Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC are the motorcycle accident lawyers Fort Collins, CO residents look to after motorcycle accidents. Car drivers are mostly good at watching for other cars. Unfortunately, they are often very bad at watching out for motorcycles. Even worse, if you’re on a motorcycle and you get hit by a car, you are likely to be very badly injured as you don’t have the seat belts, airbags, and roll bars that protect car drivers. We have had friends hit on motorbikes, and have witnessed the damage road rash and traumatic brain injuries can do to motorcycle riders. These injuries can be debilitating, and you deserve to be compensated for them. If you’ve been injured while riding a motorbike, call Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC to talk to one for the top motorcycle accident lawyers Fort Collins, CO has to offer.
Most motorcycle riders are careful and considerate road users. But the lack of protection puts them in great danger when car drivers are careless. Aside from bicycles, motorcycles are the smallest vehicles on the road, and they do not do well in collisions with tractor trailers, SUVs, pickup trucks, or sedans. Recovery from motorcycle accident injuries often requires long hospital stays, surgery, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. You shouldn’t have to incur all these expenses because someone else was careless. If you think you’ve been injured while riding by someone else’s failure to pay attention, contact Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC today to talk to a motorcycle accident lawyer Fort Collins, CO trusts.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, America’s roads have actually become more dangerous for motorcyclists despite the roads being safer for other types of vehicles. The number of motorcycle fatalities peaked in 2008 even though the number of deaths from light truck and passenger car accidents dropped. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during 2005, more than 87,000 people were injured while operating a motorcycle. Tragically, 4,553 people died as a result of these motorcycle accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, call Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC today to talk to the motorcycle accident lawyers Fort Collins, CO believes in.
Motorcycle riders are also subject to specific laws in Colorado. For example, all riders must wear eye protection while riding and riders and passengers under the age of 18 must wear helmets. Because riders over the age of 18 do not have to wear a helmet, juries in Colorado are instructed not to consider helmet use in their deliberations. In addition, riders are allowed to lane share with one another, although they may not lane share with a car or truck. If you’ve been injured, you need a motorcycle accident lawyer to help you navigate the law as it applies to your case. Contact us today if you want our help.
If you’ve been hit, it’s not your fault for riding a bike; it’s the other driver’s fault for not driving safely and watching out for you. We’ve had friends stop riding motorcycles because other drivers continually failed to pay attention to riders. We don’t want that. We want to help make the roads safe for all users. If you’ve been injured while riding a motorcycle, contact us today to talk to the motorcycle accident lawyers Fort Collins, CO looks to when they’re injured.
DO I NEED A FORT COLLINS, CO MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER?
If you listen to insurance companies, they’ll tell you that you don’t need a motorcycle 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 motorcycle accident claims as Cannon Hadfield Stieben & Doutt, LLC’s motorcycle accident lawyers Fort Collins, CO residents trust.