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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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Wheat Ridge Hit and Run Accident Leaves Motorcyclist in Serious Condition – Wheat Ridge Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Colorado State Police closed down two lanes of traffic on I-70 after a Wheat Ridge motorcycle accident caused serious injuries earlier this month. The incident occurred in Wheat Ridge, Colorado off of Ward Road, according to the Colorado News Leader. Police state that driver of the vehicle fled the scene after colliding with the motorcyclist, sending him to the hospital in critical condition. The driver of the automobile eventually turned himself in, yet charges against the young women have not been filed. Fleeing the scene of a crime is considered a major felony in the state of Colorado and is considered a hit and run accident.

Hit and run accidents are often serious and deadly accidents—especially for motorcyclists. The first few hours after a motorcycle accident can make a difference between life and death for an injured motorcyclist. Sadly, most hit and run accidents leave motorcycle accident victims with serious and often debilitating injuries, including paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, and amputation.

If you or a loved one was injured in a Wheat Ridge hit and run motorcycle accident, then you need a dedicated Wheat Ridge motorcycle accident lawyer to fight for your rights. Wheat Ridge motorcycle accident attorney, Wade Eldridge, will help you and your family after a devastating hit and run accident. For your Free Consultation and more information please contact the Wheat Ridge motorcycle accident attorneys at 303-861-4222.

 


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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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Speeding Motorcyclist Collides With Car – Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Monday, 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

Friday, 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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Two People Killed in Crash Identified – Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

A rider and passenger killed in a motorcycle accident on August 22nd have been identified. The Denver Post has reported that the corner’s office released the names of the rider, Jeffery A. Clayburn, and his passenger, Rana Morrison-Classen, both from Aurora. The two were struck near the intersection of East Evans Avenue and South Pearl Street after the driver of a car “crossed a double yellow line to enter an alley.” The pair on the motorcycle were taken to Denver Health Medical Center where they died from their injuries. The woman who struck them “has been charged with two counts of careless driving resulting in death.”

It is critical for drivers to be on the lookout for other drivers, avoid distracting behavior and refrain from taking unnecessary risks. The results of the accident mentioned above are extreme but not out of the ordinary. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle fatalities account for around 11% of all motor vehicle fatalities in a given year and a motorcycle owner is 5.5 times more likely to be killed in an accident than the owner of any other type of vehicle.

To lose a loved one to and accident is difficult. To lose a loved one to an accident that was the result of the carelessness of another driver is devastating. In a case like this, you need a competent and passionate Denver motorcycle accident attorney to assist with the legal details of your case. Wade Eldridge is a rider and an attorney and he his passionate about serving other riders and their loved ones. He understands the details of law from the perspective of a rider and he can offer you a free review of your case. Call his office today 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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