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Nice weather in Connecticut can bring motorcycle accidents

Once the snow has melted and the temperature rises, motorcycle enthusiasts hop on their bikes and hit the roads. Unfortunately, an increase in the numbers of motorcycles on Connecticut's roads also means more motorcycle accidents. There are, of course, many factors that lead to motorcycle accidents, including drivers of cars and other larger vehicles failing to be on the lookout for bikes.

A recent accident provided a tragic example of the dangers motorcyclists face on the state's roads. A Newington man was riding his motorcycle in New Britain and was killed when the bike collided with a car. The crash occurred during daylight hours and before typical rush hour traffic begins. An investigation into the crash is pending, and no charges have been filed.

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents tend to involve more significant injuries and have higher fatality rates than other types of traffic accidents because riders are so much more exposed, and apart from a helmet have little in the way of protection. Some motorcycle accidents occur due to excessive speeds or inexperienced riders. However, when another vehicle is involved, the driver of the larger vehicle may be responsible.

Anyone who has been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another driver should contact an attorney with experience in personal injury and motor vehicle accident cases. With assistance from a lawyer, a motorcycle accident victim may be able to obtain compensation for pain and suffering, damage to property, medical bills and other expenses incurred as a result of the accident.

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