Colorado Springs Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Why Motorcyclists Are at a Disadvantage on the Road
Throughout the U.S., more than 6,000,000 people have traded in their cars for the more exciting alternative of a motorcycle, and surprisingly, this figure does not even account for the numerous others who prefer to ride as a passenger. That being said, it can be assumed that there are upwards of 7,000,000 people who regularly enjoy the open road on the back of a motorcycle. Whether out of leisure or convenience, many people have found that making their way around town on a motorcycle is a more enjoyable experience. While this may be true, it is also important to understand that riders are susceptible to a devastatingly high risk of injury—when compared to their much safer counterparts.
In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to be involved in a fatal traffic accident than those who drive passenger cars or trucks. This, in turn, has led to a disproportionately high number of motorcycle accidents in the country—with nearly 88,000 riders being injured annually, and another 5,000 suffering fatal trauma. Although it is no surprise that wearing a helmet can significantly reduce a motorcyclist's chances of being killed in a wreck, this minimal layer of protection is usually not enough. When a motorcyclist collides with a much larger vehicle, they stand little to no chance of shielding themselves from injury.
Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Catastrophic injuries are quite common in motorcycle accident cases.
Since motorcyclists have very little protection in a collision, they often suffer from:
Such injuries require expensive medical care that may or may not be covered by the victim's insurance if they have any insurance at all. No insurance? No problem! The Law Firm of Ted Bills makes sure that each client can seek assistance through specific resources to make sure their medical bills are paid and he skillfully fights to recover maximum compensation for their damages. Speak with Ted today through a free case evaluation and find out exactly what our firm can do to maximize your compensation.
Speak with a Personal Injury Lawyer in Colorado Springs
Ted Bills has been in practice for 10 years and has invaluable experience is a former defense attorney for insurance companies and as a trial and personal injury attorney in Colorado Springs. He also has experience in the medical field in the ER and trauma center, giving him a firsthand knowledge of medical terminology, medical records, and doctors' notes. As a result, he can provide personable advice and aggressive representation. Our firm can maximize your personal injury compensation.
Contact us today to retain Attorney Ted Bills. Ted will work directly on your case, ensuring that you have the highest quality representation.