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Denver Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you suffer injuries or lose a loved one to a Denver motorcycle accident, call the attorneys at Dormer Harpring. We understand the dangers motorcyclists face each day on our roadways. In fact, Attorney Sean Dormer is himself a motorcyclist.

Those of us who ride understand that a motorcycle can leave its rider vulnerable to serious injuries in the event of a crash and that drivers of passenger vehicles often fail to see us on the road around them. As attorneys, we know that obtaining compensation after a crash is often the key to healing and returning to daily life. At Dormer Harpring, out Denver motorcycle accident lawyers commit themselves to providing injured riders with unique representation and compassionate support while working to get the best legal result possible.

Motorcyclists who retain Dormer Harpring get understanding, successful attorneys who:

  • Promptly respond to phone calls, emails, and text messages
  • Help with access to medical care and other accident-related services
  • Listen and really care about the best solutions to your needs on a personal level

We encourage you to continue reading the following motorcycle accident pages to learn more about how our law firm can help you. Then contact us for clear, honest answers about your recovery options. We dedicate ourselves to helping injured riders and their families recover from motorcycle accidents.

How Can a Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney Help Me?

A Denver motorcycle accident lawyer will stand by you throughout the claims process and ensure the insurance company does not take advantage of you. Our personal injury attorneys will meet with you, listen to your story, and build the strongest case possible for compensation.

Dormer Harpring’s motorcycle accident lawyers will also:

  • Complete all of your claim paperwork and handle all dealings with the insurance company
  • File necessary court paperwork including any lawsuit
  • Gather any evidence and interview witnesses
  • Identify all liable parties and locate all possible sources of compensation
  • Assess a proper settlement amount that meets both current and future accident-related needs
  • Field creditor calls about your accident
  • Settle your claim on your behalf
  • If necessary, proceed with the lawsuit and trial

At Dormer Harpring, we want you to focus on regaining your physical, mental, and emotional health. Our motorcycle accident attorneys will focus on the legal aspects of your claim. Call us today and schedule your free consultation.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries

Motorcyclists account for 14% of all traffic fatalities in the U.S. However, they make up only 3 percent of the registered vehicles on U.S. roads. Motorcyclists do not have the added safety layer of a motor vehicle surrounding their bodies, which makes motorcycle crashes more fatal overall.

When motorists cause motorcycle accidents, they often do so through the following:

  • Failing to yield right of way to motorcyclists
  • Attempting to share a lane with a motorcycle
  • Tailgating
  • Failing to check mirrors and blind spots for motorcycles
  • Failing to use signals when changing lanes or turning

The above accidents leave riders with injuries specific to motorcycle crashes such as:

  • Mild to severe head and brain injuries, from concussions to traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Back and spinal cord injuries like broken vertebrae and paralysis
  • Multiple fractured and broken bones
  • Loss of limbs
  • Chest and shoulder injuries
  • Foot and knee injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Frictions burns, also known as road rash
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Although it is impossible to control the actions of other drivers, taking active precautions like wearing a helmet and appropriate clothing while riding a motorcycle can reduce the risk of some injuries. Complying with traffic laws, including Colorado motorcycle laws, is also essential to safe riding.

Motorcycle Accident Compensation

Motorcycle accident injuries may result in physical, mental, and emotional damages to riders. Long-term, permanent impairments are common requiring physical therapy, rehabilitation, and home care. This care is costly and affects an injured riders’ ability to earn a living and as well as their quality of life.

No sum of money can account for the damages a rider and their family suffer after a motorcycle accident. However, financial recovery can provide a sense of closure to a victim and serve to hold any negligent parties responsible for the injuries they caused.

Amounts of compensation available to motorcycle accident victims may vary. However, typical damages include:

  • Current and future accident-related medical bills
  • Property damages
  • Loss of income
  • Lost earning potential
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Assistive or long-term care expenses
  • Home care or help with daily personal care
  • Psychological counseling
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional trauma
  • Loss of consortium
  • If applicable, wrongful death expenses

The amount of damages awarded in a motorcycle accident depends on the circumstances of that particular accident, such as:

  • The nature of the injuries
  • The extent of the injuries
  • The financial impact on the rider
  • The effect on the rider’s life
  • The impact on the other driver
  • The fault of both parties

An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can evaluate and assess the value of an individual motorcycle accident claim. It is wise to speak with an attorney before making any statements or accepting any offers from an insurance company.

How Do I Protect Myself After a Motorcycle Accident in Denver?

Knowing what to do after a motorcycle accident empowers riders in the event they are in a crash. Please read and keep the following steps in mind in the event you are in a motorcycle accident. If you cannot follow any of these steps, please contact a Denver motorcycle accident attorney for help.

At Dormer Harpring, our motorcycle accident lawyers see other law firms treat riders like every other accident case. We treat riders as individuals and as fellow motorcyclists. It is our mission at Dormer Harpring to fight for your rights as a rider and do everything possible to win for you.

Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney at Dormer Harpring

Learn more about your options following a motorcycle crash. Call (303) 747-4404 or email our firm via the contact form on this page.

From offices based in Denver, our attorneys provide exceptional representation to riders throughout Denver County, Adams County, Boulder County, Arapahoe County, Jefferson County, and the state of Colorado. Our commitment to representing motorcyclists from all walks of life means that we never charge for a consultation. Our legal fees are “contingent,” meaning they’re based only on the amount we recover.