As much fun as a motorcycle can be to ride, the lack of protection they provide from an accident can leave their drivers with severe or life-threatening injuries. This happened to be the case in a recent Connecticut accident that took place earlier in April. A motorcyclist, hit by a car, was left with a serious injury that required medical treatment.
The accident, occurring in Middletown, was supposedly the result of a woman turning left in front of a motorcycle. A 56-year-old woman, headed northbound on a local street, apparently turned left in front of the cyclist, who was in the southbound lane. The car driver was uninjured in the crash, but the motorcycle rider, a 52-year-old male, required transportation to a nearby hospital for care.
Local authorities are still investigating this incident. They have asked anyone who may have witnessed the incident to please call and share their information. It is unknown if any citations or charges have been issued at this point.
If a crash results in serious injury, those injured may be entitled to pursue claims for financial relief for the damages done, pain endured and financial losses suffered. In filing a personal injury claim against the individual deemed responsible for the accident, monetary restitution may be awarded if liability is established before a Connecticut civil court. Should a conviction result from any criminal charges prosecuted, proof of it may advance the cause of the plaintiffs in a related civil lawsuit. This monetary relief could prove beneficial in the victim's recovery process by reducing financial strain and allowing the victim to take the time he needs to heal.
Source: NBC Connecticut, "Motorcyclist in Serious Condition After Middletown Crash", Ari Mason, April 2, 2014