Bicycle Accidents

With more and more people in Connecticut turning to bicycles for entertainment, exercise and transportation, there has been an marked increase in bicycle accidents, often leading to severe injuries or death.  Most towns and cities do not provide marked bicycle lanes and drivers of motorized vehicles do not understand that they must share the road with cyclists.  Even where there are bicycle lanes, drivers do not always follow traffic rules or respect cyclists.  Sometimes bicycle lanes and bike paths are unsafe or have not been properly maintained.  In other instances, your bicycle or helmet may be defective leading to an accident or a more severe injury.  When there are multiple causes to an accident, there may be numerous responsible parties and types of claims.

 

We at Cooper Sevillano understand that the injuries resulting from cycling accidents can be particularly devastating and that the causes of cycling accidents may be complex.  We have substantial experience handling the types of claims that may arise from a bicycle accident including negligence, defective roads, and complex products liability claims. Over the years we have built relationships with numerous consultants who assist us in investigating your claim to pin down who is responsible.  We utilize state of the art technology to better tell your accident story in the courtroom.  We also retain the best trial experts who help us present your case in the most effective way to a jury.  Our attorneys will use their experience to aggressively pursue compensation for injured cyclists resulting from negligent drivers, hazardous road conditions and defective products.

 

Our strength at Cooper Sevillano lies in our unique perspective.  With a former insurance defense attorney on our team, we truly understand how insurance companies and their defense teams operate which makes us better able to evaluate your claim, anticipate any potential pitfalls, and combat any attempts by the insurance company to deny or limit your claim.  If an insurance company is not negotiating fairly, we are ready to take your case to trial and will strive to obtain the best possible results for you and your family.

 

Claims Handled on a Contingency Basis

 

Remember that all of our cases are handled on a contingency-fee basis which means we are only paid when we win a case and recover money for our clients.  If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a bicycle accident, please don’t hesitate to call us for a free, no obligation, confidential consultation at  (203) 366-0660 or email us at info@coopersevillano.com

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