Motorcycle accidents are often serious due to the exposure of the operator. There is seldom a motorcycle accident that isn't serious. Statistically motorcycle accidents are rarely the fault of the motorcyclist. This is due to a number of factors, including inattention by other drivers.
Motorcycle riders have all the same rights and responsibilities as any other vehicle on the road. It is the responsibility of every motorist to see motorcycles and give them the same respect that would be given to a passenger vehicle. Unfortunately, people usually don't see motorcycles, which leave riders extremely vulnerable every time they take to the road. Motorcycle riders can suffer extremely serious injuries, including traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries that could lead to a lifetime of hardship. Memory loss, trouble with motor skills and nerve damage are just the beginning of the problems victims could face following the accident. These cases can be very complex because the full extent of the injuries may not be immediately apparent.
The Colorado motorcycle accident lawyers at Downs, McDonough & Cowan, LLC are licensed motorcycle operators, ride and own bikes, and have extensive experience representing motorcycle riders who have suffered serious injuries.
Accidents involving large trucks can have devastating consequences. Because eighteen wheelers weigh so much more than an average car, and handle so much differently, the impact is much more severe than an accident involving vehicles similar in size. Annually, more than 5,000 people die in crashes involving large trucks in the United States.