Helping Colorado’s Bicycle Accident Victims for Over 20 Years
If you’ve been the victim of a bicycle accident, you’re likely facing serious injuries on top of many other complicated concerns. Perhaps you can’t work, yet the medical bills are piling up. On top of that, the insurance companies are calling to get “your story,” but you’re not sure if they’re on your side or not.
Short answer: They’re not.
Since 1996, Scott O’Sullivan and his team have been helping injured bicycle riders by aggressively fighting with insurance companies and hospitals to secure the best medical care and maximum financial settlements possible for their clients. They have taken these cases all the way to the courtroom when insurance companies aren’t behaving properly. Denver bicycle accident cases are very complicated; you need an attorney who understands the law and who respects your right to bike.
A Bicycle Accident Lawyer with Unmatched Experience
Scott O’Sullivan doesn’t just fight for bicycle accident victims; he has been advocating for safer roads for bikers for nearly 20 years. Scott was a founding member sponsor of BikeDenver.org and continues to work with the organization to champion safer roads for cyclists. He also has been a long-time donor and volunteer of Project ReCycle, which collects used bikes on a weekly basis, refurbishes them and donates them to deserving children. Additionally, Scott developed the Denver Accident Map, which helps bikers study the streets they take through Denver and plot the safest routes. The City of Denver has even used the map in its Vision Zero campaign to save lives on Denver’s roads. (In fact, Scott’s work was recognized in several Westword articles.) Finally, and critically important, Scott has worked with Senator Lois Court for several years to pass stricter distracted driving laws.
As a Denver bike accident victim attorney with 20 years of experience, Scott clearly understands Colorado personal injury laws, but he also cares about making Denver a safe place to ride.
Peace of mind after bicycle hit and run.
“From the very beginning, I couldn’t have been more impressed by the professionalism, enthusiasm, and sincerity with which my case and I were treated. With someone like this in my corner, my mind was put completely at ease; after a traumatic event like my accident, peace of mind of this kind was priceless.”
It starts with a conversation
Call or text us at 303-388-5304 or click the button below for your free consultation. You pay nothing until we win for you.
What is a Contingency Fee?
If you are looking for an attorney to help you after an accident, you should know that there is a distinct difference between personal injury attorneys and other types of lawyers. Personal injury attorneys don’t charge you a dime for anything until after your case is settled. If you have met an attorney who charges you for a consultation or asks you to pay a “signing fee” to handle your case, run the other way!
Personal injury law is one legal specialty that works on a contingency fee, which is simply a fancy way of saying, “free until we win.” You should pay nothing to your personal injury attorney until he or she secures a settlement for you from your case. At that point, your attorney will recoup some costs and receive an agreed-upon percentage of your settlement.
And by the way, it’s free to call me up to discuss your case. I would enjoy the opportunity to hear what you’re facing and to offer my help.
Our Team Makes the Difference
Scott W. O’Sullivan is founder of The O’Sullivan Law Firm. He previously worked as an insurance company lawyer but left because he hated the way insurance companies treated accident victims. In 1996, Scott decided to represent only injury victims and he has never looked back.
Cara New has brought numerous lawsuits against some of the largest insurance companies in the country, resulting in many six-figure and even seven-figure recoveries for her clients. She has represented countless clients in depositions, mediations, arbitrations and trials.
While riding a motorcycle, Eli was injured due to another driver’s negligence. He hired an attorney who negotiated a good settlement of his claim and the process changed his life. Eli used his settlement to attend law school and has been fighting for accident victims ever since.
Steps to Take When You’re Involved in a Bicycle Accident
Many bicycle accident cases get settled out of court. However, due to the complexities of these cases, it’s best for cyclists who have more than a minor injury to consult an experienced bicycle accident attorney before talking to the driver’s insurance company. The information that you give the at-fault driver’s insurance company will be used against you later to prove that you caused the accident.
The O’Sullivan Law Firm recommends taking the following steps to ensure that your bicycle accident case gets handled in the most efficient way possible:
- If your injuries allow, take pictures and video of the accident scene, including your bike and the other vehicle.
- Make sure an official police report of your accident has been filed.
- Ensure that the accident report is accurate.
- Be sure you have the driver’s contact information.
- Collect contact information from any eye witnesses.
- Get medical treatment for any injuries as soon as possible.
- Keep a medical record of your injuries.
- Take photos of your injuries from different angles and in different lighting.
- Keep a journal of your physical symptoms following your accident and make entries every couple of days.
Friendly with clients – hardball with insurance company.
“We picked Scott because of his extensive knowledge and experience. He was friendly with us, but played hardball with the insurance company. While none of us wanted it to go all the way to trial, this is when Scott’s strengths shined even brighter. We won the trial and recovered the damages for my medical bills, lost wages, and more.”