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If you were injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Boulder motorcycle accident attorneys at Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C., by calling 303-447-1144 today.

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Motorcycles are incredibly popular in Boulder due to the incredible scenery immediately surrounding the city as well as within a few hours’ drive. For the most part, riders enjoy all that the area has to offer without incident.

However, Boulder motorcycle accidents still occur with startling frequency. In fact, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation, motorcyclists made up about 22% of all fatal traffic accident victims in 2020. However, even non-fatal motorcycle accidents have life-changing consequences, not only for the riders involved but also for their families.

At the Boulder injury law firm of Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C., we proudly represent motorcycle accident victims, helping them obtain much-needed compensation for their injuries. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience representing injury victims and their families

Nikki Nicholaou was incredibly helpful and responsive. I felt very comfortable with my case in her hands, which was a great decision because she won me a settlement before we had to go to court
Veronica Blake
Veronica Blake
Highly recommended.
Andy B
Andy B
One day in June, 2019, our world was turned upside down. My husband was nearly killed by a motorist while riding his bicycle. He was lucky to come away from the accident with “only” a neck broken in 5 places, facing surgery and a long two-year recovery period. His extreme pain, our anger, and the total shock of the event overwhelmed us. We decided to focus all our energy on his healing. Dealing with the insurance company was more than we could handle. So, a little investigation brought us to Sloat & Nicholson. During the first phone conversation, Randy Nicholson explained that we could not only file a claim against the driver’s insurance, but also against our Underinsured Motorist insurance. Randy also explained that it was likely that he would have to fight Mike’s health insurance which would certainly ask to be totally reimbursed for their expenses. We’d learned that it was a bigger issue than we’d expected, but we knew we had found someone who could help us, and that has a great relief. After that first call, and in the subsequent months of meeting with Randy and his team, we knew we’d made the best possible decision. Randy got the full claim against the driver’s insurance. He convinced our health insurance that they had no standing in filing a claim against us. We didn’t have to pay them anything. And he negotiated with our Underinsured Motorist insurance and got the full claim against them as well. It was not easy, and Randy worked hard. He completely relieved us of a ton of stress. He kept us informed each step of the way. Every time we worked with him and his team, we became more and more convinced that we’d made the right decision. We were so glad we found Sloat and Nicholson. After the accident, we felt like the world was against us. The court system totally dropped the ball, and we constantly had to fight back our anger at the driver and the judge. But we had Randy Nicholson and his team on our side, and we are forever grateful to all of them.
midge castillo
midge castillo
I was in a car accident and needed legal advice. Robert Hoover was both professional and informative! He was so helpful, and I would recommend him to anyone. I also appreciated his Christian perspective!
colleen G.
colleen G.
I was a case form many years ago Gerald handled everything completely professionally there is not one thing I would do differently My case was complicated but the end result was everything that I was entitled to! If your case is in his practice area I highly recommend a phone call consultation or visit to his office. You won't be disappointed his years of experience knowledge and fair treatment of his clients would not be more apparent!
Adam Townson
Adam Townson
Jerry Sloat and his staff treated our family with great respect and helped us to receive compensation for the injuries, pain and suffering we incurred during a car accident. We owe him so much and are truly grateful that we stopped trying to deal with the insurance company and allowed Jerry and his wonderful team of professional to take care of everything for us.
Leonard Romano
Leonard Romano
Gerry Sloat was amazing, after my car wreck I was at a loss on what was going on. I didn't know the process or what to even expect. I turned to him because he was the only one willing to take the time and speak with me to answer all my questions. My insurance company wouldn't even call me back to answer my question of what was happening. Gerry took quite a bit of time explaining the different aspects of the insurance and the other driver and the county issues that I didn't even know where separate, he really set my mind at ease with my mind running with all of the "what ifs" I now know where I stand and what to expect going further and can now make informed decisions on what I need to be prepared for what lies ahead! Thank you again Mr Sloat!
landa raddon
landa raddon
Gerry Sloat was a very skilled and helpful attorney when I needed one to negotiate a settlement for many, many medical bills resulting from a head on collision. What impressed me most was his fair handedness in dealing with us, but also with dealing with the other parties involved. Further, since the accident a half dozen years ago, he has been more than helpful in answering questions about all matters of the law, and seems to genuinely enjoy hearing from me when I call. A stellar human and an outstandingly thorough attorney.
Bonnie Carol
Bonnie Carol
Ever since I started working with with Robert Hoover it's been more like working with family he's taking the time to get to know me and my family on a personal level the office staff know by name and they are the best
Jason Swartz
Jason Swartz

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle collisions are called “accidents” because they are almost always unintentional. However, just because a collision is classified as an accident doesn’t mean that someone isn’t to blame. The fact is, that almost every Boulder motorcycle accident is entirely preventable.

When it comes to the causes of motorcycle accidents, they largely mirror the causes of other traffic accidents. For example, drunk driving, distracted driving, and aggressive driving are all responsible for a significant number of accidents.

However, one of the primary causes of many preventable motorcycle accidents is the other driver’s failure to notice a rider.

