Here's what our satisfied clients have to say:
"Again let me thank you for all your help! I've never had to look for a lawyer before and thank God I found the best one! You are a hardworking, compassionate human being and now a personal friend. With everything that I was going through it was a great relief to know you were handling everything else. You made the process pain free and the results...beyond my expectations! Without hesitation I would recommend you to anyone looking for a Lawyer!"
"I was completing a 77-mile training ride for an upcoming century and was hit by a car exiting a strip mall driveway. I bounced off the hood of the car and ended up out of breath, on my back, with my head facing on-coming traffic. In severe pain, I crawled to safety. An ER trip and lots of tests later, I went home with broken ribs and a much greater fear of cycling with cars near-by. The driver was ticketed with failure to yield to the right of way.
Navigating the insurance claims is overwhelming, and not my idea of fun. I just wanted to focus on getting well and back on my bike. The driver and her insurance company claimed I “t-boned” her car, which was standing still. REALLY?!! That’s when I called the Hottman Law Office.
Megan took over my worries of dealing with the insurance companies and the games that they play. Just walking in her office space, I could tell she would be the cyclist advocate I needed, and do the very best during my case. She is very compassionate and extremely knowledgeable in her field. Through the lawsuit process, Megan communicated what to expect and was always available by phone, email, or text.
Through Megan’s hard work, a wrong was made a right and I was awarded a claim that allowed me to pay off the numerous medical bills, time missed from work and damaged bike gear. I would highly recommend her invaluable services as a strong cyclist advocate. Not only does she stand up for her clients, but she in very involved in community service and charity events that benefit our fellow cyclists. Megan, thanks again for all that you do."
-Beth C., long distance cyclist, Morrison CO
"I was riding my bike in the bike lane when I was right hooked by a teenage driver. I ended up in the ER with a broken shoulder, bruised ribs and a severed road rash. My bike and clothing were trashed. The driver was ticketed and I was dazed, hurt and lost. All I wanted to think about was getting better and healing. On top of that, the driver's insurance company claimed I just had "tipped over" and their driver was not at fault.
If you are the victim in an accident, you don't need a lawyer if you are well-acquainted with the legal processes and have the time to file claims and deal with insurance companies, get itemized bills from your medical providers, answer subrogation letters, get estimates on repairing or replacing your bike, your kit and your accessories, get accident and witness reports from law enforcement agencies, fill out Victim Restitution Forms, send Requests for Discovery, negotiate with insurance companies, DA's and the driver's lawyers, as well as represent and speak for yourself in court.
If the thought of this totally overwhelmed you, then contact Megan! She took me immediately as a client and gently walked me through the steps of what to expect. She allowed me to concentrate on healing and getting back on my bike, while she did all the leg work. She was not only compassionate, but highly competent, knowledgeable, and thorough. She was always accessible by personal meeting, phone and/or emails. She answered all of my questions and led me through a process that I had no idea even existed. I also found her to be aggressive when she needed to be, but also very fair in what she was asking for on my behalf. In the end, she got me justice and a fair settlement. I saved thousands of dollars by retaining Megan as my attorney!
Hottman Law Office is also a leader in the Colorado bicycle community training beginning racers, as well as sponsoring our state-wide racing organization, bicycle safety advocacy, and charity events."
--Rich S., competitive cyclocross racer and cyclist, Highlands Ranch, CO
"Laying on the hot pavement after being hit by a car, i felt lost. I knew i had been wronged and broken, but had no idea how to proceed. The Cyclist Lawyer provided me with direction and guidance. I'm back on the bike and confident. Every pedal stroke I am closer to whole and I thank Megan for that!"
--Matt H., cyclist-commuter and bike shop employee, Denver CO
“On October 18th while bike commuting to work, a car pulled out in from of me from an intersection in which I had the right of way. I hit the car in the quarter panel, flew over the trunk and landed on the pavement. The (in-house) lawyer at my workplace highly recommended Megan as she is known for her professionalism and her focus on bicycle injury cases.
In my ensuing conversations with Megan she explained every aspect of my case and provided me with options on how to proceed. Megan told me what was to be expected and was very honest about the possible outcomes of my case. Megan did a great job of negotiating with the insurance adjuster concerning my medical bills and bicycle repair costs. She also personally recommended care providers including a physical therapist and chiropractor to assess my physical condition. In the end I was very happy to have Megan as my attorney.”
-Chris M., cyclist-commuter, Longmont CO
“On September 5th 2012 I was hit by a car 9 days before the US Triathlon Elite National Championships. The damage to myself and my bike forced me to miss the race and spend the remaining months of 2012 in surgery and rehab. As a professional athlete, the inability to race and train resulted in loss of income and fitness which created additional stress in addition to having to sort out medical payments, insurance claims and legal matters. At first I was reluctant to hire an attorney as I only thought I'd need one if I was going to sue the person that hit me. However, after speaking with several athletes who'd also been through something similar I realized an attorney could help even if I didn't plan on taking anyone to court.
