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Mountain States Injury Law, formerly known as Casares Law, is a trusted legal advocate for individuals navigating the aftermath of motorcycle accidents in Colorado and the surrounding areas.

Committed to delivering top-notch legal services to those in a motorcycle crash, Mountain States Injury Law stands as a dedicated ally for those who have suffered injuries in motorcycle accidents, diligently working to secure fair compensation for their clients.

As a seasoned professional in this domain, the firm recognizes the unique challenges posed by motorcycle accident cases and strives to provide comprehensive legal support to help individuals regain control and seek justice in the face of adversity.

Dale G. Casares

Colorado, Idaho, and Montana
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Case Results

Car Crash

$1.35 million

Spine and Shoulder Injuries

Car Crash

$550k

Brain Injury

Car Crash

$350k

Brain Injury

Motorcycle Crash

$200k

Severe Laceration

Motorcycle Crash

$250k

Ankle Injury

Slip & Fall

$250k

Fractured Arm

Written by: Dale G Casares PortraitDale Casares

Motorcycle accidents pose unique risks due to the inherent vulnerabilities of riders. Unlike enclosed vehicles, motorcycles expose riders to weather, road conditions, and other drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are four times more likely to be fatally injured in a crash than car occupants. If you’re injured, legal help is critical.

Are you looking for legal assistance for motorcycle accident injuries? Learn about Mountain States Injury Law’s expertise and services, including our dedicated team of experienced attorneys and successful settlements. Contact us for a free consultation.

Person Fell Of A Motorcycle On A Pedestrian WalkCommon Motorcycle Accident Injuries

When an accident involves a motorcycle, the consequences can be severe. Here are some common motorcycle injuries:

  1. Head and Brain Injuries

    Motorcycle accidents often result in head trauma, ranging from mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Helmets significantly reduce the risk and riders without helmets are susceptible to skull fractures, contusions, and intracranial bleeding. Long-term consequences may include cognitive impairments, memory loss, and personality changes.

  2. Spinal Cord Injuries

    The impact of a crash can damage the spinal cord, leading to partial or complete paralysis. Spinal injuries may result in paraplegia (loss of function in the lower body) or quadriplegia (loss of function in the arms and legs). Rehabilitation and adaptive devices help improve quality of life.

  3. Bone Fractures and Joint Dislocations

    Fractures in the arms, legs, ribs, and collarbones are common. High-impact collisions can lead to compound fractures (where the bone pierces the skin) or complex fractures. Joint dislocations, especially in the shoulder and hip, are also prevalent.

  4. Road Rash and Abrasions

    Road rash refers to skin abrasions caused by sliding across the pavement during a crash. It can range from mild scrapes to deep wounds that expose muscle and bone. Treatment involves cleaning the affected area, removing debris, and preventing infection. Severe road rash may require skin grafts.

  5. Internal Injuries and Organ Damage

    Motorcycle crashes can cause internal injuries, including damage to organs such as the liver, spleen, and kidneys. Blunt force trauma or penetration by broken bones can lead to internal bleeding, which may be life-threatening.

The Importance Of Seeking Immediate Medical Attention And Documenting Injuries

Seeking immediate medical attention after a motorcycle crash is critical for several reasons. First, some injuries may not be immediately apparent, especially internal injuries or concussions. Prompt evaluation by medical professionals ensures early detection and treatment.

Second, documenting injuries is essential for insurance claims and legal purposes. Detailed records of injuries, treatments, and medical expenses strengthen your case if you need to seek compensation. Additionally, delayed treatment can worsen injuries and lead to long-term complications. Protect your health and legal rights by seeking medical attention promptly.

The Legal Aspects of a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents have complex legal implications, involving state and federal laws, personal injury claims, and insurance. If you’re injured in a motorcycle accident, you have the right to fair compensation and legal representation.

