Longmont Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one was seriously injured or your family member was killed in a motorcycle accident in Longmont, Colorado, our team at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, wants to help you fight for compensation. We can have one of our motorcycle accident lawyers serving Longmont help you with your personal injury case.
We have decades of collective experience getting motorcycle accident victims compensated for their losses and holding negligent drivers accountable.Let One of Our Personal Injury Lawyers Help You Fight for Compensation
If you or a loved one was a victim of a motorcycle accident, one of our motorcycle accident lawyers can help you fight for compensation to recover your damages in Longmont.
Our legal team will review your case to assess how the motorcycle accident affected you personally, then list your damages along with estimated financial values. Your list of damages may include:
- Medical care expenses
- Property damage expenses, such as those to repair or replace your motorcycle
- Wages you lost while treating or recovering from your injuries
- Wages you expect to lose as your injuries continue to need treatment or recovery time
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Permanent disability, including hearing or vision loss
- Physical disfigurement, e.g., scarring
- Loss of quality of life
Other damages not listed here may also be included in your compensation demands. Once we review your case, we can explain how much your claim or lawsuit may be worth.You Have a Limited Amount of Time to File a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
According to CO Rev Stat § 13-80-101, you have about three years to file a personal injury lawsuit about your motorcycle accident injuries in most cases.
While three years seems like a long amount of time to prepare a motorcycle accident case, many aspects of the litigation process can prolong your case’s development.
Some reasons why you should file your lawsuit as soon as possible include the following:
- If you do not file your case on time, it could get dismissed, meaning you would not be able to pursue compensation through the court system.
- Other aspects of your case may not be available up to three years later, such as video footage or the accuracy of witnesses’ testimony.
- It is harder to correlate injuries with an accident the longer you wait to file. The opposing side could make the argument that your injuries were caused by a separate event within the same time frame.
Our team will monitor your case’s filing deadline and help you file your motorcycle accident lawsuit on time.You May be Able to get Compensation Through UM/UIM Coverage
In the event that a motorcyclist gets into an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist, they can review their auto insurance policy to see if they have uninsured motorist (UM) or underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage.
If so, this can allow them to recover compensation to pay for losses like:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical impairments
When uninsured or underinsured drivers cause accidents with motorcyclists, they might not have the financial means to cover the damages. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, we recommend that all motorcyclists purchase their own UM/UIM coverage—with as much coverage as they can afford.Careless Drivers Pose a Threat to Motorcyclists the Region
In 2018 alone, our firm noticed three concerning motorcycle crashes in East Boulder County.March 16: A Motorcyclist Gets Hit While Escorting a Funeral Service
The Boulder Daily Camera reported on March 16, 2018, that a 26-year-old man hit a motorcyclist who was working as an escort for a funeral as he attempted to make a left turn onto Ninth Avenue between Emery and Collyer streets.May 20: A Motorcyclist Gets Killed After Being Hit by a Van
The Longmont Times-Call reported on May 20, 2018, that a 28-year-old sport-bike motorcyclist was killed at the intersection of 17th and Gay Street when he collided with a van. The crash was caused by the motorcyclist speeding, and his driving was hazardous 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 in vehicle collisions.June 21: Two Motorcyclists Die After a Driver Makes an Illegal Left Turn
On June 21, 2018, the Denver Post reported on a Longmont motorcycle crash that involved two 40-year-old Longmont residents. They were testing out a refurbished Honda motorcycle when they were hit by an SUV.
In that case, the 36-year-old Broomfield SUV driver 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 two months investigating the crash. Ultimately, and carefully, they decided to charge the Broomfield man with disregarding a traffic device and careless injury resulting in death.Our Law Firm Keeps an Eye Out for Our Community
Our team 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 a motorcycle accident attorney on your side like those at Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC.Our Legal Team Helps Motorcycle Accident Victims in East Boulder County
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured or killed in a motorcycle accident in East Boulder County, our motorcycle accident attorneys could 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 motorcycle crash team and learn how we can help you and your family.