In 2017, I worked closely with Colorado Senator Lois Court to draft and champion a bill that would have increased the fine for texting-while-driving from $50 to $500. A second offense and any offense thereafter would have been punishable with a fine of $750. [Read more…] about Rider Justice Fighting for Stricter Texting-While-Driving Laws
I recently received a call from a man who was at a funeral home saying goodbye to his son. To say that this call was the “straw that broke the camel’s back” would be a serious understatement. Prior to this call, I was already feeling overwhelmed, emotional and angry about the devastation I see in the Colorado biker community, which faces an unacceptable number of accidents, injuries and deaths on our roads. [Read more…] about Announcing Rider Justice: Fighting for Bikers’ Rights
I live in Denver and I’ve lived here a long time. And, as anyone who has lived here for more than five years can attest: traffic is getting nuts! It feels like Denver’s streets are getting more dangerous by the day. But, aside from weekday morning traffic reports, it can be hard to determine how dangerous and where the accident hot-spots are. I wanted a way to view accidents in Denver by type and location so that I could make better, safer decisions about my typical travel routes. [Read more…] about Do You Know Denver’s Accident Hot Spots? This Map Shows You
I just have to tell you about a motorcycle podcast that I recently found! As you know, I do a lot with the Colorado motorcycle community, from sponsoring rides to joining the board of BikerDown to giving away bikes. Recently, I was in a conversation with a biker who told me about Wild Ride Radio, so I tuned in. It’s great! I asked a friend who is a freelance writer to interview Dallas so that we could get the word out about his great work to the local and regional biker community. Read the story below and check out the podcast: I think you’re going to like what you read and hear… [Read more…] about Wild Ride Radio: A Biker Podcast
By Scott O’Sullivan, The O’Sullivan Law Firm
Motorcycle riders are a tight-knit group. When I attend rallies, rides and other motorcycle events, I’m always inspired by the sense of camaraderie shared by bikers, who seem to walk around like they share the best secret in the world. They all love biking, bikers and bikes. They share a special bond. [Read more…] about When Someone You Love is in a Motorcycle Accident
There is absolutely no such thing as a magical pot of money after a motorcycle accident. [Read more…] about Do You Need Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist Coverage for a Motorcycle?
I’m writing this article to urgently warn you about an insurance company that is not only preying on low-income Coloradans, but is also creating hardship and, sometimes, life-altering situations for innocent victims of motorcycle accidents. [Read more…] about Beware of Fred Loya
Did you know that it is a bad idea to use social media after your accident? It is. In fact, it can cost you thousands of dollars in compensation that you could have used for medical treatment.
How? Imagine this: You’re the victim of an awful motorcycle accident. The other driver is clearly at fault and, depending on your injuries and medical needs, you may be owed hundreds of thousands of dollars. But one day, you’re finally having a good day after the accident, and you take a picture of yourself hiking Long’s Peak and you post it on Facebook. You were in tremendous back pain the entire hike but felt so proud of yourself that you just had to share the image with your friends because they’ve all been rooting for you and supporting you since the accident. You want them to know you’re a fighter! [Read more…] about Do Not Use Social Media After Your Motorcycle Accident
I’m not going to pull any punches: there are some crappy, devious insurance companies out there and they often victimize their own clients. Insurance companies hide money, refuse to share paperwork that they are legally obligated to share, neglect to return phone calls, deny valid claims and generally make life hell for the people they are supposed to protect. [Read more…] about Motorcycle Insurance Companies: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly