At Colorado Injury Attorneys, we represent personal injury and wrongful death clients in motorcycle accident litigation. Our clients include casual and recreational bikers, hardcore motorcycle enthusiasts, and older riders who have rediscovered the appeal of motorcycles in middle age.
A common challenge that we encounter at the outset in motorcycle accident cases is the widespread misconception that motorcyclists are reckless. In many cases, particularly when there is a loud or a powerful motorcycle involved, people assume that the biker was speeding or was not paying attention. These challenges are compounded by the fact that many at-fault drivers claim that they never saw the biker and that the biker was speeding.
Consequently, it is not uncommon for an insurance adjuster or even a jury to lowball a motorcycle accident victim on the unfounded assumption that the biker was at fault. A big part of our job is therefore to educate the insurance adjuster or the jury about the realities of motorcycling. Our extensive experience in this area of litigation means that we are well placed to do so.
We are yet to come across a motorcycle crash case where the biker was talking on a cell phone, drinking coffee or putting on lipstick. In fact, it is often the preoccupied or distracted driver of a car or truck that fails to see the motorcycle. Usually, this is through no fault of the biker. Under Colorado law a driver is negligent for failing to see what could have easily been seen had the driver looked. Our job is to prove that the responsibility rests with the driver of the car — if not in settlement negotiations, then at the trial of your claim for damages.