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Motorcycle Accident - Denver Personal Injury Lawyer – Burg Simpson

Last year in 2016, 125 motorcyclists died on Colorado’s roads, a 15 percent increase in fatalities over the year before. In fact, more than 20 percent of traffic deaths in Colorado are motorcyclists. Nationwide, motorcycle traffic deaths are up a little more than 8 percent.

Regardless of who’s at fault in an accident involving a motorcycle and another vehicle – and more often than not, it’s the other driver’s fault – motorcycle riders are far more likely to suffer serious injuries and deaths than any other traffic accident victim. While motorcycle accidents share a lot of similarities with typical auto accidents, there are also several other unique characteristics that come into play when a motorcyclist is injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. The worst of which is that the most minor of motorcycle accidents has the potential to severely injure the rider. So it’s critically important that if you’re a motorcyclist who’s been injured in an accident, you need the counsel of a trial lawyer who’s experienced with motorcycle accident litigation.

The motorcycle accident lawyers at Burg Simpson have decades of experience handling complex lawsuits involving injuries and wrongful deaths that occur as a result of a motorcycle accident. We’ll take care of the motorcycle accident claim, so you can start putting your life back together. Call us today at 303-792-5595 or complete our FREE case evaluation form here.

There are several factors that differentiate motorcycle accidents from other motor vehicle accidents, such as:

  • Injury rates: Motorcyclists are nearly five times more likely to be injured than other motor vehicle occupants.
  • Fatality rates: Motorcyclists are far more likely to die in an accident than anyone else, about 29 times more likely, in fact.
  • Bias: Motorcyclists face bias from all sides. Whether it’s from a jury or an insurance company, the assumption lingers that motorcyclists are simply more reckless than car or truck drivers. Because of this inherent bias, it’s much harder for motorcyclists to receive fair treatment.

Motorcyclists are not only less visible to other drivers, they’re also less protected from the force of an impact. So they’re far more likely to be hit and when they are, they’re also more likely to be seriously injured.

If you’ve been injured because a driver’s negligence, reach out to an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney today.

There are several ways motorcyclists can protect themselves, such as:

  • Wear a helmet: Despite increased awareness, better education, and much improved research and design, motorcycle helmet use has remained more or less the same for the last 20 years. Less than two-thirds of riders wear a helmet. It probably doesn’t help that only 19 states have universal helmet laws. Like child car seats, motorcycle helmets should always be replaced after an accident. It also makes sense for riders to invest in gloves and eyewear.
  • Be aware: Most motorcyclists are injured – or killed – because a car or truck driver wasn’t paying attention to their surroundings, which is one reason why intersections can be so deadly. So motorcyclists have to be hypervigilant while riding and should always be on the lookout for unusual or sudden movements.
  • Avoid distractions: Distracted driving kills. Riders should avoid any activity that takes their attention away from the road or their hands off the handlebars.

Even the best riding habits can’t prevent a collision if another driver simply isn’t paying attention. If you’ve been hit and injured by a distracted driver, call a Colorado personal injury lawyer as soon as possible at 303-792-5595.

If you’ve been in an accident, get medical attention before you do anything else. Even if nothing hurts, you could still have serious internal injuries that quickly get worse if they aren’t treated right away.

Second, gather all the information you can about the accident as soon as possible. Get the names and contact information for witnesses and identify everyone involved in the accident. Exchange insurance information with the other party (or parties) involved – but do not admit fault to anyone. It’s also a good idea to use your smartphone to take as many pictures as you can at the scene.

Finally, don’t sign anything or agree to any arrangements with other drivers or with insurance companies – even your own – before you speak with a Denver injury attorney who can represent your interests.

A BURG SIMPSON Denver Injury Lawyer CAN HELP

If you or a family member has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to represent you. Burg Simpson attorney at law has the experience, the resources, and the passion to help you recover the damages you deserve for your injuries and your losses. Call us today at 303-792-5595 or fill out our free case evaluation form right now.

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President’s Pick to Run CFPB Spells Disaster

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Spilled Tea Sparks Another Starbucks Lawsuit

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Cycling is Deadlier Than Ever – Denver Injury Lawyer – Burg Simpson

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Youth Sports Pose High Concussion Risks – Denver Injury Attorney– Burg Simpson

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Youth Sports Pose Higher Concussion Risk

Every year, the start of the NFL season reboots the conversation about the sport’s health risks, especially when it comes to concussions. In 2009, the NFL addressed increased concerns over player safety by instituting the “NFL Game Day Concussion Protocol,” which employs multiple independent consultants and requires the immediate removal of players suspected of suffering… Read more »

What you Might Not Know About Motorcycles in Colorado – Denver Injury Lawyer – Burg Simpson

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What you Might Not Know About Motorcycles in Colorado

As the last of summer slips away, it’s not uncommon to see more motorcyclists on Colorado’s roads, especially on the weekends. Motorcycling is as popular as ever in Colorado, with the number of registered bikes up since 2012. But they’re also deadlier than ever. Just last year, 125 motorcyclists died in motor vehicle accidents, which… Read more »

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Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

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