Motorcycle Accidents Keeping Responsible Parties Accountable For Their Negligence

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Dedicated to Helping Motorcycle Accident Victims Recover Damages

Denver has a lot of popular motorcycle routes, including (but not limited to) the Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway, Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway, Independence Pass on Highway 82, and Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic and Historic Byway. Many people, including tourists, enjoy riding along the highways and through the mountains.

While riding a motorcycle recreationally or regularly can be exhilarating and fun, it can also be dangerous. In 2020, 83,000 motorcyclists sustained injuries and 5,579 people died in motorcycle accidents.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a negligence-related motorcycle accident, the Law Office of Joseph A. Lazzara, P.C. is prepared to help you pursue financial damages. After sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to economic and non-economic damages, including compensation for property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Our firm offers no-obligation, no-cost consultations, and with over 25 years of experience, you can trust our attorney to handle your case. We provide clients with high-quality, straightforward representation and are committed to maximizing your compensation and minimizing your liability.

To learn more about how we can help you, schedule an initial consultation today. Call (720) 809-8262

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can be the result of a number of negligent or reckless actions by other drivers, motorcyclists, and other potentially liable parties. Here are a few of the common causes of negligence-based motorcycle crashes:

  • Cars making left-hand turns. Many motorcycle collisions occur in intersections when vehicles making left turns fail to look ahead and avoid motorcyclists. Common causes of left-hand turn motorcycle accidents are low visibility, speeding, distracted drivers, and failure to yield issues.
  • Impairment. If another driver or a motorcyclist is impaired by drugs or alcohol, they may get into a serious or even fatal collision. Alcohol and drugs not only affect your decision-making abilities but also can cause you to fall asleep, lose control of your vehicle, swerve in and out of lanes, and be disoriented.
  • Road hazards. Debris in the road as well as gravel, uneven surfaces, and tracks can affect a motorcycle’s stability. If a rider hits a hazard unexpectedly, they may crash and suffer injuries.
  • Lane splitting. When a motorcyclist drives between lanes and cars, that practice is known as lane splitting. This practice is very dangerous and often leads to accidents.
  • Speeding. Speeding is one of the leading contributors to motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycle crashes. If another vehicle or the motorcyclist themselves speed, they risk being involved in an accident as their stop rate and control of their vehicle can be affected by excessive speeds.
  • Defective equipment. Motorcycle manufacturers and mechanics may be liable for an accident if a defective part contributed to or caused the accident.

Further Reading: What to Do After Motorcycle Accident in Colorado 

Injuries Sustained in Denver Motorcycle Accidents

The most common motorcycle accident injuries are:

  • Amputated or crushed limbs
  • Broken ribs and bones
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Internal bleeding
  • Lacerations and cuts
  • Organ damage
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Whiplash
  • Death

Injuries can range in severity based on the type of vehicle involved and other accident-specific details. However, safe riding practices, especially wearing a helmet and other protective gear can reduce the number and severity of injuries you sustain; a helmet and other safety measures can also save your life.

How Can Our Motorcycle Accident Attorney Help You?

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, the Law Office of Joseph A. Lazzara, P.C. can support you throughout the entire legal process. Throughout his 25 years in the legal field, our attorney has successfully handled thousands of cases and hundreds of trials. Once you retain our services, we can: 

  • Advise you concerning your legal options
  • Help you communicate with the insurance companies
  • Investigate the accident to better establish liability, causation, etc.
  • Collect evidence, including witness testimonies, statements from experts (i.e. accident reconstructionists, engineers, life care planners, etc.), photos and videos of the scene, medical reports, etc.
  • Develop a personalized case strategy for you
  • Calculate your damages
  • Minimize your liability (or percentage of fault)
  • Handle the case legalities while you take time to recover

Schedule an initial consultation today by calling (720) 809-8262 or reaching out to us online. 

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