Colorado Motorcycle Accident Laws

Average Motorcycle Accident Settlement

Average Motorcycle Accident Settlement in Denver, CO (2024)

Motorcycles are inherently dangerous in many ways, and it is vital for every rider to acknowledge the risks they face on the road. It is also crucial for them to know what to do after another driver has caused an accident with their vehicle. The recovery process from a motorcycle accident can be complicated, and it’s natural for anyone facing this situation to wonder about the average motorcycle accident settlement in Denver. Claiming Compensation for a Motorcycle Accident in Denver
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Most Common Types of

Most Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents in Colorado (2024)

Motorcycles are inherently dangerous for many reasons, and a motorcycle offers virtually no physical protection from the crash impact forces of an accident. Every rider must acknowledge the risks they face on the road and know what to do when an accident happens. An experienced Colorado motorcycle accident lawyer can be an invaluable asset if you find yourself in the aftermath of a motorcycle crash someone else caused. Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents Motorcycle accidents can happen for the same
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Most Common Causes of

Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Colorado (2024)

There is always the unfortunate risk of an accident when riding a motorcycle. When these accidents happen, the consequences can often be significant and costly. However, many motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the rider but of some other party, who is then legally responsible for compensating the rider for the costs their injury created. Many riders can find the restitution they seek by working with a Colorado motorcycle accident attorney. Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents Motorcycle accidents, like
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Common Injuries From Motorcycle

Common Injuries From Motorcycle Accidents in Colorado (2024)

Motorcycles may be fun to ride, but they are inherently very dangerous for several reasons. They offer almost no physical protection in a crash and have none of the standard safety features found in most passenger vehicles, such as seatbelts, airbags, or crash-resistant frames. Even with the best riding gear and helmet, any motorcyclist faces the risk of severe or fatal injury every time they ride. If you or a family member ride a motorcycle, it is vital to acknowledge
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Colorado Motorcycle Helmet Laws

Colorado Motorcycle Helmet Laws 2024 – What You Need To Know

Motorcycles are fun to ride, but they are also significantly more dangerous than almost all other vehicles on the road. When motorcycle accidents occur, the risk of serious injury or death is substantially higher due to the fact that a motorcycle lacks most of the safety features built into modern passenger vehicles. While the average car has a frame designed to crumple and reduce the shock of a collision, airbags, and seatbelts, motorcycles have none of these features. When a
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Delayed Shock Symptoms After

Delayed Shock Symptoms After an Accident in Colorado

A car accident can be an incredibly damaging and traumatic event. While most car accident victims will be able to quickly ascertain the scope of the injuries they suffered, some car accident injuries aren’t immediately noticeable. Some injuries do not manifest noticeable symptoms until days or even weeks after an auto accident. It’s also possible for a victim to suffer delayed shock symptoms after an accident. Both the body and the brain undergo significant trauma in a vehicle accident. In
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The Legal Implications of

The Legal Implications of Helmets in Motorcycle Accident Claims

It’s wise for anyone who operates a motorcycle or rides on one as a passenger to wear a Department of Transportation (DOT) approved helmet, regardless of age or experience level. Research proves that wearing appropriately fitted helmets greatly reduces the chances of severe and fatal head injuries in motorcycle accidents. However, Colorado state law does not require motorcyclists or passengers over 18 to wear motorcycle helmets. What happens when a motorcyclist is not wearing a helmet and experiences an accident
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Colorado Roadway Deaths Increased

Colorado Roadway Deaths Increased from 2016 to 2017

We are currently awaiting the 2017 finalized roadway accident data for Colorado. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), we know there was an increase in the number of fatalities compared to the 615 in 2016. Early indications suggest a rise in crashes resulting from impaired driving and among those who were not wearing a seatbelt. Sam Cole, a CDOT spokesman, explained — although the numbers suggest that all was bad — there were some positive results this year,
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How Does Failing to

How Does Failing to Yield Right of Way Increase Your Chance of Accident?

Drivers who fail to yield or observe laws relating to rights-of-way is a problem on the roads. Much of the reason why these violations occur is that drivers do not recall rules related to yielding. The traffic laws generally do not define who has the right-of-way, rather they explain who must yield based on a variety of possible circumstances. Data across all U.S. states show that failure to yield the right of way are a cause of accidents. The Colorado State Patrol
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May is Motorcycle Safety

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month & Large Rally Planned by Colorado Nonprofit

The month of May has been designed as Motorcycle Safety Month and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has initiated a program to encourage motorcyclists to attend training programs currently available across the state. Sam Cole, a department spokesman, says that riders should take advantage of the available training, as riders who are simply mediocre should not be operating on the roads. In 2016, Colorado had 125 motorcyclist fatalities, which is a 15% rise from the prior year. This fatality
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Colorado Sets Record for

Colorado Sets Record for Most Motorcycle Deaths

A recent headline on KDVR Fox 31 Denver indicated a disturbing trend that is emerging of motorcycle-related deaths in Colorado. They stated that the Colorado Department of Transportation recently completed their reporting based on the vehicle data for 2015, which showed that (106) fatalities occurred last year—an increase of over 11% from the prior year. Additionally, CDOT pointed out a startling statistic that although motorcycles account for a mere 3% of the traffic on our roads, they make up 20%
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9 Steps You Should

9 Steps You Should Take After an Accident

Being involved in an accident of any magnitude is likely a sudden and traumatic experience. For this reason, many people panic and do not know what to do after a car accident occurs. Though you want to act quickly and ensure that all drivers and passengers involved are safe, you also need to abide by all the legal requirements. Here is a simple list of what to do following an accident. 1. Stay At The Scene Of The Accident And
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How to Document the

How to Document the Scene of an Accident

When you’ve been in an accident, it is natural to just want to exchange information with the other driver and move on with your day. Unfortunately now isn’t the time to be impatient. In fact, at the Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal, our Denver accident attorneys recommend that you be as deliberate as necessary, so that you record the accident details as accurately as possible. Properly documenting an accident scene is a critical first step to protecting your legal interests. If anyone is injured as
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