• The Denver Post reports on the tragic death of a Colorado motorcyclist in Coal Creek Canyon. The 35-year-old man, who was riding on Colorado highway 72 northwest of Denver, was killed at the scene of an accident that occurred on an S-bend while taking a ride on a Sunday morning. The man, whose name has not been released because his family has not yet been notified of the crash, was riding a Yamaha sport bike with a helmet, but suffered fatal injuries nevertheless. Troopers from the Colorado State Patrol are investigating the cause of the accident, which they believe was related to excessive speed.

    Have you or a family member been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash? Speak with a dedicated Colorado motorcycle accident lawyer right away to discuss your options.

    Many people love the sense of fun and freedom that motorcycles offer over cars and trucks. Unfortunately, the inherent risk is much greater in a motorcycle than in a car or truck. Taking into account total vehicle miles driven in the United States, motorcyclists are far more likely to be involved in a fatal accident. And with the lack of structural protection offered by motorcycles, many non-fatal crashes result in far more serious injuries than someone in a car would suffer in a similar crash. For these reasons, it is vital that everyone on the road, whether driving a car or truck, or riding a motorcycle, be well aware of the traffic around them, and drive safely at all times.

    Contact an experienced Denver motorcycle accident attorney immediately to discuss your options if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a Colorado motorcycle crash. Understanding your rights during this difficult time is not easy, but it is extremely important. Between present and future medical bills, lost wages during recovery, and loss of enjoyment of life in the event of a life-changing injury, the costs of motorcycle crashes can be very high. If your injuries were caused by the negligence or carelessness of another driver, a Greeley motorcycle accident attorney can help you hold that driver responsible for his or her actions. Many Colorado personal injury attorneys work on a contingent fee basis, meaning that you pay a fee only if they successfully recover financial compensation for you. For more information, contact a Denver motorcycle accident lawyer today.

  • Motorcycle Safety Comments Off

    Spring is just around the corner, and it is getting to be time to start thinking about tuning up the motorcycle, and planning out the summer road trips. Riding is incredibly popular in Colorado, perhaps because of the beautiful scenery that we have, from the eastern plains, to the mountain vistas, to the red plateaus of the Four Corners area, motorcycling is a great way to see everything that Colorado has to offer. Of course, with the lack of inherent protection offered by a motorcycle in mind, safety needs to be a constant priority. Here are some tips from Colorado motorcycle accident attorneys who want you to ride safely this summer while enjoying the colorful beauty of Colorado.

    Take a Motorcycle Safety Course

    Various organizations in Colorado offer motorcycle safety courses for reasonable rates to anyone. If you are a beginner, these courses may very well teach you skills that will save your life. The skills covered include strategies to increase your awareness of the traffic around you, and skills for avoiding problems that arise. Even for a seasoned, veteran rider, the modest cost of these courses is very reasonable compared to the cost of a very serious accident. Courses are offered for a variety of skill levels, from beginners to veterans.

    Use Safety Gear

    Wearing a helmet in Colorado is not mandatory UNLESS YOU ARE A MINOR, but countless studies have shown that helmets have the potential to decrease the severity of head and neck injuries, and save lives. Whether you choose to wear a helmet or not, you should always wear riding leathers, which can also significantly impact the severity of injuries sustained in accidents.

    Be Aware of Your Surroundings

    It is vital that you are constantly aware of what is going on around you. You need to know that there is a car approaching from the rear. You need to notice that the driver of the car in the other lane is talking on the phone. You need to know that the switchbacks coming up are sharp, require low speed, and realize that there may be a car coming down them going too fast in the wrong lane. When it comes to riding a motorcycle, remember that defensive driving may safe your life.

    Contact an experienced Denver motorcycle accident attorney immediately if you have been seriously injured in a Colorado motorcycle accident. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to recover compensation for property damage, medical bills, and lost wages. Your experienced Denver motorcycle accident lawyer can ensure that your case is not hurt by the fact that you exercised your legal right not to wear a helmet. Many Denver personal injury attorneys offer Free Case Evaluations and work on a contingency fee basis. For more information, contact a Colorado personal injury lawyer today.

  • A 54-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a traffic accident in Brighton, according to the Denver Post. A 21-year-old man driving an SUV pulled in front of the motorcycle while making a turn at the intersection of East Bridge Street and South 22nd Avenue. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident, but do not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved. The motorcyclist’s name was not released, because his family had not yet been notified of the crash.

    Have you or a loved one been injured while riding? Contact an experienced Denver motorcycle accident attorney today to discuss your options.

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 4,000 motorcyclists die in traffic accidents each year in the United States. What makes this number particularly disturbing, is that motorcyclists represent more than one eight of all traffic fatalities, even though they represent much less than one eighth of total vehicle miles driven. This means that, statistically, a motorcyclist is more likely to be the victim of a fatal accident than the driver of a car or truck. There are quite a few reasons why this might be the case. The most notable is probably the fact that a motorcyclist is much less effectively protected by his or her vehicle than someone riding in a car. Of course, there are ways to maximize the safety of a motorcycle, including participating in rider training programs, always practicing safe riding habits, and wearing riding leathers and helmet. That said, it is also good to understand that in several states, including Colorado, riders over the age of 18 are not required to wear a helmet.

    Contact a dedicated Denver motorcycle accident attorney immediately today if you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident. The fact is that injuries in motorcycle accidents tend to be very severe. With the lack of inherent protection, there is nothing to absorb the impact of a collision. Brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and serious broken bone injuries often result in extensive hospital stays, ongoing medical care, and lost quality of life. These injuries become not only expensive, but they can have a serious impact on the emotional well-being of the victim and his or her family. If this difficulty has been brought on by the negligent or careless actions of another driver, you may be entitled to collect compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For more information, contact a Denver motorcycle accident attorney today.

  • Colorado motorcycle riders that are over the age of 18 are not required to wear a helmet. It’s a well known fact that when motorcycle riders are involved in accidents they are more likely to be seriously injured. Helmets greatly reduce the risk of injury or even death. In the US only 22 states require all riders to wear a helmet regardless of age, 25 have age guidelines similar to Colorado’s helmet law that requires younger riders to wear a motorcycle helmet. While 3 states have no helmet laws at all. If you are ever involved in a motorcycle accident in Colorado, contact a skilled Denver personal injury attorney who thoroughly understands the laws, and the rights of riders.

    Motorcycle Helemt Laws By State

    (This graphic used with permission from Denver personal injury attorney Andrew Bubb.)