Denver Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accidents in Colorado often lead to catastrophic injuries. If you were hurt in a motorcycle collision caused by someone else’s negligence, the Denver motorcycle accident lawyers at Front Range Injury Attorneys can help. Contact our Denver law office for a free case review.
Each year there are 89,000 motorcycle accidents across the country. The vast majority of these collisions result in catastrophic or fatal injuries to the biker. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, there are more than 130 fatal motorcycle accidents in our state each year. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Denver help bikers and their families recover compensation for the injuries and losses caused by these collisions. If you or a family member suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, contact Front Range Injury Attorneys today to discuss your case.
Why Trust Front Range Injury Attorneys?
At Front Range Injury Attorneys we care about helping our clients throughout their cases. We believe clients are best served when our personal injury attorneys participate in their cases from start to finish. We help our clients get the best treatment for their injuries. By building up your case from the beginning, we build a strong case to get the best results.
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Watch this video to see managing attorney Adam Kielich discuss motorcycle accidents and how our Denver law firm can help you recover for your losses.
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How a Denver motorcycle accident lawyer can help you
Often after motorcycle accidents in Denver and other parts of Colorado, the insurance company for the negligent driver fights responsibility to pay on claims. They delay and deny claims. If they agree to pay anything, it is usually a lowball offer. Drivers who cause motorcycle accidents typically tell their insurance adjusters that you caused the collision. The insurance company is only too happy to go along with it.
Our Denver motorcycle accident lawyers don’t fall for insurance company tricks. We will investigate your wreck to determine the cause and hold the negligent driver accountable. We will help you get the medical care you need for your injuries and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. If the insurance company refuses to do the right thing and settle your case for fair compensation, we will let a jury make them pay fair compensation.
Causes of motorcycle accidents in Denver, Colorado
Motorcycle accidents may occur for any of the same reasons as other car accidents. Motorcycles are also at risk for particular kinds of crashes. These include:
Left turns at intersections: Cars turning left at intersections is one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Denver. Drivers fail to maintain a lookout and see the approaching motorcycle with the right of way. When cars turn in front of a motorcycle, the biker may have little choice but to lay down the bike or crash into the car.
Head on collisions: Motorcycle accidents, especially fatal collisions, often occur as head on impacts. Cars traveling the wrong way, running red lights and failing to yield the right of way may result in head on collisions. These accidents often result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities. Our car accident lawyers frequently deal with these catastrophic collisions.
Dangerous road hazards: Motorcycles are lighter and rely on the biker to stabilize the vehicle. Road hazards like loose asphalt and debris in the road that might not be a challenge for a car could result in a catastrophic accident for a motorcycle.
Defective equipment: Defective motorcycle parts also result in serious crashes. A defective tire or brake can easily result in losing control of the bike. This may result in a product liability claim rather than an auto claim against a negligent driver.
Distracted driving: Car drivers preoccupied with their phone or passengers pay less attention to their surroundings, making a collision with a motorcycle far more likely. Distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents.
Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol: A drunk driver or otherwise intoxicated driver is also less likely to observe other vehicles and less likely to maintain safe distances from other vehicles. A DUI accident with a motorcycle can easily result in catastrophic or fatal injuries.
Common motorcycle wreck injuries
Motorcycle accidents frequently result in traumatic injuries. The lack of protective equipment exposes riders and passengers to catastrophic injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Road rash and avulsion injuries
- Broken and fractured bones
- Compression injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
Motorcycle accident injuries are often fatal. If you’ve lost a family member to a wreck, no monetary compensation can make up for your loss. Unfortunately, our legal system has no compensation but money. Through a wrongful death claim you may recover lost earnings, medical bills, funeral and burial costs and most importantly, the loss of your family member’s participation within the family.
What compensation can you get for a Colorado motorcycle accident?
We hold negligent drivers accountable for injuries and financial losses they cause you in a motorcycle accident. Under Colorado personal injury law, you have the right to recover for your economic and non-economic losses. As a motorcycle accident victim, you may recover compensation for the harm you suffer, including:
- Past medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Physical and job rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Loss of quality of life
Colorado helmet law
Colorado does not require helmets for adult riders or passengers. Although helmets reduce the fatality of motorcycle wrecks, Colorado joins the majority of states without universal helmet laws. Colorado has a helmet law that regulates their use and sales, requiring:
- All minors must wear helmets
- Helmets may have speakers built-in
- All riders must wear eye protection
- Helmets sold in the state must be approved by the Colorado Department of Transportation
Although helmets only protect one, but important, body part, they can be the difference in avoiding a fatal motorcycle accident injury. Statistics prove motorcycle helmets save lives.
Additionally, the absence of a helmet may make your motorcycle accident case more difficult. Insurance adjusters may refuse to pay for brain or head injuries without a helmet. In these cases, there is little alternative but to file a lawsuit on your case. At trial, the negligent driver’s attorney may argue that the absence of a helmet was negligent on your part. While your Denver motorcycle accident attorney may prevail against these arguments, there is little benefit to making your case more challenging or more expensive.
Contact our motorcycle accident lawyers in Denver, Colorado
Our personal injury lawyers at Front Range Injury Attorneys advocate for clients injured in motorcycle accidents in Denver and other parts of Colorado. We help our clients get the medical care they need and the compensation they deserve. Our legal team works on a contingency fee basis so you don’t pay any legal fees until we recover compensation for you. Contact our law firm today to schedule your free case review.