Two motorcyclists were sent to the Hartford Hospital by helicopter after they collided with a car in Ellington. The victims of the motorcycle accident were a 73-year-old man and a 70-year-old woman, both from a nearby state.
According to reports, the couple’s motorcycle was traveling east on Route 140 when a Ford Focus pulled out in front of them near Burbank Road. The motorcycle struck the side of the Ford and slid onto its side.
Fortunately, the couple’s injuries were described by Connecticut State Police troopers as non-life threatening. The man driving the Focus, a 70-year-old Vernon man, was not injured in the crash.
While the victims’ injuries may not be life-threatening, that does not mean they won’t be life altering. Injuries from a motorcycle accident can be catastrophic. Even if the riders escape mortal injury, broken bones, head trauma or a neck injury can materially affect a person’s quality of life.
Whether the victim’s condition requires intensive rehabilitation and medical expenses or it effects a person’s ability to make a living, those injured in motorcycle accidents may have a right to compensation. These victims may also be able to recover damages for the effect an injury has on recreational activities and their mental state.
Local Hartford attorneys are skilled in representing the interests of such victims inside and outside the courtroom. Their skill has been the x-factor in dozens of cases where motorcycle accident victims were able to recover amounts from negligent drivers and others covering monetary expenses and even compensation for the important things in life that are harder to quantify.
Source: Hartford Courant, “Two Taken to Hospital After Car, Motorcycle Accident in Ellington,” Mikaela Porter, June 16, 2014