Common Motorcycle Accidents in Denver

Denver motorcycle accidents kill and injure hundreds of motorcyclists per year. Every situation is different, so it is important to understand the causes and effects for each. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Colorado can help you navigate this difficult road and pursue the full compensation needed for your injuries.

Accident Causes

Motorcycle accident attorneys deal with a broad range of accident cases in Denver, from hit-and-run incidents to uninsured motorists. The amount of compensation you can receive depends on the kind of motorcycle accident and the situation surrounding the incident. The common types of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Drugs and Alcohol – Driving under the influence is the cause of hundreds of accidents on Colorado roads each year. If you suspect that the driver who hit your motorcycle was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, contact the police and an experienced personal injury lawyer.
  • Sudden Stops – Some drivers follow too close to other vehicles on the roadways, rear-ending motorcycles and causing serious injuries to bikers. These accidents may also be caused by drivers who do not notice the motorcycle stopped at the intersection and instead rear-ends the motorcyclist.
  • Open Doors – If an open car door caused your motorcycle accident, that may warrant personal injury compensation. Every driver is responsible for checking that no one is nearby when opening doors into traffic.
  • Left Turns – Drivers making left turns must yield to other vehicles with the right of way, including motorcycles. If you had the right of way, the driver who made the left turn and caused the motorcycle accident was at fault.
  • Intersections – Motorcycle accidents caused at intersections are often caused by drivers who were speeding, drove through a red light, or failed to yield. Motorists who are also unaware of motorcycles at intersections may hit bikers who have come to a stop.
  • Lane Changes – Drivers must be constantly aware of motorcyclists and other vehicles, especially when changing lanes, but they will often pass into a space that you already occupy, failing to notice that you are there. Motorcycle accident lawyers will hold these drivers accountable for their negligence.
  • Hit-and-Run – If the motorist at fault fled the scene immediately after your accident occurred, the first step is always to contact the police. Gather as much information as possible and ask witnesses to give statements for the police while at the scene.

All of these accidents have caused both injury and death in Colorado. Negligent drivers or drivers under the influence are especially common within cities such as Denver, creating roadway hazards that lead to motorcycle accidents. Every motorcyclist should follow motorcycle safety tips, but it is not always possible to avoid these situations. However there are ways to deal with every motorcycle accident circumstance, and our attorneys can help victims all throughout Colorado.

Injuries from a Motorcycle Accident

Denver motorcycle accident lawyers can represent victims and their families who are suffering from disabling injuries, such as:

  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Broken bones
  • Back, neck, shoulder, knee, and ankle injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis (partial and total)
  • Herniated disks
  • Brain injuries

Motorcycle accidents can change lives, and an experienced motorcycle attorney can build a strong personal injury claim to maximize your compensation. More often than not, drivers will shift the blame to a motorcyclist after an accident, claiming that the biker was speeding or driving erratically. In reality, the cause of the accident was most likely the other driver’s negligence, failing to pay attention to the surroundings and identify the motorcyclist.

After an accident, it is important to keep witnesses on the scene so they can give statements to the police. If possible, take photographs of the scene to document the evidence for your attorney and the police. You should also contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Denver for help.


In the unfortunate situation where a motorcycle accident caused the death of a biker, family members may be entitled to a claim for wrongful death, depending on the circumstances of the accident. Head injuries are the most common cause of death among motorcyclists, a result of direct collisions. Whatever the cause of the loved one’s accident may be, our attorneys have helped victims and their families within Denver, pursuing compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and funeral costs.

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims

In Colorado, all drivers are required to have liability coverage, but many motorists are still uninsured. Another situation could be that they only have the minimum insurance amounts required by law. Because motorcyclists often suffer injuries that are more serious than accident-related injuries of other drivers, the costs for treatment will likely exceed the minimum state limits.
In order to protect all drivers in Colorado, insurance companies are required to offer uninsured (UM) and underinsured (UIM) motorist policies. Unless you decline these coverages, they are included in your insurance policy in order to protect you from drivers without proper insurance coverage. After an accident, if you determined that the driver at fault does not have insurance, or whose insurance coverage is less than the full value of your damages, you can bring in a UM or UIM claim with your insurance company. Be aware that your insurance carrier always wants to minimize the compensation it gives you. To ensure that you receive the proper compensation to cover your damages and injuries, contact a motorcycle attorney who is experienced with uninsured and underinsured claims and can help review your insurance policy.

Taking Action if you are involved in a accident

There is nothing more catastrophic than a motorcycle accident, so it is important to take the necessary safety precautions to avoid dangerous situations. However, in the event that an accident is unpreventable, contact our lawyers in Denver to review your case and personal injury claims. We will represent you and ensure that you receive the proper amount of compensation for your losses and recovery.

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Call a trusted attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. at (303) 795-5900 to get on the road to recovery now. You can also email our firm via the contact firm on this page.