The Legal Process of Motorcycle Accident Injury Claims

Pursuing compensation after an accident involves several key steps crucial for your recovery and financial stability:

Gathering Evidence and Establishing Liability

Your first task involves gathering evidence to establish liability. This includes collecting witness statements, accident reports, and medical records to demonstrate the negligence of the other party.

Negotiating with Insurance Companies

Next, you engage in negotiations with insurance companies. Presenting your case strongly and advocating for your rights can lead to a fair settlement for your injuries and damages.

Police Officer Taking A Photo Of A Fallen Motorcycle Filing a Lawsuit and Pursuing Litigation

If negotiations fail, you may choose to file a lawsuit and pursue litigation in court. Our Colorado motorcycle crash lawyer will represent your interests, presenting evidence and arguments to support your claim.

Seeking Fair Compensation

Throughout the process, your ultimate goal is to seek fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering incurred due to the accident.

This journey may have unexpected turns, but with a clear understanding of your rights and a strong legal team by your side, you can get justice for your accident.

Comparative Negligence Laws and Their Impact on Motorcycle Accident Injury Claims

Colorado uses a comparative negligence system, which means that if multiple parties share fault for an accident, each party’s compensation is determined based on their percentage of fault. In motorcycle accident cases, this means that if you’re found partially responsible for the accident, your compensation may be reduced proportionally. For instance, if you’re deemed 20% at fault for the accident, your compensation will be decreased by 20%. This underscores the importance of presenting a strong case to minimize any potential assignment of fault to you.

The Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawsuits

In Colorado, there’s a strict time limit, known as the statute of limitations, for filing a motorcycle accident injury lawsuit. Typically, motorcycle accident victims have three years from the date of the accident to initiate legal proceedings seeking compensation for their injuries.

Failing to file within this timeframe can result in the forfeiture of your right to pursue legal action and seek compensation. Therefore, it’s important to act promptly and seek legal counsel as soon as possible after the accident to ensure compliance with this deadline.

The Role of Expert Witnesses and Their Importance in Motorcycle Accident Injury Cases

Expert witnesses can play a huge role in motor accident injury cases in Colorado. These individuals possess specialized knowledge and expertise in relevant fields such as accident reconstruction, medical treatment, economics, or mechanical engineering. Their testimony can provide invaluable insights and evidence to support your claims regarding the cause of the accident, the extent of your injuries, and the impact they have had on your life.

Expert witnesses lend credibility to your case and can significantly strengthen your position during negotiations or trial, making their involvement essential in building a compelling argument for fair compensation. Therefore, it’s essential to work closely with your legal team to identify and leverage expert witnesses effectively in your motorcycle accident injury case.

Potential Long-Term Consequences Of Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle crashes can leave both physical and psychological lasting scars beyond the initial injuries:

  • Physical injuries may cause chronic pain or limit mobility.
  • Head injuries can lead to cognitive difficulties and memory problems.
  • Psychological trauma like PTSD can manifest as anxiety and depression.
  • Financial burdens and wondering how to handle medical bills and lost wages can strain long-term stability.
  • The freedom of riding a motorcycle can be significantly impacted, forcing lifestyle changes and impacting a rider’s sense of self.

These long-term consequences highlight the importance of safety and responsible riding habits.

Tips For Preventing Motorcycle Accidents And Minimizing Injuries

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and that certainly applies to motorcycle safety. Here are key tips to prevent motorcycle accidents and minimize injuries:

  • Safety Gear: Always wear helmets, gloves, and protective clothing to reduce injury severity in case of an accident.
  • Defensive Riding: Maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, stay alert, and anticipate potential hazards on the road.
  • Skill Enhancement: Continuously improve riding skills through training courses and practice sessions to handle various road conditions effectively.
  • Traffic Laws Adherence: Obey speed limits, traffic signals, and regulations to minimize the risk of collisions and accidents.

Visibility Measures: Use lights, reflective gear, and proper positioning on the road to enhance visibility to other motorists and reduce the likelihood of accidents.