Motorcycle Accidents

Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident in Western Colorado?

Because of a motorcycle rider’s direct exposure to other vehicles and obstacles, injuries caused by these accidents can be catastrophic. Our law firm is knowledgeable and experienced with the type of injuries motorcycle accidents can cause.  We know that lower body and head/brain injuries often occur. Our office is prepared to help you with all the aspects of your case and recovery. That includes providing advice on talking to healthcare providers to how to best handle being out of work.

Your recovery is our number one priority if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident. We know that in Colorado weather conditions change suddenly, and mountain roads make abrupt changes in direction and elevation. Rick Wagner and his associates understand that all of these factors can affect your ability to control your motorcycle and the ability of drivers around you to control their vehicles as well.

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Tips for preventing Motorcycle Accidents

Even though accidents can happen with just about every vehicle out there, motorcycle ones are notoriously bad. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claims “Eighty percent of all reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death” as quoted by State Farm. Why this happens is due to a combination of factors. These factors, include the driver and/or passenger not taking the right precautions. When a motorcycle reaches top speed, it can be incredibly difficult to brake. Most likely this will cause the riders to fall off and injure themselves. So to prevent such accidents from occurring, here are some basic tips to follow as a motorcycle driver/passenger.

Tips for riding double on a motorcycle

Seeing two people riding a motorcycle together may seem romantic at a glance, but it’s actually more dangerous than it looks. Not only is the driver responsible for the passenger’s safety, but also the passenger has placed their entire life completely in the driver’s hands. Therefore, if anything goes wrong on either end, both the driver and passenger could get badly hurt. Or in a worse case scenario, possibly killed. Luckily, there are plenty of tips for how to safely ride double on a motorcycle for the passenger and driver to consider.