A Vernon woman was taken by helicopter to the Hartford Hospital after the motorcycle she was riding collided with another vehicle. The incident occurred in Willington near an athletic complex.
According to reports, the car was making a left hand turn into the complex when the motorcycle ran into it from behind. The injured motorcyclist was thrown from her bike. Fortunately, she was wearing a helmet and authorities described her injuries as non-life threatening. The cause of the motorcycle accident, however, was not immediately available.
Generally, rear-end collisions are blamed on the second vehicle for driving too fast or following too closely. This result, though, is based on reactionary assumptions which may not factor in the unique circumstances of a particular accident, especially one involving a motorcycle.
For instance, it is certainly negligent for a vehicle to brake suddenly to make a turn at highway speeds. This dangerous maneuver has caused countless accidents and resulted in permanent disability and other injuries to motorcyclists forced to react at a moment’s notice.
Recovering from an accident takes time and often leads to an unexpected financial burden as the victim and their family members try pay for the medical bills. It is possible to recover damages for such injuries, however, it requires the victim to prove the other driver was the negligent party. It is possible to get the help of an experienced attorney to assist in conducting an independent investigation into the accident during the course of a personal injury lawsuit.
From lost wages to medical expenses, a local Hartford attorney can help accident victims obtain the financial security which an accident stripped from them.
Source: Hartford Courant, “Vernon Motorcyclist Injured in Willington Crash,” July 12, 2014