Motorcycle Accidents

In Denver and surrounding areas, we see an exceptionally high number of motorcycles on our roadways. Almost 75% of all motorcycle accidents occur during a collision with a passenger automobile. In most cases, it happens to be the automobile that cuts off the motorcyclist, forcing them to make a sudden stop. In Colorado, a slide-out-and-fall due to excessive breaking is quite common. Violating a motorcyclist’s right of way can be deadly.

Colorado, an Attractive Place to Ride

Colorado is famous for its scenic and historic roadways, and Denver is no exception. Colorado attracts a great deal of riders every year for this very reason. Lookout Mountain Road, Deer Creek Canyon and Rist Canyon Road are just a few miles out of town, so there’s no excuse not to take your bike out for a ride. Denver is also home to the Colorado Motorcycle Expo, an annual gathering of 25,000 motorcyclists. People dream of riding a motorcycle in and around Denver area. Additionally, there has been a rise in scooter use in the Denver area. Similar to motorcycles, being on a scooter leaves you vulnerable and exposed to the threat of an automobile. As registrations are on the rise in Colorado, so is the likelihood of an accident occurring. Be sure and always protect yourself with proper body padding and a helmet when cruising around the gorgeous Colorado roads. In the unfortunate event that you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please do not hesitate to call Denver based Springer & Steinberg today.

Motorcycle Accidents are Different from Car Accidents

The magnitude of the injuries sustained by the rider set motorcycle accidents apart. Motorcyclists are far more likely to sustain brain injuries that can take years to overcome. Even when wearing a helmet and protective gear, a collision with an automobile can be deadly. In car to car accidents what we would call a “narrowly avoided collision” does not exist for a motorcyclist. A motorcyclist’s chances of “avoiding” an accident are much lower. Not all motorcycle accidents involve another driver. Here in the Denver area our roads are far from perfect and contain many potholes and riders often fall victim to poorly maintained roads. Motorcycle injuries can also result from a defective part. In this case, we would bring your case against the manufacturer claiming strict liability.

What do to in case of an accident.

As with other accidents, there are some crucial steps you should take to help build your case. When the police arrive at the scene, give them your basic information, as well as facts pertaining to the accident. Do not take blame or admit fault for what has happened. If you feel that you have suffered an injury, be sure and obtain immediate medical attention. If there are any witnesses, be sure to obtain their information. Also, gather the information of the other driver, including their insurance carrier and telephone number. Taking pictures of the damages and injuries is also very important. All of this is crucial in determining the success of your case.

Contact a Denver Attorney to Protect your Interests

Suffering injuries at the negligence of another is devastating. Lost wages and pain and suffering are just the beginning. Long term effects of a serious injury can be devastating. At Springer & Steinberg our lawyers understand how serious a motorcycle accident can be. Getting the maximum compensation for your injuries is crucial to ensure you are financially stable down the road. Call us at 877-473-6004 or contact us online to schedule a free appointment to discuss your case. We advise individuals throughout Douglas, Arapahoe, and Jefferson Counties, as well as other areas of Colorado.

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