Motorcycle accidents are distinct from other traffic accidents in key ways. The injuries tend to be much greater. The blame tends to fall, often unfairly, on the motorcycle rider. And the insurance issues are different. For all these reasons, you should talk to an attorney who has a firm grasp of these complicating factors.
At Flesch & Beck Law, you are represented by seasoned personal injury and wrongful death lawyers who have secured good results in motorcycle cases. Our established law firm takes cases throughout the Denver area, the Front Range and statewide Colorado. We urge you to contact us immediately for guidance and protection of your rights.
Recovering From A Motorcycle Crash
We know that riders and passengers rarely walk away from motorcycle accidents without significant injuries, from fractured bones and “road rash” to catastrophic harm such as spinal injuries or head trauma. It may take months or years to fully recover, if ever. Many clients need extensive surgery or rehab. Some are not able to return to their jobs or any gainful employment.
It is common for medical costs, lost income and other damages to exceed the limits of the negligent driver’s insurance policy. We are skilled at identifying and maximizing available sources of insurance, including the victim’s own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Our attorneys also account for insurance subrogation and medical liens, to make sure that you keep as much of your compensation as possible.
It is also common for police, bystanders and the automobile driver to point the finger at the victim. We know how to investigate the accident and gather information about the other driver to show his or her true negligence: turning left, pulling out, changing lanes, tailgating, talking on a cellphone or otherwise failing to yield or failing to see the bike until too late.
What are the common reasons for motorcycle accidents in Colorado?
Many things can contribute to motorcycle accidents. Negligent motorists are often the culprits. They may cause crashes by:
- Turning left in front of bikers, one of the most common types of crashes which happens because motorists frequently misjudge bikers’ speed and cut them off
- Not paying attention, often due to distractions such as texting while driving
- Not seeing motorcyclists, due to their smaller vehicle size, particularly when making lane changes or in blind spots
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, which can cause devastating and fatal accidents
- Speeding or driving too fast for the weather conditions
Our lawyers understand how to pinpoint what causes contributed to your accident, so we can hold the right parties responsible.
How long does a motorcycle accident case take to resolve?
Unfortunately, there is no way to say for sure. It depends on a lot of things:
- The complexity of the accident
- How many parties are involved
- The willingness of the insurance company to reach a favorable settlement
- Whether litigation is necessary
Our attorneys work hard to resolve cases swiftly and efficiently without settling for less than you deserve. We know that putting money in your pocket sooner rather than later can make a big difference in your life.
What types of compensation can I receive for a motorcycle accident?
As with other car accident claims, in a motorcycle accident case, you can pursue compensation for:
- Medical bills and rehabilitation expenses
- Property damage
- Lost paychecks due to missed work
- Pain and suffering
Additional types of compensation are available in fatal accident cases.
Talk To Our Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today
We have offices in Denver and Englewood, and we can arrange to come to your home or hospital if you can’t travel to us. Call Flesch and Beck Law at (303) 806-8886 or complete our online contact form and one of our motorcycle accident attorneys will contact you.