Motorcycle accident attorneys charge an average of $4,000 to represent consumers, according to data from the Connecticut Bureau of Consumer Protection.
In fact, an attorney in Connecticut is still required to take a $1,000 motorcycle accident investigation exam every year, even though the state is among the nation’s safest states for motorcyclists.
“It’s a major financial burden on the consumer,” said Kevin Koehler, a Connecticut attorney and former attorney general in the state.
“It’s an enormous expense that has to be covered.
You’re spending money that could have gone to better things.
And in Connecticut, they’re not even doing it.”
Koehler is the author of a recent report that found that the state’s motor vehicle accident lawyers cost consumers an average $2,569 more than other attorneys in the same profession.
The average lawyer spent more than $11,000 on professional fees last year.
The study found that attorneys in Connecticut spend nearly double the amount they charge the average attorney in neighboring New Jersey.
The cost of a motorcycle accident lawyer is particularly high for consumers who are elderly, have pre-existing conditions or are blind or have low vision.
In the report, the Consumer Advocates for Highway Safety said that motorcycle accident attorneys who represent the elderly and people with disabilities should have the option to negotiate a lower rate.
It also said that consumers who need help with the initial investigation should be able to negotiate lower fees, with an exception for people who have been injured on a motorcycle and who are still unable to drive safely.
In addition, the report said that the consumer group would like to see the state take action to make it easier for consumers to obtain consumer information about their accident lawyer.
“We think that there is a real disconnect in the marketplace between how consumers are being represented by their attorney and how the attorneys are representing them,” said Scott Egan, the group’s executive director.
“The consumer should have a right to know what information is being offered, who is offering it and what’s being charged.”
The Consumer Advocations for Highway Security (CAHS) has been lobbying lawmakers to address the high costs of an accident lawyer and the high cost of investigating an accident.
The group also advocates for more protections for people with pre-elevation vision and low vision, and for better training and certification of motorcycle accident lawyers.
The organization is also pressing for greater funding for motorcycle accident victims’ compensation.CAHS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting consumers and the environment.
CAHS advocates for the public’s right to safe, affordable, and convenient transportation.CABS is a non-profit, nonpartisan consumer advocacy organization.
Its mission is to provide consumers with information and tools on consumer and environmental issues.
It promotes the principles of responsible consumer behavior and protects consumers from fraud and deceptive practices.
CABS advocates for responsible transportation by promoting responsible motorcycle safety practices.