I went to Megan based on several strong recommendations and after the initial consult I felt it was the right decision. Over the past 4 months Megan worked quickly and with a passion to settle my claim so I could focus solely on returning to training as I had before the accident. The burden of managing the claim process alone would have been too great a stress and inhibited my recovery. I not only owe Megan full credit for delivering a fair and suitable claim but I also owe her a partial credit for my return to the elite level of triathlon. I hope my friends will never get into an accident but if they do I won't let them go through it without the help of Megan Hottman.”
-Dan McIntosh- Professional Triathlete, Westminster, CO
"'Wow!' is all I can say about Megan! Her work ethic and
passion for cycling have made her indispensable as an attorney and a voice for
I was hit by a car while riding my bike and one of my health
care providers recommended that I find an attorney. Megan came highly
recommended by another cyclist.
After speaking to Megan, I was less apprehensive regarding the
entire process and the care I should seek; therefore I retained her services
While I healed physically (and emotionally) I had confidence in Megan’s expertise to handle all the other details of a case like this. As an athlete, not being able to exercise at the same intensity as I was prior to the accident or knowing the impact this accident would have on my future athletic events devastated me! As a professional cyclist, Megan understood my concern personally and did everything within her power to ensure the outcome of my case was fair. I am forever grateful that I hired Megan - “The Cyclist-Lawyer” and I am honored to now ride for the same team!"
-Mona R., cyclist, triathlete and fitness competitor, Thornton CO
"Megan showed herself to be a talented attorney, but what I found to be equally important
is that she’s a great person and a class act. When I was hit by a car and ended up in the
ER with injuries and my favorite race bike damaged I was in physical pain, shock and
stressed over how I was going to deal with the bills. Knowing that Megan was handling
my case allowed me to focus on my recovery. I’m so thankful for the 'The Cyclist Lawyer.'" -Stuart B., competitive cyclist inured by negligent motorist, Denver CO
"After being severely injured in an auto/bike accident, a fellow co-worker and cyclist highly recommended I contact Megan to help me navigate through the complexities my accident would hold in the near future. My co-worker expressed with great enthusiasm how Megan took it upon herself to help a fellow cyclist, who crashed in a Cyclo-cross race by providing the cyclist with the information they needed.
After hearing of her commitment to protecting cyclists, I contacted Megan. I e-mailed her about my situation. She, personally, called me the next day, and met me while I was still in a neck-brace. I was uneasy at first, not having dealt with lawyers before, but through talking with Megan I found she was personable and knowledgeable about what needed to be done. I retained her council the day we met. She took my case personally and dealt with the insurance companies as I recovered physically. Megan helped me recover what I lost due to the accident and urged me get back on the bike as soon as possible. She not only understood how to help me legally, but also how important cycling is to my life.
Throughout my case, Megan was easily accessible at any time through phone calls, e-mails, and meetings in person. It was easy to talk with Megan; she walked me through every step of the legal process explaining and re-explaining when necessary. Megan had a personal commitment to my case, recovery, and overall well-being throughout.
Megan exceeded all of my expectations of an attorney. She even helped me locate a doctor to fix my collar-bone in an un-related incident. Her understanding of cyclists, being one herself, helped me greatly in my recovery and getting back on the bike. I would recommend Megan to any cyclist in need of help after an accident. Outstanding!...is the only word that comes to mind when I am asked of the interaction and outcome of my case with Megan Hottman's services."
-- Rich G., cyclist-commuter, Denver CO
"I found Megan to be caring, professional, knowledgeable, and thorough while working with her after being hit by a car while riding my bicycle. She provided me with the information I needed to understand the process moving forward and to make decisions regarding my options. She also provided the time I needed to consider my next steps, which I greatly appreciated. I always felt that Megan had my interests at heart and I would not hesitate to recommend her to others."
-- Judy H., recreational cyclist, Lakewood CO
And her husband wrote:
"Megan, as the spouse of one of your clients, I wanted to throw in my 2 cents worth. You brought an outstanding level of competence, confidence, passion, and compassion to the table. Those qualities were perhaps more important than the financial settlement as we dealt with physical injuries and emotional injuries and the confusion of sorting out legal, insurance, and medical issues. And the financial settlement was beyond our expectations! On behalf of both of us, I want to express our sincere gratitude."
-- Gary H., husband, cyclist, and witness to his wife's cycling accident
"When I sustained an injury (due to another party’s negligence), that had potentially devastating effects on both my athletic and professional careers, I knew I needed help. I called Megan the day after the incident and she was immediately engaged, working with me to weigh my options and choose the right direction to take. She never pushed her services on me, but helped to educate me about my rights and offered to help. I am so happy I hired her! She was quick, thorough and extremely efficient at handling my case and got results immediately. There was no hassle on my end…I gave her the necessary information and she took the case and ran. Thanks to her I feel like I got a swift and fair resolution to my case. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire Megan again or recommend her to others. She is a true professional."
