Longmont Bicycle Accident Lawyers
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A bicycle is a popular form of transportation, recreation, and even exercise of many people in Longmont and the rest of Colorado. While there are many healthy and environmentally-friendly benefits to bicycling, cyclists are constantly at risk of being involved in an accident and suffering serious injuries.
If you have suffered an injury in a bicycling accident caused by a negligent party, our Longmont bicycle accident attorneys at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. can review your case, determine your available legal options, and maximize your entitled compensation. With more than three decades of legal experience, we have protected the rights and best interests of thousands of clients, helping them obtain the best possible outcome.
Who is Liable in a Bicycle Accident in Colorado?
The NHTSA states that collisions with motor vehicles account for nearly 30 percent of all bicycle accidents in the United States. Since cyclists are typically only fitted with a safety helmet, getting struck by a vehicle can lead to catastrophic and fatal injuries due to the lack of protection afforded to bicycle riders compared to drivers.
Common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk/drugged driving
- Reckless driving or a complete disregard for the traffic laws and safety of others
- Crossing locations with dense traffic
- Inadequate conspicuity (i.e. riding a bike at night)
Motorists are required to uphold a duty of care whenever they drive on and share the road with others. If they fail to uphold this duty by committing a traffic violation or driving in a careless manner before crashing into a bicyclist, drivers can be held liable in a personal injury lawsuit.
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Although the driver is clearly at fault, it is possible he/she will do their best to deny liability or even blame the accident on you. Our Longmont legal team can ensure the at-fault party is held accountable for their negligent actions by providing you with experienced and personalized legal solutions.
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