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Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Longmont

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 us at (303) 578-9900 to schedule your case evaluation today.

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) 578-9900 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.

  • Serious Injuries $1,250,000

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Back Injury $250,000

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


Hear It From Our Clients

  • “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.
  • “He was always available to answer my questions and concerns and was able to bring my case to the very best possible conclusion.”

    - Stuart H.