Bicycle Accidents

Denver Bike Injury Lawyers

Cycling is a fun and inexpensive way to get around Denver, thanks to the sophisticated networks of urban bike paths in the city and suburbs. Unfortunately, many motorists don’t know the rules or don’t follow them. As a consequence, Denver is now the epicenter of many accidents throughout Colorado despite a burgeoning bike culture. If you’ve been involved in an accident due to a collision with a vehicle or another cyclist, you can seek legal action against the negligent party and get compensated for any injuries or damages by hiring a Denver, CO bike injury lawyer.

At the Law Firm of Jarrett Benson, we understand the bias surrounding cyclists, scooter owners, and motorcyclists face from the police, witnesses, and insurance companies. We also know what it takes to fight and win these micro-niche accident cases. With over a decade of experience litigating bike accidents in the city, you can rest assured that we have the expertise and resources to help you get full compensation for medical expenses, property damage, and mental trauma.

Bike Accident

Common Causes of Bike Accidents in Denver

  • Traffic congestion
  • Reckless, careless, or distracted motorists
  • Speeding
  • DUI
  • Failure to yield
  • Sudden door opening

Common Bike Accident Injuries

  • Head trauma
  • Concussion
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Broken bones
  • Death

Who Is At Risk for Bike Injuries?

Every cyclist is at risk of getting into an accident whenever they’re commuting around town. However, people at greater risk are those who:

  • Don’t wear a helmet
  • Overspeed
  • Ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Are underage
  • Don’t follow the traffic rules
  • Ride on rough or uneven terrain

Bicycle Laws in Colorado

All cyclists in Denver, Colorado must abide by certain laws and regulations set by the State’s Department of Transportation. While bicycles and vehicles are subject to the same laws, there are additional laws both cyclists and motorists are unaware of:

  • Cyclists under 18 must wear a helmet approved by the DOT.
  • All riders must wear some form of eye protection.
  • Cyclists can’t attach their motorcycles to other vehicles.
  • Colorado motorists must give cyclists at least three feet of distance when passing
  • Cyclists must stop at all intersections and ride with the flow of traffic.
  • Cyclists must use lights when riding after dark and use reflectors.

Proving Liability in a Bike Injury Claim

An experienced Denver Bike Accident Lawyer will use several methods to prove negligence and, therefore, liability on the defendant’s part. They can do this by proving that the motorist:

  • Failed to provide the duty of care by driving recklessly.
  • Was to blame for all injuries sustained and property damage.

However, if the plaintiff is partially at fault for the accident in question, they could lose a portion or all of the compensation if their fault exceeds the defendant’s. Your lawyer will gather all the necessary evidence and witnesses to prove fault and get you a fair settlement for:

  • Medical bills, including doctor’s visits and therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage, including repairs or replacement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability or scarring

Why Choose Us as Your Bike Injury Attorneys?

  • Hands-on Case management with multiple contact points
  • A dedicated team of lawyers, associates, and paralegals at your disposal
  • Proven track record
  • Expert negotiation strategies
  • Millions of dollars in compensation recovered

Personal Injury Case Timeline


We investigate the facts of the accident, the location, obtain photos and police reports, and take witness statements.


We immediately analyze your relevant property and health insurance policies to see what coverage applies to your case.


We contact your insurance company and the other’s party’s insurance company. We do this right away.


We help you resolve any property damages and/or medical treatment. This may take weeks to months.


We collect all medical bills and reports, and records of wages lost, and we evaluate the damages.


A full evaluation of your case is performed with you, usually after you’ve finished any needed medical care.


We send medical records and/or other damages and proof to the insurance companies.


We attempt to negotiate an out-of-court settlement. This can take several months.


We prepare written questions for the other side to answer, and we take depositions from the defendant and witnesses.


Both sides investigate the facts of the case and examine all of the evidence in what is called the discovery process.


After providing the evidence of your claim and answering any written questions, we prepare you for your deposition, which we attend with you.


We prepare for and take the case to trial or arbitration once the date is set by the court.


We confirm your medical bills and liens are paid/resolved, and we distribute settlement funds to you.


Settlements can happen at any time during your case once you finish your medical care.

Initial Case Review
Litigation & Trial

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If you’re injured in a bike accident, contact us at (720) 730-3345 or use the contact form for a free consultation. Our highly-trained Denver, CO bike injury attorneys can investigate your claim to determine the merits of your case and help you seek maximum compensation for all damages.