For a variety of reasons, getting back on your motorcycle after an accident can be a very difficult process and one accompanied with great anxiety. Once you’ve identified the source of your anxiety, you will be better equipped to resolve those issues and get back on the road.
Fear is a primary deterrent to getting back on your motorcycle after an accident. Riders may fear experiencing a similar type of accident or re-living the pain and injuries associated with it. (more…)
While the total number of statewide motorcycle fatalities for the year is running about average, there have already been 12 deaths since June. The Colorado Department of Transportation generally anticipates more fatalities as the weather becomes warmer. This number, however, is still disheartening.
So far there have been 52 Colorado motorcycle deaths in 2015 – four just in Larimer County alone. According to a database maintained by the Coloradoan, that is already one more fatality than all of 2014. (more…)
A hit and run accident in June resulting in one man in intensive care with multiple injuries, highlights the dangers of hit and run accidents.
Forty-five-year-old Christopher Baca was riding his motorcycle through the intersection of Interstate 70 frontage road and Kipling Street in Wheat Ridge one night when he was struck by a white Ford Dooley pickup truck.
The driver of the truck was making a left turn at the intersection and failed to stop after hitting Christopher. The truck continued with its left turn even as it rolled over Christopher and his bike. (more…)
California legislators commissioned a study to determine the reasonability of legalizing lane-splitting- with certain restrictions and guidelines- for motorcyclists. The comprehensive study, carried out by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, indicates that lane splitting might actually be safer for motorcyclists than not lane-splitting. (more…)
Crash studies have shown that motorcyclists who wear helmets are 29% more likely to survive a motorcycle crash. In addition, they are 2.5x less likely to suffer a serious head injury, compared to those riders who opted not to ride with a helmet on. Yet, not everyone believes that motorcycle helmets are safe. Opponents of mandatory state motorcycle helmet laws say that helmets actually increase the rider’s risk of getting into a motorcycle crash. Why? They believe that they interfere with the rider’s ability to see and hear the surrounding traffic. But is this right? Are Motocycle Helmets Dangerous? (more…)
A significant number of motorcycle accidents are the result of defective motorcycle equipment. In far too many cases, a police report will put the blame for an accident on the motorcyclist rather than a defectively designed or manufactured motorcycle. Some of the most common types of defective motorcycle claims involve: (more…)
Receiving an injury in a motorcycle accident can be a major disruption to your daily routine and your entire lifestyle. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you are, no doubt, curious about the value of your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. The truth is, it is nearly impossible to say for certain, due to the number and case-specificity of factors involved in determining such a figure. That being said, this article attempts to outline the primary aspects that affect the value of a motorcycle accident case. (more…)
The majority of motorcycle accident fatalities occur because of head injury, yet the state of Colorado only requires that drivers and passengers under the age of 18 wear a DOT approved helmet. Regardless of the law, all Colorado motorcyclists should wear a helmet. Why? By wearing a helmet, you drastically lower your chances of severe injury and/or death. In fact, in 2011, the NHTSA estimated that motorcycle helmets saved over 1600 lives. (more…)
A 37-year-old motorcyclist has died after a crash with a car in Colorado Springs, according to the Gazette. The accident happened late in the evening in Fountain at the intersection of Fontaine Blvd and Fountain Mesa Rd. A Hyundai Accent made a left turn off of Fontaine, in front of a Harley Davidson motorcycle that was traveling the opposite direction on Fontaine. The motorcycle collided with the car in the intersection, and the rider was taken to Memorial Hospital. The rider was wearing a helmet, but died from his injuries. The 20-year-old man who was driving the car was not injured. It is not clear who was at fault in the accident.
Each year, about 4,000 motorcyclists are lost in crashes across the country. Everyone who rides is aware of the potential danger. Many motorcycle crashes are single vehicle accidents, involving a rider losing control, often due to excessive speed. However, too often motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers of cars and trucks who simply don’t see the bike. A left turner who cuts off a motorcycle or a lane changer who doesn’t see the bike riding in the other lane are things that every rider knows. It is important for riders to always be aware of the possible dangers that cars present. Of course, it is equally important for the drivers of those cars to be aware of their surroundings, and remember how damaging an accident can be to a motorcyclist.
Speak with experienced Pueblo wrongful death attorney Mickey Smith today to discuss your options if you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed in a motorcycle accident. Mickey has helped countless Coloradans to protect their rights and recover compensation for injuries caused by the negligent or reckless actions of other people. He understands how difficult it is for an injured motorcyclist to protect his or her rights, and is ready to speak with you about your case. Mickey is a dedicated Pueblo personal injury attorney who may be able to help you recover compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and more. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, call Mickey today at (719)544-0062 or fill out and submit the contact form on this website.
The 13th annual Blue Thunder Motorcycle Run, honoring the memories of fallen police officers, was held along the front range, according to CBS Denver. The run, which began in honor of Douglas County Deputy Ron King, who was killed in the line of duty in 1999, raised money for Englewood Police officer Jeremy Bitner, who died after being struck by a suspected drunk driver while engaged in a traffic stop in May. Each year, dozens of motorcyclists, many of them law enforcement officers themselves, ride along the front range in an effort to raise money for the families of lost officers, and to increase awareness of the dangers police officers face every day, particularly motorcycle patrol officers. One of the goals of the ride is to attract more riders each year; over 100 participated this year.
Have you lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash? Contact a dedicated Pueblo motorcycle crash lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options.
Pueblo Motorcycle Accident Attorney Motorcycle accidents can leave catastrophic injuries. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact a dedicated Pueblo motorcycle accident attorney today to discuss your options.
Over 4,500 motorcyclists are killed in traffic accidents every year, based on data reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Motorcycles represent a disproportionately high percentage of traffic fatalities when compared to total vehicle miles driven, which is due to a combination of factors. Certainly, there is no question that when riding a motorcycle, one is both less visible in traffic than a larger car or truck, and more vulnerable to serious injury or death in the event of a crash. It is extremely important for motorcyclists to be aware of their surroundings at all times, but also for drivers of cars and trucks to keep an eye out for smaller vehicles such as motorcycles and bicycles at all times.
If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, contact a compassionate, dedicated Pueblo motorcycle crash lawyer immediately to discuss your options. Mickey Smith has helped countless people in Pueblo and the surrounding area to recover compensation for medical bills, property damage and loss of wages after serious injury accidents, including fatal crashes. When you have lost a family member, no one can return what you have lost, but if your loved one was taken away from you by another person’s recklessness or negligence, Mickey can help ensure that person takes responsibility for his or her actions. Someone else’s negligence should never cause you financial hardship on top of your grief. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION contact Mickey today at (719)544-0062.