Motorcycle Accidents

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.

Common Challenges

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.

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There are often horrible and permanent injuries in motorcycle accidents. If the victim is lucky enough to live he or she has at least sustained a serious road rash. Facial scars and body scars are common, as are broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and permanent disability. Burns from the bike landing on the victim are also common. Unfortunately, a wrongful death claim is often all that remains for a victim's family.

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Because the injuries are often significant, so are the medical bills, lost wages and damages. The earlier we are able to become involved, the more chance we have to ensure that proper medical care is obtained and the questions surrounding lost income and increasing bills are addressed. These issues can often be addressed in many ways: medical liens, victims compensation funds, restitution orders, personal injury accident loans for victims and sometimes, although rarely, advances on personal injury settlement proceeds. 

Our assistance with these real life problems can protect you from financial stresses and the temptation to accept an inadequate offer. Meanwhile, our attention to detail in the development and presentation of your damages claim can help ensure that every component of your physical and economic losses is included in your damages demand. You can depend on us for reliable advice about the critical decisions you'll have to make as your case proceeds.

Motorcycle ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS IN COLORADO

We serve clients on a contingent fee basis. If we don't recover damages for you, there's no attorney's fee. We have extensive knowledge of the insurance industry that gives you extra leverage in resolving your damages claim on favorable terms. For a free consultation about your rights and options in the aftermath of a car crash, contact Colorado Injury Attorneys. Evening, weekend and in-home appointments are available.