Denver Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Denver motorcycle accident lawyerA bad motorcycle accident can cause a motorcyclist to sustain catastrophic and devastating injuries. Death may even result if a motorcyclist is involved in a car accident. As the victim of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to reimbursement for your medical treatment and related expenses, but many motorcycle accident victims face added challenges when they seek compensation for a personal injury, which is why you need a personal injury lawyer. “I did not see him” is not an adequate defense. “He didn’t have a helmet so it is his fault” is legally untrue. All motorcyclists are not speeding and a loud engine does not mean a motorcycle was driving fast and caused the accident with the vehicle. Our accident lawyers must dispel these stereotypes with judges, juries and insurance adjusters.

You’ll need to have an experienced Denver motorcycle accident lawyer advocating on your behalf and negotiating with the at fault driver’s insurance company to recover damages. If you are a motorcyclist who’s been injured by a negligent driver anywhere in Colorado, get legal help immediately from the Denver-based law firm of Norton and Bowers, P.C..

WHAT KIND OF INJURIES CAN OCCUR IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT?

BRAIN INJURIES

Compared to automobile drivers, motorcyclists have much less protection for their heads, meaning they can easily suffer head injuries during accidents. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) may occur if a motorcyclist hits his or her head during an accident. There are three types of TBI, including mild, moderate and severe. Mild TBI, also known as concussions, may result in a loss of consciousness, but this is not always the case. However, with moderate or severe TBI, the patient will always lose consciousness for a few minutes, hours or even days or weeks. Depending on the severity of the TBI, motorcyclists could be permanently impaired or require long-term therapy.

Long-term effects of TBI may include, but are not limited to:

  • Impairment of motor skills, balance and coordination
  • Memory loss
  • Inability to focus or concentrate
  • Mood swings, including bouts of depression, anxiety and anger
  • Permanent paralysis
  • Impairment of cognitive ability

The best way to prevent head injuries in a motorcycle accident is to wear a helmet. Studies have shown that motorcyclists with helmets are much less likely to experience TBI than those who are not wearing a helmet. In fact, the Journal of the American College of Surgeons states that helmets can reduce the risk of TBI by about 85%.

LOWER EXTREMITY INJURIES

The misconception is that motorcyclists are much more likely to suffer head and brain injuries, but although brain injuries are some of the most serious injuries you could suffer, they are not the most common. A motorcyclist is much more likely to suffer a lower extremity injury in an accident more so than any other type of injury. Some of the more common lower extremity injuries in motorcycle accidents include the following:

  • Hip fractures
  • Pelvic injuries
  • Leg injuries or leg fractures
  • Knee fractures
  • Ankle fractures
  • Toe injuries

Some of these injuries may be very serious. For instance, hip fractures may require surgery, and may never completely heal. A person will continue to suffer the consequences of a hip fracture for years after the accident. Similar consequences can be seen in the case of a pelvic injury or pelvic fracture, both of which very often result in the need for surgeries and other types of drastic treatment. Fractures of the tibia and fibula are the most common type of leg injury that occurs as a result of a motorcycle accident. Motorcyclists can also suffer from a crushed leg, which occurs when the limb is trapped underneath the motorcycle.

One study that was reported back in 2010, found that lower extremity injuries are not just some of the most frequent injuries in motorcycle accidents, but also very often result in expensive treatment, and even permanent disability. Another study investigated a total of 429 motorcycle accidents, and found that patients suffered lower extremity injuries in more than 55% of the cases.

There are a few steps that you can take to minimize the risk of suffering a lower extremity injury in an accident. For instance, you can wear sturdy ankle boots, and full length pants in tough material like leather. That reduces the risk of road rash, wounds, and other injuries. Look into new-generation padded motorcycling gear that significantly reduces your risk of injury during a fall from your motorcycle.

Treatment for motorcycle accidents can be expensive. Depending on the type of injury, you may require inpatient treatment and months of rehabilitation. For help filing a claim after an accident, speak to a Denver motorcycle accident lawyer. Schedule a consultation with a Denver motorcycle accident lawyer today.

OUR GOAL

Our goal is to recover the maximum compensation for motorcycle accident victims and their families. Sometimes insurance adjusters and even juries are tempted to lowball a motorcycle accident victim because they disapprove of the lifestyle or assume that the accident must have been the biker’s fault. A big part of our job is to educate the insurance companies and juries about the realities of motorcycling. Motorcyclists are not – like automobile drivers – distracted by texting, grooming, or a hot cup of coffee. We’re usually able to prove that the driver of the car that hit you should be held responsible for your injuries. If you are not offered an acceptable settlement after our negotiations, we are not afraid to take your case to trial and fight aggressively for the best possible resolution.

THE HELP YOU NEED

Our accident attorneys have years of experience representing people in a variety of cases, including those involving bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, and premises liability issues. Seek legal advice and representation from a personal injury attorney at Norton and Bowers, P.C. so you can receive the compensation you deserve.

The Denver personal injury attorneys at Norton and Bowers, P.C. serve clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not owe an attorney’s fee until we recover for you by way of settlement or judgment. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle collision because of another driver’s negligence, or if you’ve lost a loved one in a motorcycle wreck, in Denver or anywhere in the State of Colorado, contact Norton and Bowers, P.C right now at 303-400-8100 or fill out the form on this website to arrange a free consultation. You will receive advice from an experienced Denver motorcycle accident lawyer about your case, not just a paralegal. Offsite, evening, and weekend appointments are also available for your free case evaluation. If you’re injured in Denver, Colorado because of someone else’s negligence, call Norton and Bowers, P.C. at once for the legal help you are very much going to need.

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