A Motrocycle Accident Attorney Can Make a Big Difference In Your Case
Motorcycle accident injury cases are complex. An accident attorney can help you navigate the process. The first step is to determine what compensation you are eligible to receive.
Here’s a list of common accident compensation factors:
- Medical bills
- Damage to your motorcycle
- Lost wages
- Future medical expenses (if your injuries are long-term, permanent or chronic)
- Physical therapy
- Future wages (depending on if your injuries will affect your ability to work and your income)
- Emotional, mental, and non-economic factors that disrupt your quality of life
How Can An Attorney Help?
A motorcycle accident lawyer can help you determine if you have a personal injury case and explain your legal options. In addition, they will help you analyze insurance policies, police reports, evidence, and even call in expert testimony to help you successfully file a Colorado personal injury claim.
Your attorney will look at your case and determine if your motorcycle accident was the direct result of the negligence of the other party and what injuries you had as a result. Some injuries that result from motorcycle accidents are: fatalities; head trauma; concussion; broken bones; road rash; cuts; and strains and sprains.
Navigating the claims process can be quite difficult. The insurance companies will be looking out for their best interests, not yours. Insurance adjustors will capitalize on your inexperience and try to settle your personal injury claim as quickly as possible after the accident for pennies on the dollar!
Motorcycle Accident Statistcs:
More than 30,000 motorcyclists were killed in accidents between 2001 and 2008. In the same span, More than 1,000,000 were treated in an emergency room for their injuries. Of those injuries, 30% were related to the leg or foot, and 22% to the head or neck.
Proving Negligence after a Motorcycle Accident
Some potential causes of motorcycle accidents your Colorado personal injury lawyer will look at:
- Did the at-fault party exercise “due care”?:
- Whether or not the other driver was distracted or intoxicated.
- Did the other driver follow the rules of the road (speeding, failed to yield when turning, ran a red light, etc..)?
- Is there an issue of knowingly using defective motorcycle parts or a failure to warn about a product recall?
Motorycle Accident Case Results
Motorcycle riding is one of the more enjoyable activities during the warm weather days in Colorado, navigating the roads and enjoying the beautiful scenery.
This office represented a recent college graduate who while riding his motorcycle on a quick errand had a car hit him while pulling out of a parking lot when it was not clear. The car crashed into our client on his motorcycle leaving him badly hurt. As a result, our an ambulance rushed our client to the emergency room. He suffered severe injuries requiring surgery and ultimately leaving him with permanent impairment [he’ll never be the same]. We settled for the policy limits of both the at-fault driver and our client’s underinsured motorist policy. We then worked to lower what he had to pay back in medical bills, helping our client to get the largest recovery of money possible.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Steve Roberts, LLC, we focus on getting rider the compensation they deserve. We will consider all of the facts of your case, and we’ll leave no details out. call us today for a free consultation, or contact us online to schedule one for the near future. We work on a contingency basis, you won’t pay us unless we get a settlement or judgment for you.