Denver Motorcyclist Dies in Fiery Accident | Denver Personal Injury Attorney

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.

 

Longmont Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident on I-25 – Longmont Motorcycle Accident Attorney

May 23rd, 2011

According to CBS Channel 5, a Longmont man was killed in a Denver motorcycle accident on Interstate 25, when a Colorado state trooper attempted to pull him over. 36-year-old Michael Lee Morse failed to yield to the state trooper and then crashed about five miles past exit 240 on I25. Sadly, the Longmont motorcyclist died at the scene of the accident.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,462 motorcyclists were killed in 2009 alone and another 90,000 were injured in motorcycle accidents throughout the United States. Because motorcycles fail to offer riders adequate protection in a crash, motorcycle accidents usually lead to serious and often fatal injuries. In addition, motorcyclists who choose to ride without a helmet risk sustaining serious head and neck injuries that can lead to paralysis, permanent brain damage, and even death.

If you or someone you love is injured in a Longmont motorcycle accident, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Longmont motorcycle accident attorney immediately. Wade Eldridge has experienced representing motorcycle accident victims in Longmont, Aurora, Boulder, Littleton, and throughout the Denver metropolitan area. Contact Longmont motorcycle accident lawyer, Wade Eldridge, today for a Free Consultation at (303) 861-4222. After a serious motorcycle accident—you are not alone. Call today!

Denver Hit and Run Driver Injures Motorcyclist – Denver Motorcycle Accident

April 30th, 2011

According to the Denver Post, the Wheat Ridge Police Department is currently investigating a Denver hit and run motorcycle accident that occurred around 6:30 a.m. on April 1, 2011. The motorcycle was headed south on Kipling Street near West 50th Avenue when a white sedan made a left hand turn and collided with the motorcycle. The white sedan illegally left the scene of the accident.

 

Denver drivers who are involved in an accident have a legal responsibility to remain at the scene of the accident and lend aid until the police authorities arrive. Failure to do so, for any reason, is illegal. Due to the severity of motorcycle accidents, it is especially critical that drivers remain at the scene, call the paramedics, and perform first aid if necessary. Motorcyclists who are injured in accidents can sustain serious head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other life-threatening injuries.

 

If you or someone you love is injured in a Denver motorcycle accident it is important to contact an experienced and veteran Denver motorcycle accident attorney. As both a Denver motorcycle lawyer and rider, Wade Eldridge, understands the intricacies surrounding many motorcycle accidents. Call today for a free consultation (303) 861-4222.

 

 

Boulder Man Sues the City after Motorcycle Accident – Denver Motorcycle accident Lawyer

March 30th, 2011

According to the Daily Camera, a Boulder County man is suing the city of Lafayette after a motorcycle collision last summer left him with life-threatening injuries. According to the lawsuit, the man was riding his motorcycle through an intersection at South Boulder and South Public in Lafayette, when a Geo Metro came through the intersection and hit him. The area, which was under construction, was being manned by construction workers who were directing traffic. The flagger failed to see the motorcyclist at the intersection and motioned the Geo driver through her red light.

 

The horrific Colorado motorcycle accident left the motorcycle victim with facial cuts, leg fractures, and third and fourth degree burns on 18% of his body. He was immediately airlifted to Denver General Hospital where he spent the last several months recovering and accumulating $300,000 in medical expenses. According to the lawsuit, the city and the construction companies should be held accountable for their negligence and for the injuries that were caused.

 

Motorcycle accidents in Denver and throughout the State of Colorado can be the result of one or many different parties. In this situation, the city, the construction company, the flagger, and the driver could all be held accountable for this accident. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a Denver motorcycle accident, it is important to discuss your case with an experienced Denver motorcycle attorney immediately. There may be multiple parties responsible for your accident and your injuries and Denver motorcycle accident lawyer, Wade Eldridge, can help you review all of your legal options. As both a rider and a lawyer, Denver motorcycle lawyer, Wade Eldridge understands firsthand the complexities surrounding motorcycle accident cases. Contact (303) 861-4222 for a free initial consultation.

 

Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident – Colorado Motorcycle Injury Lawyer

February 24th, 2011

KFSN-TV out of Fresno, CA has reported that a local man was killed in a single vehicle motorcycle accident on Tuesday. The 44-year-old, Brian Fulcher, apparently lost control of his bike and crashed into a roadway marker. In 2007, Fulcher had been interviewed by local news agencies after his girlfriend suffered serious injuries from a similar accident. His girlfriend, Irene Waltz, received treatment from a team of plastic surgeons featured on the TV show Dr. 90210 and has made a full recovery from her injuries. Waltz has yet to speak on Fulcher’s accident, which remains under investigation. There has been no indication of what may have caused the crash.

Spring is coming to the Rocky Mountains. Spring, of course, means riding season. Riders in Colorado enjoy months of sunshine and beautiful mountain roads on which to ride. Stories like the one above are sobering reminders of the dangers involved in riding. 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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Motorcycle Accident Q and A – Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

January 5th, 2011

Q: A few days ago I was involved in a Denver motorcycle accident, but wasn’t wearing my helmet, does this make a difference?

A: Not wearing your helmet may or may not make a difference. If not wearing a helmet did not cause or aggravate injuries, you may be able to obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries—regardless of whether you wore a helmet or not. Your Denver motorcycle accident attorney will assess the situation and discuss all of your legal options with you.

Q: Last week I was involved in a Denver motorcycle accident and sustained serious injuries. Should I contact a Denver motorcycle accident attorney? If I do decided to contact an attorney how long do I have before deciding whether or not to file a lawsuit?

