Loveland Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Our Firm Provides Clients with Personalized Legal Services & Exceptional Representation
In recent years, there has been a steady increase in the number of bicyclists exploring the mountain trails and urban streets of Colorado. Many enthusiasts favor bicycles for being a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly method of transportation. Even so, with over 450,000 reported injuries and nearly 1,000 fatalities in the United States each year, it’s difficult to claim that bicycles are a safe travel option. Unsurprisingly, a majority of these bicycle-related injuries are caused by negligent car and truck drivers.
Bicycle accidents frequently lead to debilitating physical and cognitive injuries that can alter a victim’s life forever. If you’re struggling with the physical and financial repercussions of a bicycle accident injury, contact the Loveland bicycle accident lawyers at Busch Law Offices. We can help you file a claim against a negligent party and pursue compensation that facilitates your physical and financial recovery process. Our legal team isn’t afraid to negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. If necessary, we can even litigate for your best interests in court. Our sole objective is to help our clients recover the damages they need to safeguard their quality of living.
Call our Loveland bicycle accident attorneys at (877) 435-1514 to learn more about your legal options.
Pursuing Compensation After a Bicycle Accident
Despite the tireless efforts of state lawmakers and national awareness groups, the annual number of bicycle-related injuries and fatalities in Colorado is not decreasing. This is because on-the-go drivers frequently participate in negligent behaviors like speeding and distracted driving. When bicyclists are hit by fast-moving motor vehicles, they can only rely on their helmets and safety gear for protection. Consequently, they often sustain significant and even catastrophic injuries.
If you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s in your best interest to seek experienced legal representation as soon as possible. At Busch Law Offices, we can investigate the cause of your injury and help you identify a negligent party. In Colorado, a plaintiff has 2 years from the date of their injury to file a personal injury claim. However, per Colorado Revised Statute 13-80-101(1), the statute of limitations also allows plaintiffs 3 years to file a claim if their personal injury case involves a motor vehicle. There are, as always, exceptions and nuances to these timelines, so it’s important to discuss your specific case with an attorney.
While you may have years to file a claim, the outcome of your lawsuit may be more successful if you take immediate legal action. A person’s memory is naturally faulty, and there are many details that need to be taken care of while a plaintiff is still in the recovery process.
You can safeguard your claim by taking the following steps:
- Seek immediate medical attention and request a copy of your medical record
- Take pictures of your injuries and any property damage
- Request a copy of the accident report
- Contact an experienced attorney for legal guidance and representation
- Do not speak to any insurance company representatives without your lawyer
- Keep a record of your injury-related financial losses (bills, statements, receipts, etc.)
- Avoid posting on social media
Our legal team can help you collect evidence and interview witnesses. We can also protect you from insurance companies who may employ questionable tactics just to sabotage your pursuit of damages. With our guidance, you can secure a beneficial settlement or verdict that provides you with the compensation your injuries warrant.
If your lawsuit is successful, you may be awarded the following damages:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
Retain Compassionate & Experienced Legal Representation
At Busch Law Offices, we understand that being awarded financial restitution can be an essential element in your overall recovery process. Our diligent and compassionate Loveland bicycle accident attorneys can guide you through each step of this complex legal process to help you obtain damages that ensure your standard of living.
Contact Busch Law Officestoday at (877) 435-1514 to schedule a consultation.