Motorcycle Accidents


BOULDER COUNTY MOTORCYCLE ATTORNEY

Located in Boulder; Licensed in Colorado, Louisiana, and Texas

WHAT DOES A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY DO?

A Motorcycle accident attorney does the same thing that other personal injury attorneys do when representing a client, they fight to get you the money you deserve.  They use their knowledge of the law and previous cases to prove what your case is really worth to either an insurance company or a court.     

Chris Parks has experience on both sides of the courtroom, representing injured people for 30 years, but also occasionally representing insurance companies.  His insider knowledge gives him an advantage by knowing how the other side thinks. Most importantly, his goal is to make your life as stress-free as possible the minute he accepts your case.  Chris deals with the insurance company of the person who is responsible for the accident and takes care of your case — while you focus on healing.

CHRIS’S APPROACH TO MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

The legal process of filing an accident involving a motorcycle claim begins with collecting evidence, including obtaining the police report, gathering pictures from the scene, gathering medical records and getting statements from witnesses.  Time is of the essence and Chris starts working on your case aggressively as soon as you sign a contract.

In most cases, a demand letter is sent to the insurance company proposing a settlement.  The demand letter highlights the fault of the parties and explains why you are entitled to be compensated.  It also outlines current and future medical expenses, lost wages and general damages such as pain and suffering.

If both parties can not reach an agreement on the amount of a settlement, a lawsuit is filed.  After the filing of a suit, the discovery process begins.  Discovery usually consists of interrogatories (which are written questions that must be answered under oath), requests for the production of documents and depositions.  Depending on the case, there are often additional items of discovery such as expert witness depositions, site inspections, and expert testing.  The goal of a lawsuit is to ultimately resolve your case for the amount it is worth.  Settlement negotiations often continue throughout the process.  However, if the case cannot be resolved, you have a right to a trial by jury and you should hire an experienced lawyer to represent you in that trial.  You should hire Chris Parks.

Economic Damages:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Property/Vehicle damage
  • Lost wages and future lost income

Non-Economic Damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of Affection or Companionship

Types of Motorcycle Cases Chris takes:

  • Head-on collisions
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Any vehicle accidents including Motorcycle, ATV, Bicycle, Train/Auto, and  18-wheeler/Semi-Truck,

WHAT TO DO AFTER A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT 

  1. Keep calm. Make sure everyone is okay.
  2. Call the Police or an ambulance if someone is hurt.
  3. Take pictures of the accident scene for evidence.
  4. Collect information such as names, numbers and addresses of all the eyewitnesses. (Be sure to get cell phone numbers.)
  5. Obtain a police report and write down the report number or Officer’s name.
  6. Do not admit fault or make statements about who caused the accident. 

-A Message from Chris Parks:

A lawyer who represented the Texas State Troopers Association asked me to handle a case for one of his dear friends.  She had been a dispatcher for the troopers for almost 30 years and was married to a retired trooper who had ridden a motorcycle his entire career.  The two of them were on vacation near Enid Oklahoma traveling 60 mph on a two lane highway on her husbands brand new Harley.  A local rancher turning left into his gate never saw them.  Her husband died and she spent 9 months in the hospital.  When she left, it was in a wheel chair with hardware in her leg, hip and back. My investigator made 3 separate trips to Enid before we ever filed suit.  In the end, we recovered every dollar of the available insurance and our client received additional compensation from the rancher. However, these types of cases are difficult, especially since juries often wrongfully believe that a rider is somehow partially at fault just for being on a motorcycle.  If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need an attorney that understands the unique prejudices involved in these cases.  Give me a call and lets talk.”

CALL A COLORADO MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

If you or a loved one were in a motorcycle accident, Chris Parks P.C. can help you get the settlement you deserve. Call (720) 663-1864 to discuss your case with us right now.  We offer free case evaluations.