Bicycle Accidents

At Cook, Bradford & Levy we are experienced Boulder bicycle accident lawyers who believe that riding a bicycle is an essential part of healthy living and experiencing Colorado’s beautiful environment. Our lawyers ride their mountain and road bikes all over the trails and roads of the Colorado foothills and beyond, but we especially enjoy doing so in Boulder and Jefferson Counties. Inevitably, at some point we all find ourselves riding our bicycles on Colorado’s roads. Riding a bicycle in Colorado comes with responsibilities and expectations, both for the rider and for the cars and trucks we share the road with. It is essential that cyclists and car and truck drivers show mutual respect on Colorado roads. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents are a common sight, and when an accident happens we recommend that you contact an experienced Boulder bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible. At Cook, Bradford & Levy we have handled bicycle accidents in various counties along the Front Range, and we are prepared to stand up for you to hold unsafe car and truck drivers accountable.

When a cyclist is hit by a car or truck in Colorado it is the burden of the cyclist to prove that the car or truck driver was negligent. Boulder bicycle accident lawyers at Cook, Bradford & Levy understand Colorado and local laws that apply to cyclists and car and truck drivers when an accident occurs, and this is essential to proving that the car or truck driver was negligent. Colorado bicycle laws can be found here, and the local laws depend on the municipality in which the accident happened.

On the other side of the coin, we are able to use our knowledge of the “rules of the road” to defend our cyclist clients when the insurance companies point the finger at them alleging the cyclist’s negligence. Because the burden of proof generally lies with the plaintiff to prove his or her claim, an experienced Boulder bicycle accident attorney will look for evidence to support a client’s claim. Cook, Bradford & Levy has used various methods for gathering cycling specific evidence such as downloading and preserving the GPS or Garmin-type units found on the bikes of many cyclists, data from applications such as Strava and other monitoring devices used by our (typically gadget and tech-savvy) cyclist clients. A good Boulder bicycle accident lawyer will also rely on more traditional investigational methods to help prove the claim against the car or truck driver. To this end, we encourage our clients to exchange information at the scene with any witnesses and note the contact information of the other bicyclists in his or her group. We also conduct our own investigations whereby we will obtain witness statements, map data, information from vehicle data recorders (“black boxes”), cellphone data, photographs, weather information and the like. Cook, Bradford & Levy has also worked with well-respected cyclists and coaches to serve as experts in support of our cyclist clients’ claims. At the end of the day, a sold Boulder bicycle accident attorney must strive to make sure that we put together for our clients the strongest evidence with which to fight the inevitable pushback from the giant corporate insurance carriers.

At Cook, Bradford & Levy we handle all the investigational, claim building and communication with the involved insurance companies so that you can focus on recovering from your injury. If you have been injured while riding your bicycle on the roads of Colorado you need an experienced Boulder bicycle accident attorney. We encourage you to contact us at 303-543-1000 for a free initial consultation.

Client Reviews
“I was rear ended by a driver on his cell phone. I started with another attorney, but was not receiving adequate attention to my case. I switched to Brian and everything changed. He was attentive to my situation, listened to all I had to say, and worked to resolve my case in a timely fashion. He continued to communicate and touch base even during slow parts of the process. After the settlement was resolved, he has still reached out to check in on my health and well being. I would highly recommend Brian Bradford as a lawyer.” Randy
“A driver trying to get away from the police ran a red light and broadsided my car. My injuries affected me physically, emotionally and organizationally. Hiring Steve Cook allowed me to focus on healing while ALL the legal Issues were effectively handled by his firm. Steve's patience, honest, determination. competence and experienced evaluation of my case resulted in a great settlement without having to go to trial.” Shirley
“I was injured in a car accident and I was having a hard time getting much of a response from the insurance companies. I never thought I would resort to calling an attorney, but I am so happy that I did, and that Jason Levy was that attorney. He was respectful, knowledgeable, and kind. When I was healing from major surgery, he arranged for my deposition to take place all the way out in Harford County, at a library near my home, rather than having me come into the city. He was also very persistent with the other driver's insurance company, finally negotiating an excellent settlement” Kate