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Law Offices of Peter M. Anderson
With more than a decade of personal injury litigation experience, and equal time riding motorcycles, Peter M. Anderson protects motorcyclists’ rights to the road. He, and his legal team, utilize top experts in the field of accident reconstruction and medicine, thoroughly investigate all aspects of the incident and your injuries, and seek fair and reasonable compensation for your injuries.
A Motorcycle Accident Attorney Who is a Fellow Rider
Law Offices of Peter M. Anderson
As a fellow street rider and dirtbike enthusiast (racer and board member of the Rocky Mountain Enduro Circuit), Boulder motorcycle accident attorney Peter M. Anderson is acutely aware of the dangers on the road. He has ridden cross-country on street bikes, taking trips to Canada and crossing both the Andes and Alps on sport-tourers. Each state and country has posed different challenges, but the importance of safety/caution remains consistent.
How We Are Different
We are unique in our business model, specialization and expertise.
We only work with those seriously injured in crashes or who face insurance claims denials.
Learn more about our practice areas. We are honest in our assessment of cases; we do not take small cases or ones of questionable liability. Our services are not for everyone. We are not the right choice for 80% of people in Colorado car accidents who are either not hurt, or suffer minor muscle sprain/strain that resolves within months.
We employ a simple business model that ensures dedicated resources and communication.
As a Colorado personal injury attorney with a specialized legal team, our office has a select client list, thereby ensuring hands-on, quality client contact. As our client, you’ll have a team of highly skilled legal professionals working on your side. We provide our cell phone numbers, allowing for constant interaction and availability of our services. If we take your case, we will never leave your side. We’ll fight for you until the injustice is addressed and resolved.
We have extensive knowledge of medical issues that arise from serious accidents.
This allows us to assist our clients in understanding the big picture of their medical treatments, to help secure medical specialists that have been recommended by medical providers, and to communicate to the adjusters, insurance counsel judges and juries about the consequences of the clients’ injuries.
When I was injured and was dealing with a mild traumatic brain injury, Peter Anderson and Traci Cullen were very sincere in taking the time to get to know me, what I was going through and needed, and they explained details to me slowly and exactly. I chose this office to represent me because I felt their honesty and knowledge, and this gave me great peace of mind. Peter, Traci, and Kim are always there when I need to meet or have a question.
20 Years Of Experience In Motorcycle Accident Cases
Colorado personal injury attorneys that have high volume caseloads do not have time to dig deep into each case. We are different, taking only a handful of motorcyle accident cases each year.
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Peter M. Anderson and his team have a very successful track record. No lawyer can guarantee success at trial, however, the best indication of future performance is past performance. Read our success stories.
Steps to Take after a Motorcycle Crash
If you are ever involved in a motorcycle crash, there are a number of steps that you can take to protect your rights.
- First and foremost, the law requires anyone involved in an accident to stop and remain at the scene.
- If you have been injured, do not move, and wait for emergency personnel to arrive.
- If, however, you can move around or have a friend at the scene to help you: take photos, gather information, get specifics, file a police report and preserve your bike.
But first, get the medical attention you need ASAP.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable than other types of motorists and suffer much more severe injuries and deaths when an accident occurs. Government compiled statistics show that 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in traffic accidents in this country in 2013 and 4,668 suffered fatalities. Due to the inattentiveness of car and truck drivers, and their failure to properly recognize or yield to motorcyclists’ rights on the road, motorcyclists are at greater risk than drivers or passengers of other types of vehicles.
Crashes involving motorcycles and other vehicles account for more than half of all fatal motorcycle accidents. In nearly 75% of the time, the vehicle strikes the motorcycle head-on. These types of crashes often prove fatal for the rider and/or passenger.
Many accidents involving a motorcycle and another vehicle involves the four-wheeled vehicle making a left turn. This type of collision occurs when the vehicle is turning left at an intersection or into a driveway or parking lot.
Speed can be deadly for motorcyclists, regardless of who is speeding.
Debris and trash on the roadway such as mattresses or items dropped from other vehicles can prove fatal for motorcyclists. In addition, defective roadways with potholes or uneven pavement can also cause serious motorcycle crashes.
How Can Motorcyclists Prevent Accidents?
Here are a few safety measures that can help motorcyclists avoid accidents:
Maintain your vehicle properly.
Make sure you test your lights, turn signals and brakes before each ride. You should also make sure your bike’s oil and fuel levels are good and that your mirrors are positioned correctly.
Buy good quality gear.
You need a helmet that fits well and does not affect your visibility. You should also wear bright clothing that increases your visibility. Consider investing in PIAA lights that are on day/night, which also increase your visibility on the road.
Practice safe riding habits.
Stick to the speed limit and do not tailgate. Use your signals. Never enter an intersection until you are sure that nearby drivers see you. Use your horn if you don’t think a driver sees you.