Despite sharing the roadway and being used for many of the same purposes, motorcycles are not cars. Motorcycles have different handling needs, different centers of gravity and most importantly, they do not provide riders with the same protection that larger vehicles provide.

All of this means that when a car and a motorcycle are involved in a collision, the motorcyclist’s resulting injuries can be much more severe than the driver responsible for the accident. If you are involved in a collision with a motorcycle, you could suffer a serious injury.

If the accident was not your fault, you could be entitled to recover monetary compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. Contact our team of experienced motorcycle accident lawyers at the Cimarron Ridge Legal Group to learn more about your rights as an injured victim and your legal options for pursuing compensation for your damages.


Suffering an Injury in a Motorcycle Accident

There are lots of ways you can be injured in a motorcycle accident. Some are fairly minor. Others can leave you permanently paralyzed or even dead. A few types of injuries for which you may want to consult with a motorcycle accident attorney about include:

  • Broken bones;
  • Sprains;
  • Strains;
  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Cuts; and
  • Burns.

These injuries can have permanent complications like causing you to lose a limb, permanently restricting your mobility, leaving your face permanently disfigured, or even increasing your risk of developing other conditions later in life. After you are involved in a motorcycle accident, get yourself to a doctor as soon as possible to have your injury accurately diagnosed and to begin receiving appropriate medical treatment.

The insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind when determining damages you are owed for the negligence of another. The insurance companies will immediately attempt to settle the claims for the lowest dollar amount possible. Often, this tactic works and the injured person is left in a devastating financial situation.

Do not let this happen to you, your family and loved ones.


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How a Personal Injury Claim Works in Colorado

In Colorado, personal injury claims work on a tort system. This means that when one party causes another’s injury through his or her negligence, he or she is liable for the victim’s related damages. Put another way, if a motorcyclist crashes into you because he was speeding, his insurance provider is responsible for the expenses you incur as a result of your injury.

Negligence comes in many forms. These include:

  • Drunk driving;
  • Distracted driving;
  • Aggressive driving; and
  • Poor vehicle maintenance.

When you file a claim for compensation through a motorcycle accident lawyer in Grand Junction you typically file a claim with the negligent party’s insurance provider. There are a few circumstances under which you might instead file a personal injury lawsuit but usually, personal injury cases begin with insurance claims.

Your claim must make it absolutely clear that you were injured because of the negligent party’s actions and that you are facing specific expenses now as a result. You can do this with evidence like photographs of the accident scene, a copy of the official police report, copies of your medical bills, and eyewitness testimonies from the accident.

After you file your claim, you will receive a settlement offer from the negligent party’s insurance provider. Do not accept it. This is a lowball offer and in nearly every case, you can recover much more compensation for your damages.

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Here’s where having a lawyer can help you secure an appropriate compensation settlement for your damages – when you receive a settlement offer, your lawyer can analyze it and negotiate with the insurance provider to increase the payout amount. Your motorcycle accident attorney in Grand Junction will also coach you on how to communicate with the insurance provider to avoid reducing your compensation amount or even invalidate your claim.

Our team is here to help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your damages. Other ways we help clients include:

  • Securing valid pieces of evidence; and
  • Advising you about when to accept a settlement offer and when to pursue other legal options.

One of these legal options could be filing a personal injury lawsuit. If you take this route, your lawyer will handle all the legal processes associated with filing a lawsuit and ensure that your case meets all its deadlines, like Colorado’s three-year statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits. Taking your case to court does not guarantee you will recover compensation, but when an insurance claim is going nowhere, it can be a way to secure the compensation you need.

Work with an Experienced Grand Junction Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

When you are suffering from an injury you sustained in a motorcycle accident somebody else caused, you have the right to pursue monetary compensation for your damages with the help of an experienced Colorado personal injury lawyer. Get started on your case today by scheduling your initial legal consultation with a member of Cimarron Ridge Legal Group today. During your consultation, we can answer any questions you have and help you determine the most effective way to move forward with your case.

Do not let the insurance companies take advantage of you and your family.

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