Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Colorado

About 14 percent of all traffic-related deaths impact motorcycle riders. In fact, any motorcyclist is about 35 times more likely (than someone in a passenger vehicle) to sustain fatal injuries any time they ride. This is according to officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), who also report that, every year, at least 4,500 people across the nation are killed in motorcycle wrecks.

While these big-picture motorcycle accident statistics can be distressing to consider, just one fatal motorcycle accident can be far more devastating for any family that loses a loved one to a deadly wreck.

At Bell & Pollock, P.C., our Denver lawyers are dedicated to helping families seek justice in the aftermath of a fatal motorcycle accident. Experienced and compassionate, our attorneys are ready to help you determine who’s at fault for causing a deadly wreck and hold any and all responsible parties accountable.

We understand that money will never bring a loved one back or erase the profound losses caused by deadly motorcycle accidents. We also know, however, that pursuing justice via a fatal motorcycle accident case can be necessary to securing the financial resources and closure that can be pivotal to the overall recovery process.

Leading Causes of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

The top causes of deadly motorcycle accidents include:

• Negligent motorists – Distracted driving, drunk driving, drugged driving and violating traffic laws are all forms of motorist negligence that commonly cause fatal motorcycle accidents. Here, it’s important to understand that negligent motorists can include commercial drivers (like truckers), the drivers of passenger vehicles, and even other motorcyclists on the road.

• Dangerous road conditions – Broken traffic signals, covered traffic signs, debris in the road and an absence of guardrails or lane dividers are all examples of dangerous road conditions that can play a role in causing deadly motorcycle wrecks. Here, it should be noted that:
o Adverse weather can intensify dangerous road conditions by making roads slick (and possibly by limiting motorists’ visibility).
o When this factor causes fatal wrecks, the party responsible for road safety and maintenance (like a city or county) can be liable.

• Faulty or defective vehicle (or motorcycle) equipment – Brake failures, ignition system malfunctions and tire blowouts are all examples of equipment malfunctions that can contribute to deadly motorcycle wrecks. In these situations, the equipment manufacturer (and possibly repair technicians and/or shops) can be liable.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Colorado: The Statistics

Here are some of the latest findings about the prevalence of deadly motorcycle accidents in Colorado (according to officials at the Colorado Department of Transportation, CDOT):

• Fatal motorcycle accidents in Colorado have been on the rise in recent years, spiking at least 14 percent since 2015.
• Colorado ranks 14th in the U.S. for the highest rate of motorcycle crash deaths.
• More than 1 in every 3 fatal motorcycle accidents in Colorado involves alcohol impairment (i.e., at least one involved motorist having a BAC of at least 0.08).
• Nearly 9 in 10 motorcycle accident deaths in Colorado impact men.
• People between 18 and 44 years old make up about 54 percent of the victims of fatal motorcycle accidents.

After a Deadly Motorcycle Crash: How an Attorney Can Help

When a fatal motorcycle accident takes a loved one away forever, having the representation of an experienced lawyer – like a Denver motorcycle accident lawyer at Bell & Pollock, P.C. – is essential. Just some of the reasons for this include that a motorcycle accident lawyer can help you:

• Determine who’s at fault
• Identify all of your options for recovery
• Prove liability and protect your rights at every phase of your case
• Maximize your recovery and resolve your case as favorably as possible.

Find Out More Now: Contact a Denver Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Bell & Pollock, P.C.

Call (303) 539-5425 to speak to an experienced Denver motorcycle accident attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. and get clear, straightforward answers about your options for justice and recovery. You can also email our firm (using the contact form on this page).

Our Denver attorneys are ready to put their knowledge, skills and resources to work helping you hold any and all negligent parties accountable for causing a fatal motorcycle accident.

Our central goal is to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve so you can concentrate on dealing with your grief and putting your life back together.

Contact Us

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: 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