Fatal motorcycle accident in Stamford
Posted by Thomas Pettinicchi of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Aug 06, 2012 in Motorcycle Accidents
Riding a motorcycle can be a very dangerous activity. Drivers of cars and trucks often have a difficult time seeing motorcyclists due to the small size of their vehicles, and without the protective features of a car, motorcycle accidents can be very serious. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and you're looking for a reputable personal injury attorney contact D'Amico & Pettinicchi today for a free legal consultation.
Precautions can be taken to improve motorcycle riders' safety, though. For instance, riders can wear helmets and other protective clothing and footwear. Drivers may also have an easier time seeing motorcyclists during the day. However, sometimes even the most thorough precautions are unable to save a person from a fatal motorcycle accident.
When this happens, you may need the help of an experienced New Haven motorcycle accident attorney to help you hold the at-fault driver accountable for his or her negligence.
A 25-year-old man from Stamford was in such an accident this past weekend. Even though he was wearing a helmet and riding in the afternoon, the man collided with the front end of a car exiting a parking lot when driving south on Canal Street.
The man was taken to a nearby hospital and was pronounced dead less than an hour after the police were called to the accident site. The driver of the car did not suffer any injuries. An officer reported that the cause of the accident was not known immediately, but is being investigated.
When a family member dies in a tragic accident, few things can provide comfort. In addition to dealing with the pain of losing a family member, funeral expenses and lost wages can make this time challenging for family members of accident victims. To relieve some financial stress of the accident, families may wish to consult a skilled personal injury attorney. An experienced attorney will work to ensure the victim's family receives fair compensation.
Source: Hartford Courant, "Stamford man, 25, killed in motorcycle crash," Hillary Federico, August 5, 2012