El Paso County Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Do You Have a Motorcycle Collision Claim? Find Out at (719) 475-2555
Riding a motorcycle is very popular pastime in El Paso County, which had 22,480 registered motorcycles in 2009. They are more economic and more environmentally-friendly, but they also carry more risks. Not only are motorcyclists not protected by their vehicles like people in cars are, but many of the other drivers on the road don't even know they are sharing the road with motorcycles.
Call us at (719) 475-2555 for a free initial consultation with a reliable motorcycle injury attorney.
It is impossible to prevent every potential accident that may be caused by others. If you are injured in a Colorado motorcycle accident because of another driver's negligent or reckless actions, experienced El Paso County motorcycle accident attorney Timothy R. Bussey can help you understand the legal options available to you.
Sharing the Road
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has created programs and public awareness campaigns to help decrease the number of fatal motorcycle accidents in the state, but these don't necessarily make drivers pay more attention.
Many car drivers don't know how to share the road with motorcyclists and sometimes don't even realize that they are on the road at all, and such inattention can be deadly. Between 2008 and 2010, 34 motorcyclists were killed in El Paso County alone, and motorcyclist deaths are rising in the state.
Motorcycles have as much right to be on the road as other vehicles and so the drivers of other larger vehicles have to take the safety of motorcyclists into account. Being inattentive or distracted, violating traffic laws, and other forms of negligence or recklessness can easily cause a serious crash. Luckily, you don't have to try to recover after such an accident by yourself.
Filing an El Paso County Motorcycle Accident Claim
Trying to pay for medical bills and support your family after an injury accident can be very hard. You can't work so you're not making money, but you need money for medical treatment and daily living expenses.
If someone else caused your crash, you may be able to get the money you need by filing a personal injury claim, and you can get the at-fault party to pay for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. Insurance companies won't make this easy, however. That is why your best chance of getting the financial support you deserve is by hiring an experienced El Paso County personal injury lawyer.
Motorcyclists Have the Same Rights as Other Motorists
Being a motorcycle rider does not give you fewer rights on the road and it does not give you fewer rights in court. If you are a motorcyclist who has suffered an injury in a traffic collision caused by someone else, you are entitled to pursue legal action.
As a knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer in El Paso County, Timothy R. Bussey of The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. understands the obstacles a motorcyclist faces when going after fair compensation. Mr. Bussey can examine the details of your accident to determine fault and can make sure you don't fall victim to any deceptive action by insurance companies. To find out if filing a personal injury claim is the best option for you, call (719) 475-2555 for a free consultation today.