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Motorcycle Accidents

Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

In our beautiful state of Colorado, many people enjoy riding motorcycles, both for recreational and commuting purposes. There’s nothing like the freedom that comes from taking a ride on a motorcycle on an open road through the mountains. However, when it comes to collisions, there is no getting around the fact that riding a motorcycle comes with inherent dangers.

How motorcycle accidents are different from car accidents

Compared to riding in a passenger vehicle, motorcycle riders have very little protection in an accident. Motorcyclists don’t have the frame of their vehicle to protect them, nor other safety features such as seat belts or airbags. Therefore, when a collision occurs with a motorcycle, very serious injuries or death often occur.

What if I wasn’t wearing a helmet?

Even if you were not wearing a helmet at the time of your accident, it does not mean that you don’t deserve any compensation for your injuries. Though the amount of protective gear that you were wearing at the time of your accident can effect the outcome of your case, there are still many other factors to consider. Our experienced & knowledgeable attorneys at Pushchak Law Firm are happy to offer you a free consultation to help you understand the strengths of your case and what your legal options are.

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We get it. Colorado is a state built for motorcycle enthusiasts. With our blue skies and ample sun, who would not want to be out with the freedom that riding brings?

But, there are a lot of added dangers when riding. Mostly, the fact you do have as much protection in an accident. And the sun? Well, it can create dangerous situations for all drivers, leading to catastrophic motorcycle injuries.

Motorcycle Accident Injury Facts

Helpful Motorcycle Accident Resources

Here at Pushchak Law, we have written a great deal about motorcycle accidents and your choices if you are injured in an accident. While each case is different, our goal is always to help educate you so you can make an informed decision. Below are some helpful resources to better understand motorcycle accidents and personal injury law.

Dangers of Road Rash

Dangerous Symptoms After a Motorcycle Accident

How Insurance Companies Handle Motorcycle Accidents

Insurance Advice for Motorcycle Drivers

Motorcycle Lane Splitting in Colorado

Not Wearing a Helmet – Do I Have a Case?

Uncommon Motorcycle Laws

Colorado Motorcycle Safety Tips

Motorcycle Accident Injury Settlements

Who is Liable in a Motorcycle Injury Case

We address this a lot in our free consultations. Essentially, you have the right to compensation if your motorcycle injury was due to the negligence of another party. For example, if a driver making a left-hand turn fails to notice that your riding through straight through the intersection and turns into your path. In law-speak, it is if another party fails to exercise the level of care that a reasonable person would normally do under similar circumstances. In some cases, the liable party could be the driver at fault or even the motorcycle manufacturer if the design was defective and led to your injuries.

Damages You Can Recover

It really comes down to insurance. If you are a motorcycle accident victim, you can seek compensation from the at-fault driver and his or her insurance company. These are called compensatory damages to cover your economic and non-economic losses. This compensation can cover a variety of expenses that you may incur, including:

Again, we stress that each and every case is different, and so are the damages you may recover. Our goal is to enable you to get back to life as smoothly as possible.

Colorado Motorcycle Laws

The absolute authority on Colorado motorcycle laws is the Colorado Department of Transportation. But here are some quick pointers:

We must stress, again, that while it not required for adults to wear a helmet, you really should do so. There are plenty of studies that show that the number of deaths is significantly lower if wearing a helmet. In some studies, the death rate is cut in half! In fact, one study from the University of Michigan found that the fatality of those not wearing a helmet was 5.4%, while those that were wearing a helmet was 2.8%.

Motorcycle Injury Law

Motorcycle injuries are involved, as are the nuances of getting a fair settlement. We know that insurance companies tend to play more games when it comes to these sorts of cases. That is why you need a team devoted to ensuring you are getting what is fair. We understand the damages and injuries. We understand the law.

You are hurt, and bills may be piling up. You may not be able to work. That is why it is important to take action so you can get what you need to cover you and your family’s needs. You are not a bad person for seeking damages. It more about getting what you rightfully deserve from insurance. After all, you pay for coverage just for these very things – as does the at-fault party who may have caused your injuries.

Let us take care of it for you with peace of mind. Remember, we work on contingency. That means we do not take any fees until you win your case. There are no hourly fees or retainers. Just a simple percentage of the final settlement.

Motorcycle Accident Case Results

Motorcycle 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 Crash:

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 Crash:

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.

Motorcycle Crash:

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.

Motorcycle Crash:

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.

Motorcycle Crash:

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 Crash: 

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.

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