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Denver Motorcycle Crash Lawyer

Riding a motorcycle is a practical and fun way to travel. Unfortunately, motorcycles provide almost no protection if you are involved in an accident. It is common for motorcycle riders to be thrown from their bikes and to suffer serious injuries or death in a collision.

Motorcycle accidents are tragic not only because they cause serious injury or death, but because they often occur due to a driver’s negligence or carelessness. It is especially heartbreaking when a motorcycle accident could have been avoided because a driver simply did not pay attention or navigate the road in a safe manner.

Under Colorado law, when a motorcycle crash is caused by driver negligence, the irresponsible driver can be held legally liable and must compensate the accident victims. To learn more about how to recover compensation after a motorcycle accident or for help making a claim, contact a Denver motorcycle crash lawyer at Levine Law today.

The Dangers of Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcycles and drivers of passenger cars are expected to share the road in a safe way and obey the same traffic laws. Unfortunately, drivers often do not see motorcycles or do not know how to safely share the road with them, leading to disaster.

Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Drivers failing to yield to motorcycle riders.
  • Drivers misjudging the speed that motorcyclists travel.
  • Drivers coming too close to motorcycle riders and not maintaining a safe following distance.
  • Distracted, drunk, or drowsy drivers not paying attention to motorcycle riders.
  • Motorcycle riders splitting lanes or drawing too close to passenger vehicles.
  • Speeding on the part of the motorcycle rider or the driver.

While motorcycle riders certainly make mistakes, often it is the inability or unwillingness of passenger car drivers to share the road that leads to an accident.

Taking Legal Action in Motorcycle Accident Cases

When a motorcycle accident occurs because a driver breaks the rules of the road or acts carelessly, that driver can be held legally liable for his actions.  Liable drivers can be made to compensate the accident victim for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages. If the motorcycle accident was fatal, then surviving family members can sue for wrongful death damages.

To successfully obtain compensation, the injured motorcyclist must prove negligence and show that the other driver was at fault. An experienced Denver injury lawyer at Levine Law can help you to gather the proof you need to build a strong case. Our Denver automobile accident lawyers have more than 20 years of experience representing injured victims in motorcycle and auto accidents.

To learn more about how our Denver motorcycle crash lawyers can help, call us today to schedule a free consultation.

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