Many Boulder residents enjoy riding motorcycles. However, motorcycles have substantially less protection than a passenger car—and collisions between the two types of vehicles can lead to catastrophic injuries. If you are in a motorcycle accident in Boulder, you may be eligible for an insurance claim or lawsuit, and the Boulder motorcycle accident attorneys at Purvis Thomson, LLP can help.
Motorcycle accidents can happen due to many factors. In some cases, dangerous weather or road conditions cause a collision. In others, a motorcycle may have a defective part that contributes to the accident. However, some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are negligent or reckless driving behaviors, such as the following.
Colorado is a fault insurance state, meaning that drivers who cause accidents are financially liable for their victims’ damages. These victims may include other drivers, their passengers, pedestrians, and motorcyclists. If you are in an accident with a negligent driver, you can file an insurance claim or lawsuit against him or her to collect the compensation you deserve.
During the insurance process, you will need to provide evidence that proves the other driver’s liability. An insurance representative will investigate your collision and determine who is responsible. In a personal injury lawsuit, you will need to supply sufficient proof that establishes four key elements.
Although you may be able to prove these elements and the driver’s liability, motorcyclists are often subject to unfair scrutiny during the course of an insurance investigation or lawsuit. There are many stereotypes surrounding motorcyclists and their adherence to traffic rules, and the investigator may automatically assume that you were at fault. To combat these stereotypes and to firmly establish your right to compensation, you need an attorney on your side.
If you are injured in a Boulder motorcycle accident, you deserve justice—and the attorneys at Purvis Thomson, LLP can help. We will fight for your right to maximum compensation during each stage of your case. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.