“Start Seeing Motorcycles” is real advice, not just a bumper sticker. Motorcycles are much smaller than other vehicles, and it’s easy for a driver who is only paying half attention to the road not to see a motorcycle occupying the space they are about to enter.

If drivers gave the road their full attention—as they should—the number of motorcycle accidents would decrease significantly.

Another common cause of motorcycle accidents relates to other drivers’ inability to accurately assess the speed of a motorcycle. Most motorists do not spend a lot of time driving around motorcycles. Perhaps they see one or two motorcycles for every fifty cars. While this isn’t necessarily a problem, many drivers rely on instinct when behind the wheel.

Over time, motorists can gauge how quickly an oncoming car is approaching, because they deal with that situation countless times per day. However, it is harder for drivers to estimate the speed of a motorcycle. Part of this is because motorcycles have a smaller profile, but also because most motorists lack experience driving around motorcycles.

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Of course, this isn’t an excuse for an accident. Drivers who are unsure about the speed of a motorcycle should err on the side of caution.

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles offer riders a lot less protection than cars and trucks. Unlike occupants involved in a car or truck accident, motorcyclists do not have a steel cage surrounding them.

Helmets go a long way in protecting riders from some of the most serious injuries after an accident. However, even when motorcyclists wear a helmet, there is a significant risk of serious injury or death.

Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries include:

Regardless of the nature of your injuries, a dedicated Boulder motorcycle accident lawyer at Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C. can help. We work closely with you and your medical providers to identify the full extent of your injuries.

Injured Motorcyclists Deserve Justice

If you’ve been injured in a Boulder motorcycle accident, you face a long, uphill road to recovery.

Initially, your focus is solely on recovering from your physical injuries. This may mean spending weeks or months in and out of the hospital and going to doctor and physical therapy appointments.

However, even after your physical injuries have healed for the most part, you may still deal with chronic pain, limited range of motion, and other potentially lifelong consequences. Your injuries necessarily dictate when you can get back to work, what recreational activities you can enjoy, and how you live your life.

While motorcycle accident victims face tremendous hurdles on their recovery journey, help is available. Through a Boulder motorcycle accident lawsuit, injured riders can pursue meaningful compensation that can make the recovery process less burdensome—at least financially.

To successfully bring a personal injury claim after a motorcycle accident, a motorcyclist must prove that the other driver was negligent. “Negligence” is a legal term consisting of four elements:

  • Duty— Did the other driver owe the rider a duty of care?
  • Breach— Did the other driver violate the duty owed to the rider?
  • Causation— Were the other driver’s actions the cause of the rider’s injuries?
  • Damages— Did the rider suffer legally recognizable damages as a result of the accident?

If the answer to each of these questions is “yes,” you may have a claim against the driver responsible for the collision. However, bringing a motorcycle accident claim isn’t always as easy as it would appear. For example, the other driver and their insurance company may dispute your version of events leading up to the accident or the extent of your injuries.

Do I Need a Boulder Motorcycle Accident Attorney?

At Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C., we pride ourselves not only on our ability to win cases but also on our integrity. So we’re not going to tell you that you absolutely need an attorney to bring a motorcycle accident lawsuit. You don’t.

However, the reality is that having a lawyer’s assistance not only makes the process much easier on you but also increases your chances of success. Here’s why: insurance companies are always looking for reasons to pay as little as possible in the face of an accident claim. Insurance companies hire teams of skilled lawyers whose sole job is to either reduce the value of your claim or defeat it entirely.

To do this, an insurance company may argue that you caused the accident, that another unnamed party caused the accident, or that your injuries were the result of something other than the accident.

Often, an insurance company will approach an injury victim with a settlement offer shortly after the accident. While this may feel like a “win,” it rarely is. An insurance company’s initial offer is a “hail Mary” attempt at getting the victim to settle their claim for as little as possible.

When you retain a Boulder motorcycle accident lawyer, the insurance company is required to communicate with your lawyer. This gives your lawyer the opportunity to effectively advocate on your behalf during settlement negotiations in hopes of securing a more favorable award. Additionally, should the insurance company fail to make a reasonable offer, a motorcycle injury attorney will have the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to take your case in front of a jury.

Contact a Boulder Motorcycle Accident Attorney at Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C. to Schedule a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has recently been hurt in a Boulder motorcycle accident, don’t make the mistake of thinking the insurance company is looking out for your best interests.

Instead, reach out to the motorcycle injury attorneys at Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C. From the moment you bring us on board your case, we will immediately begin developing a compelling claim designed to get you the compensation you need and deserve.

Regardless of the cause of the accident or the extent of your injuries, we will provide you with our full attention, taking the time to get to know you and the facts of your case. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation, give Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C. a call at 303-447-1144 today. You can also reach us through our online contact form.

Our experienced legal team also handles clients with other types of cases, including:


In all matters involving personal injury it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and file a lawsuit prior to the deadline imposed by the Statute of Limitations.

If you or a loved one is a victim of personal injuries, call Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C. now at 800-873-3202 or submit a simple Case Review Form. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a Contingent Fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don’t delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.

The above is not legal advice. That can only come from a qualified attorney who is familiar with all the facts and circumstances of a particular, specific case and the relevant law.