Like motorcycles, bicycles are at the mercy of auto drivers looking out for their own safety first. The most common bicycle-car collision involves the driver turning right and watching traffic coming from the left. The driver may “gun it” to get into the traffic without seeing the bicycle on his or her right. This is a recipe for disaster, as the cyclist has no protection, sometimes not even a helmet. Our Lakewood bicycle accident lawyers help victims recover.
Bicycling is extremely popular all over Colorado, in the metro as well as tourist areas of our beautiful state. Biking is not just for fun, but also competition. Large numbers of racing bikes can be a nuisance for drivers, who must try to pass on winding roads. Patience wears thin along with drivers’ care for bikers’ safety.
There are hit-and-run accidents and drivers deliberately running cyclists off the road. This situation can even be fatal depending on the terrain. If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury while riding a bike, contact our Lakewood bicycle accident attorneys help individuals recover damages for the pain and suffering.
The growing population is also a factor, burdening narrow roads that cars must share with bikes. Recent legislation specifically authorizes autos to pass a bike despite the double yellow line prohibiting passing another car. Whenever bikes are in the presence of speeding cars, serious injuries are a possibility.
Adding to these disadvantages are the challenges of bringing a personal injury lawsuit for your injuries if you are a cyclist. There may be no witnesses in remote areas, or if there were, they may be hard to locate. Many drivers and police consider cyclists a major nuisance and decline to be very helpful.
You need an experienced personal injury lawyer who understands that you are not the problem — the careless driver is. Even if the driver cannot be found, your own uninsured motorist insurance coverage may be a source of compensation for you.
Attorney James L. Finegan is ready to vigorously pursue the maximum possible damages for you. Contact Mr. Finegan online to schedule your free initial consultation or to get more information about the recourse available for you and your family. The firm represents injured clients in metro Denver and throughout Jefferson County from its Lakewood office. Call (303) 980-5511 for a free consultation.