Longmont Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Standing with Riders When It Counts
Injured motorcyclists can often feel like they are on their own after being a wreck. The same insurance companies that sell them accident coverage policies can turn their back on them by trying to blame them for a motorcycle accident that was not their fault. The stereotype that motorcyclists are all reckless by nature persists today and it continues to cause trouble for responsible motorcycle riders who are hit by negligent motorists.
At Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. in Longmont, Colorado, we are on a mission to undo the unfair biases against motorcyclists by providing the riders in our city with responsive, compassionate, and effective legal representation. You deserve full compensation from the parties liable for your crash and injuries. Using our legal services, you can pursue every last penny, either through a claim that ends in a settlement or a lawsuit that goes to court for litigation. Our team is ready to stand by you through anything if it means reaching the optimal conclusion.
Discover the next step for your motorcycle accident claim. Contact us now.
Causes & Consequences of Motorcycle Accidents
Contrary to popular – and misinformed – belief, motorcycle riders are not usually the source for serious motorcycle accidents. Instead, motorists in other vehicles tend to cause crashes because they are not paying enough attention to the road around them, especially not for smaller vehicles like motorcycles.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents include motorists who fail to:
- Check blind spots when merging or changing lanes
- Look for oncoming motorcycles when turning left across an intersection
- Stop at a red light before rear-ending a motorcyclist
In these situations and others, the liability for the accident should be placed on the motorist. Yet many dishonest drivers will fabricate the truth of an accident to try to blame the motorcyclist and further the stereotype that they are reckless or dangerous on the road. Collecting ample evidence of liability – like helmet cams, eyewitness statements, and police reports – is a crucial step in any motorcycle accident claim to ensure that liability is not unfairly displaced.
Severe Injuries & Wrongful Death
The lack of outer vehicular protections for a motorcyclist means the worst of an impact in a traffic collision will strike the rider. Catastrophic injuries are extremely likely in a motorcycle accident for this reason.
Some of the worst injuries suffered by motorcyclists in a violent crash are:
- Broken bones
- Brain damage
- Road rash and scarring
There is also a dramatically increased likelihood that a motorcyclist will lose their life in an accident with a larger vehicle. If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, then you can pursue compensation with a wrongful death claim filed in their name.
Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Claim
Our goal as your chosen Longmont motorcycle accident attorneys will be to make your life easier in any way we can manage. The most direct way to accomplish this goal is to secure maximized compensation from whatever party or parties are liable for your injuries. With money to pay for your medical bills and make up for your lost wages, you can rest more comfortably while recovering.
Your potential damages can also include noneconomic damages, which are paid to you in relation to the undue pain and suffering you have experienced because of the crash. For example, if you have struggled to fall asleep each night since the accident due to chronic pain, then you should be rewarded additional finances to acknowledge that agonizing situation.
If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, then your wrongful death claim will be able to demand different damages. Burial costs and money to make up for the loss of companionship are two commonly rewarded damages in wrongful death claims.
No Attorney Fees Without a Win!
You can get the help of our Longmont motorcycle accident lawyers without risking your finances thanks to our contingency fees. Under this system of payment, we only get paid attorney fees if we are successful in securing a settlement or verdict in your favor. Thanks to our free initial consultations, too, there is no risk for you to learn more about your legal options and take action.
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.