Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle accident victim? If you have been in a motorcycle accident — or any motor vehicle accident — you need some legal help to make certain you get the medical and financial compensation you will need.
Have You Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident in or around Denver?
Let’s face it, motorcyclists are at far greater risk of being seriously injured or even killed without the protective cocoon of sheet metal of a car or truck. Denver motorcycle accident lawyer, Thomas R. Lefly, founder of Lefly Law Firm, can help.
Financial Compensation for Your Motorcycle Injuries
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for lost time at work, your current and future medical bills, any temporary or life-long disability, livelihood, damage to your motorcycle and other equipment, and even pain and suffering.
Check for Injuries: The obvious thing you should do is to check yourself and others for injuries. If anyone needs medical attention call 911 immediately.
Get out of Traffic: Get out of the traffic lanes or off the road at once. If possible, take a few quick pictures with your camera or smart phone camera and then move all vehicles off the road to a safe location.
Collect Information: Exchange information with other drivers involved. Get the name, address, phone number, insurance information, and driver’s license numbers of all accident participants and witnesses. Make note of vehicles involves (and present) including make and models, license plate numbers and description. Before searching for paper and pen, your smart phone’s video camera is an excellent way to record ALL of these MUST COLLECT DETAILS before anyone slips away.
Call the CHP or Local Police: If anyone is injured or is there is any vehicle or property damage greater than $500 you are required to call the police! The police report can be vital in your effort to recover financial damages for your medical bills, your bike, and clothing. Remember, you may not think you are injured, but some injuries manifest themselves in the coming hours and days.
Take Note of Your Surroundings & Road Conditions: Make notes or record by camera your surroundings, the time of day, lighting, visibility, amount of traffic, road conditions. signs, speed limits, and direction of travel of any vehicles involved.
Interview Witnesses: Make every attempt to interview any witnesses and record their name and contact information and comments about your accident there at the scene or as soon as possible. Witnesses’ memories fade quickly so you want to get as much information as you can immediately following the motorcycle accident. It is a good idea to use your smartphone’s video recorder. If one or more witnesses don’t want you pointing your camera at them still use the video recorder held at your side as an audio recorder. Why? Most people are super familiar with their smartphone’s camera and video function, while searching for and attempting to use an audio recorder APP for the first time may result in you not getting the recording you expected. Rely on the familiar in stressful situations!
NEVER ADMIT FAULT!: Law school rule number one. Often, the exact cause of an accident is unclear to even those involved in the accident. While you may want to console or apologize for being involved in an accident, just DO NOT GO THERE. In fact, BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY to anyone at the accident scene. Statements at the accident scene can have serious ramifications later.
Obviously, depending upon how seriously you may be hurt, many of the above steps may be difficult but they are good to consider as a motorcycle rider or motor vehicle operator.
The Experience You Need to Get the Maximum Possible Settlement
With extensive experience both in the courtroom and at the bargaining table, we offer strong advocacy for motorcyclists and their passengers who are injured because of others’ recklessness or carelessness. Denver motorcycle accident lawyer, Thomas R. Lefly, has the experience and the resources to fully investigate the scene of your motorcycle accident and collect other critical evidence. Attorney Lefly can help establish liability on the part of the other driver related to careless, reckless or negligent driving, speeding, running red lights, or driving drunk.
Contingency Fee Basis — No Win, No Pay
You CAN afford to retain the services of a top-drawer Denver motorcycle accident attorney, Thomas R. Lefly, since he will, if you have a winnable case work tirelessly for you on a contingency fee basis.
What does contingency fee basis mean to you? You do not have to pay us any type of fee out of pocket. In fact, you will not even have to pay us a dime unless we win your case. The contingent fee arrangement is also commonly referred to as “NO WIN — NO FEE” because the client is not held responsible for payment if Thomas R. Lefly is not successful in recovering an insurance settlement or jury award for money damages. FYI – prevailing for our clients is something we’re really good at, so give us a call.
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, we encourage you to call us today at (720) 912-1777 for your free, confidential consultation.