Bike Injuries

Thank you for taking the time to read the bike injury section of the Metier Law Firm blog. As a firm filled with motorcycle attorneys who love riding just as much as you, we believe that we have a duty to help injured riders find comfort, safety, and strength following an accident. We’ve written a wealth of information about recalls, safety gear, what to do after an accident, and other important information we believe that every rider should know.

If you’ve sustained a serious injury in a motorcycle accident, we urge you to contact one of our offices. Our nationwide motorcycle accident attorneys offer free, no-risk consultations and will help you understand your case so that you can make an informed decision.

Broomfield Man Suffers Fatal Motorcycle Accident

A 50-year-old Broomfield man died in a motorcycle collision on Saturday, October 4. According to reports from the Colorado Highway Patrol, the man was riding westbound on U.S. 24 when the accident occurred. About 12 miles east of Buena Vista, the man tried to pass using a passing zone when he was hit by an… read more

Hit-and-Run Driver Pays $2.5 Million for Motorcycle Accident

A Denver jury awarded a $2.5 million settlement to the family of a hit-and-run victim who was killed in a motorcycle accident. In 2011, a 25-year-old motorcyclist was riding near Federal Boulevard and Virginia Avenue when a white Jeep Cherokee pulled out of a car wash directly into the bike’s path. The rider tried to… read more

Do I Really Need a Motorcycle Helmet?

Colorado is one of 31 states where adult motorcyclists are not required to wear helmets. Riders are allowed to make their own choices about safety equipment with the exception of eye protection, but their choices could generate serious consequences. According to Consumer Reports, helmet use is about 50 percent in states without a helmet law.… read more

Longmont Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Police have identified a Longmont motorcyclist who died in a tragic accident on September 22. According to reports from Colorado State Patrol, the 34-year-old male was riding south on the highway when a traffic light started to turn red at the intersection of Niwot Road and U.S. 287. The truck in front of the motorcyclist… read more

Police Officer Rear-Ends Motorcyclists

A Colorado couple suffered minor injuries after an officer with the Utah Highway Patrol rear-ended their motorcycle with his squad car. On Tuesday, September 16, the state trooper was traveling on Wendover Blvd. behind two people on a motorcycle. The riders slowed down to enter a parking lot, but the officer did not notice, because… read more

Car Collides with Motorcycle While Merging

A 66-year-old Loveland motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital after being thrown from his motorcycle on September 9. The rider was traveling north on North Garfield Avenue when a Toyota Camry merged into his lane. The 83-year-old driver failed to notice the motorcyclist and the two collided. The driver did not sustain any injuries, but… read more

Elderly Man Sentenced for Killing Deputy in Motorcycle Accident

An 83-year-old Golden man was sentenced to six years in a halfway house for a motorcycle accident that killed a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy. The accident happened back in January, on Colorado 93 near West 68th Avenue. According to reports, the reckless driver was going more than 75 mph in a 55 mph zone when… read more

Wrong Way Driver Kills Loveland Motorcyclist

A careless driver in Wyoming only received traffic citations after he lost control of his truck and slammed into a Loveland motorcyclist, killing the man. The tragic accident happened around 11 a.m. on August 29, more than 40 miles northwest of Thermopolis, Wyoming. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the man was traveling southeast on… read more

Wrong-Way Driver Kills Aspen Motorcyclist

On Saturday, August 23, a Ford station wagon crossed into the wrong lane and collided with an Aspen motorcyclist head on. The driver sustained minor injuries, but the motorcyclist died at the scene. The accident happened on Highway 82 near Basalt, about 90 minutes after a moderate rainstorm. Police are waiting to notify the victim’s… read more

Motorcyclist Killed When Driver Fails to See Him

On Thursday, August 21, a 22-year-old man suffered fatal injuries after a SUV turned into the path of his motorcycle. The young motorcyclist was riding a 1984 Honda Magna while traveling westbound on U.S. 24. As he crossed 31st Street, a 2009 Ford Escape turned in front of him. The two collided, throwing the rider… read more