--Tricia Downing, Redefining Able, Inc., Denver CO
"If you ever find yourself in the very unfortunate position of being hit by an automobile while riding your bike, I highly recommend Megan Hottman and Hottman Law. This past September, I was hit from behind by a car while riding my road bike. I had a lot of trepidation about hiring a lawyer and definitely didn't want a sharky 'personal injury' lawyer representing me, but I was in the very real predicament of a woman who had hit me from behind (cleanly from behind, I had absolutely no warning of the impending doom) and was actually trying to claim that I hit her (rather impossible, but nonetheless that's what she was claiming). Given her stance, I thought it a good idea to seek counsel, and I was fortunate enough to come across Megan Hottman. She belayed my fears about hiring a lawyer and took what would otherwise be a high stress situation, trying to pry money from the cold hands of the insurance company, and made it painless, easy, and stress free. It was absolutely the right decision, and Megan Hottman was at all times professional, communicative, and willing to go the extra distance to insure a fair and timely outcome. Fortunately in my case the cops saw the evidence in my favor and the insurance company granted our demands, but without Megan, it wouldn't have been that easy. I would highly recommend Megan and Hottman Law if you find yourself in the same or similar position."
-S. Domahidy, lead development, Factor Bikes; Co-Founder of Niner Bikes
"Megan was wonderfully efficient and a clear communicator. She kept me abreast of changes along the way and took a genuine interest in my case. I haven't had to deal with lawyers in the past, but I can't imagine the process being better with anyone else."
- Rad A., cyclist, Denver CO
"Megan is very genuine and gave me confidence that my case would be handled effectively and without unnecessary delay. I believe the attention she gave my case enabled me to obtain an outcome that exceeded my expectations."
- Anthony G., cyclist, Denver CO
"Megan went above and beyond what I asked for. She gave excellent counsel and always kept me in the loop. Megan did an excellent job in focusing on the vulnerability of a cyclist. I highly recommend her!"
-Amanda M., professional cyclist/Olympic long team member, Ft Collins CO
"My bike accident was a daunting, frightening experience. Aside from my physical injuries, I was terrified of legal and/or financial repercussions. Megan Hottman helped me through it with calm reassurance. She was always honest and forthright, and I always felt she was on my side. Megan always had my best interest at heart, and I am extremely grateful for her services."
-Whitney D., commuter/cyclist, Denver CO
"Megan Hottman is a rock star. Aggressive, yet professional, friendly, yet firm, she is a pleasure to work with. I would recommend her to anyone in need of help. Through her hard work and determination, she got my liability reduced by 62%. Thanks, Megan."
-Shaine S., cyclist-commuter, Boulder CO
"Thank you so much for helping me through this. It meant the world to me to be able to come to someone that I knew I could trust."
-Helena H., probate of husband's estate, Denver CO
"I am very impressed with how thorough and quick Megan was with my claim. She took the time to listen and had the background knowledge to understand all the angles. I have and will continue to recommend Megan to all my friends."
-Tim S., elite road cyclist injured by negligent motorist, Boulder CO
"When I had my [cycling] accident, I had a lot of questions. Megan helped me understand what my options were and what steps I had to take. In the end I was able to recover all of my losses. Megan's professionalism and expertise would be an invaluable asset to anyone's case. Thank you Megan!"
- Steven H., elite cyclist inured by negligent motorist, Boulder CO
"After I was hit by a careless driver while training, Megan was extremely helpful in my dealing with the driver's insurance company. She sent very detailed information on the various scenarios and gave me first class advice. I am glad that we have a resource like her in the cycling community."
--Ryan S., Professional Cyclist injured by negligent motorist, Denver CO
"We can’t say enough great things about Megan. She is a true professional: competent, knowledgeable, attentive, and responsive. She cares about her clients and works hard to ensure that they get what they are entitled to under the law. Megan did a great job of keeping us informed of the status of our case and of explaining everything along the way, therefore making the lawsuit process as easy as possible for us. We are pleased with the result of our case, and we owe that to Megan."
-- Michael & Gwen, breach of contract dispute, Lakewood CO
"You're awesome, Megan! You are worth your weight in gold. Thanks again, I really appreciate all you've done."
-- Stephen L., Ph.D., cyclist injured by negligent motorist, Lakewood CO
"I race against Megan and knew she was a lawyer, so when I was hit by a car while riding my bicycle, I reached out to her for help. I could tell from the start that she sincerely cared about me; she worked very hard to make it a stress free experience so I could focus on healing. At the same time, she answered all of my questions and kept me informed of what was going on. I could not be happier with how everything turned out."
-- Carol L., elite road cyclist injured by negligent motorist, Ft. Collins, CO