More than 5,300 people lost their lives in motorcycle accidents in a recent year, and approximately 4,400 people lost their lives. With the increased use of helmets which meet federal safety standards, the ratio of fatalities to accidents has decreased significantly over the last three decades. As more individuals resort to using motorcycles as an economic form of transportation, the number of riders is constantly increasing. In any traffic collision, given the lack of protective structure, a motorcycle rider stands a very significant chance of being seriously injured. The motorcycle may be a total loss. An established Colorado personal injury attorney understands that seeing your bike restored or replaced could be concern.
A high percentage of collisions with other vehicles occur at intersections. Less experienced riders usually don’t expect a motorist to drive right into them, yet this is exactly what happens in many cases. In virtually all collisions where the motorist was making a left-hand turn, the motorist states he or she simply didn’t see the motorcycle until it was too late. Driver distraction is a major factor in all vehicle accidents. Other factors include drinking and driving, speeding, and reckless driving. Motorcyclists also must contend with dangerous road conditions. Some accidents are caused by defective bikes, defective motorcycle components, or improper repairs and maintenance. A skilled motorcycle accident lawyer can conduct a thorough investigation into your accident to determine the actual cause, identify the liable party and take action to hold him or her accountable for all damages.
The often devastating injuries to head, spine, groin and various limbs can mean a long period of recovery, sometimes with lasting disability. Many cases involve catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injury, and the injured victim will need us to aggressively pursue the maximum possible compensation. The hospital and other medical expenses can become staggering. It is only fair that the at-fault driver or other negligent party fully compensates you for your out-of-pocket expenses as well as your past and future lost income, your pain and suffering and other losses. It is important that you have a dedicated personal injury lawyer on your side that will not back down when it comes to protecting your future and fighting for equitable compensation. Call Fisher Hopkins Nandan Pangalos PLLC to discuss your accident and legal needs.