It’s a Jeep thing. You wouldn’t understand.
Oh, but at Rider Justice, we do. We SO understand that special connection people have with their Jeeps and adventure vehicles. Whether you own an old soft-top Wrangler, which beats you up in the winter with the never-ending gusts and flaps; or a brand-new Renegade Trailhawk, tricked out with a lift, big ol’ fat tires, winch, and a light bar, we understand that you love that rig like a biker loves their motorcycle.
There is something special about a Jeep.
And that love affair is exactly why we created this web page. Yes, Rider Justice was founded for motorcycle riders, but it has naturally led us to serve the entire overlanding community. We passionately serve people who are passionate about their vehicles. And when those rides are totaled in a crash, we are the Colorado personal injury attorneys who get what you’re owed.
We help Jeep owners after an accident in Colorado. We work our butts off to make sure that your Jeep is restored to perfection, your gear is replaced, and your medical bills are covered if you’re ever in a crash with another car.
Don’t let a Jeep crash ruin your life. Read this page for tips on how to protect yourself. And give us a call if you have any questions at all! 303-865-3934
We are Jeep and overland accident lawyers who fight for your rights day in and day out. We have a passion for fighting for our Jeep clients who have been injured in an accident that wasn’t their fault.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a collision, give us a call for a completely free, no-obligation consultation to find out if you have a case. We’re proud to give every single client the care and attention they deserve all while taking the stress of insurance phone calls and hospital bills off your plate. We go to work while your job is to heal.
Rider Justice is the legal team you need when the absolute worst happens on the road.
Or dial 303-865-3934
Meet Scott O’Sullivan
Scott has been overlanding and car camping since he was a kid growing up in New Jersey. Now, as a dad of two boys and a longtime Colorado resident, Scott still loves getting out on four wheels and enjoying the great outdoors. These days, though, he’s got a lot more (read: nicer) gear than he did in his 20s! That’s why he’s passionate about helping people protect their camping and overlanding investments.
“I’m on a mission to achieve two things: 1) Fight for Jeep owners who have been hit by another driver so they get all the compensation they’re owed, and 2) Make sure Jeep owners have the right protection for all that gear so they don’t lose it all in an accident. The myth of camping is that it’s a stripped-down way to enjoy the great outdoors, but most people today invest a lot in their overlanding and camping gear. I see a lot of Jeeps on the road that are tricked out with rooftop tents; built-in camp kitchens; trailers for motorcycles, bikes and boats; mounted spotlights; rock rails… the list goes on.”
~Scott O’Sullivan, founder of Rider Justice
How Does Rider Justice Help Jeep Overlanders?
So, we love Jeeps, Jeep owners, the Jeep lifestyle and the whole Jeep “thing.” That’s why we know how devastating it is when your Jeep is wrecked by another driver’s negligence. It’s both financially and emotionally stressful!
At Rider Justice, we can help you recover the money you need to care for your injuries, lost wages, future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and to replace all your gear and fix your Jeep after an accident. But to protect yourself from deadbeats on the road you need to make sure you have the right insurance. (We don’t sell it; we just want you to get the right coverage so that your sweet Jeep isn’t lost forever after an accident.)
In a nutshell: If you love that Jeep so much, you need to make sure that it’s protected. Imagine all that amazing camping gear you’ve attached to your Jeep, and all the toys you’ve loaded into it. Now, imagine some rube barrels into you and he carries the lowest amount of coverage possible (or none at all). That Jeep love affair may come to an end. Protect yourself from the rubes.
Specifically, we want to…
- Make sure you call us for help if anyone ever crashes into your Jeep. We can help you get what you’re owed and,
- Make sure you have enough insurance coverage to take care of yourself if you’re ever in a Colorado Jeep accident.
What Should I Do After a Jeep Accident in Colorado?
