Motorcycle Accident Attorney In Boulder, CO
As far as motor vehicle accidents go, motorcycle accidents can be the most catastrophic. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are almost five times more likely to be injured in a collision than car occupants. Yet, Colorado’s beautiful blue skies, open roads, and mountain vistas beckon. Most motorcyclists are aware of the risks and have been trained to take precautions when driving. Unfortunately, other drivers on the roads are not always careful when sharing the roadways. Many drivers of motorcyclists have suffered serious injuries—even death—because another driver was careless, reckless, or committed a driving error. Without a steel frame or airbags to protect them, motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to injury as we have seen so often.
Malik Law, LLC, is based in Boulder, but we represent clients throughout Colorado. We are diligent when it comes to pursuing our clients’ right to fair compensation. If you have been injured because of another driver’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, missed wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Under the mantel of the firm’s founder, Saira P. Malik, we provide victims of motorcycle accidents with the expertise and experience they need at the negotiation table or inside the court room. We specialize in personal injury law and have effectively represented many motorcyclists who have been injured in collisions.
Motorcycle Accidents In Colorado
In recent years, motorcycle fatalities have risen sharply by nearly 20% and is more than 20% of all motor vehicle related fatalities in the state. In 2016 alone, just over 40% of motorcycle crashes involved no other vehicle. The rest, however, did involve another vehicle such as a car or truck. The state offers motorcycle operator training safety programs, but what about other drivers? Too often, it’s distracted driving, tailgating, or speeding that causes a careless driver to collide with a motorcyclist. We have seen many such cases in our experience. ABC 7 recently reported that motorcycle deaths have just spiked to 24% of all roadway accidents in the state, which is an all-time high. Who will represent the victims of these horrific, often preventable roadway accidents? Malik Law will. We specialize in motorcycle accident claims.
Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents
In Colorado, road conditions and inclement weather are often the instigators of motorcycle accidents. These are true accidents and can be tragic for victims and their families. Too often, however, motorcycle collisions occur with other vehicles for reasons that may include:
- Unsafe lane change
- Sudden stops
- Car doors
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving (using cellphone while driving)
- Driving while fatigued
- Lane splitting
- Failing to yield right of way
- Aggressive driving
If your motorcycle accident was caused by the fault of another driver, you may be entitled to fair compensation under Colorado law. Malik Law attorneys can evaluate your case and provide you with the legal guidance you need should you decide to pursue your claim. We have nearly a decade of experience representing victims of motor vehicle crashes. If you’ve been hurt, we want to help.
What Can You Expect From Malik Law?
Selecting an attorney to represent you at this difficult time of your life can be challenging. Many people who have been injured in these types of accidents already feel overwhelmed and frustrated. When we meet with you, we’ll discuss how we can shoulder the legal burden. We navigate the claims process, doing everything we can, to achieve your legal goals and a lucrative compensation package the suits your needs. When you hire us to represent you, some of the things we can help you do to succeed include:
- Manage all documents / paperwork related to your case
- Evaluate every aspect of your claim
- Investigate the scene of the accident
- Gather evidence (i.e. medical records, accident reports)
- Obtain statements from witnesses
- Manage communications with insurance carriers
- Research relevant legislation
- Obtain statements from medical experts
- Obtains the services of accident reconstructionist
- Arrive at each meeting on time
- Negotiate / litigate aggressively on your behalf
- Respond to your questions / queries and provide you with exceptional communication
- Provide you with expert legal advice
Malik Law is a small firm, but together, we are a mighty team. We are able to provide our clients with personalized attention. Unlike the big law firms where clients feel like just another manila folder in a sea of manila folders, our clients know they are singular, special, and deserving of individualized care and representation.
Compensation For Your Injuries
Motorcyclists who have been able to get up and walk away after accidents are lucky. The injuries that many motorcyclists have endured have been truly catastrophic and life-changing. Some of the serious injuries that drivers of motorcycles have suffered are:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries and concussions
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord damage
- Psychological trauma
- Chronic pain
Many drivers who have been involved in motorcycle crashes have been able to achieve recovery but that recovery period is often long and fraught with medical treatment and therapies—not to mention physical and emotional suffering. Some drivers are never able to experience the type of life they once led. They may have suffered a permanent disability that prevents them from walking or performing the work they once did for a living. If this has happened to you because of another driver’s fault, you deserve compensation. Our attorneys will fight for that compensation using all of our skills and resources.
What Is Fair Compensation?
In personal injury cases involving motorcycles, victims have a right to make a claim that includes economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages include medical costs, future medical costs (related to your injuries), lost wages, and lost earning capacity (if it applies). These figures are not always easy to establish. That’s why we may consult with an actuary who can help us arrive at a fair estimate.
Non-economic damages are capped in the state of Colorado. However, victims still have a right to claim them up to the capped amounts. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, both physical and emotional. We will discuss all you may be entitled to based on your case. We’ll also answer all of your questions and address any concerns you may have about your proposed compensation package.
We Are Expert Negotiators
If the accident report clearly defines who was at fault in your collision, it’s very possible that the at-fault driver’s insurance company will want to settle the matter without going to court. However, it’s still in their best interest to achieve as low a payout as possible. This is NOT in your best interest. We always counsel victims of personal injuries to leave the negotiations with insurers and other attorneys to us. We do this for a living—and we’re exceptionally good at it. We will represent your interests tenaciously so that you achieve the lucrative compensation you are owed. You have suffered. You needn’t suffer the insult of an insufficient compensation package. Our attorneys will meet with the other party’s lawyers and insurance company representatives to discuss what is a fair settlement to you. If you agree to the terms, you can avoid litigating the matter. Most often, we find that negotiation leads to positive settlements for our clients.
We Are Aggressive Litigators
If negotiation efforts are fruitless as they sometimes prove to be, we can take your case to court and aggressively litigate the matter there. We will draw on all the evidence to effectively represent your case. Malik Law has a reputation for success. We are highly motivated to win—to achieve justice for the victims of personal injuries cause by the faults of others. We care about our clients and what they’ve endured. They inspire us to perform at our best on their behalf.
If You Are Involved In A Motorcycle Crash…
If you’ve suffered injuries related to a motorcycle crash, you should seek medical attention immediately. It’s not uncommon for ambulances to be called to the scene by other drivers. If you believe you’ve sustained only minor injuries or scratches, you should still seek a professional medical evaluation. You may have suffered internal bleeding, a concussion, fractures, or some health issue that you cannot yet feel. This is quite common among victims of motor vehicle accidents. A medical evaluation will provide you with the documentary evidence you will need if you decide to pursue a claim.
Naturally, the police should be called to the scene of the accident as well. They can help determine who or what caused the accident. They can talk to witnesses and investigate the scene. They will document all they learn in their accident report—also a piece of official evidence that you may rely on if you decide to sue for compensation.
Next, as soon as you are able to, get in touch with your Malik Law attorney. Even if you have never worked with us before, we will go to work with you immediately by providing you with legal advice. Typically, we advise our clients not to discuss the matter with insurers. It’s in your best interest to let your skilled attorney represent your interest with these corporate players. We have experience dealing with them about these types of cases. We will also advise you about the time you have to file your claim. There are statutes that limit the time for filing personal injury claims.
Once you are feeling like you are able to meet with us, we can carefully go over your case with you. We will provide you with our views on the matter and the amount of compensation we believe you are eligible for. If you decide to pursue your claim, we will go above and beyond to help you achieve your goal.
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