Our firm’s founder, Paul Fisher, has been riding motorcycles for over 25 years. As an avid motorcyclist himself, he will fight for your rights and work hard to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. Paul understands that every rider is sometimes put in danger by the negligent actions of other drivers, because he’s been there himself. So if you’ve had a motorcycle collision, call us today at (303) 779-5300 for your free consultation and let us help your case.
Information from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that the rate for fatal motorcycle accidents is about 72 per every 100,000 motorcycles on the road. In the event of a crash, motorcyclists have 35% greater chance of being killed than do people traveling in passenger vehicles. With the increased use of helmets that meet federal safety standards, the ratio of fatalities to accidents has decreased significantly over the last three decades. In any traffic collision, however, a motorcycle rider stands a very significant chance of being seriously injured given the lack of protective structure. Unlike those traveling in passenger vehicles, there is nothing but a helmet to protect a rider from the open road and surrounding traffic.
Protecting Your Rights as a Motorcycle Accident Victim
According to information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Data, about 42% of fatal motorcycle accidents were caused by a vehicle that turned left while the motorcycle was traveling past it. In almost all collisions where the motorist was making a left-hand turn, the driver stated that he or she simply didn’t see the motorcycle until it was too late. Driver distraction is a major factor in all vehicle accidents. Other factors that may contribute to an accident include drinking and driving, speeding, and recklessness. Motorcyclists also must contend with dangerous road conditions and their own equipment. Some accidents are caused by defective bikes, faulty motorcycle components, or improperly performed repairs and maintenance. A skilled motorcycle accident lawyer can conduct a thorough investigation into your accident to determine the actual cause, identify the liable party, and take action to hold him or her accountable for all damages.
Injured victims of motorcycle accidents will need the assistance of motorcycle accident attorneys like those at our firm to aggressively pursue the maximum possible compensation. Hospital and other medical expenses can become staggering. It is only fair that the at-fault driver or other negligent party fully compensates you for the damages they caused. It is important that you have a dedicated personal injury lawyer on your side who will not back down when it comes to protecting your future and your rights. Call Fisher & Associates P.C. today at (303) 779-5300 to discuss your accident and legal options.
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