Denver Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Protecting Accident Victims & Their Families
- $750,000 settlement for a young woman who sustained a head injury after a rollover crash on I-70.
- $625,000 Settlement for Motorcycle accident in Broomfield, Colorado.
- $569,000 Jury Verdict for a Bicycle Fatality in Gunnison, Colorado.
- $300,000 Settlement for a Dog bite in Loveland, Colorado after Lawsuit was filed.
- $275,000 combined settlement for a woman injured in a head on collision causing neck injuries that required cervical surgery.
- $275,000 for a Boulder cyclist injured when he was struck by a camper shell that flew off a nearby pickup truck as the truck was involved in a collision.
- $250,000 Policy limits settlement for Car Accident on Snowy Road, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
- $200,000 for a Denver man who sustained low back injuries after being rear-ended on I-25. There was only $2,200 in damage to his vehicle and the insurance company tried to argue that since this was a “low-impact” accident, he could not have been seriously injured.
- $100,000 liability policy limits settlement for Lakewood woman injured when she was rear-ended on a local highway.
- $100,000 liability policy limits for an Arvada cyclist who suffered a broken leg when his bike was struck by a pickup truck turning left without yielding right of way to our client’s oncoming bike.
- $82,000 for a Denver cyclist rear-ended by a car that was unable to stop on icy roads.
- $50,000 for a Boulder cyclist injured in a bike accident with a vehicle that made a left turn without yielding right of way to him at a traffic light.
- $39,000 for a Boulder cyclist injured in a bike accident with a vehicle that made a left turn without yielding to her as she rode in a marked Boulder bike lane.
We have won three big cases in recent years, one of which is recognized as an important new case clarifying a disputed area of Colorado law in favor of the injured person.
In the summer of 2017, nine Colorado jurors in the United States District Court in Denver found negligence and punitive damages against AZ Asphalt, LLC, and its employee driver, and determined damages totaling $568,810.00 against AZ Asphalt et al in the wrongful death of Gunnison cyclist Dale Thomas. This verdict became a final judgment on August 2, 2017, includes non-economic, economic, and punitive damages against AZ Asphalt et al in favor of plaintiff Ellen Petrick, Thomas’s widow, represented by attorney Brian Weiss of Bike Law Colorado. This verdict for Ellen Petrick proved once and for all that the Defendants caused the death of Dale Thomas and justice was delivered for Dale’s family.
This great result for the family of Dale Thomas was even sweeter because the Asphalt Company’s Insurer only offered $50,000. We rejected that offer and explained our case to the jury in Denver, Colorado. The Denver Jury agreed with Ellen Petrick and her family by issuing a verdict of $568,810.00 which was more than Eleven Times (11x) what was offered by the Insurance Company.
Reid vs. Berkowitz, Denver District Court. Our client was a construction worker injured on a jobsite (but not while he was working) when he fell through a temporary guardrail that the general contractor admitted he knew was not properly secured to a third floor landing even before our client’s accident. Our client fell to the ground below and suffered a ruptured aorta, an injury that kills 85% of the people who sustain such ruptures. After the Defendant’s insurance company (American Family) offered to settle for an amount actually LESS than our client’s medical bills, we took the case to trial and secured a judgment in excess of $400,000.00. It is interesting to note that American Family continued to assert that our client was a trespasser on the property when its own insured, the Defendant, clearly maintained in sworn testimony that he was not trespassing.
Please download a copy of our Colorado Auto Accident Guidebook to find out other questionable strategies that any insurance company (including American Family, State Farm, Farmers, Progressive, GEICO and USAA) may use to deny liability in your case.
Harmon vs. New, Denver District Court. In this case, our client was rear-ended at low speed by a woman who claimed a “sudden-emergency” defense after a vehicle in front of her changed lanes. The Defendant’s insurance company, State Farm, also denied that the accident caused our client’s injuries and her need for subsequent shoulder surgery. Despite a clear rear-end accident and over $120,000.00 in accident-related medical treatment, State Farm tried to argue that the accident was our client’s fault and only offered $15,000.00. At trial, we were able to discredit State Farm’s expert witness and show the jury that the accident was caused by the Defendant’s failure to exercise reasonable care. Further, the jury agreed with our client, and her treating doctors, that all medical care was a direct result of this accident. They awarded our client over $200,000.00 including interest and costs.
Please download a copy of our Colorado Auto Accident Guidebook (PDF) for a more detailed explanation of why you must have an experienced, trial-proven personal injury lawyer in your corner in a low-impact auto accident case.
“Attorney Brian Weiss and his staff were incredibly helpful after I was hit by a car riding my bicycle. He met with me the same day I called, immediately contacted the driver’s insurance company and encouraged the surgeons to repair my broken leg as soon as possible. Brian quickly proved the driver was at fault and helped me get the maximum settlement for my injuries. I recommend him to anyone who’s been involved in an accident and needs professional advice from an attorney.” – Patrick O’Connor
“Brian Weiss and the staff could not have been more helpful and professional with my case. I was riding a bike on a one way going in the right direction when a car came up very quickly and struck me from behind, I went up and over the persons SUV and ended up with substantial injuries all over my body. The person who struck me got out of their vehicle and stated they looked down for a few seconds and did not see me, they also agreed to contact their insurance company and take full responsibility. However, her insurance company decided to put me at fault which I knew was not correct. At the time I only had car insurance and did not have health insurance so very concerned about my situation. I sent an email to Crawford Weiss LLC stating my situation and they got back to me that day asking me to come in and have a free consultation with them. I met with Brian and he immediately showed concern for me and my situation and knew that the insurance company was in the wrong and that I should not be responsible for my bills nor my pain and suffering. Brian Weiss was able to not only get the insurance company to realize that their person under their coverage who struck me was in the wrong but that they had put me through a lot of suffering that I should not have had to go through as well. Brian went through full lengths to get all the information he could from both parties to ensure we had all the correct information to ensure we had a solid case. In the end Mr. Weiss was able to get the full amount of coverage from the parties at fault insurance at $25,000 as well as the full coverage from my car insurance for my pain and suffering at $25,000 (which was not expected at the least). Thus, in the end, I came out with $50,000 which was more than enough to help cover all my medical bills along with my pain and suffering. I highly, highly, highly recommend Crawford Weiss, LLC!” – Cole Knustrom