It goes without saying that motorcycles offer little to no physical protection, especially when compared to passenger cars. As a Boulder accident attorney, Chris Jeffress has witnessed the life-altering injuries that can result in a motorcycle accident. As an avid motorcyclist himself, he knows and understands the passion that comes with owning a bike. Steps must be taken to reduce the risk of a motorcycle crash while accepting the accident risk will never be 0.
One of the serious injuries common to these crashes are head and brain injuries. Helmet use helps to prevent such injuries. We explore this issue in more detail below.
Helmet Use and Brain Injuries
Helmets are proven to reduce the risk of fatal injuries in the event of a motorcycle crash. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, helmets are roughly 37 percent effective in preventing death and about 67 percent effective in preventing head injury in a motorcycle crash.
In Colorado, you are not legally required to wear a motorcycle helmet if you are age 18 or older. As an attorney who has seen first-hand how injurious a head injury can be, Chris Jeffress encourages fellow bikers to wear their helmets at all times.
A serious brain injury can be life-altering and may cause:
- Changes in coordination and body movement
- Total or partial disability or limited range of movement
- Changes in memory, concentration and cognition
- Changes in mood and emotional health
- Changes in long-term brain health
These are serious consequences that no one should have to suffer. If you believe your motorcycle accident was caused by someone else's negligence, please call Chris Jeffress today. You deserve justice.
Potential Compensation in a Motorcycle Claim
You deserve maximum compensation if you have suffered an accident injury because of someone else's negligence. Although there is no guarantee of compensation in any case, Chris Jeffress will not stop fighting until the best possible outcome has been reached.
In a successful recovery of compensation, the monetary award may be based on damages such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitative costs
- Job re-training costs
- Mental pain and anguish
Compensation may be awarded when a bike crash is caused by someone else's negligence. Unfortunately, many motorcycle accidents are caused by the carelessness or recklessness of other motorists. For example, a driver who turns in front of an oncoming motorcycle or denies the biker the full use of a lane. Let attorney Chris Jeffress determine who caused your crash and who should be held responsible.
Attorney Jeffress has been practicing in Boulder for many years. He knows the relevant laws that may apply to your motorcycle case and will not back down to powerful insurance companies. You deserve an experienced advocate on your side who understands how motorcycles are operated and how an accident may occur.
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In Boulder, attorney Chris Jeffress fights aggressively and tirelessly on behalf of accident victims. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else's negligence in Northern Colorado, please call our law firm for a complimentary consultation at 303-732-6634.