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What to Do if You or a Family Member Is Harmed in a Denver Motorcycle Accident

Because motorcyclists do not have the advantage of being in an enclosed vehicle, motorcyclists are more likely to suffer severe injury or death in a crash. The statistics in Colorado are –alarming — nearly 1 in 5 traffic deaths in 2011 were motorcycle riders.

Motorcyclists are more injury prone than automobile drivers

Motorcyclists face a greater risk of harm than car and truck drivers, due primarily to:

Post-accident protocol

Even in a seemingly minor accident, it is crucial to obtain a prompt, thorough medical examination and to make sure that a police report is filed. The next step is to gather evidence, such as:

During the course of the lawsuit, you need to compile evidence to counter the other party’s claims that you or your injured family member contributed to the accident and/or were partially responsible for the other party’s own injuries. Showing that the injured motorcyclist wore a helmet and other protective gear, obeyed the speed limit, drove a well-maintained bike and exercised caution with respect to road conditions is always beneficial in these cases.

If you or a family member is injured in a motorcycle accident in Colorado, contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. Bell & Pollock, P.C. has more than 20 years of experience providing effective, compassionate support for injured Colorado motorcycle accident victims.