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19th October 2010
By Wayne Hemrick in Accident claims
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Legal representation from a motorcycle lawyer is necessary if you have been injured in an accident for one reason: protecting your rights under the law. Although the Colorado Motor Vehicle Code is easily accessible online and through public libraries, it is not specific when it comes to liability in accident cases. It only puts forth the actual rules and regulations that govern the operation of these vehicles on Colorado public roads and highways. However, these laws can help motorcycle accident lawyers
in determining and assigning liability if one or both parties were operating their vehicles in violation of the code. This violation can be determined to be a contributing factor by a competent lawyer.

There is another reason to retain a
motorcycle accident law firm. That is to protect your rights with the liable party's insurer. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, it is very likely that an insurance adjuster will be paying you a visit even when you are in the emergency room waiting for treatment and attempt to have you sign a form.

You are under no legal obligation to say anything or sign anything without having your own motorcycle lawyer examine it beforehand. If you do sign, you may be signing away any rights you have to compensation. This is what too many insurance companies do, they attempt to deny liability and leave you, the victim, with as small of a settlement as possible.

This issue aside, it's enough of a challenge to get a fair settlement if only because of popular prejudice; motorcyclists are often (and unjustifiably) seen as careless and even reckless. (On the other hand, statistics from the National Highway Safety Administration tell a different story; motorcycle accidents that involve an automobile are usually the fault of the latter.

Call a Motorcycle Law Firm First

It cannot be overemphasized; do not sign anything before you speak with a qualified motorcycle lawyer. At the scene, do not admit fault and do not say anything to anyone except to the law enforcement officer at the scene. Even then, do not volunteer any information. Answer the officer's questions as accurately as you can, but go no further.Once you are sufficiently recovered, work with a qualified personal injury firm to represent your legal rights.
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