Bicyclists are unprotected and vulnerable to serious injuries in a crash. If you have been hurt in a bicycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact the Denver bike accident lawyers at The Fang Law Firm right away. Our Denver personal injury attorneys are dedicated advocates for injured cyclists in Colorado.
After a serious bike accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for damages under the law in Colorado. Damages may include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning potential, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. If you are seriously injured, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced Denver bicycle accident lawyer.
A bike lawyer can maximize recoverable damages in your case and help you deal with insurance companies. An experienced legal team can investigate your case, obtain and preserve evidence, determine liability, and aggressively pursue full compensation for your injuries in Colorado.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics, 16 cyclists were killed in Colorado traffic crashes in 2016. Bicyclists accounted for 2.6% of all traffic fatalities. The NHTSA provides the following data and statistics regarding bicycle accidents in the U.S. in 2016:
As stated by NHTSA, 95% of bicycle fatalities in 2016 were caused by a collision with a single motor vehicle. Cyclists were struck by:
Based on the 2016 Bicycle Crash Analysis provided by the City and County of Denver, the most common driver factors contributing to bicycle accidents are failing to yield the right-of-way and careless driving. The bicyclist was traveling straight, and the driver was making a left or right-hand turn in the majority of crashes at intersections. In too many cases, the driver simply fails to register the bicycle in the roadway and turns directly into the bicyclist’s path.
A collision between a cyclist and a motor vehicle can cause serious injuries or death for the bicyclist. Traffic laws in Colorado and the U.S. have been put into place to reduce the risk of accidents involving bicycles and motor vehicles. Drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care on the road. A negligent driver may be held liable for resulting injuries from a bicycle accident.
At The Fang Law Firm in Denver, we have focused our practice exclusively on personal injury matters. Our experienced trial lawyers have the knowledge skills, and resources to effectively pursue compensation for damages for our clients. Call us as soon as possible to schedule a consultation with a Denver bike accident lawyer if you have sustained a personal injury in a cycling accident.