Cycling is such an important piece of Colorado life. It is what brings us joy and relaxation, and what gets us to and from work, purchase groceries, or spend time with family and friends. Many Coloradans rely on their bikes as their primary means of transportation, and they are entitled to do so with an expectation of safety and enjoyment.
As bike-friendly as Colorado may seem, however, cycling accidents are also a common occurrence. And they are often accompanied with serious repercussions.
Colorado has recently enacted legislation to make the penalties for hitting a cyclist even tougher than ever. Yet motorists continue to drive distracted and collide with cyclists, almost always causing serious injuries. You can find more information about cycling accidents and penalties on our blog.
There are many avenues for ensuring you are properly compensated for a cycling collision. The policy carried by the at-fault party is the first rung of the ladder, but your own underinsured coverage is also responsible for pitching in when necessary, at no penalty to you.
BEWARE: Whether it is your insurance company or of the at-fault party’s insurance company, neither are in your corner. Your insurance company will immediately hire their own investigator and experts to begin protecting their interests and those of their shareholders. If your case has to be litigated, you will be on one side of the courtroom and an attorney hired by your insurance company will be on the other, fighting to decrease the value of your claim.
Our team is comprised of avid cyclists. We not only understand the laws, but we also understand the nuances and intricacies of sharing the road with dangerous vehicles.
Most importantly, we know it is an absolute necessity to get on-the-ground investigations going as quickly as possible. While you are recovering, our experts will be putting together the evidence we need to protect your interests.
Cycling accidents can be as complex as commercial trucking collisions. Our team understands that and will treat your case with the importance you deserve.