Suffering from motorcycle injuries? A Denver motorcycle accident attorney can evaluate your claim and help determine if your accident may have been caused by someone else’s negligence and if you are eligible to seek compensation for your injuries.
Common Causes of a Motorcycle Accident
Understanding some of the common causes of a crash may make motorcyclists more aware when they take to the road, but it may also help in establishing who was at fault in some cases.
Motorcycles can be difficult to see, yet that doesn’t detract from another driver’s negligence when he or she crashes into a bike. Visibility is especially compromised at intersections or in heavy traffic. This can lead to a driver making a turn in front of a motorcycle, which may be responsible for some crashes. But turning in front of a bike could also be a driver’s attempt to get through the intersection first.
Failing to yield is another possible cause of a motorcycle accident. This could also be a case of not seeing the bike, but it may be a disregard for the bike’s right to share the road.
Head-on collisions and hitting a bike from behind are other possible causes of crashes that may lead to motorcycle injuries. The key to your case will be determining if someone else was negligent and then providing evidence that demonstrates the other driver’s negligence.
Common Types of Motorcycle Injuries
The following are some types of injuries that riders may suffer in a motorcycle crash:
- bone fractures;
- head trauma;
- internal torso injuries;
- abrasions/road rash;
- spinal cord injuries; and
- neck or back injuries.
It is not uncommon for some of these injuries to cause long-term or permanent disability. As a result, you may be entitled to compensation that addresses your medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of earnings, mental anguish and more. Your Denver motorcycle accident attorney can review the specifics of your case, such as whether you were wearing a helmet, and the damages you experience in determining the types of compensation to which you may be entitled.
Consulting with a Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney
The key to pursuing a claim against another party is to prove he or she was negligent and responsible for your motorcycle injuries. For help collecting the evidence necessary for your case, contact D.J. Banovitz at 303-300-5060.
Call as soon as you can, as acting quickly may help preserve critical evidence. Additionally, an attorney may have other resources and may hire experts that can be used to help support or strengthen your case. Our law firm also offers a FREE injury guide. Call us to discuss your next steps with a Denver motorcycle accident attorney.