Colorado Bicycle Accident Attorney
Q: How soon after my bicycle accident should I call you?
A: Call me immediately. Do not talk to the other person’s insurance companies until after you have consulted a lawyer. I make a point of returning all calls and e-mails promptly. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident you need to know right away what insurance coverage is in place to cover your medical expenses, scars, road rash, and lost wages.
How do I pay your legal fees?
A: I handle bike accidents and all other personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means YOU DO NOT OWE ME A LEGAL FEE UNLESS I RECOVER MONEY FOR YOU. I do not ask for any attorney fees upfront. If there is no recovery there is no fee.
Can I recover even if the motorist never hit me?
Yes. Many people are under the misconception that there has to be physical contact between a cyclist and a motor vehicle for the motorist to be liable. This is not true. There are many situations where cyclists are injured when they take evasive action to avoid being hit, and crash as a result. The motorist can still be held liable if their negligence required the cyclist to take the evasive action.
Can I recover if the other driver had no insurance?
A: Yes, if you have uninsured motorist coverage, you can recover money for your medical bills and pain and suffering even if the other driver had no insurance.
Q: Does my auto insurance cover accidents when I am on my bike?
A: Most auto policies in Colorado will cover you if you are injured in a bicycle accident or while on foot. You may also have medical payments coverage available to you under your policy. Contact me and I can explain insurance coverage to you.
Q: How do I know if I have a good bicycle accident injury
A: You need to contact me and we can discuss your case. My initial consultation on a personal injury case is always free.
What about if I'm attacked or harassed by a dog while
A: Many Colorado municipalities have "leash laws" which require dogs to remain on leashes or within their own yards. If a dog enters the roadway or a bike path, you may be able to recover if a violation of the leash law has occurred. This is true even if a dog does not make contact with your bicycle. Further, if the dog owner knew or should have known that his dog routinely or previously left its yard or the owners control and ran in front of your bike the roadway then you also may be able to make a recovery. Call me to discuss the specific facts and circumstances of your case.
Should I accept the offer that the car insurance company has
A: Very frequently, I can get insurance companies to substantially increase the amount of their settlement offer. If you have already received an offer for your injuries, contact me and I will let you know what I think about their offer free of charge.
How long does it take to settle most bicycle accident and
personal injury cases?
A: It depends on the circumstances. I have handled some cases which settled in a matter of days for the an amount my client wanted. These cases typically involved property damage only. Most cases settle anywhere from 3 - 9 months after the incident. However, a resolution may take longer, particularly when a lawsuit must be filed.
Will pursuing my case take up a lot of my time?
A: No. While each case is different, I will often only meet with clients for the initial interview and then we may communicate over the phone, by email or by mail correspondence. If we do have to go to court, it will take more time. I realize your time is important, so I don’t waste it. However, you will always be kept fully advised (by phone, letter or e-mail) of any significant development in your case. Of course, if you want to discuss any aspect of your case in detail, we can always schedule a meeting.
Will I have to go to trial?
A: The majority of bicycle collision and personal injury cases don’t go to trial. However, I treat each case from the very start as if it is going to be a trial, because you have to be willing to go to trial (and so does your attorney) to maximize your settlement.
Why is it so important to hire an experienced Colorado trial attorney?
A: Most bicycle injury accidents and personal injury cases settle before trial, but you want to maximize your settlement value. I am a successful trial attorney with courtroom experience who is not afraid to take your case to trial. I will not advise you to settle for less than your case is worth.
Do I need an Colorado lawyer?
A: In order to settle your bike accident case you will have to deal with insurance companies. Their goal is to pay you as little as you will take. It is tough for someone who is not familiar with bicycle accident cases to know what a fair settlement amount is in Colorado which has different laws than other states. An experienced Colorado bicycle accident attorney can help you to determine that amount and reach a fair settlement.
What types of Colorado accident cases do you handle?
A: I handle almost all types of Colorado personal injury and wrongful death cases. In addition, other attorneys in my office handle injuries at work or worker’s compensation matters.
What parts of Colorado do you handle cases in?
A: Most of my work is in the Denver Metro Area, but I have handled cases and had jury trials cases as far west as Steamboat Springs in Routt County, as far south as Cortez in Montezuma County which is also known best for the home of Mesa Verde National Park. Simply put, I am willing to handle a case anywhere in Colorado.
Serving Colorado Counties: Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Archuleta, Baca, Bent, Boulder, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Clear Creek, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Custer, Delta, Denver, Dolores, Douglas, Eagle, Elbert, El Paso, Fremont, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Huerfano, Jackson, Jefferson, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lake, La Plata, Larimer, Las Animas, Lincoln, Logan, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Morgan, Otero, Ouray, Park, Phillips, Pitkin, Prowers, Pueblo, Rio Blanco, Rio Grande, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, San Miguel, Sedgwick, Summit, Teller, Washington, Weld, Yuma.
Serving Colorado Cities: Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Englewood, Fort Collins, Golden, Grand Junction, Greeley, Lakewood, Littleton, Longmont, Loveland, Northglenn, Pueblo, Thornton, Westminster, Wheat Ridge.