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Riding a motorcycle can be a fun pastime and a practical way to commute, but riding a motorcycle can also be very dangerous. The NHTSA reports that motorcycle riders are 30 times more likely to die in an accident than motorists in passenger cars.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to understand the rights you have under Colorado law. The experienced Colorado Springs motorcycle accident lawyers at Levine Law can help you to make a case and recover damages. Contact us by phone or via our online form to learn more about how we can help with your motorcycle injury claim.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Colorado Accidents
Motorcycles provide almost no protection upon impact with another vehicle. Not only does your body absorb the full impact of the crash, but you may also be thrown from your bike and strike your head on the road. The limited protection that you have in a car wreck means that serious injuries, including brain damage, spinal cord damage and death, are common.
Unfortunately, tragic motorcycle injuries often result from accidents caused by the negligence of another driver. Many drivers do not know how to safely share the road with motorcycles. Drivers may also fail to give motorcyclists the respect that they deserve on the roads. Drivers often cause a motorcycle accident by:
- Failing to yield the right-of-way;
- Changing lanes without looking in their blind spots to see a motorcycle rider;
- Tailgating or following too closely behind a motorcyclist;
- Underestimating the speed of a motorcycle rider and cutting the rider off;
- Driving while intoxicated, distracted or drowsy.
In these and other situations, drivers of passenger cars endanger the health and lives of motorcyclists by making poor or dangerous driving decisions. When a motorist makes these choices and is unreasonably careless or breaks road safety rules, that motorist becomes responsible for compensating the accident victims for any injuries they incur.
Our Colorado Springs Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help
Although Colorado law indicates that the driver who causes your motorcycle accident should compensate you for your financial and non-economic losses, you must be proactive in protecting your rights under the law. It is up to you to file an injury claim and the obligation falls on you to protect yourself during settlement negotiations or court proceedings.
Proving that the other driver was to blame can be a complicated proposition. Often victims struggle to prove the extent of their damages. Fortunately, you don’t have to handle these issues on your own. An experienced Colorado Springs accident lawyer at Levine Law can take action on your behalf, representing you and taking care of every aspect of your motorcycle accident case from start to finish.