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Were You Injured in a Bicycle Accident? Learn Your Rights.

On Connecticut’s densely populated roadways, cyclists face danger around every corner in the form of distracted or otherwise negligent drivers. To add insult to injury, cyclists face many of the same biases as motorcycle riders, who are often treated poorly by insurance companies and viewed skeptically by people.

At Tremont Sheldon P.C. in Bridgeport, we understand the challenges that cyclists face; in fact, one of our lawyers is an avid cyclist whom you may have seen at your most recent cycling event. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, we welcome the opportunity to learn more about your situation and to achieve an outcome that meets your needs.

You Have the Same Rights as Other Motorists

Regardless of the misinformation you have been told, you have the same rights as people who drive cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles. “I didn’t see him” and “she came out of nowhere” are not acceptable answers as to why you have suffered a severe injury and face mounting medical bills that you are not sure how you will pay.

We have recovered money for bicyclists who have been hit by cars and have earned a reputation for holding reckless drivers accountable for their carelessness. We will not be satisfied until you have the compensation you deserve for medical bills, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, lost wages and other damages. We will leverage all available sources of recovery.

Ready to learn more about your rights? Arrange a free initial consultation with our lawyers to get started. Call us at 203-212-9075 or contact us online.

Auto Accident Frequently Asked Questions

What is a personal injury attorney?

A personal injury attorney represents victims and their families who have been injured due to someone’s negligence or reckless actions. A personal injury attorney can help you find justice after an accident by pursuing compensation to help pay for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering and damages depending on your case.

When should you contact a lawyer after a car accident?

You should call a lawyer before you speak to the insurance company. An attorney can protect your rights by collecting evidence, evaluating all options for recovery and negotiating with the insurance company to maximize the compensation in your case.

When should you hire an attorney after an accident?

Hiring an attorney is a big decision, especially after you have been injured. However, it is one that should be made as soon as possible so your right to file a claim is protected.

What are your rights after a car accident?

You have the right to pursue a legal claim against the driver responsible for the accident. To protect yourself, do not admit fault after an accident. You also do not need to make statements to the insurance company or sign any settlement agreements without consulting a lawyer first. Speaking to a lawyer can help you protect your right to file a lawsuit after an accident.

Who Pays Your Medical Bills If You Were Injured In A Car Accident?

Connecticut is a “fault” insurance state. This means that if the other driver was at fault for the accident, their insurance company is responsible for paying for your losses, including medical bills. However, the insurance company will not pay your damages until your claim is resolved. At Tremont Sheldon P.C. in Bridgeport, we can help, but it can take several months. In the meantime, you will need to find another way to pay your bills. Your options may include:

  • A personal medical insurance policy
  • Group medical coverage through your employer
  • Medicare or Medicaid

The most important thing to do after an auto accident is to obtain medical coverage and follow your doctor’s treatment plan for your recovery. If you fail to see a doctor or discontinue treatment, two things can happen:

  • You may be left with a chronic condition that can keep you from living your life to the fullest.
  • The insurance company of the at-fault driver may decline your personal injury claim.

What If You Are Uninsured?

What If You Are Uninsured?

If you are in a car accident and do not have medical insurance, our lawyers can help you find a doctor who will provide you with treatment in exchange for a lien on your personal injury settlement or verdict. This is called a letter of protection.