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Motorcycle Thief Killed Evading Police | Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

According to 9 News, a man trying to evade police on a stolen motorcycle was killed when he crashed into a dump truck in Pueblo. The bike was seen by a patrol plane speeding northbound on I-25, but the rider failed to stop for troopers on the ground. After crossing over into the southbound lanes, he exited the highway and led the troopers around city streets before crashing into a dump truck. The dump truck driver was not hurt; the motorcyclist died at the scene.

Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident? Contact an experienced Denver motorcycle accident attorney today to discuss your options.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that over 4,000 motorcyclists are killed every year in traffic accidents. Given the lack of protection that motorcycles offer in comparison to passenger cars and trucks, it is not surprising that this number, when adjusted to account for total vehicle miles traveled makes it many times more likely that a motorcyclist will be involved in a fatal accident than an occupant of a car. With this in mind, it is extremely important, when riding, to practice defensive driving and be aware of your surroundings at all times. However, you can never control the actions of the other drivers with whom you share the road.

If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, contact an experienced, dedicated Denver motorcycle accident lawyer immediately to discuss your options. Wade Eldridge is an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who is also a dedicated rider himself, and has helped countless Coloradans to recover compensation after motorcycle accidents caused by another driver’s negligence. Given the lack of protection that a motorcycle affords, the injuries involved in a motorcycle accident can be extremely serious, often resulting in the need for ongoing medical care for years into the future. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION contact Wade today at (303)861-4222.

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Woman Stands Trial in Fatal Motorcycle Wreck | Denver Motorcycle Crash Attorney

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

According to 9 News, a woman who is accused of driving drunk and causing a motorcycle crash that killed two people near Durango has been charged with vehicular homicide. According to the arrest affidavit, she admitted to having been drinking and smoking marijuana before driving. Her vehicle crossed the center line on US Highway 160, and she crashed head-on into a motorcycle, killing a couple in their 60’s from California. The woman is being held without bail awaiting trial.

Have you been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash? Speak with a dedicated Denver motorcycle crash lawyer immediately to discuss your options.

Motorcycle riders are inherently less protected on the road than passengers in cars and trucks, and are therefore more vulnerable to serious injury or even death in the event of a collision with a larger, heavier car or truck. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, several thousand motorcyclists are killed every year in traffic accidents. While motorcyclists account for less than one percent of all vehicle miles traveled in the country, they account for well over ten percent of traffic fatalities. It is extremely important while riding to be alert and aware of your surroundings, and ready to react to the unexpected. However, it may be even more important for drivers of cars and trucks to be alert to the presence of motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, and anyone else on the road that is vulnerable.

If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash, speak with an experienced, dedicated Denver motorcycle crash lawyer right away. Wade Eldridge is not only a Denver motorcycle crash lawyer with many years of experienced protecting the rights and interests of Denver’s motorcyclists, but being a rider himself he understands the attraction, as well as the dangers, of motorcycles. Wade can help ensure that you get the medical care that you need, and that an accident caused by the negligence of another driver doesn’t cause you financial hardship. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact Wade today at (303)861-4222.

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Denver Motorcyclist Dies in Fiery Accident | Denver Personal Injury Attorney

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Dominick Garza, 43, was killed when he crashed his motorcycle into another vehicle at the intersection of Acres Green Drive and Country Line Road. Garza pulled out in front of a Jeep Cherokee when he was struck, and the accident caused both vehicles to catch fire. The driver of the Jeep was not injured in the crash, but Garza, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident, was thrown from his bike and died. According to the autopsy report, Garza was killed due to massive injuries to his torso and died on the scene in a fiery inferno. According to New Port Richey auto accident attorney Jim Dodson, it’s natural to feel worried and wonder if you’ll ever get your life back on track.  The Denver post claims that the accident was not caused by any reckless acts.

 

Every year many lives are lost due to motorcycle injuries. One of the most common injuries caused in a motorcycle accident are head traumas. Last year, over a million people in the United States visited the hospital from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. By taking the proper precautions such as wearing a helmet and following your states safety regulations you can protect yourself and others while riding on the road.

 

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Denver motorcycle accident, you need a successful and dedicated Denver personal injury attorney to defend you. The law offices of Wade Eldridge will fight for your rights and get you the compensation that you and your family deserve. For your free consultation please contact 303-861-4222.

 

Motorcycle Crash On I-25 Leaves One Dead and One Injured – Colorado Attorney

Friday, August 6th, 2010

9NEWS.com has reported that a “motorcyclist died and his passenger was injured” after a crash on I-25 in Larimer County on Thursday. The Colorado State Patrol does not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash but a patch of uneven asphalt may have. After a lane change, which involved a move from concrete to new asphalt, the motorcyclist lost control and crashed into a guardrail. It was unclear whether either was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Though, one helmet was found at the scene. The injured passenger was taken to a local hospital and authorities are not certain of her injuries.

In 2006, 4,810 motorcyclists died in motorcycle accidents in the US. According to a USAtoday.com report, half “those killed lost control and crashed without colliding with another vehicle,” while nearly “42% of riders killed were not wearing helmets.” Serious riders are both aware of the dangers of riding as well as of the proper equipment needed to reduce the chance of serious injury.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need to speak to a knowledgeable and qualified Colorado Motorcycle Injury Lawyer who is a fellow rider, someone who understands your point-of-view.  Wade Eldridge is both a rider and a lawyer and he will put his experience and knowledge of both to work for you. For a free consultation of your case contact Wade Eldridge today at (303) 861-4222.

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