Longmont Bicycle Accident Lawyers
The Longmont, Colorado, legal team at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. understands the expenses and consequences a victim can face after a bike accident. We are dedicated to pursuing maximum monetary compensation for accident victims throughout Colorado and the surrounding areas.
Call our team today if you or someone you love has suffered injuries in a bicycle accident caused by a negligent driver.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
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)
We Advocate for Bike Accident Victims
Our legal team of Colorado personal injury lawyers is passionate about protecting the rights of victims and their loved ones. Here’s why clients choose us:
- Our lead injury attorney is an avid cyclist
- We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee – if we don’t win, you don’t pay!
- We have over 30 years of experience in personal injury law
- We get results for our clients–millions of dollars in compensation
- We deliver personalized service, give our clients the time and attention they need, and get them maximum compensation
- We love our clients!
If you or someone you love has suffered serious injuries in a bicycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call our personal injury team today.
No Upfront Costs & No Recovery, No Fee
At Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., we accept personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis; that means we don't get paid unless you do. We’re in this together! Our fee and the case costs we advance for you come out of the money we get for you. No recovery, no fee. It’s that simple.
You Have Questions. We Have Answers.
What should I do immediately after a bicycle accident?
Prioritize your health immediately after any bicycle crash that causes injury by seeking medical attention. Then, contact the authorities to report the incident and gather any necessary documentation, if applicable. Take photos or videos of the accident scene, injuries, and damages, and collect contact information from witnesses. Notify your insurance company about the incident, and be cautious about accepting settlements without consulting an attorney.
Preserve evidence of the accident, such as damaged property, and keep records of medical bills and other expenses. Finally, seek legal advice from a trusted personal injury attorney to understand your rights, navigate the claims process, and help you pursue fair compensation.
How can I prove liability in a bicycle accident?
A personal injury attorney will work on gathering and presenting evidence to establish a direct connection between the breach of duty and the injuries and damages suffered by the bicyclist. They will show that the other party had a duty of care towards the bicyclist, such as following traffic laws, and that this duty was not fulfilled. This can be demonstrated through various types of evidence, including witness testimonies, accident reconstruction, photographs or videos of the accident scene, and relevant traffic or safety regulations.
Our personal injury team is adept at putting the puzzle pieces together for you, has years of experience doing exactly that, and will present your claim to the responsible insurer in a compelling way to ensure you get maximum recovery for your losses. Proving personal injury cases is what we do every single day!
What types of compensation can I seek for my bicycle accident?
Many losses can be compensated through a bicycle crash lawsuit in Colorado. Common examples of recoverable damages include your medical bills, lost wages, physical and mental pain and suffering, inconvenience, emotional stress, physical impairment, and disfigurement. But remember the old adage: “If you are your own lawyer, you have a fool for a client.” Don’t go it alone. One of our Colorado injury lawyers would be happy to help evaluate the circumstances of your case and guide you through the legal process.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a bicycle accident?
In Colorado, you have a maximum of three years to file a claim if your bike accident was caused by someone driving a car. If a motorist did not cause it, you have two years to file a lawsuit.
What kind of compensation is available for this type of personal injury case?
In a bicycle accident lawsuit, the goal is to obtain compensatory damages from the person responsible for your injuries. You can also seek punitive damages if the defendant acted recklessly or intentionally to cause you harm.
Compensatory damages are intended to cover the losses you have experienced due to the crash. This includes medical expenses already paid and those expected in the future, wages lost during your recovery, compensation for the pain and emotional distress you've endured, compensation for physical impairment, and consideration for any disfigurement.
Punitive damages, though uncommon, aim to punish the responsible party for particularly reckless behavior or intentional harm.
I would like to give a big thank you to Matthew Crowther and his paralegal, Nicolas Allen, for doing a great job on my case. They settled for more than I expected and were always available when I had questions. I would highly recommend them and would go back to them if needed. Thank you again.