As proud champions of the people, our lawyers are ready to answer your questions, explain the law and your rights, and help you take whatever steps necessary to recover the compensation you’re entitled to. With us in your corner, you can be confident that you have the legal support and representation necessary to successfully resolve your claim.

Don’t delay your recovery for a second longer – and don’t be misguided into thinking that you have to go through the process alone. Our attorneys are here, ready to help – and you won’t have to pay us anything until (or unless) there is a recovery in your case.

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Case Results


CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver. As a result of the motor vehicle accident, client was rendered a quadriplegic and needed a life care plan.
Outcome: $9,600,000

CASE: Against Insurance company for failure to pay for property damage after a gas and fire explosion.
Outcome: $1,600,000

CASE: Medical malpractice for failure to diagnose a descending aorta aneurism, resulting in death.
Outcome: $1,300,000

CASE: Neck and back injuries from car accident. Client had ongoing symptoms and needed injections for attempted remediation of pain.
Settled for $485,000

CASE: Client was injured in a 2 vehicle collision. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, concussion and multiple injuries to the neck.
Outcome: $6,000,000

CASE: Client was in her car and was T-Boned by a commercial vehicle. Her cerebral spinal fluid leaked and she suffered a concussion and traumatic brain injury with neck and lumbar (low back) injuries. Her neck injury caused radiating pain, numbness and tingling in her arms.
Outcome: $3,400,000

CASE: Client was driving on a rural road when another car crossed the center line and caused a head-on collision in the snow and ice. Client did physical work for a living. Both knees were injured, along with a neck injury.
Outcome: $2,300,000

CASE: Client was driving on South Parker road when another vehicle rapidly changed lanes and rear-ended the client. That vehicle was cited for careless driving. The collision caused a concussion with traumatic brain Injury. Client missed time from work and had a positive correlation between brain scan and neuropsychological test results.
Outcome: $950,000

CASE: Client was rear ended by a dump truck, was then knocked forward and hit another vehicle. Client had a concussion with traumatic brain injury. Client underwent a brain scan which showed hypoperfusion, correlated with her concussion symptoms. Client suffered neck injuries and injuries to her low back.
Outcome: $650,000

CASE: Client was rear-ended. The mechanism of injury from the forces in the collision caused her neck injury and at the same time, damaged her organs inside her throat. Client had swallowing and choking issues.
Outcome: $1,250,000

CASE: Client was in a motor vehicle accident. Both injections in the neck rendered some temporary relief. The Injections were transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Surgery was recommended on the lumbar (low back). The low back was injured by the forces in the collisions.
Outcome: $933,000

CASE: The client was driving in her car and was rear-ended thereby causing injuries to her lower back and neck. Client also suffered a concussion. Client had to undergo facet injections multiple times, through multiple procedures. Client also had cognitive issues which required cognitive training and therapy.
Outcome: $400,000

CASE: Client was entering a highway from an on ramp and was rear-ended by a commercial van. Client tested positive for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and failed conservative treatment. Client underwent thoracic outlet syndrome surgey, which involved removal of the first rib to attempt to relieve pressure in the thoracic outlet. Client also suffered a back injury.
Outcome: $750,000

CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver, who crossed the center line of the road. Client underwent multiple surgeries and could not work. Client was late 40s and needed a modified life care plan.
Outcome: $750,000

CASE: Client was rear ended by a tow truck driver who was a diabetic. The diabetic at fault party was a non-compliant diabetic and claimed he had a syncope episode, and was “blacked out”. Client had a preexisting back condition known and the forces from the collision aggravated, or made worse, the preexisting back condition in addition to, causing neck injuries.
Outcome: $350,000

CASE: Client was a passenger in a car where the driver fell asleep on a country road in the early morning hours. The car rolled multiple times. Client had eye injuries, facial injuries and neck and knee injuries.
Outcome: $850,000

CASE: Client was on the job, driving her own car, when she was rear-ended. She suffered a concussion with traumatic brain injury and pursued Workers Compensation Claim.
Outcome: $150,000

CASE: Client slipped and fell on snow and ice in Central City. He suffered back injuries, that did not require injections.
Outcome: $125,000

CASE: Client slipped and fell on snow and ice on a sidewalk in front of a business. She had to have knee surgery and multiple injections in her back.
Outcome: $175,000

CASE: Client was visiting a friend who was renting a house. Client tripped on untreated, dangerous section of deck and injured his back.
Outcome: $150,000

CASE:Client was rear ended and needed fusion spinal surgery. Insurance proceeds were limited.
Outcome: $125,000

CASE:Client was rear-ended and had to have rotator cuff surgery. Insurance proceeds were limited.
Settled for $65,000

CASE:Client was at Denver International Aiport traveling through Denver, slipped and fell and broke her ankle.
Settled for $118,750

CASE:Client was exposed to mold in a multi-family dwelling that was caused by leaking water.
Settled for $125,000

CASE:Motorcycle accident, reconstructive surgery, post-traumatic stress disorder, neurological injuries
Settled for $1,275,000



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