Denver Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Denver bicycle accident lawyerSometimes, a peaceful bike ride can quickly turn tragic. In 2012, almost 49,000 people were injured in bicycle accidents, according the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More than 700 of those injuries were fatal. While Colorado can offer some splendid opportunities for recreational bicycling, there are also many ways for a bicyclist to be injured by a negligent or distracted car, truck, or bus driver. The claim that “I did not see the bicyclist” is NOT an adequate defense in Colorado. If you are a bicycle accident victim who’s been injured by a negligent driver in Denver or anywhere in the state, speak at once to an experienced Denver bicycle accident lawyer at the law firm of Norton and Bowers, P.C. When you’ve been injured because a driver was negligent, you have the legal right to recover compensation for your medical care and related expenses.

COMMON CAUSES OF BICYCLE ACCIDENTS

Both bicyclists and motorists can be responsible for an accident, however the bicyclist is the one that is more likely to be seriously injured, because bikes do not provide as much protection during collisions as vehicles. Common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • The motorist was driving recklessly, above the speed limit, or ignoring traffic signs
  • The motorist was driving distracted and failed to see the cyclist
  • The motorist was driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
  • The motorist misjudged the size of their turn and hit the cyclist
  • The motorist did not follow traffic law and yield to the right of way to the cyclist

All of these behaviors can cause serious injuries in the bicyclist that could have long-lasting, life-altering effects. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bike accident, seek representation from the cycling accident attorneys at Norton and Bowers, P.C. A personal injury attorney can help you fight for the compensation you deserve to cover medical bills and pain and suffering.

COMMON BICYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES

Injuries resulting from a bicycle accident can be serious and in some cases, even deadly. Hundreds of cyclists pass away every year after being involved in a bicycle accident caused by a motorist. Bicyclists can suffer from a number of injuries including but not limited to:

  • Head trauma
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Painful back injuries
  • Severed limbs
  • Spinal cord injuries

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, don’t hesitate to call the experienced team of Denver bicycle accident lawyers at Norton and Bowers, P.C. to discuss your situation.

WHAT TO DO AFTER A BICYCLE ACCIDENT

If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident, it’s important that you know the next steps to take to protect yourself. First and foremost, you should contact the authorities so they can arrive at the scene and produce a documented police report. This report will be vital for your personal injury case since it is an official document produced by authorities. If you need medical attention, mention this to the authorities when you call in the accident so medical help can come to the scene as well. Keep track of any medical attention that you receive, including bills and medical records detailing your condition. These will work in your favor during your personal injury claim.

After you have called in the accident to authorities, if you are able to, take pictures of the accident scene and the street where it occurred. Be sure to photograph your bike, the car that hit you and the area surrounding both. If there is any debris scattered across the road, photograph this as well. Even though the police handle writing up a detailed report, there’s no such thing as too much evidence, so document anything that you can at the scene.

If there are any witnesses, quickly ask them for their contact information and a brief recap of what happened. You’ll want to get their contact information so a lawyer can get in touch with them later to get their account of the accident. However, it’s important to get a brief recap on the scene since memories can fade quickly.

Contact a Denver bicycle accident attorney in your community as soon as possible. The earlier that you enlist the help of a personal injury lawyer, the better. Experienced attorneys will be able to guide you through the complicated personal injury claim process, and protect you from being interrogated by the at fault driver’s insurance company. These companies do not have your best interests in mind. They are more concerned about their business than your life, so don’t ever speak to an insurance representative before talking to an attorney.

Remember, do not give a statement to the at fault driver’s insurance company without talking to a lawyer. You have no legal obligation to give a statement to the insurance company, so don’t feel pressured to do so without an attorney present. The insurance adjuster may act like he has your best interest in mind, but that is not the case.

If you or a loved one are involved in a bicycle accident, contact a Denver bicycle accident at Norton and Bowers, P.C. for support and guidance in how to move forward.

WE DO MORE

From the moment you become a client of Norton and Bowers, P.C. we are working aggressively on your behalf. We initiate an investigation of the accident at once. We pursue all possible sources of compensation. We can help you get access to diagnostic tests and medical treatment if your own insurer refuses coverage. If you were struck by a drunk, reckless or hit-and-run driver, you might be eligible for victim’s compensation or criminal restitution. We can also help you deal with the problems caused by an extended interruption in your ability to earn a living. We’ll give you frank and candid legal advice, keep you posted on developments as your case progresses, and take your claim to its best possible resolution.

PUT YOUR CASE IN OUR HANDS

Besides bicycle accidents, our Denver personal injury attorneys have experience representing clients in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, and premises liability issues. Norton and Bowers, P.C. accepts cases involving injuries ranging from broken bones, to lingering neck and back injuries, to severe brain or spinal cord trauma. We also represent the surviving family members of accidental death victims in wrongful death litigation. We serve clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will owe no attorney fee until we obtain a settlement or judgment. If you’ve been injured on a bicycle because of another person’s negligence in the Denver area, Boulder or anywhere in Colorado, contact us right now at 303-400-8100 or fill out the form on this site to arrange a free consultation. You’ll be able to speak directly to an experienced Denver bicycle accident lawyer about your case. Offsite, weekend, and evening appointments are also available. If you’re injured on a bicycle in Denver, Colorado because of someone else’s negligence, put your case in the hands Norton and Bowers, P.C. as quickly as possible. We work for you–and we can start today.

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