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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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4th of July Safety | Denver Child Injury Accident Lawyer

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Keeping Your 4th of July Celebration a Safe One

Independence Day is one of our nation’s most celebrated holidays and a popular time for family get-togethers or a night out with friends. But as the holiday quickly approaches, it is important to keep the safety of your family and friends in mind.

In one way or another, nearly everyone celebrates the 4th of July with fireworks. We either light some off ourselves, or head over and watch one of the many local municipal fireworks shows. But as a reminder, not all cities, counties, and states allow the possession of the same kinds of fire works. If you are not sure what bans, if any, for fireworks are enforced in your neighborhood, check with your local police department website. The Denver police department has issued this flier on what is and is not acceptable this 4th of July: http://www.denvergov.org/Portals/720/documents/News/FireworksFlyer2012.pdf

Fireworks and Injuries

According to a study conducted by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPAC) in 2011, approximately 9,600 people were treated at emergency rooms for fireworks injuries. More than half of those injuries were burns, and nearly half of the injuries were injuries to the hands and fingers. The majority of injuries to other body parts were to the eyes, head, or face. The eyes were the only part of the body where lacerations, contusions and foreign bodies were more common injuries than burns. Most people treated at the emergency room were released without being admitted to the hospital.

Injuries to Children

Of course, there are things you can do to ensure the safety of your family. An analysis of the ages of fireworks injury victims shows that about 16% of all fireworks injuries are to children under the age of ten. The fact that sparklers cause more injuries than any other type of firework probably goes hand in hand with this statistic. Something to remember is that, even if you don’t give your children fireworks, children are curious, so you need to watch them around fireworks, and also watch the fireworks and matches or lighters to be sure that your children aren’t getting into them out of curiosity.

The CPSC related one other very disturbing trend for the 4th of July holiday. They report a spike in child pool drownings during the week surrounding the 4th with over 20 drownings, but also several thousand emergency room visits after near-drownings. As important as it is to monitor your children around fireworks, please don’t forget, if you have a pool, to be sure that a responsible, sober adult is monitoring the pool at all times. The fact is, it only takes a moment for a small child to have a terrible, tragic accident.

If You are Injured by the Reckless Use of Fireworks by Another Person, You May Have Legal Recourse.

If you are burned, a family member is injured, or your property is destroyed by the reckless use of fireworks by another person, you may have legal options. You should not be forced to pay for your damages due to someone else refusing to celebrate the 4th of July safely. The experienced, dedicated Denver child accident injury attorneys at the law office of Wade Eldridge wish you a very happy and joyful 4th of July holiday, and also remind you to please be conscious of your own safety, as well as the safety of any children with whom you are celebrating. If everyone is careful, there is no reason that we can’t all have a fun, safe, enjoyable holiday. In the unfortunate event that you have been injured through the negligence of someone else, contact Denver personal injury attorney Wade Eldridge at (303)861-4222 for more information and a FREE CONSULTATION.

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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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Question & Answer: Motorcycle Accidents | Colorado Motorcycle Injury Attorney

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Q: While I was riding my motorcycle, I was hit by a car that ran a red light. I was almost able to avoid the accident, and I wasn’t hurt as badly as I might have been, but I’m worried that because I wasn’t wearing a helmet my insurance company might not pay my claim. Will that make a difference?

A: In the state of Colorado, motorcycle riders over the age of 18 are not required to wear a helmet. Finding a lawyer that understands and has experience dealing with motorcycle accidents and injuries is beneficial when dealing with insurance companies. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another driver and have questions concerning insurance disputes, contact a professional Colorado motorcycle injury attorney today.

 

Q: I was in a motorcycle accident a few weeks ago, which resulted in a stay in the hospital for some broken bones, a concussion, and some internal injuries. My insurance company has told me how much they will pay, and it won’t even come close to covering my medical bills. What can I do?

A: An insurance company is acting in bad faith when it does not cover their responsibilities as previously determined in the insurance policy. Denying claims unreasonably, delaying payments, failing to investigate claims in a timely manner, or manipulating the facts of a claim can be considered as acting in bad faith. If you believe your insurance company is acting in bad faith, contact a dedicated Denver motorcycle insurance lawyer to resolve your insurance dispute and get you the compensation you need to fully recover.

