering to lower your compensation.

In addition, the insurance company may argue that the other motorist involved in the crash did not see the rider and, as a result, is not wholly liable. Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC will work to prove the following elements of negligence to establish your right to compensation:

  • Duty of care: The at-fault party had a responsibility to keep you safe.
  • Breach of duty: They violated their duty of care, instead acting with negligence.
  • Causation: The liable party’s negligence was the cause of your accident.
  • Damages: You suffered damages because of the accident and your motorcycle accident injuries.

Using Evidence to Establish Fault in Your Motorcycle Injury Accident

Your team can collect evidence that proves you deserve monetary compensation from the at-fault party. Some of the evidence we may find useful in your case includes:

  • Records of the medical care you received
  • The police report
  • Photos and videos from the motorcycle accident scene that witnesses took on their cell phones
  • Witness statements from automobile drivers at the scene, expert witnesses, and other bystanders who saw the accident
  • Videos from nearby surveillance cameras

If you were able to gather any evidence at the accident scene, bring it to your lawyer. Do not worry if you did not preserve any evidence, our legal team will handle this task for you.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents That May Entitle You to Financial Compensation

Any number of mistakes on the road could lead to a motorcycle crash. A drunk driver, a reckless driver, or an aggressive driver could have caused your accident.

Other causes of motorcycle collisions could include:

Distracted Driving

If someone is looking at their cell phone, taking phone calls, changing the radio, or otherwise not paying attention, they could cause an accident. A distracted driving case could entitle you to compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death claim.

Defective Motorcycles

In motorcycle crash cases, it is important to determine if a defective part was the cause of the accident because this can affect which parties are responsible. For example, if a defective part on a motorcycle caused the crash, the rider could file a claim against the bike manufacturer, the part manufacturer, and possibly even the garage that worked on the bike. If you think a defective part on your bike may have caused your crash, you should start working with a motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible to seek compensation for your injuries.

When to Hire a Motorcycle Collision Lawyer after a Waterbury Accident?

It is essential to act fast after a motorcycle accident because physical evidence can become lost or destroyed, and witnesses may be unable to remember the events if too much time has passed.

Additionally, your lawyer will know what deadlines must be met when filing your claim. In Waterbury, CT, motorcycle accident victims generally must file a lawsuit within two years from the crash date, according to the statute of limitations. CT Gen. Stat. § 52-584 outlines the amount of time you have to file a personal injury case.

You also typically have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit, as explained in CT Gen. Stat. § 52-555.

What Insurance is Available to Motorcycle Accident Riders in CT?

In CT, the minimum insurance coverage a driver must purchase is $25,000/$50,000. This means that in a motorcycle accident where the rider is less than 50% responsible and the other driver has the minimum required coverage, the rider will have $25,000 to cover their injuries. If a passenger is on the motorcycle, each rider will have $25,000 available.

In addition to the minimum coverage, drivers often wish to purchase underinsured motorist insurance. Underinsured or uninsured coverage can help pay for the rider’s injuries if the at-fault driver does not have enough insurance. The accident lawyers at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC can explain what types of coverage are available and help you decide what is best for you.

Hire the Team at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC for Your Motorcycle Accident Case Today

Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC has over 85 years of experience handling personal injury cases, including car accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, and more, in Waterbury. We know what makes motorcycle accident claims unique and what challenges must be overcome to get you fair compensation for your injuries.

We fight for our clients as if they were our own family and will do everything possible to get the settlement you deserve. Call us today at (844) 999-9999 or complete our simple online contact form to start your case with a free consultation.

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