Rider Justice helps Jeep owners who have had their rigs wrecked in a crash with another driver. Maybe you were headed out to your next big adventure and got sideswiped in an intersection as you headed west. Or you were on your way home from a big Jeep trip, dirt everywhere, and another driver blew a stop sign, ruining your day… and your Jeep. We are the personal injury attorneys you want on your side because we understand the value of your rig and your lifestyle.
But what you do in the moments after a Jeep crash in Colorado can make or break the result of your personal injury case. Here are some tips for things to do at the scene of your crash.
- Call the police: You need the police report to prove that the other driver was at fault.
- Take pictures of the scene: Use your cell phone to document the scene. Take pictures of your car, the other driver’s car, the intersection, debris, skid marks… anything that can help tell the story of the other driver’s negligence.
- Ask for witness statements: Ask witnesses for their names and contact information. We can use their statements to make your case stronger. You can also use your cell phone to get video statements from the witnesses.
- Seek medical attention: If you are hurt, go to the hospital. Even if you think it’s a “minor tweak.” And don’t walk around telling people you’re fine. We’ve seen too many accident victims ignore minor symptoms on the day of a crash, only to wake up the next day with serious pain. Get care.
- Give YOUR health insurance to the hospital: Demand that the hospital take your healthcare insurance. We know it seems like the other driver should be paying your medical bills (and ultimately they might!), but in the interim, you must use your own. We have seen hospital billing departments do some underhanded things when they learn that victims have been in a crash. They will do everything in their power to bill whoever can pay them the most. This is really complicated, but in a nutshell: Just give them your own healthcare and we can fight for proper billing once you sign with us.
- Don’t post anything on social media: So many cases have been destroyed by social media. Just don’t post anything. Period.
- Don’t talk to the other driver’s insurance company until you talk to a personal injury attorney: The insurance companies are not on your side. Even if you never sign up with a Colorado personal injury attorney, at least get some free advice before you talk to anyone. We are here to chat through your accident for a free consultation: 303-865-3934.
What Protection Do I Need for My Jeep Camping and Overlanding Gear?
Jeep camping in Colorado is huge! It is not uncommon for Jeep owners to invest as much or more into their overlanding gear for their Jeep than in the Jeep itself! (It’s like that old Colorado joke about the $5,000 bike strapped to the $2,000 car.) So, while you may have insured your Jeep when you got it, have you thought about how much money you’ve attached to the Jeep, or the value of everything you load into the Jeep every time you head out on an overlanding or camping trip?
Have you thought about how much money you’d lose if someone else hits your Jeep? What if that person doesn’t have enough coverage to replace all those toys? Most people in Colorado carry the minimum amount of insurance: $25,000. Some drive illegally with none at all. What would you do if your Jeep was crashed, and the vehicle and all that gear was destroyed? (Not to mention if you get hurt.)
We have put together an extensive Q&A for the Colorado overlanding community to help you make sure that all your gear is covered in case of an accident.
Best Jeep Roads in Colorado
- Yankee Hill: If you want gorgeous mountain views that you can only access with a 4WD (or on two legs), you’ve gotta check out Yankee Hill. The main route starts near Columbine Campground in US Forest Service land. From Denver, take 6th Ave West to state Highway 6, through clear Creek Canyon. Proceed north on State Highway 119, turn left on Gilpin County Road 279 (Gregory St. next to Bullwackers Casino) in Black Hawk, follow signs to Central City. Gregory St. changes to Lawrence St, at Central City limits, then changes to Eureka St. midway thru Central City. Proceed on Eureka St. until road turns to gravel, follow Forest Road 176.1 to 739.1 then north to 175.3.
- Alpine Loop: Alpine Loop is a 65-mile loop that runs through Cinnamon Pass and Engineer Pass in the San Juans. It connects Silverton and Ouray with Lake City. You’ll need high clearance in spots. Access the starting and ending points in Lake City. And watch for spooky stuff when you drive through several ghost towns along the way!
- Red Feather Lakes: Farther north, check out these dusty, rugged trails in Roosevelt National Park. The most popular trail in the area is Deadman’s Road, but you should also check out Seven Mile Creek Road for some fun water crossings!