Colorado is a great place to cycle. Our state has the highest percentage of cyclists per capita in the United States, and Denver is one of the most cyclist friendliest cities in the country. However many Colorado drivers haven't learned to share the road.
Each year hundreds of cyclists are injured or killed in car-bicycle accidents on our roadways. The human body is not equipped to withstand a collision with a 3000-pound vehicle.
Common Injuries in Bicycle Accidents
Because of the forces involved when a car collides with a cyclist, the cyclist is likely to sustain severe, if not life-threatening injuries, including:
These serious injuries can take months or years to recovery from, and the cyclist may never be able to return to normal functioning again.
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Proving Fault in a Bicycle Accident
As the victim of a bicycle accident, you may be dealing with large medical bills and lost wages along with your pain and suffering. In order to recover compensation for your losses, you will need to prove the fault of the driver in your legal case.
The driver may be liable for your injuries if he or she was:
- Running a red light
- Drifting into your lane
- Failing to acknowledge your presence on the road
- Driving while distracted by a cell phone
Experienced Legal Representation
An experienced Colorado bicycle accident lawyer can carefully sift through the evidence in your case in order to:
- Determine fault, which may include multiple parties
- Discover other potential traffic violations of the driver
- Identify all of the possible damages resulting from the accident
Car-bicycle collisions are often complex cases that can require accident reconstruction and medical experts to prove fault and damages. An attorney can help you through the legal process so you can get back on the road to recovery.
Are you or someone you love suffering from injuries caused by a bicycle accident? Call the experienced bicycle accident lawyers at Shafner Law today at (303) 796-0555 for your free consultation. We serve clients in and around the Denver area and throughout Colorado.