Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries
Motorcycle Injury Representation in Colorado Springs
Anyone who has been involved in a motorcycle accident knows how quickly medical bills can pile up. Add lost income and a lengthy recovery process to the mix, and it’s understandable why most people will require some financial assistance during this difficult time. Unfortunately, for many, the stresses of dealing with insurance companies following an accident can make getting back to health even more difficult.
A motorcycle accident attorney can be an invaluable ally during recovery. Whether you’re pursuing compensation from an insurance company or a negligent driver.
Most motorists don’t know all the rights that they enjoy after a traffic crash. They may rely on the insurance company to tell them what sorts of compensation they may qualify for. Unfortunately, no matter what an insurance company offers, their main loyalty is not to their customers but rather to the owners of their stock. Insurance companies need to show a steady, high profit and they can do this best when they undervalue claims.
If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you need a motorcycle attorney to help you get the most compensation possible. Without an attorney, you don’t have a professional fighting for your rights — which means the insurance company may give you less than you might need for motorcycle repairs, medical treatment and other needs. Without a motorcycle lawyer seeking compensation for you, it may be difficult to secure the money you need for your care.
Motorcycle Accidents: Statistics and Consequences
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of freedom you get during a long ride on your motorcycle. When an accident with another vehicle threatens that freedom, aggressive representation from an attorney who understands personal injury law can be essential to getting a settlement that lets you recover at your own speed.
Countrywide, there were approximately 8.5 million motorcycles on the road in 2012. In recent years, this number has been growing, thanks to an increase in new riders and in people returning to the road after an extended period of absence. Unfortunately, more riders mean more accidents — in 2012 alone, over 93,000 people were injured in motorcycle accidents. Of these, nearly 5000 died as a result.
Here in Colorado, drivers share the road with over 184,000 registered motorcycles. Each year, around 80 people in the state are involved in fatal accidents, with countless more surviving but suffering mild to severe injuries. Ultimately, even the most experienced rider can have an accident, often through no fault of their own. Whether it’s due to poor road conditions, a distracted or drunk driver, equipment failure, speeding, or any other cause, the consequences of an accident are often far worse for a motorcycle rider.
Motorcyclists are less protected than passengers in a car. While passengers in most vehicles have air bags, seat belts, and layers of glass, metal and plastic to protect them, there is very little between a motorcycle and the road. In a collision, you may be directly hit by a larger vehicle or may be thrown from your bike. In either case, serious injuries such as brain trauma, fractures, spinal cord injury, amputations, crushing injuries and whiplash are quite common in serious motorcycle crashes.
Motorcycle Accident Recovery
A full recovery from an accident can take months or even years. During that time, you may be unable to work and you may require expensive medical treatment. You don’t want to face a painful and difficult recovery as well as financial worries, which is why legal advice and representation is so important. It is vital to contact a motorcycle injury lawyer who knows not only how to win but what you can recover under Colorado law.
Contact Laybourne Law Firm for Professional Representation
Many people assume that hiring a motorcycle accident injury lawyer will involve a long, drawn-out court case. If necessary, Brad Laybourne and his team will aggressively represent your interests in trial. However, motorcycle injury claims can often be settled quickly and painlessly in the negotiating room, either with your insurance company or a third party’s.
Settlements can help you get compensation quickly and effectively. However, insurance companies may be more willing to reach a settlement if they know that an attorney is willing to go to court. The legal team at Laybourne Law Firm has developed a reputation for aggressively pursuing cases in court when necessary. This can often push insurance companies to consider settlement offers seriously.
Laybourne Law Firm won’t charge a fee unless you win the settlement you need to recover. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation.