Motorcyclists are far more vulnerable to injury in the event of traffic accidents than drivers and passengers in cars and trucks. Without the body of the vehicle, and safety features like seat belts and airbags to help protect them, motorcyclists often suffer serious injuries, even in crashes at low speeds. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are far more likely to be killed in traffic accidents than people in passenger cars based on fatality rates per 100,000 registered vehicles as well as per 100,000 million vehicle miles driven. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, you need to speak with an experienced Denver motorcycle accident attorney immediately to discuss your options. Andrew Bubb is dedicated to protecting the rights of every client, and working hard to recover the greatest possible compensation for their injuries.
Even minor motorcycle crashes can result in broken bones, lacerations, and concussion. More serious accidents can result in traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and often a combination of serious injuries. Many victims of motorcycle accidents have to take a significant amount of time away from work to recover from their injuries, and may even be left unable to work. Additionally, these serious injuries may leave people unable to participate in activities that have been a part of their lives. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, a dedicated Denver motorcycle accident lawyer can help ensure that you are compensated for you medical bills and lost wages, as well as for your future pain and suffering.
Most safety experts agree that helmets can be an incredibly important part of avoiding or mitigating serious injuries while riding. Studies consistently show that motorcyclists who wear helmets are more likely to survive crashes, and suffer less severe injuries. When states enact universal helmet laws, studies show that motorcycle fatalities immediately decrease in those states. When states eliminate universal helmet laws, fatalities increase. Helmets and riding leathers are a very important safety feature, but of course you have to choose to use them.
With that said, it is important to understand that Colorado does not have a universal helmet law, and what that means to you if you are in an accident. While all minors are required to wear helmets while riding on a motorcycle, anyone aged 18 or over is free to choose whether to wear a helmet or not. If you choose not to wear a helmet, and are injured in an accident, your Denver motorcycle accident attorney needs to make sure that your choice is not held against you. Insurance companies and their lawyers may try to make it look like your injuries are your own fault because you weren’t wearing a helmet. But under Colorado law, because you were free to choose not to wear it, the absence of a helmet does not make your injuries your fault when the crash was caused by the other driver.
Denver motorcycle accident lawyer Andrew Bubb has helped numerous injured Coloradans to protect their rights, and to recover financial compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering after serious injuries in car and motorcycle accidents. He possesses a thorough understanding of Colorado personal injury law, as well as the dedication needed to protect each and every client. He will carefully review your case with you to determine whether you have a valid legal claim. Considering the specific details of your situation, he can help you decide on the best course of action, and design a strategy to ensure that your family does not suffer financial hardship on top of physical injury.
The Necessity for Qualified Legal Counsel Following a Motorcycle Accident
Speak with Denver motorcycle accident lawyer Andrew C. Bubb today to discuss your options. If your motorcycle accident was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another driver, Andrew can protect your rights and fight for compensation for your family. He works on personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay him a fee only after he successfully recovers compensation for you and your family. This means that, even if you have limited means, you can afford to seek justice for your injuries. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact the Injury Law Offices of Andrew C. Bubb today by calling (303) 807-6187 or simply fill out and submit the contact form on this website.