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Bicycle Accident Claims in Colorado

Walking or riding a bike as a mode of transportation is a healthy and environmentally conscious decision that more people are making lately. However, bike lanes don’t always exist, and people driving cars are not always anticipating seeing a cyclist on the road, making riding a bike a potentially dangerous decision as well.

Unfortunately, bicycle accidents involving motorists are all too common. These types of incidents are usually caused by reckless behavior from the driver: he or she is either texting, driving over the speed limit, failing to yield, disobeying traffic signs, or intoxicated. If a driver was negligent and you or a loved one is injured as a result, you have the right to receive compensation. At The Law Offices of Edward Smith, our Colorado bicycle accident lawyer can help you stand up for your right to collect funds to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

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Common Bicycle Accident Injuries

Car accidents involving cyclists often end worse than those involving just motorized vehicles. If you’re in a car and are struck by another car, you have all sorts of built-in safety features like airbags, seatbelts, and even crumple zones to defer most of the crash impact away from where passengers are.

However, if you are hit while on a bike or using a crosswalk, you have no real protection besides maybe a helmet.

Injuries sustained can be devastating, and often involve:
  • Broken bones

  • Dental fractures

  • Road rash

  • Death

  • Brain damage

  • Facial lacerations and contusions

  • Spinal cord damage

Negligence in Colorado Bicycle Accidents

Simply being hit by a car while on your bike does not guarantee that you can make a personal injury claim. You will need to prove that the driver was in fact negligent and that you were at little or no fault to receive compensation.

If the driver had been drinking or was simply not paying attention while you were obeying traffic signals, you will most likely be able to make a claim. However, if you were cycling the wrong way down a one-way street when you were hit, the evidence will be less in your favor.

What to Do After a Bicycle Accident

There are certain crucial steps you can take following a bicycle accident to help your personal injury claim. By collecting as much evidence as possible and being careful not to admit fault (even if you know or suspect your actions may have been negligent), you are protecting yourself from the at-fault driver’s insurance company’s attempts to undermine you and your claim.

The most important things to do after your accident include:
  • Seek medical attention: Even if you feel fine, you should always see a doctor after an accident. Having medical records on file can back up your personal injury claim. Also, a doctor’s examination may uncover an injury you didn’t realize you had.
  • Take pictures of the accident scene: Capture as many photos as you can, especially ones showing any property damage or injuries.
  • Collect information from other involved parties: Get the contact and insurance information of the driver who hit you. Ask for the contact information of any witnesses as well.
  • Call the police immediately: This will allow a third-party to investigate how the accident occurred. The report can be used to back up your claim as well.
  • Don’t talk to the other driver’s insurance company: They may try to get you to admit fault or accept a settlement that doesn’t fully cover your damages.
  • Call a personal injury lawyer: A lawyer can help you build your claim and advise you on the next steps.

How The Law Offices of Edward Smith Can Help

If you are hit while crossing the street or cycling in a bike lane, the effects can take a huge toll on you and your family while you recover. With a serious injury, medical bills may pile up and you might even have to take extended time off work without pay during this time period. It can be a grueling and stressful time for you and your loved ones.

With 30 years of experience practicing personal injury law, dedicated Colorado bicycle accident lawyer Edward Smith can help you through this tough time and fight on your behalf to get the money from the insurance companies that you deserve.

Contact Us for a Free Immediate Consultation to learn more about your potential case.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

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So, I had wanted to take the time to give an honest review. In the later months of 2020, I had the misfortune of being involved in a car accident that had permanently changed my mobility in my right foot,
Shannon
So, I had wanted to take the time to give an honest review. In the later months of 2020, I had the misfortune of being involved in a car accident that had permanently changed my mobility in my right foot, and had my undergo surgery to repair the damages. Due to me being an independent business owner, my situation was complicated and difficult to navigate especially seeing as I was stranded out of state where the injury occurred to seek out my medical care for over a month. It had also put the production for my business out of operations for a three month period which caused significant wages lost from my sole source of income. During this time we had begun searching for an Attourney’s to help pursue the wages lost and to help make me whole again after some hefty medical bills. After looking though multiple options, we decided to give a call to Edward Smith. Ed has been a godsend and an incredible help during this difficult time for me. He’s been polite and experienced during the healing process and always was just a text or phone call away should I have had any questions. I didn’t have to wait days or weeks for a response. I felt comfortable with his knowledge at all times and Ed even went as far as to help call my medical providers and negotiate fees to help me save additional money which was incredibly kind. After about a year, we finally have settled the case and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I can finally get back on my feet and continue to grow my business and get back to normal. I couldn’t have done it without the help of Ed Smith and his offices. If you’re considering an Attorney, you won’t find a kinder or more educated professional in the field. (And it’s a specialty, so he knows this inside and out!)
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M. Darmofal
Dealing with a car accident is very difficult. It was such a relief to be able to hand over all the details to Edward, allowing me to focus on my recovery from my injuries.
Jennifer S.
Edward was my attorney and he was fantastic! I hired him after being frustrated by my doctors who just didn't seem to understand why my ankle was hurting so badly after a car accident. They basically told me I was exaggerating my pain.
Rosie A.
Mr. Edward Smith handled my accident claim and did a great job. He got me way more money than I expected. He was professional and always there to help me.
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After sustaining multiple injuries in a motorcycle accident, I knew I needed the best legal help available. I found that help with Edward Smith, a man with wisdom and vast experience,
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