Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident, you know firsthand the severe injuries that can result. Most often, the stress associated with recovering from your injuries is compounded by the resulting medical bills and the lost wages from missed work. If you’ve been the victim of a motorcycle accident, you deserve to know your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The motorcycle accident attorneys of Eddington stand ready to review your case and guide you through the process of getting the compensation you deserve.
At Eddington, we have over 30 years of experience handling personal injury claims, including motorcycle accident cases. We work tirelessly to protect our clients’ interest and pursue compensation and justice for them. Contact us today at (303) 815 1585 to schedule a consultation with one of our motorcycle accident attorneys and discuss your case for free today.
Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
When you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you are confronted with many serious questions. How will I pay my medical bills? How will I pay my other expenses while I’m out of work? Who is responsible for the accident? Do I need a lawyer? If you are the victim of a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation to cover costs you’ve incurred through no fault of your own. You may be able to recover your costs for hospital bills, doctor’s visits, physical therapy, and medication, along with recovery for your lost wages and pain and suffering.
However, people who try to pursue their claim without an attorney often receive far less compensation than those with representation. The process of recovering money for your losses is daunting and time-consuming. Your focus should be on recuperating from your injuries and taking care of your family. Let an attorney handle investigating your claim, organizing all the documentation, and negotiating with insurance companies and law firms so that you can focus on your recovery and your family.
Why Choose Eddington to Handle Your Case?
In Denver, you have numerous personal injury law firms from which to choose. But the attorney you select to represent you can have an impact on the outcome of your case and the compensation you ultimately receive.
The motorcycle attorneys of Eddington have the experience, track record, and client focus you need to get the maximum recovery. We pride ourselves on having over 30 years of experience fighting on behalf of personal injury plaintiffs, including obtaining compensation in cases involving severe trauma such as spinal and traumatic brain injuries.
We know what kind of compensation our clients are legally entitled to and will fight to get it for them. We’ve obtained millions in recovery for our clients. Our firm doesn’t back down when the insurance companies and defense attorneys try to minimize your payout, and if negotiations break down, we’ll fight your case through trial to make sure the responsible parties pay the compensation you deserve. We care about our clients and strive to provide them with the passionate representation they need at the most difficult times in their lives.
Types of Motorcycle Accident Cases We Handle
No matter how your motorcycle accident happened, the attorneys of Eddington stand ready to assist you. We understand that motorcycle accidents happen for numerous reasons. Some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents we handle at our firm include:
- Distracted driving
- Intoxicated driving
- Drowsy driving
- Aggressive driving
- Lane change accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Rear-end accidents
- Motorcycle malfunction
- Road defect
We can also handle cases where a motorcyclist has died as a result of their injuries. In these cases, certain surviving family members may pursue a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. Through this claim, you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, funeral expenses, and loss of support.
Frequently Asked Questions About Motorcycle Accidents
After a motorcycle accident, victims have lots of questions. The answers to some of the most common are listed here. For specifics in your case, contact us at (303) 815 1585 to discuss your case in detail.
What should I do if I’ve been in a motorcycle accident?
As soon as possible after your accident, take photographs of the accident scene. If you can’t do it yourself, ask someone you know to help. Vehicles will be moved, debris will be cleared, the scene will be cleaned up, and after enough time, traffic patterns and signals will be changed. Photographs of the scene as it was at the time of your accident may be crucial to your case. If the police investigate the accident, their report may also be useful to prove responsibility for the accident.
Don’t make any admissions or statements about what happened right before the accident, such as “I didn’t see you” or “I was probably going too fast,” to the other driver(s) or any insurance adjuster. Statements like that could be used to shift blame for the accident onto you. Similarly, don’t make any statements about the extent of your injuries, or apologize for the accident in any way.
Even if you do not believe you were badly injured in your accident, visit your primary care provider as soon as you can after the accident. Your physician might uncover injuries that you were unaware existed. Prompt treatment may be critical to establishing that any injuries were the result of the accident and not something else.
Finally, you should contact a motorcycle accident attorney as soon as practical to discuss your claim, your legal rights, and what kind of compensation you might be entitled.
Should I accept the settlement the other driver’s insurance company offered me?
Never accept a settlement from an insurance company without first speaking with an attorney. An attorney can tell you how much compensation you may be entitled to receive. The insurance companies are in business to make money, and they want to pay out little as possible to accident victims. An insurance company knows what your claim is worth, but they bank on the fact that you don’t and might be willing to take a lowball offer because you are under the pressure of mounting medical expenses, personal expenses, and lost income from missing work. The insurance companies hope that your need for cash will make you jump at the first settlement they offer. But an experienced motorcycle accident attorney can fight back against the insurance companies until they offer you a fair and reasonable settlement.
What kind of compensation am I entitled?
In a personal injury claim for a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to a variety of compensation, including:
- Past and future medical expenses — Medical expenses may include surgeries, hospital stays, doctor’s visits, chiropractic work, physical therapy, medication, durable medical equipment, and even costs to renovate your home to accommodate physical disabilities arising from your injuries.
- Past and future lost wages — This compensation not only covers lost income from missed work but also income you miss out on if you have to work a new job with fewer hours or at a lower rate of pay than before your injury.
- Property damage — The costs to repair or replace your motorcycle after a crash can be reimbursed.
- Pain and suffering — You are entitled to compensation for the pain from your injuries as well as the loss of quality of life (for example, if your injuries prevent you from participating in activities you used to do).
- Loss of consortium — Depending on your marital and family status, your family members may be entitled to claim the loss of your companionship and services to the family.
Other compensation may apply depending on the details of your case.
How long will it take to resolve my claim?
The motorcycle attorneys of Eddington aggressively pursue each claim. However, the time it takes to resolve a claim depends on many factors. If the other party accepts responsibility for your accident, settling your claim may simply be a straightforward method of calculating your damages. In other cases where the other party denies responsibility, it may be necessary to take your claim to court. If we file suit on your behalf, we work as quickly to resolve your case as the court system allows.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, 125 motorcyclists were killed in crashes in Colorado in 2016, representing 20.6 percent of total traffic fatalities. Forty-two percent of Colorado fatal motorcycle crashes involved only a motorcycle (no other vehicles). The National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations reports that helmet use by motorcyclists decreases the risk of dying in a motorcycle accident by 37 percent. The organization estimates that 1,630 lives were saved in 2013 across the U.S. with motorcycle helmet use, while another 715 fatalities could have been prevented by using a helmet.
The Denver Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Eddington Will Fight for You
The motorcycle accident attorneys of Eddington are ready to fight to get you the compensation and justice you deserve. If you’ve been severely injured or a loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident in the greater Denver area, we know the stress that mounting medical bills and lost wages can cause. Our attorneys will provide aggressive representation of your case.
Don’t waste another day wondering how you’re going to make ends meet. Contact the Denver motorcycle attorneys at Eddington for a free consultation. Call us at (303) 815 1585 or fill out an online contact form to speak to a lawyer today.