If you’ve been in an accident in Denver while riding your motorcycle and you believe someone else was responsible, you’ll likely have questions about what steps to take when moving forward with a claim. If you suffered injuries in your collision, taking legal action can help you recover compensation from the liable party.
At Justice for Colorado, we’ve handled many motorcycle accident cases. A Denver motorcycle accident lawyer from our team can investigate your case and gather evidence to maximize your claim in court. We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions below. You can schedule a free consultation with our team to address your concerns further.
What if I wasn’t wearing a helmet during my motorcycle wreck?
The state of Colorado doesn’t require motorcyclists over the age of eighteen to wear helmets. Although the defendant in your case will likely mention your not wearing a helmet, it shouldn’t take away from their level of negligence, because you weren’t breaking the law.
What if I shared fault in my motorcycle accident?
Even if you shared fault in your motorcycle accident, you should be able to recover compensation as long as you’re less than 50 percent at fault for causing the wreck. Once your percentage of fault is determined, the court will deduct your percentage of fault from your overall settlement.
How long do I have to file an injury claim?
The statute of limitations in Colorado for personal injury claims is two years, so you’ll have two years from when your accident occurred to file your claim.
What damages can I recover in my motorcycle collision claim?
You can recover both economic and non-economic damages in your claim. These damages may include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, emotional distress, scarring and disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and more.
Will I have to go to court for my motorcycle accident claim?
You can try to settle your collision claim through your insurance or in pretrial mediation. Court is only necessary if you can’t reach an agreement through mediation. Court may be beneficial if you believe the judge and jury will side with you and maximize your claim.
Reach Out to a Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney
An experienced attorney from Justice for Colorado can answer your questions in a free consultation before you move forward with your lawsuit. To speak with a Denver motorcycle accident lawyer from our team, fill out the contact form below or call 303-647-9691.