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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 an attorney who will 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  trial 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.

Janet G. Abaray Named One of the Top 15 Businesswomen in Ohio

 May 17, 2018

Janet G. Abaray Named One of the Top 15 Businesswomen in Ohio

Burg Simpson attorneys have always been leaders in their communities. Shareholder Janet G. Abaray is no different. That’s why the Ohio Diversity Conference and the National Women’s Conference chose to honor Janet as one of the Top 15 Businesswomen in Ohio at the 2018 National Women’s Conference last week. This award honors “outstanding leaders and… Read more »

David P. Hersh Speaks at ACBA Event

 May 7, 2018

David P. Hersh Speaks at ACBA Event

Burg Simpson shareholder David P. Hersh was a featured speaker at a recent Arapahoe County Bar Association (ACBA) event in Napa, California. The session, part of this year’s Spring 2018 CLE event, was called “The Practical Implications for Implementing the Recommendations of the ABA National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being.” David covered “the findings and… Read more »

Stephen J. Burg Speaks at Colorado Trial Lawyers Seminar

 April 25, 2018

Stephen J. Burg Speaks at Colorado Trial Lawyers Seminar

Burg Simpson shareholder Stephen J. Burg took part in a day-long continuing education seminar sponsored by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. The event, “In Search of a New Paradigm: Recalibrating the Moral Compass of an Industry to Serve Future Generations,” took place at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center in Denver. Stephen’s segment, presented… Read more »

Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition Winners Honored at Annual Dinner

 April 24, 2018

Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition Winners Honored at Annual Dinner

Our 2017-2018 Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition recipients were honored this past Thursday at our annual Scholarship Banquet. This year’s winners included: Elise Hegarty (Faith Christian Academy) Diana Barila (Longmont High School) Kelly Franson (D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School) Emilio D. Gómez (Regis Jesuit High School) Lucy Kane (Valor Christian High School) Andra Metcalfe (Mountain Vista High… Read more »

Denver Personal Injury Attorney – TBI & Dementia – Colorado Burg Simpson

 May 23, 2018

Research Confirms Link Between TBIs and Dementia

There’s been research in the past to suggest that even mild traumatic brain injuries can increase someone’s risk of developing a neurodegenerative disease, but a new study – published earlier this month – reinforces these findings. The study, “Association of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury With and Without Loss of Consciousness With Dementia in U.S. Military… Read more »

Burg Simpson Denver - Colorado Supreme Court

 May 21, 2018

Colorado Supreme Court Decides Insurance Companies Cannot Delay Payment of Benefits Owed When The Payment Of Other Benefits Is Disputed

In an important victory for consumers, earlier today the Colorado Supreme Court unanimously decided that insurance companies cannot delay paying benefits owed under a policy just because the payment of other benefits is disputed. The case is State Farm vs. Fisher.  Mr. Fisher had several policies in place with State Farm with underinsured motorists (“UIM”)… Read more »

Bad Flu Season – Medical Malpractice Attorney Denver – Colorado Burg Simpson

 May 14, 2018

A Bad Flu Season Can Get Worse

The year’s flu season has been historically severe. All but two states – Hawaii and Oregon – continued to report pervasive flu activity. More than 40 states have reported unusually high flu activity. Tragically, the flu has claimed the lives of 165 children this year — and it’s far from over. The U.S. Centers for… Read more »

OHSA Standard Limits Worker Exposure to Silica - Construction Defect Law Firm - Burg Simpson

 May 2, 2018

Community Managers, Homeowner Associations, and Homeowners Beware – New OHSA Standard Limits Worker Exposure to Silica

More than 2 million workers are exposed to crystalline silica every year on the job, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, most of whom work in general construction. The other 10 percent of exposed workers are in either the general industry, maritime, or fracking trades. Crystalline silica is an everyday mineral found in… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

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

 April 28, 2016

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

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Ring of Fire: The Unseen Economic Crisis

 February 29, 2016

Ring of Fire: The Unseen Economic Crisis

Ring of Fire host Farron Cousins talks with Michael Burg about taxes and the government’s resistance to upgrade America’s infrastructure.

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