When you are aboard a motorcycle, there is an inherit risk involved because you have to share the road with vehicles and trucks that are much larger. Additionally, motorcycles do not come with built-in safety features like doors, rooves, or windows that other vehicles may offer. However, this does not mean that riding a motorcycle should lead to being involved in an accident.
When riding a motorcycle, there still may be others that commit negligent acts and cause you to suffer damages including personal injury. At Jeffress Law, our attorney, Christopher W. Jeffress, has over 20 years of experience helping those suffering after a motorcycle accident. He understands how to approach your case and how to seek the maximum compensation. If you've been involved in a motorcycle accident and need help with your case, please contact our attorney today by calling (303) 732-6634.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
While a motorcycle may be smaller, that doesn't mean that you should automatically suffer in automobile accidents. Motorcycles often get missed by other drivers simply because they're not being vigilant enough to see them. Some of the most common motorcycle accidents occur because of the following:
- Left-hand turns: A vehicle turns left right in front of an oncoming motorcycle because they don't see the motorcycle
- Changing lanes and merging: Drivers may not see you in their mirrors or blind spots and may changes lanes right into a motorcycle
- Getting rear-ended: A vehicle isn't paying attention to a motorcycle's lights and hits them from behind
- Getting crushed on a right-hand turn: Large vehicles, like semi-trucks, need a wide berth when making a right-hand turn and may not realize that a motorcycle is in the lane to the right, inadvertently crushing it
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Because of the difference in size between automobiles and motorcycles, motorcycle accidents often involve critical injuries that may be life-lasting or life-threatening. Oftentimes, motorcycle accidents can lead to any or all of the following:
- Back and neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Get Help After Your Motorcycle Accident
Whatever the cause for your motorcycle accident, there may always be financial restitution available for you to receive. Our lawyer can review your case for free and determine if you have grounds for a lawsuit. After that, Jeffress Law operates on a contingency-fee basis, meaning that you don't pay for anything during your case, nor do you pay a dime unless Mr. Jeffress wins a settlement or award for you. Once Mr. Jeffress determines who was at-fault in your case and utilizes the police and accident investigators to verify negligence against you, he can help you seek compensation for your suffering, injuries, damages, and recuperation.
For help with your motorcycle accident case, please contact Jeffress Law today by filling out the contact form on this page or calling (303) 732-6634. We proudly serve clients in Longmont, Boulder, Broomfield, and the surrounding Metro Area.