 

Q: I need an attorney after a motorcycle accident, and I’m not sure how to go about picking one. There are a million lawyer ads on tv, in the phone book, and the internet. How do I know who’s right for me?

A: First, make sure you choose an attorney that is specialized in your specific type of accident or injury. Then check with your Colorado State Bar to see if the attorney has any complaints that have been registered against him or her. And before choosing an attorney, compare the fees and expenses ahead of time to avoid any misunderstandings. Choosing the right attorney can take some of the stress off of you and your family members. An experienced Colorado motorcycle accident attorney can help you sort through the confusion, take any legal action that is required and get the compensation you rightly deserve.

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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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Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Jefferson County – Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The Denver Post has reported that the driver of a motorcycle that crashed on “U.S. Highway 285 near Goddard Ranch in Jefferson County” died at the scene of the accident. The accident involved another vehicle and shut down traffic in both directions temporarily. A Colorado State Patrol spokesman said that the driver was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The accident remains under investigation.

More and more people have taken up motorcycle riding in the last few years. An article posted by the Insurance Information Institute attributes the spike in new motorcycle riders to the number of older more affluent riders who have taken up riding. Unfortunately, the spike in new riders has also meant a spike in the number of accidents. The same article claims that the number of motorcycle accident fatalities reached its highest total in 2008 at 5,290.

A person who takes up motorcycle riding doesn’t plan on being a victim of a motorcycle crash. However, accidents are an inevitable part of life. If you have a loved one who has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, you need a Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney to help you understand your legal options. Wade Eldridge is a rider and an attorney. He will put his knowledge of both to work for you. For a free consultation contact Wade Eldridge today at (303) 861-4222.

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Pilot Program Hopes to Reduce Fatal Motorcycle Accidents – Denver Motorcycle Attorney

Monday, August 16th, 2010

The owner of a biker bar in Evergreen has teamed up with a local non-profit, DRIVE SMART, as well as CDOT and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department to launch a pilot program targeted at reducing fatal motorcycle accidents caused by drunk driving. Gary Mitchell, the owner of Cactus Jack’s Saloon, told 9News that he has lost three friends to motorcycle accidents over the last three years and wants to do something about it. Mitchell’s bar will be the first bar in the county to set aside a parking space for a pod, or shipping container, that will be used to lock up motorcycles. Any rider who has had too much to drink but would rather not leave their bike at the bar will be able to lock up their bike for free.

The same 9News article that reported the story on this pilot program reports that 40% of motorcycle fatalities in Colorado last year involved “a biker who had been drinking.” What’s more, Jefferson County, where the pilot program hopes to expand its biker bar pod program “is consistently one of the worst in the state when it comes to motorcycle fatalities.” The pod will be in the parking lot of Cactus Jack’s for the rest of the summer and DRIVE SMART hopes to setup pods in at least half-a-dozen biker bars by next summer.

Even without alcohol, motorcycle accidents occur. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need an attorney who specializes in motorcycle accident cases. Wade Eldridge is a rider and an attorney and he will put his experience and knowledge of both to work for you. For a free consultation and review of your case contact Denver Motorcycle Attorney, Wade Eldridge, today at (303) 861-4222.

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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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Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney, Wade Eldridge, Was Quoted in a CBS4 News Report – Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney, Wade Eldridge, was quoted in a CBS4Denver.com story investigating loud motorcycles and a 3-year-old Denver loud noise law. The “controversial” and rarely enforced law is an attempt to reduce noise emissions in the city and county of Denver. To date, only 46 tickets have been handed out to motorcycle riders for breaking the law. In comparison, police in Golden have handed out 81 tickets for noise violations in the last 6 months.

Wade Eldridge, who specializes in representing motorcycle riders in accident and insurance law cases and who is a rider himself, was quoted as saying: “I think it [the Denver loud noise law] was something the city council passed that they knew was unenforceable,” and suggested that “those who receive tickets in Denver or elsewhere” should demand trials.

If you have been injured in motorcycle accident or have a question or concern regarding motorcycle insurance law, you need an expert Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney. Wade Eldrige brings both his experience as a lawyer and a unique perspective as a motorcycle enthusiast to his practice. Contact Wade Eldridge today at (303) 861-4222 for a free consultation and review of your case.

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