After a motorcycle accident, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Not only are you thinking about the long and difficult recovery that lay ahead, but you may be thinking about missing time from work, or about how you will pay for all the bills that are piling up. On top of all that you are probably receiving all kinds of different advice about what to do next.
Over the years, Cooper Law Group, PLLC has represented many people just like you who have been needlessly injured, and tragically killed, in motorcycle accidents throughout the state. Attorney Jeffrey Cooper understands the devastating effects that these accidents can have on you and your loved one’s lives, and is here to help guide you through every step of the process so you get the answers and compensation you deserve.
Unfortunately there are many stereotypes about motorcyclists that can negatively affect the way insurance companies and their lawyers defend, and the way jurors decide, these types of claims. It is not enough anymore for a lawyer to simply know how to ride; motorcycle accident attorneys must take a specialized approach, one that the firm has adapted over the years to ensure they are giving our clients the best chance at success.
One of the first things Cooper Law Group, PLLC does is carefully investigate the circumstances of every crash. The firm does this for several reasons:
• First, to try and uncover evidence to support and strengthen a client’s claim. Because Connecticut is a fault-based state, an attorney must prove that the other driver is at fault for causing the accident before they can pursue a claim for money damages.
• Second, to help identify all potential responsible parties that may have insurance that covers a claim, which can include drivers, employers, family members and sometimes private, municipal or state road construction crews.
• Third, to help identify all of the insurance policies that may cover a claim, which can include liability insurance, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage and medical payments or other personal injury protection.
The other thing Jeffrey Cooper does is immediately go on the offensive, or the proactive, to help put his clients in the strongest position possible at the bargaining table and at trial. He files lawsuits early which gives him greater ability to gather evidence and take statements under oath. He takes depositions of defendant drivers and in commercial and highway defect cases of their safety supervisors. And he works closely with leading experts in the fields of engineering, accident reconstruction, medicine, vocational rehabilitation and life-care planning when indicated to present the most compelling claims he can.
While Jeffrey has achieved these goals and successfully settled many of his clients motorcycle injury cases out of court, Cooper Law Group, PLLC is also one of the few law firms in Connecticut that has a track-record of obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts for clients in court. In one such trial, the firm was successful in proving that a drunk driver was responsible to pay their client double the amount of fair damages, or $2.4 million, as a penalty for his reckless driving.
Call Cooper Law Group, PLLC, Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you can get an assessment of your case from us at no cost and with no financial commitment. Just contact Cooper Law Group, PLLC to schedule your free consultation, and let Jeffrey Cooper take care of the rest. If your case moves forward, it will do so on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay if you win. Complete an online form, or call 203-902-0848.
See examples of Cooper Law Group, PLLC‘s case results.