Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycles don’t share the same structural protection as automobiles, and since many other drivers tend not to notice motorcycles until it truly is too late, motorcycle riders and passengers are particularly at risk of serious injuries. You deserve the peace of mind, which comes from having an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer help you understand your rights as well as your options after an accident. At Ramos Law, you will have the security of knowing we have helped countless clients following a motorcycle accident.
After experiencing a motorcycle accident, injured bikers and their loved ones usually encounter tough issues including:
- Often severe to catastrophic injuries
- Inadequate insurance to pay for medical expenses
- Bias towards motorcyclists by insurance claims adjusters, the police investigators and others who evaluate, advise or aid in recovery
Why Choose Ramos Law?
There are a lot of law firms out there. Ramos Law stands out from other law firms because we offer something no other law firm can, the expertise of a trained ER doctor who has years of experience caring for the injured. Dr. Ramos combines his knowledge of law and medicine with a first-class approach to service to make sure you and your family are well taken care of.
We will do everything in our power to help you get the care you need and the compensation you deserve. We pride ourselves on always putting our clients first, which means we will meet you on your terms to discuss your case — at your home, at a local coffee house or restaurant or at any of our front range offices.
The bottom line is that, at Ramos Law, we treat you like people and we do this type of work because we genuinely care about helping others. This is our mission and we would be honored to help you if you have been injured through the fault of another.
Ramos Law has been helping people with their motorcycle accident claims for years. We will answer all your questions and help you in your pursuit of justice. Receive the service and peace of mind you deserve by having an experienced Colorado motorcycle accident lawyer on your side. You have our personal injury case guarantee: There are no fees or costs until your case is settled.
Motorcycle Crash Injuries
The injuries motorcyclists can suffer from in a crash can be life-changing. When the contest is between a three-ton car and a much smaller bike, unfortunately, the motorcyclist will almost always come out on the losing end.
The most common motorcycle injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain trauma
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue damage
- Ongoing back and neck pain
Even a relatively minor motorcycle accident could result in a lifetime of pain and suffering, along with thousands of dollars in medical bills.
Motorcycle Fatal Crash Statistics
Motorcycle riders are surrounded by much larger vehicles on the road, and that size mismatch could make even a relatively minor accident deadly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that there were 4,985 motorcycle fatalities in 2018.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reported that from 2012 to 2018, motorcyclist fatalities increased 30%. In 2018, motorcyclist fatalities were nearly 16% of all traffic fatalities in Colorado despite the fact that motorcycles represent just 3% of the vehicles on our roads. At the end of the day, both riders and drivers must work together to make the roads safer for everyone.
According to CDOT, nearly 60 people in Colorado are arrested for impaired driving each day. The irresponsibility and recklessness of Colorado drivers can result in devastating wrecks. The point at which people are deemed to be impaired (whether the person feels or appears intoxicated) is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08. Yet, despite these thresholds, drunk drivers continue to be responsible for thousands of deaths across the country.
In the NHTSA 2018 report, there were 1,295 alcohol-impaired drivers involved in fatal automobile crashes.
In Colorado, there were:
- 632 auto accident fatalities
- 188 alcohol-related fatalities
Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured in an accident, contact our motorcycle accident attorneys. We can assess your case, help you find the responsible party, and reach a just and equitable settlement with the driver and their insurance company. The sooner you contact a personal injury attorney at Ramos Law, the sooner we can start building your case.
Colorado Motorcycle Accident
Frequently Asked Questions
In Colorado, only riders under the age of 17 are required legally to use a helmet. Even if you weren’t wearing a helmet, you still have the legal right to seek compensation for your injuries. However, the insurance company may attempt to lower your compensation simply because you were not wearing a helmet. Therefore, it is all the more crucial that you have a qualified lawyer on your side.
Oil spills, Potholes, gravel, as well as other foreign objects, can all cause a motorcycle accident, regardless of how experienced the rider might be. If the road defect or foreign substance is the fault of the city, county, or state, you might l have a shorter period to file this type of claim. Therefore, it is essential that you speak to a Colorado motorcycle accident lawyer as quickly as possible after an accident to help you determine who is at fault for the accident.
The fact that you didn’t have a motorcycle license during the time of your accident does not prevent you from making a claim.
A skilled motorcycle injury attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve. Don’t wait – evidence could be lost and witnesses may forget crucial facts. Any delay could weaken your case and lower your opportunity to be fairly compensated. At Ramos Law, we have the resources to launch a prompt investigation.