Riding through Colorado’s beautiful mountains and scenery may bring you a sense of peace and joy. You relish the times when you can take to the open road on your motorcycle, but you also know the risks. The chances of you and other riders being severely injured in motorcycle accidents is a very real possibility.
Motorcycle riders often suffer traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and other life-changing injuries. Some riders consider themselves lucky to “only” suffer broken bones, road rash or lacerations, but even they could result in significant impacts on their lives. Every time you get onto your motorcycle, you run the risk of suffering from one or more of these injuries.
Because of their smaller footprint, motorcycles can inadvertently end up in a larger vehicle’s blind spot. You could be riding, minding your own business, and a passenger or commercial vehicle could suddenly turn in front of you. A vehicle could change lanes in front of you, which could cause you to crash. Even though not all motorcycle accidents occur due to some action of the rider, approximately two-thirds of them happen due to the recklessness or negligence of another driver.
If you are involved in a crash caused by another driver, and suffer serious injuries as a result, you may be able to pursue restitution through the filing of a personal injury claim. In order to increase the chances of receiving an award of damages allowed by law in motorcycle accidents, it may be worthwhile to discuss the situation with a Colorado attorney. Any restitution you receive could help with your current and future medical needs, among other financial losses.