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Early Morning Motorcycle Crash Leaves One Dead in Grand Junction

Western States Law, P.C. Aug. 27, 2020

Early Wednesday morning, August 26th, 2020, a motorcyclist was headed westbound on Highway 6&50 in Grand Junction when a vehicle traveling eastbound made a hasty left turn onto Independent Avenue striking the motorcycle. The rider was, unfortunately, not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Additional factors to the accident, such as excessive speed, were not evident at the time of the initial report but are still being investigated by the Grand Junction Police Department.

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At Western States Law, P.C., we represent personal injury clients and families of wrongful death victims in motorcycle accident litigation. Our clients include casual and recreational bikers, hardcore motorcycle enthusiasts, and older riders who have rediscovered the appeal of motorcycles in middle age.

What our motorcycle accident clients tend to have in common is the fact that the drivers claim to have never seen them. The at-fault drivers often try to claim that the motorcycle was “speeding”. For a free consultation with an experienced motorcycle personal injury lawyer, contact our office.

Our Goal Is to Get Full Compensation for Motorcycle Accident Victims

Sometimes insurance adjusters, or even juries, might be tempted to lowball a motorcycle accident victim because they disapprove of the lifestyle or assume that the accident must have been the biker's fault. A big part of our job is to educate the insurance companies, and juries, about the realities of riding motorcycles. We have yet to encounter the bike crash case where our client was on a cell phone or completing the morning beauty routine. We are usually able to prove that the responsibility for the accident lies with the driver of the car that hit you — if not in settlement negotiations, then at the trial of your claim for damages.

Our experience with the proof of liability, and damages, in motorcycle accident litigation, can protect the value of your claim and let you concentrate on the hard job of completing your physical recovery.