Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Denver

Scenic roads and Colorado’s fresh air and sunshine are popular with motorcyclists. Regrettably, the high volume of riders translates into serious injuries and fatalities every year. In both 2017 and 2018, 103 motorcycle riders suffered fatalities in Colorado. Motorcycle accidents constituted about 16 percent of all traffic-related deaths in both 2017 and 2018.

A pleasure ride carries the potential for danger, especially if safety measures like wearing a helmet, respecting precarious road conditions, or driving sober are not followed. If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident, we have the legal expertise and experience to help you navigate the complex legal proceedings. Our first priority to is help you get your life back on track.

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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles offer their riders and passengers little protection. In an accident with another vehicle, it’s usually the motorcyclist who sustains the injuries. A range of scenarios can cause serious injury to the motorcyclist and/or passenger:

  • Distracted driving (talking or texting)
  • Tailgating
  • Failure to obey traffic signs
  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Sideswiping when changing lanes

Many motorcycle accidents are the result of another driver failing to see the motorcycle on the roadway. The findings of the Hurt Report, a study by the U.S. Department of Transportation, cites the following as the most common causes of motorcycle accidents:

  • Driver failure to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic
  • Collision with another vehicle
  • Another driver violating the motorcyclist’s right-of-way
  • Another driver making a left-hand turn into the path of the oncoming motorcycle

Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Because motorcycles offer little protection to their rider and passenger, the injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident are usually more serious than the injuries from a car accident. Injuries commonly seen in motorcycle cases include:

  • Head and brain injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Fractures
  • Loss of limbs
  • Burns or road rash
  • Internal injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Rib and torso injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

A 2008 federal study found that motorcyclists with a single leg or foot injury—common injuries in motorcycle crashes—had a median hospital charge of $20,745. Motorcyclists with a lower-extremity injury, combined with other injuries, had median hospital charges of $56,288. Those figures would be considerably higher today.

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Types of Compensation from Motorcycle Accidents

If another motorist’s negligence caused your injuries, the following types of compensation may apply to your case:

  • Payment of medical bills and physical therapy
  • Lost wages due to missed work
  • Compensation for non-economic damages like emotional stress and physical pain and suffering related your injury
  • Punitive damages if the behavior of the person who caused the accident was extremely outrageous

Why You Need a Denver Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

You are entitled to legal representation after an accident involving a motorcycle. You have rights as an injured party that you may not be aware of. You also may not know of all the available areas of coverage, which means you are losing out on potential money. We can help you understand your rights and advocate on your behalf. We will investigate the conditions that contributed to the accident and identify all the parties who may be liable for your injuries.

We can also provide an informed idea of the fair value of your claim. We’ll look out for your interests and prevent you from being taken advantage of by the insurance company. Our initial consult is free. Contact us to better understand your legal options. Knowledge is power. Understand your options.

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