Protected Riders – Colorado Springs Motorcycle Accident Law Firm

Motorcyclists are the most vulnerable people on the roadways.  Motor vehicles frequently violate the right-of-way of motorcyclists. Motorcycle accidents can result in very significant physical and mental injuries to the motorcyclist.  It’s a very frightening experience that can be overwhelming and very stressful. Working with an experienced Colorado Springs motorcycle accident law firm may make the experience easier for you, so don’t hesitate to contact one after an accident.

 

We Help Handle The Insurance Companies After A Motorcycle Accident In Colorado Springs

Often times, riders are not fully aware or informed of the personal coverage available to them in the event of an accident.  This coverage includes, but is not limited to, ‘uninsured’, or ‘underinsured’ coverage. This is personal coverage for the rider to protect themselves, and any passenger, in the event the other party either has no coverage, or inadequate coverage to provide compensation for injuries.

At the Rector Law Firm, we have over 30 years of experience and can help guide you through the process during this difficult time.  We will be happy to provide you with information, and will make every effort to answer all questions you may have.  We find that when people who have been injured are free from having to deal with the overwhelming expectations of insurance companies, it allows that person time to focus on healing. Let us handle the claims of medical bills, lost wages and compensation for other damages, such as pain and suffering.

Tips On How To Handle A Motorcycle Accident

The list below was prepared by the office of noted attorney Terry Rector who is very experienced in representing individuals who have unfortunately been involved in a motorcycle accident.  The steps below are important to preserve your health and rights.

Top ten things to do if you are involved in a motorcycle accident:

  1. Call 911 for assistance from the Police (they will help assist in the exchange of insurance information between the involved parties)
  2. Do not leave the scene of the accident.
  3. Make sure you are safe.
  4. Seek medical attention – often times you may not notice immediate injuries due to shock.
  5. Do not talk with the other party regarding fault or apologize.
  6. If you are able, take photographs at the scene and of any injuries you have.
  7. Follow up with your primary care physician.
  8. Report the accident to your insurance company and verify medical payment coverage available to you under your motorcycle policy.  (This coverage will cover your initial medical bills)
  9. Avoid providing statements to the insurance company for the other party involved in the accident unless you have consulted with a Competent Motorcycle Accident Attorney
  10. Be able to put your mind at ease and focus on healing by letting The Rector Law Firm – Protected Riders handle all of the aspects of your claim.

The Six Most Common injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident include:

  • Lower leg and foot injuries
  • Fractures
  • Concussions / Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Internal injuries

Recovering from these types of injuries can take time, and medical expenses will accumulate quickly.

The statute of limitations in Colorado for personal injuries is three years, so time is of the essence after an accident. Victims are encouraged to consider contacting an attorney as soon as possible, as waiting too long could cause you to lose the ability to file a claim.

All too often, an insurance company will try to settle a claim quickly with a lowball offer that will not cover what you need or deserve. In addition to what you may recover for your pain and suffering, a personal injury lawyer may help you recover:

  • Past and future lost wages
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Physical impairment
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages

The feeling of freedom from riding a motorcycle is an experience like no other, and in Colorado the riding season can be over far too quickly. Let us help get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Areas We Serve

We serve people who were involved in motorcycle accidents anywhere throughout the state of Colorado, but we focus on these areas: Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Fountain, Monument, Black Forest, Pueblo, Canon City, Larkspur, Security-Widefield, Peyton, Castle Rock, Teller County, El Paso County, Elbert County, Park County and beyond.

Contact the Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Rector Law Today

 

At the Rector Law Firm, we investigate all avenues of insurance coverage that may be available to an injured motorcycle rider. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of someone’s careless or negligent act, call us at (719) 578-1106.  Your call is free – put your mind at ease; we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve!

“Never Ride Faster Than Your Angel Can Fly!”