Denver Colorado Motorcycle Accident Lawyer:
From 2012 to 2018, motorcyclist fatalities increased by 30%. In 2018, motorcyclist fatalities were nearly 16% of all traffic fatalities in Colorado despite the fact that motorcycles represent just 3% of the vehicles on our roads. Motorcycle rider fatalities are up again in 2019, according to preliminary data. These fatalities tend to peak during the summer months with more motorcycles on the road. All drivers have the responsibility to watch for motorcycles just as motorcyclists need to ride safely and obey speed limits.
Common Motorcycle Injuries After an Accident:
As motorcycles provide minimal protection, accidents involving motorcycles can result in catastrophic injuries or even death for their riders. Head injuries are among the leading causes of motorcycle accident fatalities and a majority of motorcycle crashes result in injuries involving:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Amputations of limbs
- Spinal cord injuries, often resulting in paralysis
- Broken bones, particularly in the feet and legs
- Facial fractures and disfigurement
- Severe skin abrasions (known as road rash)
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents:
- Drivers Don't See Motorcyclists
- Blind Spots
- Misjudging Speed
- Following too Closely
- Drunk Driving
- Distracted Driving
- Hazardous Roads
How Much is Your Accident Case Worth:
Negligent drivers in Colorado should be held accountable for the damage they cause, and injured riders are entitled to full and fair compensation for all injuries, damages, and losses resulting from a driver's negligence. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Lost wages (past, present, and future)
- Impaired earning capacity
- Pain and suffering, both physical and emotional
- Physical impairment
- Mental anguish
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages (in some cases)
- To make your ride more enjoyable a color-coded skill rating map of Colorado motorcycle rides is accessible HERE.
- The Colorado Motorcycle Operator's Handbook published by the Colorado Department of Revenue provides the basic knowledge and skills necessary for the safe operation of a 2- or 3-wheel motorcycle which is accessible HERE.
At Mandelaris Law we are lawyers who ride and encourage enjoyable and safe riding, however, If you have been injured in a motorcycle wreck through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact our Denver Colorado Motorcycle accident attorney at Mandelaris Law today for a free, no-obligation, and confidential consultation or submit a case evaluation request online.