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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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Hit And Run Injures 1 | Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

According to CBS Denver, the Denver Police are looking for a driver who rear-ended a motorcycle, and then disappeared. The collision occurred late in the evening at 20th Ave and Little Raven. The motorcyclist was struck from behind, causing it to hit the car that was in front of it. The driver then drove away. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital by ambulance, although there was no word on his condition.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another driver?  Contact an experienced Denver motorcycle accident attorney immediately to protect your rights.

Motorcycle accidents can be incredibly dangerous, given the inherent lack of protection that a motorcyclist has compared to a passenger in a car or truck. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 4000 motorcyclists are killed in traffic accidents every year. Because motorcycles represent a relatively low percentage of total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the United States, the fatality rate based on VMT is higher for motorcyclists than for occupants of cars or trucks.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by the reckless or negligent driving of someone else, speak with an experienced Denver motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. Not only is Wade Eldridge an attorney who has dedicated his career to helping motorcyclists who have been injured, but he is a motorcylist himself, and thoroughly understands the risks and issues involved in riding. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Wade at (303)861-4222 today.

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Harley-Davidson Announces Recall Due to Faulty Breaks – Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Motorcycles are a very powerful and exciting means of transportation. It is easy to see the attraction people have towards motorcycles. A very popular brand in the motorcycle world has always been Harley-Davidson; so it is very surprising when Harley-Davidson announced a recall on some of their products. According to ConsumerReports.org, Harley-Davidson has recalled over 250,000 bikes due to faulty rear breaks and break lights. The recalled bikes include certain Touring, CVO Touring, and Trike motorcycles from model years 2009 through 2012. The breaks and break fluid is affected by the amount of heat from the exhaust of the bikes and causes unpredictable breaking issues. Being unable to stop when you grasp the break or breaking without pressing the break can lead to very dangerous motorcycle accidents. Harley-Davidson is initiating the recall at the end of October and will provide free service to install a new break light kit on the bikes.

Have you or a family member been hurt in a motorcycle accident and have questions about your options? Contact a Colorado motorcycle accident attorney to further discuss your legal rights.

 

According to SaferCar.gov, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration monitors each safety recall to ensure the manufacturers provide owners with safe, free, and effective corrections according to the Safety Act and Federal regulations. Because of this, we can all continue to enjoy the thrill of motorcycles and continue practicing motorcycle safety habits.

If you or a loved one have been injured due to a motorcycle accident then you need the professional services of an experienced Denver motorcycle accident attorney. Having an attorney that understands and advocates for motorcycles is important. Wade Eldridge is a quality attorney who will dedicate his time to your individual case. Understanding your rights and determining who is liable in an accident caused from a defective product is difficult to make sense of, let the knowledge and experience of Wade Eldridge help you in determining your next step. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Wade Eldridge at (303)861-4222.

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Passersby Save Motorcyclist – Denver Motorcycle Attorney

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Forbes.com reports on a diverse group of people in Salt Lake City, UT lifting a car off of a motorcyclist after a collision.  The motorcyclist laid his vehicle down before colliding with the car.  The driver of the car was not seriously injured, and fortunately, the injuries to the motorcyclist do not include head trauma, despite the fact that he was not wearing a helmet.  After the collision, both vehicles burst into flame and came to rest, with the motorcyclist trapped underneath the car.  Several passersby, including a number of local college students, some construction workers, and at least one police officer stopped, and helped lift the car onto two wheels so that another person could drag the man out from underneath.

Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident?  You need an aggressive, dedicated Denver motorcycle accident attorney working for you.

Thanks in part to the work of the regular people who stopped to help, this collision did not result in fatal injury, but every year, over four thousand motorcyclists are killed in collisions in the United States.    Although this accident occurred in Utah, accidents very much like it happen all the time in and around Denver.  Motorcycles are an inherently risky mode of transportation, but one way that Denver motorcyclists can reduce the risks is to wear a helmet and riding leathers.  Not all helmets out there will give you the optimal protection you want if you are in a collision, so you need to be careful about what helmet you buy, making sure it is USDOT approved.  The Colorado State Patrol has some great information on motorcycle safety and facts.

When you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it can be difficult to know what your rights are.  You need a dedicated, aggressive Denver motorcycle attorney who can evaluate your situation, explain your rights, and protect your legal interests.  There is a lot to think about when you have been injured, and Denver motorcycle accident attorney Wade Eldridge can help you decide whether your accident involved negligence and help you recover the compensation you deserve.  For more information, and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Wade at (303)861-4222.

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Fatalities in Two Denver Motorcycle Accidents – Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

According to the Denver Post, two people were killed in separate motorcycle accidents west of Morrison Wednesday morning,.  In the first incident, the driver of a motorcycle lost control on I-70, and a rider was thrown off and died.  A few minutes later, another motorcyclist, approaching the crash site from the west drove into the back of another vehicle and was killed.  The Colorado State Patrol has not released the names of the people involved, as their families have not been notified.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you need a Denver personal injury attorney who specializes in motorcycle injuries.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are over 4000 fatalities among motorcyclists each year.  The Governors Highway Safety Association indicates that about a third of motorcycle fatalities involve speeding, and over half of these accidents do not involve another vehicle. According to Sarasota motorcycle accident lawyer Jim Dodson, the results are always serious and, very often, tragic.  Sadly, each of these accidents leaves behind family members who may not be provided for.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Denver motorcycle accident, you need a Denver motorcycle accident attorney who can fight to get you the compensation you deserve.  Wade Eldridge is an experienced Denver personal injury attorney who is a rider himself, and specializes in motorcycle injury law.  For more information, and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact our offices at (303)861-4222.

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Denver Hit and Run Driver Injures Motorcyclist – Denver Motorcycle Accident

Saturday, 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

Wednesday, 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.

 

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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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