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Connecticut man seriously injured after motorcycle accident


Posted by Thomas Pettinicchi of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Aug 09, 2013 in Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are judged before anyone even gets to know them. TV shows and movies portray motorcyclists as rough riding bad guys with a death wish. They wear black; they always have shades on, and they usually have a beard; they're always scowling; and, in general, the portrayal of a motorcyclist is not a good one.

Sure, there may be some motorcyclists out there who behave in this manner -- but the vast majority of motorcycle riders are decent, hard-working people who just so happen to enjoy riding a motorcycle every now and then. The bike alone does not make someone a bad person; nor does it mean they deserve to be injured in an accident.

These sorts of biases can play out in the courtroom for injured motorcyclists; which is why they need experienced personal injury representation to ensure their civil claims are substantiated and their rights are upheld. Motorcyclists are inherently more vulnerable to injury than the drivers of almost any other vehicle; so when they are involved in an accident, it is likely that they will sustain some serious injuries.

Look no further than an unfortunate motorcycle accident in Litchfield, Connecticut, where a 62-year-old motorcyclist was severely hurt after being hit by an SUV, which was also driven by a 62-year-old man. The motorcyclist was airlifted to a nearby hospital and his injuries were deemed life-threatening. Few details are available about the crash, as it is still under investigation. The investigation into a motor vehicle accident can take some time; usually weeks, if not months. So the injured party (or parties) need to be patient and await the conclusive results of the investigation.

Source: NBC Connecticut, "Harwinton Man Airlifted After Motorcycle Crash in Litchfield," Ari Mason, Aug. 6, 2013