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Denver Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Denver County motorcyclist injury attorney

Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney Serving Colorado

Every day, a variety of vehicles share Colorado's roadways, including 18-wheelers, passenger sedans, sports cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, vans, and motorcycles. Unpredictable weather conditions, distractions such as texting and cell phone use, drug or alcohol intoxication, traffic violations, and other issues can create dangerous situations that affect everyone on the road. However, motorcyclists are much more likely to be seriously injured in a collision, even when they wear helmets and follow every possible safety precaution. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are an average of more than 100,000 motorcycle accidents across the United States each year, including around 75,000 accidents resulting in injuries and 3,000 accidents that are fatal.

Even though motorcyclists are often perceived as risk-takers and thrill-seekers who act dangerously, the opposite is usually true. Motorcycle riders understand the risks that affect them, and they do everything they can to avoid collisions and injuries. In the majority of motorcycle accident cases, other drivers are at fault. At The Gold Law Firm, we understand the difficulties faced by motorcyclists who have been involved in collisions, especially when they have suffered severe injuries that have affected their quality of life. We are dedicated to holding negligent drivers responsible and ensuring that motorcycle accident victims will be able to put their lives back together after a devastating injury.

Driver Negligence Leading to Motorcycle Crashes

Because they are protected by multiple safety systems such as seat belts, airbags, and a strong vehicle structure, drivers of motor vehicles may not appreciate the risks faced by motorcyclists, and they may not realize that they are putting motorcycle riders in danger by their actions. To make matters worse, many drivers fail to notice motorcycles altogether.

Due to their small size, motorcycles can become lost in the blind spots of other vehicles, especially big-rig trucks, commercial vehicles, and larger passenger vehicles such as vans or SUVs. This problem can be compounded by distracted driving, and drivers who do not fully pay attention to the road may fail to notice motorcycles. This can lead to accidents when drivers turn in front of motorcycles, cut them off, or run them off the road when changing lanes. Speeding, tailgating, and aggressive driving can also put motorcyclists at risk. In some cases, drivers may struggle to properly gauge the speed of motorcycles, and this can result in rear-end collisions or other dangerous accidents.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcyclists are at risk of sustaining severe, life-threatening injuries in motorcycle accidents, and they may experience life-long disabilities, chronic pain, and other problems that affect nearly every area of their lives. These injuries may include:

  • Spinal cord injuries and other injuries affecting the back and spine, such as herniated discs or strained muscles
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Whiplash, which can result in long-lasting neck pain, mobility issues in the shoulders and arms, and partial paralysis
  • Severe soft tissue injuries, including sprained or dislocated joints and torn ligaments and tendons
  • Organ damage or failure
  • Amputations
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts and lacerations, commonly known as "road rash," which can lead to permanent scarring and disfigurement

What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Accident?

If you or someone you love have been injured while riding a motorcycle as a result of another driver's negligence, it is important to contact a qualified personal injury attorney immediately. You will need a lawyer who is knowledgeable in the Colorado laws that affect motorcycle accident cases. At The Gold Law Firm, we can review all aspects of your accident to determine exactly who is to blame for your injuries. In many cases, there may be multiple parties responsible, and your attorney may need to file multiple claims in order to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries.

Even if you are covered by insurance, most policies are quickly exhausted after a traumatic accident, and you may struggle to address medical bills and other costs as you work to recover from your injuries. Severe injuries that occur in motorcycle accidents can result in tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses, and if you are unable to work while you are recovering, or if you experience a permanent disability, this loss of income may make it impossible to cover your ongoing expenses.

Contact Our Denver Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you will need a highly experienced Colorado personal injury attorney to handle your case. Our lawyers can help you pursue compensation that will address all of your expenses, including medical costs, physical therapy and rehabilitation, loss of past and future income, and pain and suffering. Contact The Gold Law Firm by calling 303-694-4653 for a complimentary consultation.

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