At Donaldson Law, LLC, our Denver motorcycle accident attorneys represent clients throughout Colorado who have been injured or lost a loved one in collisions caused by negligent drivers. Unfortunately, motorcycle crashes, injuries, and fatalities happen more often than they should on our roadways, and those across the country. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that per vehicle miles traveled, motorcyclists were about 28 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash and four times more likely to be injured. According to the NHTSA, last year there were 5,574 motorcycle accident fatalities throughout the U.S. In Colorado alone, there were 140 motorcycle collision fatalities, including those involving 63 helmeted motorcyclists and 77 non-helmeted motorcyclists. Here is what Colorado motorcyclists need to know about their rights to pursue the negligent driver who caused their crash for the damages they suffered — whether they were wearing a helmet or not.