Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Serving Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo, CO
Motorcycle accidents produce more serious injuries and deaths than any other form of vehicular accident. This hard truth is why it is critical that, if you have been in a motorcycle accident, you not only know your rights, but also hire experienced and proven Colorado Motorcycle Accident attorneys who will fight to get you every bit of compensation that you need to get your life back on track.
Due to the inherent nature of motorcycles, like the fact that they can be driven at high speeds and afford their riders minimal protection, injuries are reported in all but 2% of all motorcycle accidents! In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a motorcycle rider involved in a vehicular accident is 8 times more likely to be injured and 37 times more likely to die than the occupant of a car in an automobile accident.
Over the last decade, the rate of motorcycle accident deaths has not simply steadily climbed, but it has actually doubled, as it becomes more and more popular to ride. While motorcycling is a truly beloved past time for many Colorado residents, it is also extremely dangerous, and causes thousands of personal injuries each year. At McCormick & Murphy, P.C. we understand this danger, and we also understand what you may be entitled to recover should you or someone you love be injured or even killed in a Colorado motorcycle accident.
Steps to Take Following a Motorcycle Accident or Injury
Remove yourself from any immediate danger:The single most important thing to do following a Colorado motorcycle accident is ensure your immediate safety. Like any traffic accident, there are still many dangers present even after the initial accident takes places, such as other vehicles, and even fuel leaks as a result of the motorcycle accident. Ensure your immediate safety and move away from danger as soon as possible.
Obtain Medical Attention: As stated previously, if you are involved in a motorcycle accident, there is a 98% chance that you will have suffered an injury of some sort, and that is why it is critical that you seek immediate medical attention. The reasons for this are obvious enough that there is no need to detail them here.
Report the Motorcycle Accident to the Authorities: If police or medical care professionals arrive on the scene of your motorcycle accident, there may be little need to report the accident. However, in the case of a less serious motorcycle accident, you should always file a report so that your side of the story is made clear right-off-the-bat to the police. Way too often, a motorcycle accident is blamed on the rider of the bike, which makes it critical that you protect yourself early on.
Contact Experienced Colorado Motorcycle Accident Lawyers: As soon as your personal well being is ensured, it is critical that you call your motorcycle accident attorney to stand by your side and walk you through the correct next steps that should be taken. The motorcycle accident lawyers at McCormick & Murphy will not only make sure your claim is correctly handled from the outset, but will also help you acquire the proper medical care that you require.
How your Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Maximize your Recovery
There are three primary entities which may be liable for some or all of the damages in the average Colorado motorcycle accident: 1) Owners, Drivers, or Employees 2) Government bodies and 3) motorcycle manufacturers. If any of these three entities is is liable for your suffering, we will pursue them in order to achieve a maximum possible recovery for you.
Owners, Drivers, or Employees: The driver and/or owner of the vehicle which caused the motorcycle accident is often liable for the damages he/she caused. However, there is also a third party with whom responsibility for a motorcycle accident may lie, and that is an employer of someone who was on the job, and operating the company car or truck when they caused the motorcycle accident. If the fault of the accident resides with any of these parties, you may be able to recover compensation from them.
Government Bodies: More often than one might think, defective or negligent building of roadways, poorly designed construction warning, or any other avoidable dangerous road conditions cause motorcycle accidents. When factors like this cause a motorcycle accident there are often government bodies which can and should be held liable, and in these cases we will always pursue a fair settlement from the responsible government body.
Motorcycle Manufacturers: If a Colorado motorcycle accident is caused by a defective motorcycle design, manufacture, or assembly, that manufacturer would become the target defendant in your case. The same is true for manufacturer of any defective safety gear which may have prevented injuries had they functioned as they were meant to.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers at McCormick & Murphy, P.C. we understand all of the dangers of motorcycle accidents, and that’s why we pride ourselves on being constantly available to our Colorado motorcycling clients, should they ever suffer a motorcycle accident. We are staffed with some of the premier motorcycle accident attorneys in the state, with years of motorcycle accident case experience. We have the know-how and the tenacity to pursue the liable party in any Colorado motorcycle accident case and obtain the maximum recovery possible so that our clients can get healthy and get back to life.
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