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Proving Liability in Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit

Posted on: March 16th, 2021

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need compensation to help you move on. Compensation can help you cover medical expenses related to your accident, make up for lost wages, and try to make up for the impacts on your life that cannot be directly translated into monetary costs.

How much compensation you can receive depends on the ability to prove liability in your motorcycle accident. Here’s how liability impacts your compensation and how we go about proving liability.

Understanding Comparative Negligence

Colorado law adheres to the doctrine of comparative negligence when determining the value of your compensation. Comparative negligence laws state that when you are partly responsible for an accident that caused your injury, you can still recover compensation for your damages. However, you can only get compensation if you are less liable than the person or entity you are suing. In addition, your compensation is reduced by the degree of your liability.

For example, if it’s determined that your actions are 25% responsible for the motorcycle accident, you’ll only receive 75% of the total allowable damage award in order to account for the role you played in causing the collision. This can have a significant impact on your final compensation.

For this reason, it’s important to prove liability in your motorcycle accident lawsuit. Demonstrating that the other driver was fully responsible for the collision will help you maximize the value of your compensation.

How to Prove Liability in Your Motorcycle Accident Case

Mr. Pushchak employs a team of experts to investigate your motorcycle accident. Together, they will identify who is responsible for your accident. Some of the sources used to identify the responsible party and prove their liability can include:

In addition, we might look at more information if your motorcycle accident involved a large truck. See Determining Liability in a Truck Accident for more details.

Our Goal Is to Help You

At Pushchak Law, we know that it’s a challenging process to recover both physically and mentally from your motorcycle accident. We want to help you get the compensation you need to facilitate that recovery. This should include compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and physical and mental suffering to the degree allowed by the law.

Our Informed Decisions™ approach gives you control over your case. Because we care about you, we listen to your concerns and needs. We also make ourselves personally available to you throughout the process. We provide you with all the information you need to make all the important decisions about your case. Then we put our considerable skill and experience at your service as we try to ensure a fair outcome in your case.

Acting Quickly Can Improve Your Case

Colorado allows three years to file your lawsuit following your motorcycle accident. However, there are good reasons not to wait. Evidence can be lost from waiting too long. Plus, it can take time to resolve your case, so it’s often a good idea to talk to us even before you start getting bills related to your accident.

Please call Pushchak Law at 303-372-6145 today for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation on your motorcycle accident lawsuit. Or you can use our online form to schedule your consultation. Pushchak Law serves clients in Denver and throughout Colorado.

Brian Pushchak | Personal Injury Law Firm Denver, CO
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