Colorado is a haven for people who embrace an active lifestyle. Cyclists flock to the state’s wilderness trails and its cities, including Boulder and Denver, to take advantage of Colorado’s natural beauty and warm, welcoming attitude toward cycling.
Too often, motorists feel that they own the road and fail to share it properly with cyclists and pedestrians. When the driver of a car or truck fails to respect the rights afforded to cyclists, there is an increased risk of collisions between cyclists and motorists.
Given the disparity in size and speed between a bicycle and a motor vehicle, it is the person on the bike who ends up paying for a driver’s negligence. These collisions can have disastrous effects for the cyclist.
Even if you are bike-smart, wear a helmet and take every precaution; a reckless driver can cause serious injury or even death — compromising your health and your ability to continue living the active life you love.
At Purvis Gray Thomson, LLP, we are committed to helping bicyclists recover after an accident caused by a negligent driver. We will work with you to pursue any legal claims that may be appropriate and assist you with enforcing your rights as a victim if criminal charges are filed against the driver.
Colorado law sets out strict statutes of limitations for personal injury claims; the sooner you meet with an attorney the sooner we can get you the help you need and begin preserving evidence and protecting your rights.