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One of the best things about being a motorcycle rider in Denver is being able to get up into the mountains of Colorado. You can enjoy the cool, brisk air and test your skill on the winding roads. You might push the limits, but you can handle your bike and you can handle the road.

One of the worst things about being a motorcycle rider in Denver is the other drivers. Not only are there constantly an increasing number of drivers creating more traffic, but there’s also more risk. Drivers become impatient, inattentive, and aggressive, leading to motorcycle accidents. And when that happens, motorcycle riders get hurt. If you are a motorcycle rider who was hurt because of another person’s actions, you deserve compensation, and Pushchak Law is determined to help you get it.

The best way to learn whether you have a valid motorcycle accident case is to schedule a free consultation.

Damages You Can Recover after a Motorcycle Accident

motorcycle accident victimThe goal of the law is that you should be “made whole” for injuries caused by another person’s negligent actions. Every case is different. However, when you’re injured due to someone else’s actions, you might be eligible to receive compensation for a wide range of damages, including:

It’s worth noting that you are usually seeking compensation not only from the driver, but from their insurance company. Insurance companies often employ strategies to reduce their cost from accidents, including offering quick settlements. These settlements are calculated to look big, but often fall short of your true expenses related to the injury.

Motorcycle Accident Injury and Compensation

You can’t always get compensation for a motorcycle injury. Colorado has what is known as modified comparative negligence. This means you can only get compensation for a motorcycle accident injury if other driver’s negligence is 50% or more responsible for your injury. In other words, you have to be less than 50% responsible for your accident to get compensation. In addition, your compensation will be reduced by the degree to which you are deemed responsible for your injury.

Let’s consider some examples based on the situation in which one car moves unexpectedly, causing a second car to respond, which swerves into your motorcycle, causing an accident and injury. If you were driving perfectly and had a well-maintained motorcycle, the court might determine that 30% of the negligence was due to the first driver, and 70% due to the second driver, and you would receive 100% compensation for your injury.

However, if you were speeding, maneuvering dangerously, and weren’t wearing adequate safety gear (a helmet, jacket, boots, etc.), the court might decide that 40% of the negligence was yours, 25% was the first driver’s, and 35% the second drivers. You would still get compensation, but it would only be 60% of the total damages. If your tires are worn, your brakes poorly maintained, or there are other signs of failure to properly maintain your motorcycle, the court might determine that 51% of the negligence was yours, and you would get no compensation.

How a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help

Hiring a motorcycle accident attorney doesn’t mean you have to go to court. Usually, we help you get a better settlement without going to court. In fact, insurance companies automatically increase their settlement offers when they know you have hired a lawyer.

We can also help you look at a settlement and know when it’s fair. A lawyer also knows how to negotiate with insurance companies to maximize your settlement. We can also help you look at the factors that will contribute to your degree of negligence and help you make decisions on that basis.

Why Choose Pushchak Law

At Pushchak Law, we believe in keeping the person at the center of a personal injury lawsuit. We focus not only on maximizing your compensation, but also on making sure that you get what you need following your injury. Brian Pushchak is an experienced motorcycle accident attorney, and our proven track record includes obtaining lucrative settlements and victories for our clients. See the results section below for more detail.

In addition, we utilize our Informed Decisions™ Approach to make sure that you remain in charge of your case. When you work with us, you’ll see we:

You will not be just another case to us. We know that you’re not looking for “free money.” You have expenses from your motorcycle accident, and it’s only fair that those responsible should pay for those expenses. In addition, we work on a contingency basis. This means that you don’t pay us unless we get compensation for you.

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Motorcycle Accident Case Results

motorcycle accident with another vehicleIntersection Crash

Pushchak Law Firm represented a rider who was travelling through an intersection when a vehicle stopped at the adjacent red light was rear ended at a high rate of speed and pushed into the rider’s lane, causing catastrophic injuries. The case was settled for all available insurance carried by the defendant and our client.

Motorcycle vs Truck Accident

Pushchak Law Firm represented a rider whose leg was seriously fractured, requiring emergency surgery following the collision. Our client had the right of way when a truck pulled out of an apartment complex and launched our client 50 feet from the point of impact. Pushchak Law Firm was able to resolve this matter, without filing a lawsuit, for all available insurance carried by the defendant and our client.

Motorcycle Accident at Red Light

Pushchak Law Firm represented a rider who was stopped at a red light and rear ended by a landscaping vehicle with a trailer. The defendant was texting at the time of the collision and was criminally prosecuted in addition to paying a confidential settlement to our client.

Colorado Springs Accident

Pushchak Law Firm represented a rider in Colorado Springs who impacted the rear end of the defendant’s vehicle, which turned into his lane when leaving an apartment complex. Our client was launched over the defendant’s vehicle, causing multiple fractures to his arm which required surgery. Pushchak Law Firm was able to resolve this matter without filing a lawsuit for all available insurance carried by the defendant and our client.

T-Boned Motorcycle Accident

Pushchak Law Firm represented a rider who was t-boned by a 17-year-old driver who was texting while driving her parents’ vehicle. Our client suffered serious facial fractures, lacerations, road rash, and a fractured arm. Pushchak Law Firm was able to resolve this matter for all available insurance carried by the minor, her parents, and our client’s insurance.

Uninsured Motorist Case:

Pushchak Law Firm represented a rider who was catastrophically injured when an oncoming vehicle entered his lane, forcing him to take evasive maneuvers and lay his bike down. The vehicle did not stop and left our client injured on the side of the road. Our client fractured his legs, pelvis, hip, and endured multiple surgical procedures. Pushchak Law Firm pursued an uninsured motorist claim on his behalf and resolved the matter for all available insurance.

Motorcycle Accident Caused by Dogs 

Pushchak Law Firm represented a rider who was attacked by two dogs and ripped off his bike in a residential neighborhood. When he hit the ground, the dogs continued to attack him. Pushchak Law Firm pursued the dog owners, the homeowner who negligently failed to maintain the fence permitting the dogs to escape, and our client’s own insurance policy. Pushchak Law Firm was able to resolve this matter against all defendants during a confidential settlement conference.

What Results Can We Achieve for You?

Every motorcycle accident case is different. We can’t tell you how much compensation you might be able to receive until we know the details of your case.

Please schedule a free consultation today to learn how we can help. Pushchak Law serves clients in Denver and the surrounding areas of Colorado.

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