Broomfield, Colorado Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Whether it be a road ride, a mountain bike ride, or a commute to and from the office, Colorado is home to cycling enthusiasts who get on their bicycles almost every day of the year. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our lawyers share Colorado’s passion for cycling, and we have an additional perspective that comes from years of representing injured cyclists who have been in accidents with cars and trucks, other cyclists, and even from accidents involving people’s uncontrolled pets. Our Broomfield bicycle accident lawyers are knowledgeable about Colorado’s bicycling laws and rules of the road, and we can help if you or a loved one has been hurt in a bicycle accident in Colorado. We invite you to reach out to our Broomfield cycling attorneys today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation about your case.Dangers of Cycling
When a cyclist takes to the road, the rider is in a vulnerable position compared to motorized vehicles. Quite simply, a bicycle does not give the same protection in the event of a crash because there is no structure surrounding the bicycle. As such, a Broomfield bicycle accident lawyer will always recommend that you take the utmost care to ensure your safety such as wearing a helmet, wearing brightly colored clothing, installing lights and reflectors on your bicycle, and studying the rules of the road, among others. A host of additional safety tips can be found here.
When a cyclist is involved in an accident, our Broomfield bicycle attorneys know all too well that the injuries can be life-changing. While bicycle accidents cause approximately 2.2% of all traffic deaths nationwide each year, more often an injured bicyclist will end up with extensive medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket expenses, and potentially permanent physical and cognitive injuries. Moreover, a severely injured cyclist can face significant future medical expenses, home health care, or lost earning capacity. While each Colorado bicycle accident is a tragedy, it is helps to know that these damages are all recoverable under Colorado tort law. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we have decades of collective experience recovering these damages for our clients, including those who have been seriously hurt or killed in bicycle accidents. When hiring a Broomfield bicycle lawyer it is critical that you consider the experience and track record of successful outcomes a law firm has achieved for its clients.Who Pays for My Damages in a Bicycle Accident?
Generally speaking, the person or entity that is at fault for your accident is legally liable for your injuries and damages. This means that you can recover your losses from the negligent party, his or her insurance carrier, and/or other assets of the at-fault party. This is all well and good when the at-fault party has significant insurance or assets to cover all of your harms and losses. Unfortunately, our Broomfield bicycle accident lawyers know that all too often the bad driver does not have enough insurance or assets to cover your losses.
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our lawyers believe that one of the best ways to ensure that you have adequate insurance coverage if you are involved in a serious bike accident in Colorado is to purchase significant Uninsured/Underinsured motorist coverage (often referred to as UM/UIM coverage). UM/UIM coverage kicks in when you are involved in a crash that is not your fault and the other driver does not have insurance or does not have enough insurance to cover your losses. Our Broomfield cyclist lawyers know that UM/UIM coverage applies to Colorado bicycle accidents as long as a motor vehicle was involved and the crash was not your fault. More information about the importance of UM/UIM coverage and Colorado bicyclists can be found here.We Can Help
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our Broomfield bicycle accident attorneys have helped many injured Colorado cyclists get back on their feet after a crash. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed on a bicycle in Colorado, we invite you to call our lawyers today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation. We can meet you at our office here in Lafayette, we can come to your home or hospital, or we can meet in a neutral location that is convenient for you. Our Broomfield bicycle accident lawyers are here to help you, and that process begins by calling us today.