Denver Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
You Want a Top Lawyer in Your Corner After a Crash
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you are not alone.
We know the frustration of suffering an injury through another person’s negligence, and how much it costs to get back on your feet again. Our trial lawyers at Leventhal & Puga, P.C., have faced and defeated the toughest opponents on behalf of motorcycle accident victims. When we take your case, we see it through and get you the resources you need to heal and move on with your life. For a free initial consultation, please call (877) 433-3906 today. The sooner our motorcycle accident attorneys can review your case, the better your outcome is likely to be.
Insurance Companies Do Not Play Fair
Though most motorcycle crashes - an estimated 55% or more - are caused by vehicle drivers, not motorcyclists, at-fault drivers and their insurance companies are quick to blame the biker. They know how high your medical bills will be, and they simply don’t want to pay. Insurance companies are in the business to make money, and they want to protect their bottom line.
After a motorcycle-vehicle collision, that driver’s insurance company may make you a settlement offer. Do not take it before talking to an experienced Denver personal injury attorney. We know that insurance companies want to settle your claim as quickly as possible, for as little money as possible. It is, quite frankly, offensive.
We at Leventhal & Puga, P.C., have decades of experience handling motorcycle claims and dealing with truculent insurance companies. We do not rest until our client has received just compensation for his or her injuries, pain and suffering, property damage, and more, whether that means negotiating a settlement or a full jury trial.
Facts About Motorcycle Collisions
More than 80% of motorcycle collisions in the United States result in injury or death to the rider. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration calculated that a motorcyclist is 28 times more likely to be killed in a crash than the occupant of a passenger vehicle. In Colorado, there has been an upswing in the number of motorcycle crash injuries and deaths over the past few years. According to the Auto Insurance Center, "reckless or careless" driving is the main problem. At Leventhal & Puga, P.C., we see most motorcycle collisions come about through drivers:
- Turning Left in Front of a Motorcyclist
- Changing Lanes Without Looking
- Drifting Out of Their Lane
- Driving Distracted
- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
- Driving While Fatigued
- Dooring (Opening a Parked Vehicle’s Door in Motorcyclist’s Path)
Each motorist has a responsibility to look out for other drivers, pedestrians, and motorcyclists. This is known as a duty of care. When drivers do not take reasonable measures to prevent harm to the people around them, they can certainly be held liable for their actions.
What If I Was Partially At Fault?
Colorado operates under a contributory negligence theory: if the victim is more than 50% responsible for contributing to the accident, he or she cannot recover any amount of compensation in a lawsuit. However, if judged less than 50% at fault, the victim would be able to recover compensation minus the percentage of fault assigned to the victim. For instance, a motorcyclist judged 15% at fault would only receive 85% of the final jury verdict. But with our legal team handling the court case, 85% of the verdict should cover what our client truly needed.
A jury can find "fault" with variables as wide as driving without a valid license, not wearing a helmet, or having any alcohol in your system, even if these things did not cause the crash. Before you get anywhere near trial, the at-fault driver’s insurance will try to pick apart your claim by looking for these variables. But if their insured was negligent in causing the crash that injured you, they must pay every penny you deserve.
How Can Leventhal & Puga, P.C., Help?
We know the pain and frustration you feel after an accident, and we want to make your recovery as easy as possible for you and your family. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a crash, please speak to an attorney right away. Each state has deadlines for filing a personal injury claim called statutes of limitations. The sooner we can start our investigation into your accident, the better.
When Leventhal & Puga, P.C., is in your corner, you get a team of top-rated trial attorneys working on your behalf. Our Denver-based lawyers have diverse backgrounds in medicine, criminal justice, and more. Our firm works with medical experts and accident reconstructionists to provide the strongest possible evidence for your claim. If we go to trial, our unique strategies and deep experience tend to lead to very successful results for our clients.
There is no charge to speak to our motorcycle accident attorneys. If necessary, when we take your case, we will advance the cost of litigation if you cannot afford to pay. In addition, we will only take our fee after you receive a settlement or verdict. To speak to Leventhal & Puga, P.C., please call (877) 433-3906.
- 2016 Motorcycle Data - NHTSA
- Motorcycle Safety - NHTSA
- Motorcycles - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)