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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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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.

 

 

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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