The freedom of the open road is a significant appeal to bikers. Unfortunately, that freedom comes with certain costs. Among those costs are the potential to be injured in a motorcycle accident. Sometimes the accident doesn’t only injure the driver of the motorcycle, as passengers can be harmed as well. In Connecticut, a recent event was covered in the news, telling the story of a biker and his passenger who were injured in a motorcycle crash.
The incident occurred on Route 149 in East Haddam. At approximately 11:40 p.m. on the Independence Day holiday, authorities responded to the scene of the accident. The pair were traveling north on the highway, just before Creek Row.
The accident remains under investigation, but to authorities it seems that the man failed to navigate a turn and lost control of the motorcycle. He crossed the roadway and struck a guardrail, causing both the male driver and his female passenger to be ejected from the vehicle. Both people were flown to the hospital by Lifestar for treatment of their serious injuries.
A motorcycle crash such as this one can have lasting impacts on the families of the people involved in the crash. The driver and his passenger may struggle with injuries that will plague them for the rest of their lives. Driving a motorcycle is a big responsibility, and if the investigation finds that the driver was reckless or negligent, he may be responsible for the medical costs and other damages incurred by his passenger. In Connecticut, persons who have been injured by the irresponsible actions of another person during a motorcycle accident have the right to seek awards for medical bills and other damages. Many people choose the assistance of an attorney when filing a lawsuit in order to draw from the experience and knowledge of someone who is familiar with the ins and outs of personal injury law.
Source: wtnh.com, “Motorcyclist seriously injured in a crash in East Haddam“, Danielle Thorne, July 5, 2017