A: After a serious Denver motorcycle accident, it is crucial to contact a Denver motorcycle accident attorney immediately. As you heal and recover from your accident, your Denver motorcycle accident attorney will be able to investigate your accident and collect any and all evidence to assist in your case. Hiring legal representation will also help you collect the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve, so you will be able to focus your time and energy on recovery. In the State of Colorado, you have a three year time limit to file a personal injury claim for injuries caused by use or operation of a motor vehicle, including motorcycles.

Q: Do I need a special attorney to handle my motorcycle accident or can I hire any attorney?

A: While any attorney licensed to practice law could probably represent you, it is best to find an attorney who specializes in personal injury and motorcycle accidents in Denver, Colorado. Their knowledge and experience will help get you the maximum compensation for your injuries, property damage, medical expenses, and more.

Nobody who rides a motorcycle expects to become another fatality statistic when they take up riding. Accidents, however, are a tragic part of riding. If you have lost a loved one to a motorcycle accident or you have been injured in an accident, you need to speak with a Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney who has both the knowledge of law and the experience of a rider. Wade Eldridge has a passion for both and will work hard to find justice. For a free review of your case call his office today at (303) 861-4222.

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5th Annual “Sleigh Riders Motorcycle Toy Run” – Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

December 13th, 2010

December 19th is the day for the 5th annual “Sleigh Riders Motorcycle Toy Run” in Greeley, Colorado. Staging for the motorcycle run will begin at Centennial Park at 11 a.m. and the ride will leave at 12:30 p.m. The riders will be carrying toys for Santa Cops of Weld County. Santa Cops of Weld County is a non-profit group of Weld County Sheriff’s Deputies, Greeley Police Officers   and local businesses who try to provide underprivileged children with small gifts on Christmas. The ride this year will be ten miles long with every intersection being controlled by police cruisers from the City of Greeley, Evans and Weld County Sheriffs.

Unfortunately most motorcycle riders are perceived as reckless and lawless. The fact of the matter is that most riders are law abiding citizens and often stand-outs of their communities. We would like to thank all the riders who participate in charity rides throughout the beautiful state of Colorado. Your gifts of care and time mean a lot to those that you help.

If you have been injured while riding your motorcycle, calling the right attorney is important. When you choose Denver motorcycle accident attorney Wade H. Eldridge, you put decades of experience in your corner. Mr. Eldridge is a longtime motorcycle rider as well as a Colorado attorney for Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (AIM).  At Wade H. Eldridge, PC, we combine this experience with a unique perspective on handling motorcycle injury cases. Contact Denver Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Wade H. Eldridge today for a free case evaluation. You may be entitled to recover compensation for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call (303) 861-4222 today!

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Motorcyclist Injured on C-470 – Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

November 8th, 2010

9News is reporting that a motorcyclist collided with a car Friday afternoon shutting down eastbound C-470 for about an hour. The Colorado State Patrol says a rider on a red motorcycle collided with a white pick-up truck on C-470 near Santa Fe Drive around 4:45 p.m. The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries. No other injuries were reported in the accident.

Nobody who rides a motorcycle expects to become another fatality or accident  statistic when they take up riding. Accidents, however, are a tragic part of riding. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, 90 riders and passengers were killed in motorcycle crashes in Colorado in 2007.

Whether your motorcycle accident injuries are minor or a family member’s injuries ended their life, an experienced Denver motorcycle accident attorney can help you recover the damages you deserve. That could include lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.  Call attorney Wade Eldridge today at (303)861-4222 for a free case consultation and the help that you deserve.

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Speeding Motorcyclist Collides With Car – Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

November 1st, 2010

A man speeding on a motorcycle was killed in Aurora Sunday afternoon after colliding with a car. The Denver Post is reporting that the accident happened just before 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of East Iliff Avenue and South Sable Boulevard. Police say that the motorcyclist was traveling more than 60 mph in a 40 mph zone when it collided with a Nissan Xterra that had turned into its path. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Motorcycle rider fatalities have been on the rise for many years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 4,810 motorcyclists died in 2006. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation 90 riders and passengers were killed in motorcycle crashes in Colorado in 2007, the highest ever recorded (that averages almost 8 deaths every month).

Whether your motorcycle accident injuries are minor or a family member’s injuries ended their life, an experienced Denver motorcycle accident attorney can help you recover the damages you deserve. That could include lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. The insurance company representing the negligent party will push for a quick settlement. Don’t get backed into a corner. Call attorney Wade Eldridge today at (303)861-4222 for a free case consultation and the help that you deserve.

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Lakewood Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash – Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

September 10th, 2010

A 50-year-old man from Lakewood, Guy Petersen, has died from injuries sustained after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck. According to The Denver Post, the driver of the pickup is a “Lakewood police officer who had just gotten off duty.” The accident occurred around 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon at the intersection of West Mississippi Avenue and South Wadsworth Boulevard. The intersection is “extremely busy” at that time of day and there were several witnesses. At this time, the crash remains under investigation and the off duty officer has not been cited.

Riding motorcycles becomes more popular every year.  According to an article posted by the Insurance Information Institute, the rise in baby boomers reaching retirement has led to the increase in both the sales of motorcycles as well as the overall number of riders on the road. The sad fact associated with these numbers is that the overall number of fatal motorcycle accidents has also risen. In 2008, 5,290 people were killed in motorcycle accidents, the highest ever recorded number of fatalities in the US.

Nobody who rides a motorcycle expects to become another fatality statistic when they take up riding. Accidents, however, are a tragic part of riding. If you have lost a loved one to a motorcycle accident or you have been injured in an accident, you need to speak with a Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney who has both the knowledge of law and the experience of a rider. Wade Eldridge has a passion for both and will work hard to find justice. For a free review of your case call his office today at (303) 861-4222.

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