Longmont Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Motorcycle Accident Claims in Colorado

Motorcycle accidents, similar to those involving cyclists and pedestrians, are far more dangerous and produce greater fatalities than auto accidents because of the lack of coverage the vehicle provides. A helmet or motorcycle jacket can only offer so much protection if you’re flung from your vehicle onto an open road. For this reason, in a crash the motorcycle rider will typically sustain many more injuries than the person who was driving the car—and who likely caused the wreck.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident involving a motor vehicle and you were not at fault for the crash, you are likely entitled to compensation that will cover your medical bills, ongoing treatment, and other expenses. At The Law Offices of Edward Smith, our Longmont motorcycle accident attorney has been helping injured individuals across Colorado receive the compensation they deserve for over 30 years.

If you’re interested in learning more, we offer free consultations to all new clients. Call or Text Edward Right Now for a Free, Immediate Consultation at (303) 682-2944 or message us online here.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents & Associated Injuries

Motorcycle accidents can be caused by many factors, from reckless driving on the part of the rider to icy winter roads. However, you can only receive compensation for your injuries if you were at little or no fault for the crash.

Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
  • Head-on collisions with a motorist who was distracted, intoxicated, or otherwise irresponsible

  • Lane splitting, which puts bikers at high risk due to the proximity with cars

  • Other motor vehicles making a left-hand turn into a motorcyclist

  • Speeding, on the part of the rider or motorist

  • A driver opening their car door as a motorcyclist passes

As we mentioned, motorcycle accidents involving a motor vehicle like a car or a truck are especially dangerous for the rider. Many motorcyclists suffer serious and even catastrophic injuries when they are involved in an accident.

The most common injuries sustained in motorcycle crashes are:
  • Broken or fractured bones

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Neck injuries

  • Facial lacerations and contusions

  • Traumatic brain injuries

  • Internal injuries

  • Road rash

  • Death

Proving Negligence in a Motorcycle Accident

Car drivers often overlook their blind spots or drive while distracted and then don’t see a person riding their motorcycle as a result—this is the exact kind of reckless behavior that leads to serious accidents. Although riders should always exercise a reasonable amount of caution themselves while on their bikes, many circumstances are out of their control in these situations.

In fact, most motorcyclists are not the ones who cause accidents and they typically share little fault compared to the vehicle with which they crashed. However, in personal injury cases, it is up to the injured party to prove the other party was at fault in the accident. While this often comes down to the investigating officer’s opinion and which party they ticketed, it is not always the case.

Therefore, it’s always helpful to document things on your own if you can, such as:
  • Taking your own photos of the crash scene

  • Getting the at-fault driver’s insurance information

  • Asking witnesses for their contact information

  • Making notes of how the accident happened while it is fresh in your mind

  • Seeking a doctor’s medical opinion

Want to learn more? Contact Edward Smith today at (303) 682-2944 or message our firm online.

Finding a Qualified Lawyer to Handle Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

If you file a claim on your own, you could be missing crucial pieces of evidence that could help you recover more money. After you’ve been in your accident, it is best to quickly hire an experienced attorney who is well-versed in personal injury law. The statute of limitations, or time period in which you’re allowed to make a claim, on personal injury cases such as your own is three years in Colorado. Although that may sound like a long time now, the legal process is lengthy and it’s best to get started as soon as possible.

If you or a loved one have been in a serious motorcycle accident, you’ll need legal representation as soon as possible. Attorney Edward Smith will help determine all negligent parties involved and fight for the compensation you deserve. Edward has 30 years of experience in personal injury law, has worked for insurance companies before, and has recovered millions in damages for his clients over the years.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

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Motorcycle Accident

Recovered for a client injured in a motorcycle accident.
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Truck Accident

Settlement for a truck accident victim who was seriously injured by an 18 wheeler.
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Motor Vehicle Accident

Recovery for a woman seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Hear It From Our Clients

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!)
After doing my research for a personal injury attorney I found Edward, and my experience holds true to all his previous 5-star reviews. If you want someone who is truly on your side,
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.
Former Client
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,
Stuart H.