Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents
Grand Junction Pedestrian & Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Dedicated Legal Guidance After Catastrophic Injuries
When a bicyclist or pedestrian is struck by a car, truck, bus, or other vehicle, their injuries are often catastrophic. Catastrophic injuries cause long-term or permanent, life-altering damage to a person, such as paralysis, loss of limb, or brain damage.
If the accident was not the pedestrian's or bicyclist's fault, the financial burden of expensive medical treatment, extended rehabilitation, and lost wages from being unable to work should not fall to them.
The Grand Junction pedestrian and bicycle lawyers at Doehling Law will pursue full compensation for all medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering sustained in a bicycle or pedestrian accident. We handle personal injury lawsuits throughout western Colorado and eastern Utah.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Cycling is a popular and eco-friendly mode of transportation and recreation enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. However, like any other form of travel, bicycle accidents can occur, leading to injuries and even fatalities. Understanding the common causes of bicycle accidents is crucial for both cyclists and motorists to promote safety and reduce the risk of collisions. Here are some of the primary factors contributing to bicycle accidents:
- Distracted Driving and Riding
- Failure to Yield Right of Way:
- Dooring Incidents
- Poor Road Conditions
- Inadequate Visibility
- Reckless Riding and Aggressive Driving
- Lack of Education and Awareness
Independent Review of What Caused the Crash
Our firm frequently enlists the help of accident reconstruction specialists and highly skilled investigators who provide useful information about the accident that may have been missed in the initial police reports.
This strengthens your case and gives us the upper hand going into trial against the insurance companies if a fair settlement cannot be reached during negotiations.
The surest route to recovering what you deserve begins with a full review of the incident. Therefore, the sooner you get in touch with an attorney following an accident, the better.
Maximizing the Damages Available to You
If your bicycle or pedestrian accident involved a hit-and-run motorist who is not identified, you may be able to collect compensation from your own insurance provider to cover your medical costs and lost wages.
If you are hit by an insured driver, our attorneys are uniquely qualified to maximize the amount you recover from the at-fault party's insurance company or from your own insurance provider if that individual was uninsured or underinsured.
If your accident was caused by an unsafe or poorly maintained road, we may be able to file a lawsuit against the municipality that was responsible for keeping the roadway unsafe.
There are tight deadlines for filing civil cases against government entities, so it is important to reach us as soon as possible after your accident.
Call (970) 292-7171 or use our online contact form to set up a consultation at our Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, or Aspen offices. All our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay attorney fees unless we successfully obtain a recovery for you.
Pedestrian Accident $1,300,000
Professional Liability $950,000
Neck & Back Injury from Bicycle Accident $800,000
Jury Verdict: Vehicle vs. Tractor $767,000
Cervical Fusion from Golf Cart Accident $750,000
“They are helping with a legal issue. Very professional and caring. Recommend this firm.”- Rudi M.
“Did a very good job of communicating. Very professional and truly worked in my best interest all along.”- Chris B.
“We felt well represented by Doehling Law, our interests and concerns were taken care of and we appreciate everything that was done for us.”- Roxie K.
“They resolved my claim in a timely matter and gave closure to an uncertain future, I cannot thank them enough for their persistence to detail and dedication to do what is right.”- Carl C.
“The settlement Doehling Law obtained was for the maximum amount available from the defendant's insurance coverage which was accomplished by negotiating and did not require a trial.”- Andrew C.
Our bicycle and pedestrian accident lawyers welcome the opportunity to meet with you in any of our Colorado offices, or wherever is most convenient for you. We can answer your questions and provide a straightforward assessment of your case during a free, no-obligation consultation. We will never pressure you to work with us or make any decisions on your behalf that you are not comfortable with. Everything you do relating to your case is done with your best interests in mind.
Call at (970) 292-7171 or complete the form to schedule a free consultation.