Longmont, Colorado Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Between 2014 and 2017, Colorado saw a 30% increase in the number of deadly motorcycle accidents. Sadly, motorcycle accidents are a common sight on East Boulder County roads, and following three serious motorcycle accidents in Longmont in a three-month period in 2018, it is clear that motorcyclists are at risk in the Longmont area. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a motorcycle accident in Boulder County or Weld County, we invite you to call our experienced team of local motorcycle accident lawyers at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation with you and your family. We have decades of collective experience getting Colorado motorcycle accident victims compensated for their losses and holding negligent drivers accountable.Careless Drivers Pose a Threat to Motorcyclists in Longmont and East Boulder County
In 2018 alone, Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC’s Longmont motorcycle crash attorneys noticed three very visible and concerning motorcycle crashes in East Boulder County. The first one happened on March 16th when a motorcyclist working as an escort for a funeral was hit by a 26-year-old man as he attempted to make a left turn onto 9th Avenue between Emery and Collyer streets. The young man was charged with careless driving resulting in injury after the motorcyclist had to be taken to the hospital for his injuries.
The second Longmont motorcycle crash that came our lawyers’ attention happened on May 20th. There, a 28-year-old sport-bike motorcyclist was killed at the intersection of 17th and Gay St., when he collided with a van. Our Longmont motorcycle lawyers noted that the crash was caused by the motorcyclist speeding and he was a hazard for other drivers. With this said, the fact that the motorcyclist was killed in the accident underscores the vulnerability that motorcyclists have when they are involved in collisions with cars or trucks. Without the structural protections that cars have, motorcyclists can be seriously injured or killed when if a car were involved only minor injuries may have occurred.
The third notable Longmont motorcycle crash happened on June 21st and involved two respected 40-year-old Longmont residents who were testing out a refurbished Honda motorcycle. In that case, a 36-year old Broomfield man was returning from Walmart when he took an illegal left-hand turn from East County Line Road onto Sunshine and hit the motorcyclists. Our Longmont motorcycle crash attorneys were impressed that, rather than jump to conclusions, the Longmont Police Department took 2 months investigating the crash and ultimately, and carefully, decided to charge the Broomfield man with disregarding a traffic device and careless injury resulting in death.
Our experienced team of Longmont motorcycle accident lawyers do not represent any of the motorcyclists in the three instances noted above. However, the frequency of motorcycle accidents in Longmont, like the ones above, underscores the lesson that must be learned here. Longmont motorcyclists are at risk for serious accidents with cars and trucks. When a crash happens, it is important that you have an experienced Longmont motorcycle accident attorney on your side like those at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC.Motorcyclists Having Enough Insurance – An Essential for Longmont Motorcyclists
Believe it or not, motorcyclists are similarly situated to bicyclists when it comes to their vulnerability to catastrophic injuries on Colorado’s highways. Our Longmont motorcycle accident lawyers believe that safe motorcycle-riding techniques are important to avoiding collisions with cars. However, if a crash does happen, motorcyclists should have enough Uninsured/Underinsured motorist coverage of their own to ensure that there is enough money to pay for losses like medical bills, lost wages, physical impairments, and emotional damages.
More detailed answers to questions about “What is Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage” can be found here. The takeaway, however, is that bad drivers usually cause accidents with motorcyclists, and bad drivers often do not have the financial means or incentive to adequately insure themselves. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we recommend that all motorcyclists purchase their own UM/UIM coverage – with as much coverage as they can afford.
To put the value of UM/UIM coverage in perspective, with the trend of rising health care costs it is not unexpected for our Longmont motorcycle accident attorneys to see Emergency Room bills between $20,000 and $40,000! Given that the minimum liability policy is $25,000, it is not unusual for us to see the at-fault driver’s liability coverage exhausted from the ER visit alone. So, an experienced Longmont motorcycle lawyer will strongly recommend that all motorcyclists protect themselves and their families by buying robust UM/UIM coverage policies.Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC – Helping East Boulder County Motorcycle Accident Victims
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured or killed in a motorcycle accident in East Boulder County, our Longmont motorcycle accident attorneys can help you recover your losses and prosecute a civil claim against the negligent driver. We encourage you to call us today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation with our experienced motorcycle crash team and to learn how we can help you and your family.