Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
Because motorcycles lack some of the protections cars have, an overwhelming majority of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death.
In addition to grief, motorcyclists and their families may also face huge medical bills, lost wages, and other financial hardships. After an accident, victims should consider their options carefully, armed with all the facts and with the guidance of legal counsel.
At Norton Frickey P.C., we understand the devastating impact a motorcycle accident can have on an individual and their family, and we’ll help determine what compensation is available, so you can focus on recovery.
Important Colorado Laws
According to Colorado’s statutes of limitations, accident victims have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit—in other words, don’t delay contacting an attorney, if you think you have a case.
Colorado follows the modified comparative negligence legal theory. So, as long as you’re less than 50 percent responsible for the accident, you can still seek to recover damages.
However, any compensation you receive will be reduced proportionally by any fault you may share in causing the accident. For instance, if you’re deemed 10 percent at fault, the compensation available is reduced by 10 percent.
If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, it’s important to understand your options. We have extensive experience in evaluating who’s at fault in an accident and estimating what your compensation could be.
Motorcycle Accidents in Colorado
More than half the time, fatal motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle. Speeding, alcohol, and negligence play a role in many of the motorcycle accidents we suffer in our state.
In 2016, 125 Coloradans died in motorcycle-related accidents, up 15 percent from 2015. The same year, almost 2,500 crashes involved a motorcycle. There are less than 200,000 registered motorcycles in our state, although this number seems to be on the rise.
Sadly, motorcyclists are four times more likely to be injured in accidents than car passengers. Even with safety equipment, helmets, and protective clothing, motorcycle accidents can result in life-changing injuries:
Some of the most common injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Spinal cord injury or paralysis
- Neck injury
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Wrongful death
Norton Frickey P.C. Can Help
We have the experience and resources to assist you and your family with recovery.
Insurance can be a complicated process, and saying the wrong thing to an adjuster may harm your claim. We’ll help you navigate insurance, sort through the legal jargon, and prepare your personal injury claim.
Even if you don’t think you can afford a motorcycle accident attorney, give us a call. We take cases on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t owe us anything unless we win your case.
At Norton Frickey P.C., we’re dedicated to protecting the rights of injured people, and we may be able to help you too.
If you have been physically or financially injured or lost a loved one due to someone else’s actions, please submit the online questionnaire or call Norton Frickey P.C. at (719) 634-6450. We will discuss your case with you initially free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will do it without you having to pay our fees unless you recover money.