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Motorcycle Accidents


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 20 years.

If you’re interested in learning more, we offer free consultations to all new clients. Call or Text Ed 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
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Road rash
  • Facial lacerations and contusions
  • 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 Ed 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 Ed Smith will help determine all negligent parties involved and fight for the compensation you deserve. Ed has more than 20 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.

  • Motorcycle Accident $4,000,000

    Recovered for a client injured in a motorcycle accident.

  • Truck Accident $3,750,000

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

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $2,500,000

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

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $1,750,000

    Recovered for a man injured in a motor vehicle accident.

  • Bicycle Accident $1,500,000

    Recovered for a man injured in a bicycle accident

  • Serious Injuries $1,250,000

    Edward recovered $1.25 million dollars for a 26-year-old woman who suffered serious injuries in an auto accident. Following the accident, the insurance company for the at-fault driver denied responsibility and offered nothing. The client hired our office and we pursued the case vigorously. The case settled two weeks before trial for $1.25 million dollars.

  • Serious Injuries $1,100,000

    Recovered for a client injured in a car accident then mistreated by her own insurance company.

  • Serious Injuries $1,000,000


  • Multi-Vehicle Highway Accident $1,000,000

    Settlement for a woman injured in a multi-vehicle highway accident involving an 18 wheeler.

  • Back & Neck Injuries $750,000

    Settlement for a 42-year-old man who suffered back and neck injuries in a roll-over motor vehicle accident.

  • Broken Leg & Arm $600,000

    Recovered for a motorcyclist who was hit by a truck and suffered a broken leg and broken arm.

  • Tibial Plateau Fracture $425,000

    Settlement for a 39-year-old man who suffered a tibial plateau fracture in his knee from a truck.

  • Serious Injuries $400,000

    Settlement for a 17-year-old rear seat passenger of a vehicle struck by a drunk driver

  • Serious Injuries $350,000

    Recovered for an 18-year-old injured as a passenger when a truck struck the vehicle he was in

  • Ankle Injury $305,000

    Settlement for a 28 yr old woman who suffered an ankle injury when a truck turned in front of her at an intersection.

  • Wrongful Death $300,000

    Recovered for the family of a woman killed while crossing the street against the light

  • Ankle Injury $300,000

    Recovery for a 50-year-old woman who suffered an ankle injury when a car turned in front of her

  • Serious Injuries $300,000

    Recovered for a 34-year-old man who suffered multiple injuries after striking an animal that wandered out onto a highway.

  • Leg injury $300,000

    Settlement for a 64-year-old woman who sustained a leg injury after being rear-ended at a stoplight

  • Back Injury $250,000

    Recovered for a 54-year-old man who sustained a back injury in a rear-end collision.

  • Broken Foot $90,000

    Settlement for a 46-year-old woman who suffered a broken foot in a trip and fall action.


Hear It From Our Clients

  • “We Were Rear-Ended By An 18-Wheeler and Hired Ed to Help Us.”

    - Brooke Johnston
  • “He took care of everything which was a big relief. I got a settlement that was way more than what I expected.”

    - David B.
  • “For any other person seeking to redress a personal injury case, I couldn't recommend anyone higher for your consideration than Mr. Edward Smith, Esquire.”

    - Charlotte M.