A man attempting to outrun police on a stolen motorcycle was lucky to escape without injury when he crashed the stolen bike into a car. A Colorado Springs police sergeant saw the man riding a bike without plates in the 2800 block of Circle Drive and attempted to pull him over. The motorcyclist pulled into… read more
Metier Law Firm has provided comfort, safety, and strength to injured motorcycle riders for more than 30 years. In that time, we’ve learned an incredible amount of information about how to stay safe on the road, what to do after an accident, and how to help our clients understand what they should expect when working with a motorcycle accident attorney. This section of our personal injury blog features helpful information about motorcycle accidents, and we recommend checking back often for regular updates.
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On Sunday June 8, Colorado motorcyclists took time to honor police and corrections officers who were killed in the line of duty. The Pikes Peak Fallen Officer Memorial Ride has been an annual event since 2006. Sunday’s event started at Cowboy’s in downtown Colorado Springs and rode through Falcon, Castle Rock and Palmer Lake. The… read more
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), there have been 25 deadly motorcycle crashes so far in 2014. After 86 rider and passenger fatalities last year, transportation officials are looking for new ways to keep riders safe. CDOT has launched a new campaign called “Ride Wise,” which encourages riders to hone their skills through… read more
In congested or stop-and-go traffic, many motorcyclists are tempted to avoid delays by “lane splitting” or riding between two lanes of slowly moving cars. While many states do not specifically prohibit lane splitting, they do not recognize it as a legal road maneuver. At this time, only California specifically permits lane splitting if it is… read more
Hit-and-run accidents have killed more than 130 people in Colorado since 2008, with charges filed in about 75 percent of cases involving fatal injury. Police credit witnesses who are willing to testify for the high number of successful prosecutions. They know more than anyone that without witnesses, hit-and-runs can be very difficult to solve. On… read more
A motorcyclist is in the hospital after a collision at the intersection of Circle and Fountain, according to Colorado Springs Police. Authorities at the hospital did not release the extent of the rider’s injuries. Based on reports, the motorcycle was headed north on Circle when an SUV tried to make a U-turn. The Chevrolet Suburban… read more
Two Colorado natives were rushed to the hospital with minor injuries after a motorcycle crash on May 19. According to the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, the police started receiving calls around 2:30 p.m. that Sunday, reporting that a man and woman had been injured in a motorcycle accident on eastbound I-70, about four miles west… read more
After a serious motorcycle accident, some riders say the hardest thing to do is get back on your bike; however, many riders who have been paralyzed in an accident never get the option to return to the sport they love, and that can be much harder. Due to advances in technology, paralyzed riders may soon… read more
“There is definitely a trend with new unit sales when gas prices go up,” said a spokesperson for the American Motorcyclist Association. Due to their incredible fuel efficiency, motorcycles seem like a practical solution for many amidst rising gas prices. “We do see kind of a frenzy in the dealership when gas approaches $5 a… read more
The Summit County Off-Road Riders’ (SCORR) fight to secure trails of off-road motorcyclists is finally over. “We’re excited to be able to move forward,” said the SCORR chairman. “It’s been 11 years or something since we started working on this project.” The Colorado Forest Service approved the addition of 13 miles of new trails and… read more