Also, do not minimize the severity of an injury, even though it may appear to be minor. A mild concussion may not always be so mild. An injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head, even when the initial symptoms do not appear serious, may be severe and may not become apparent until weeks or months after your accident. It is advisable to refrain from talking to anyone from an insurance company until you have talked to a competent bicycle accident attorney about your claim.
Connecticut does have a mandatory bicycle helmet law made applicable to children age 15 and under. See Connecticut General Statute § 14-286d. For more information concerning bicycle helmet safety, please refer to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute website. Recent scientific research reaffirms the measurable protection afforded by bicycle helmets in mitigating an estimated 87% of serious head injuries with resultant serious Traumatic Brain Injuries. “Performance analysis of protective effects of bicycle helmets during impact and crush tests in pediatric skull models,” Journal Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, October 2, 2012.
Environmental hazards like potholes and other road defects can often cause bicycle accidents. The majority of car/bicycle accidents occur at intersections. A driver’s failure to give right-of-way or to look before turning can result in a collision. We handle any type of bike accident claim, including those involving injuries to children, drunk driver accidents, and fatal bike accidents.
Our injury accident attorneys at Casper & de Toledo understand not only the law but also understand the gravity of an injury and how it impacts a victim’s life. If you or a family member suffers serious injury or the loss of a loved one, contact us in Stamford, Connecticut. We are ready and able to help you seek the justice and financial help you deserve.
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