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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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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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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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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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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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A Hit-And-Run Involving a Motorcycle Kills One and Leaves Another Injured – Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

An Aurora woman riding on a motorcycle survived a hit-and-run crash that killed her boyfriend last weekend. CBS4denver.com reports that the two were on a motorcycle that was struck by an oncoming vehicle that veered into their path. The vehicle left the scene of the accident but with the help of witnesses was latter tracked down by police and the two men in it arrested.

According to a 2008 USAToday.com report nearly half of all motorcycle fatalities in the US involved a collision with a car or truck. It also reported that motorcycle fatalities account for 10% of all traffic fatalities, though motorcycle’s account for only 2% of vehicles on the road. It is essential for both drivers and riders to remain attentive and alert to other vehicles on the road.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need a Denver motorcycle accident attorney who is not only diligent and aggressive, but also knowledgeable about the roads and regulations from a motorcycle rider’s point of view. For a free consultation and review of your case, contact Denver motorcycle accident attorney Wade Eldridge at (303) 861-4222.

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Motorcycle Crash Results in Death – Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Monday, July 12th, 2010

A motorcyclist from Florida was killed on June 26th while riding on I-25 in Wyoming. The Motorcyclist was identified as Charles Lynn of Sorrento, Florida. The Wyoming Highway Patrol said it is believed that Lynn momentarily fell asleep on Interstate 25, causing his bike to veer into the median. Lynn tried to steer back onto the highway but spun out into a ditch and was thrown from his motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. According to the Denver Post, Lyn was participating in the Hoka-Hey Motorcycle run, which begins in Key West Florida and ends in Homer Alaska. The Wyoming Highway Patrol said that the Hoka-Hey run is routed through 62 mountain ranges, 25 national forests, eight deserts, 33 Indian reservations and two countries.

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).

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need a Denver motorcycle accident attorney who is not only diligent and aggressive, but also knowledgeable about the roads and regulations from a motorcycle rider’s point of view. At Wade H. Eldridge, PC in Denver, Colorado, Mr. Eldridge brings both his experience as a lawyer and a unique perspective as a motorcycle enthusiast. Contact Wade Eldridge today at 303-861-4222 for a free consultation and review of your case.

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