Archive for the ‘Motorcycle Accident’ Category

Car Drivers and Motorcyclists Need to Learn to Share the Road

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

man riding on a motorcycle running on the road with cars | Car Drivers and Motorcyclists Need to Learn to Share the RoadAccording to the Colorado Department of Transportation, motorcycle crashes are up 32% in Colorado since 2011. In 2018, 103 motorcyclists were killed on Colorado roads. Why? Colorado drivers simply don’t always look out for motorcyclists on the road. In addition, the increase in distracted driving has led to an increase in motorcycle accident deaths in recent years. 

All car drivers and motorcyclists need to learn to share the road, in order to prevent serious accidents from occurring. To help combat the rise in motorcycle crashes, the Colorado Highway Patrol operates the Colorado Motorcycle Operator Safety Training Program across the state. 

In order to stay safe on the road this season, however, it is important to know what you can do to share the road.  (more…)

Pedestrian Killed in Accident Near Highway 50 in Pueblo

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

boy run over by a car | fatal pedestrian accidentPueblo police officials are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred near Highway 50 in Pueblo in March. The accident occurred at 9:15 pm on Friday, March 22 near Highway 50 and Club Manor Drive. The victim was wheelchair bound and was attempting to cross the street when they were hit by a vehicle. No details have been released following the fatal accident. (more…)

Getting Back on Your Motorcycle after an Accident

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Motorcycle on highway at dusk | Getting back on your motorcycle after an accidentFor 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…)

Colorado Motorcycle Deaths in 2015

Friday, September 25th, 2015

race in the desertWhile 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…)

June Crash Highlights the Dangers of Hit and Run Accidents

Friday, July 17th, 2015

dangerous crossingA 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…)

Lane-Splitting May Actually be Safe | Pueblo Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Biker First-person view. Winter slippery roadCalifornia 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…)

Are Motorcycle Helmets Dangerous?

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Are Motorcycle Helmets Dangerous?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…)

Lawsuits Involving Defective Motorcycle Equipment

Monday, November 24th, 2014

motorcycleA 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…)

Who is Liable in a Motorcycle Accident?

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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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…)

Motorcycle Accidents Frequently Result in TBI

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

motorcycleThe 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…)