Denver Bicycle Crash Injury Attorneys

Hurt In A Bicycle Crash?

Scene of person hurt in a bicycle crash.


If you’ve been hurt in a bicycle crash, Burg Simpson can help. Burg Simpson’s personal injury attorneys serve clients in Colorado and across the nation. Over the past 40+ years, our lawyers have helped individuals who have been in injured in bicycle crashes. If you are a cyclist who has been injured due to the negligence or inattention of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.


Whether you are riding for pleasure or commuting, you are entitled to protection from other drivers, to a safe lane of travel, to a reasonable passing or overtaking buffer, and to the same right-of-way protections as a motor vehicle.

Motorists are obligated to watch for bicycle riders, yield the right-of-way to riders just like other vehicles, and avoid “buzzing” riders when passing them.  In fact, Colorado law requires all vehicles overtaking and passing bicycle riders to provide us with a three-foot (3’) passing buffer.  Vehicles are not allowed to “buzz” or “brush back” bicycle riders.

Many scenarios that would constitute “fender benders” for motor vehicles can be dangerous or deadly for cyclists.  A close pass (particularly at speed) can startle the rider or brush the rider, causing a crash.  We have all been “hooked”, when a vehicle passes us and then turns right in front of us, or had a driver pull out in front of us when they would have waited for a motor vehicle, either causing a crash or requiring us to take extreme evasive action to avoid a crash.  Clearing intersections becomes an exercise in steel nerves for many cyclists, as drivers behind us in the line become inpatient, pass us closely, honk or worse, or leave us no room once we are through the intersection.  Riding in “the door zone” has its own set of risks. Drivers entering traffic without looking (typically pulling out from a parking space without checking their mirrors) is a common and dangerous hazard for cyclists.

Regardless of the specific mechanism, if you have been injured by the negligence of another, Burg Simpson can help.

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Working with Experienced Attorneys

If you have been hurt in a bicycle crash caused by the negligence of another party, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who understands the details involved in these kinds of cases.

The personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson have decades of experience with bicycle crash claims, including several recent cases that resulted in multi-million dollar judgments. The trial lawyers at Burg Simpson have fought for the rights for injured bicycle riders of all ages and experience levels. If you have been injured, it is important to contact Burg Simpson as soon as possible by filling out a Free Case Evaluation Form, or calling us directly at (303) 792-5595.

Holding Negligent Parties Accountable

While riding on Colorado roadways, bicyclists expect to receive the same courtesy that most drivers give to each other. Unfortunately, it is not unusual to see in the news that many drivers are competing with cyclists for road space rather than simply sharing the lanes

Many drivers believe they take precedence on the road, and that cyclists are invaders”, says Leon James, an author and University of Hawaii professor specializing in road rage psychology.

Burg Simpson attorneys have seen how devastating a bike crash can be. If you have been injured a cycling incident that was due to the negligence of another party, our lawyers can help you hold them accountable.

Getting Results

Our attorneys at Burg Simpson have had decades of experience representing clients who have been hurt in biking incidents. Our personal injury lawyers have a proven history of obtaining results for our clients, and we can give you a fighting chance when it comes to investigating accidents, preparing insurance claims, negotiating settlements, and even litigating in court against the responsible parties. If you need help, call (303) 792-5595 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form so we may discuss your case with you.

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Burg Simpson has a national reputation for standing up for individuals in courtrooms across the country. With offices in seven states and more than 60 attorneys, Burg Simpson has the experience and resources to fight for you obtain the compensation you deserve If you have been hurt in a biking accident that was not your fault, it is important to call a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Schedule a free consultation with Burg Simpson right now by filling out a Free Case Evaluation Form, or call us directly at (303) 792-5595. We are here to help.

David P. Hersh – Personal Injury Attorney and Avid Cyclist

David Hersh, a named partner at Burg Simpson, is a highly skilled personal injury lawyer, and an experienced cyclist.


As an attorney, David Hersh is familiar with the unique aspects of Colorado law that can make these bike crash claims more complex than other types of personal injury cases. Mr. Hersh recently handled a case for a severely injured cyclist and obtained a $7.3 million verdict.


As an experienced cyclist, David Hersh understands the dangers that riders confront while biking on the roadways they share with Colorado drivers. He has been a consistent participant in the Tour the Moon Cycling Classic and rides the Century Race for Craig Hospital’s annual fundraiser, “Pedal for Possible” every year.

In 2018, David Hersh was Burg Simpson’s team leader for Craig Hospital’s annual Pedal for Possible ride.

Read Bicycle Crash Blogs by David Hersh


For decades, the attorneys at Burg Simpson have amassed an impressive history of fighting for the legal rights of anyone who’s been injured by the negligence of others. We have extensive trial experience representing individuals in both state and federal courts in Colorado and across the country. Every day, we work hard to be Good Lawyers. Changing Lives.®

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