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A total of 134 motorcycle deaths happened on roadways throughout Colorado in 2023. Motorcyclists who were killed often leave devastated loved ones behind. Sadly, many more motorcycle riders were also hurt in collisions that same year, as motorcyclists face unique risks on the road due to the smaller size of their vehicle and limited protections it offers.

At  Daniels & Scriven, PC, we work hard to help motorcycle crash victims hold drivers accountable for harming them. We bring more than 40 years of personal injury experience to the table and have helped vehicle accident victims recover millions in compensation. Call us today at (720) 863-6006 to speak with a Denver motorcycle accident lawyer and schedule a free consultation to find out how we can help with your case. 

When Can You Make A Motorcycle Accident Claim In Denver?

After a motorcycle collision, you have three years to make your claim within the statute of limitations set forth in Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-101. This time limit applies to incidents involving a motor vehicle. If you delay beyond the allowed time, you won’t be allowed to make your case. 

You also must show the driver you’re making a claim against was at least 51% responsible for the motorcycle accident. This is because of a legal rule called comparative fault established in Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102(1)

As long as the majority of the blame rests on the other driver, you can bring your claim but your damages will be reduced by your own percentage of fault. If the other driver was 90% to blame, you’d be compensated for 90% of your losses. 

How To Make A Denver Motorcycle Accident 

You have to show negligence or intentional wrongdoing on the part of the other driver to be able to recover compensation for a motorcycle accident. 

A case called Perreira v. State, 768 P.2d 1198 (1989) explains what you must prove if you’re making your claim based on irresponsible driver behavior. “To recover on a claim in negligence, the plaintiff must establish the existence of a legal duty, breach of the duty, causation, and damage.”

Every driver has a duty to behave safely on the road, so you’d have to show the other motorist failed to live up to that obligation by behaving less safely than an average reasonable driver would have. You’ll also have to show their actions were the direct cause of the accident and the damages you suffered because of it. 

Compensation for a Denver Motorcycle Accident Claim

Motorcycle accident victims often suffer serious and sometimes permanent injuries because motorcycles don’t provide much protection in a crash. Those who have been hurt should be fully compensated for actual financial loss, including payment of medical care costs to-date, future medical costs, lost wages, and lost future earnings if ongoing injuries impact work options. 

Many motorcycle riders also suffer non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and diminished quality of life. While you can get compensation for these losses, the amount is capped under Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-21-102.5. The limit on how much compensation you can get for these non-financial losses changes over time, and a Denver car accident lawyer can help you understand how much your case should be worth.

Getting Help from a Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney  

For 40 years, the Denver motorcycle accident attorneys at Daniels & Scriven, PC have been helping collision victims to navigate the legal system and ensure they get the compensation they deserve. 

With the limited protection motorcyclists have while riding, the injuries suffered can be catastrophic. Our firm has the most experienced injury lawyers needed to fight for full compensation for all the harm you’ve experienced. Give us a call at (720) 863-6006  to learn more about how we can help.