Your Hit-And-Run Bicycle Accident Resource
The biking community in New Haven continues to grow as commuters and road bike enthusiasts take advantage of our many bike lanes, paths and shared roadways. Despite efforts to make roadways safer for bicyclists, collisions with motor vehicles still occur. In the best scenario, the injured cyclist gets immediate medical attention in the worst, the cyclist is left alone.
Many cyclists do not realize that they are covered under the terms of their own auto insurance policies when injured by a driver with little or no insurance of their own. If you have been hit and injured by a driver with little or no coverage, we can pursue a claim for underinsured motorist coverage on your behalf.
Every Minute Matters After A Bike Crash
The minutes after an accident are critical. If a bicyclist does not get medical help quickly, he or she may die. Knowing that a loved one was left alone and a death could have been prevented is very painful for a family.
Cyclists who are fortunate enough to survive are often traumatized that someone would drive away after hitting them. Because bike accident injuries are often severe, these individuals face a long recovery and significant medical expenses. Not having anyone they can hold responsible compounds their stress.
Cyclists And Litigators – We Will Fight For You
The attorneys at Mills Law Firm, LLC, are cyclists and experienced litigators with extensive experience representing individuals and families in bike accident cases. We utilize bicycle accident experts who are experienced at testifying about reaction times and other human factors that can influence a case.
We understand the challenges cyclists face in recovering from a hit-and-run accident. When you retain our firm, you can count on an attorney who will work aggressively on your behalf to obtain the recovery you deserve. You will work with one attorney throughout your case who will address your concerns, keep you up to date on your case.
Why Do Drivers Hit-And-Run?
The most common reason drivers flee the scene of an accident is inebriation. The driver is either inebriated or under the influence of another drug. Drivers may also run if they know they have been breaking the law, such as texting while driving, driving with a suspended license, driving without insurance or if they have an outstanding warrant.
Who Pays If The Person Responsible Is Never Caught?
Hit-and-run victims face an uphill battle when trying to catch the person responsible. Evidence is quickly lost after an accident with a motor vehicle, making it difficult for authorities to track down the responsible party. If the person responsible for hitting you cannot be found, you can still recover compensation by filing a claim through your own automobile insurance.
Talk To Us About Your Hit-And-Run Claim
If you are wondering whether you have a claim for a hit-and-run bicycle accident or would like to discuss the next steps to beginning a claim, contact our firm today. You can call our office locally at 203-772-8941 or toll free at 866-603-7532 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. You can also reach us online. We represent individuals and families in New Haven and throughout Connecticut.