Denver Bicycle Collision Lawyers
We Handle Complex Claims for Injured Cyclists
When motorists fail to recognize bicycles and give them proper space to maneuver, bicyclists can be grievously harmed, even killed. That is not acceptable to us.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle collision due to a driver's carelessness, call Leventhal & Puga, P.C., at (877) 433-3906 for a no-cost consultation with a premier Denver car accident attorney. We will sit down with you to explore your unique situation and legal options, and provide as much support as we can to get you back on your bike.
Common Causes of Bicycle Collisions
At Leventhal & Puga, P.C., we see that some causes of bike collisions are much more common than others. Although both vehicle drivers and bicyclists are responsible for following the rules of the road and respecting others, we find that bicycle crashes are often caused by:
- Motorists overtaking a cyclist while traveling in the same direction as the cyclist
- Motorists turning into the path of a cyclist
- Motorists pulling onto the road from a driveway or parking lot into path of cyclist
- Motorists opening a car door in front of a cyclist ("dooring")
- Motorists misjudging passing distance between their vehicle and cyclist
- Motorists failing to obey traffic laws or yield the right-of-way to a cyclist
In most of these bicycle-vehicle collisions, a major factor was that the motorist failed to notice the bicyclist. One research study found that prior to a collision, only 11% of drivers detected the cyclist, but 68% of cyclists noticed the vehicle. In cases where the cyclist noticed the vehicle, 92% of cyclists expected the driver of the vehicle to give way or otherwise act to prevent a collision - but they did not.
Distracted drivers are a serious issue in this day and age, since distractions keep a driver from noticing a bicyclist. It is important for cyclists to always remain alert and aware of their surroundings, because distracted drivers cannot be trusted. However, their negligence clearly makes them responsible for your crash in the eyes of the law, and we intend to make sure you get the money you deserve to recover.
What We Can Do for You
After we take your case, Leventhal & Puga, P.C., will investigate the collision and gather evidence to support your claim for compensation. We work with eyewitnesses, medical experts, law enforcement, accident reconstructionists, and even visual designers to tell your story in full, whether to the at-fault driver’s insurance company or to a jury. We know all federal, state, and local laws when it comes to bicycles, and our founding attorneys have been practicing for over 40 years.
Please don’t wait to call - every state has a time limit in which you must file a personal injury claim, and the clock starts ticking the day of your collision. Also, the sooner you speak to us, the sooner we can begin our investigation and get you back on the road to recovery.
Speak to a Qualified Bicycle Accident Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle, you have the right to hold the driver responsible for his or her recklessness. At Leventhal & Puga, P.C., we have handled hundreds of similar cases successfully, but we still approach each and every case with a fresh, innovative, and professional touch that often yields great results for our clients.
To speak to an experienced Denver bicycle collision attorney today, please call (877) 433-3906. Your call and initial consultation are free, and if we take your case, we will front all costs and take no payment until we get you a fair settlement or jury verdict. We believe in taking care of our clients, and offer that service to you now.
- Bicycle Safety - CDC
- Bicyclists - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
- Bicycle Safety - NHTSA