If you have been injured in an accident while you were using a bike, you may want to consider talking to a bicycle accident lawyer Colorado residents recommend. Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC are the bicycle accident lawyers Colorado trusts.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Colorado has rules for how cyclists are allowed to use the roads and how cars are supposed to safely react to them. In Colorado, drivers must leave three feet between a cyclist and themselves when passing and cyclists are legally allowed to ride in the main flow of traffic if the lane isn’t wide enough to allow another car to pass them safely. Most drivers don’t know the law about cycling. They will often get irritated and aggressive around cyclists as a result. That can be dangerous or deadly for the cyclist. If you’ve been injured while on your bike, call Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC to talk to a bicycle accident lawyer in Colorado can believe in today.
A cyclist who is hit by a car that doesn’t leave enough space when passing can be thrown under the wheels of the car. This can cause devastating injuries. All because a driver was in too much of a hurry to wait until it was safe to pass.
Another common cause of bicycle accidents is when the vehicle driver pulls out of a street, parking lot, driveway, or other area and exits to the right of the cyclist after the cyclist has already passed by the front of the vehicle. This type of bicycle accident is referred to as a right cross. A seasoned bicycle accident lawyer Colorado victims depend on will gather all the evidence in a right cross bike accident situation – including witness statements, police reports, and photographs – in order to obtain the best possible financial outcome for their client. It is necessary to prove liability on the part of the other party for your case to be successful
Left cross bicycle accidents can also cause disabling injuries to a cyclist. These accidents occur when a vehicle that is going the opposite direction of the cyclists suddenly takes a left-hand turn and either hits the cyclists directly or causes the victim to drive the bike into the vehicle.
A professional bicycle accident lawyer Colorado residents recommend has also likely had bike crash clients who were injured in right hook accidents. This type of accident occurs when a vehicle driver attempts to take a right-hand turn, even though the cyclist is on the right-hand side of the vehicle. This can happen because either the vehicle driver fails to see the cyclist in the road or the driver cuts the cyclists off. Whatever the cause of a right hook accident, the injuries can be devastating.
One of the most frequent types of cases that a bicycle accident lawyer Colorado trusts handles are those caused by drivers opening the doors of their vehicles as cyclists are passing by. This action of having a door suddenly blocking their way causes the cyclist to suddenly swerve to avoid hitting the door, often resulting in the cyclists falling off the bike or driving into another vehicle. It is also not uncommon for the door itself to hit the bike, causing injury to the cyclist.
Impatient, distracted, or impaired drivers are often the cause of rear-end bicycle accidents. For whatever reason, the vehicle driver is too close to the bicycle and when something occurs requiring the driver to either stop or slow down, they are unable to and instead plow into the bike and cyclist. When a vehicle rear-ends another vehicle, those vehicles offer the victims protection and help minimize the extent of injuries. However, a vehicle plowing into an unprotected cyclist often results in catastrophic injuries to the cyclist. They may never recover completely, and some will suffer a fatal injury.
These are just some of the many ways cyclists endangered by careless or reckless drivers. Both Sam Cannon and Gordon Hadfield regularly ride bikes around the Fort Collins area and are aware how dangerous drivers can be. If you need a lawyer, contact Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC today to talk to a bicycle accident lawyer Colorado can be proud of.
How Will a Colorado Bicycle Accident Lawyer Present My Case?
A skilled bicycle accident lawyer Colorado victims trust understands that these types of accident cases can be different than other types of vehicle accident cases. Bicycle accident cases often present specific issues that require the experience of a Colorado bicycle accident lawyer. For example, cyclists often use technology that tracks their rides. This can be essential to proving liability in a bicycle case and, if your level of activity decreases after the crash, it can show how your life has been affected by the crash. In addition, if your case goes to trial, you need lawyers who are aware of jurors’ biases against cyclists and who are prepared to deal with those jurors effectively. If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC can provide you a bicycle accident lawyer Colorado residents can count on.
If you’ve been injured while riding by a driver who was being aggressive or not looking where he or she was going, contact the experienced bicycle accident lawyers Colorado counts on at Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC today.
DO I NEED A COLORADO BICYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER?
If you have been injured in an accident and are thinking you may benefit from the legal guidance of a skillful bicycle accident lawyer in Colorado, you are right. If you listen to insurance companies, they’ll tell you that you don’t need a bicycle accident lawyer. But the insurance company doesn’t have your best interests at heart. They’re only looking out for their bottom line. And trust me, they’re pros. If you’re injured, and you want to fight for the compensation the law says you’re entitled to, you need a pro on your side too. After all, you would have lived a very accident-prone life if you’ve made as many bicycle accident claims as the bicycle accident lawyers Colorado can believe in at Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC. Call us today to meet with an experienced bicycle accident lawyer Colorado offers.