Reliable Help for Motorcycle Accident Victims in Utah
Salt Lake City attorneys represent bikers injured in crashes and wrecks
When ridden responsibly and with safety in mind, motorcycles can be a fun and rewarding way to explore Utah. Unfortunately, even experienced bikers can’t control the action of drivers and other vehicles on the road. Nationally, nearly 100,000 riders are hurt in crashes each year. If you have been involved in a bike wreck, the attorneys at the firm of Huntsman |Lofgran in Salt Lake City will fight to get you the recovery you deserve from insurance companies, drivers and other negligent parties.
Riding safely saves lives but it is not enough
Per mile driven, motorcyclists are 26 times more likely than people in a car to be involved in a fatal wreck. The most important things that a motorcycle rider can do to stay safe are to wear a helmet and take basic and advanced biking courses.
Safe riding classes are available from many different providers throughout the state. These classes are so important that the state provides funding to subsidize them and lower the cost to riders. Utah cyclists are required to carry liability insurance in case they cause car accidents or hit a pedestrian.
Utah law requires those under 18 years old to wear a helmet that meets federal standards. Adults over 18 should always wear a helmet, but they don’t have to under state law. In addition to the protection that a helmet provides, Utah provides an incentive by waiving an $8 fine for adult motorcyclists who are charged with a moving violation if they are wearing an appropriate helmet. We get justice for injured bikers whether they were wearing a helmet or not.
Understanding motorcycle accident injuries
Salt Lake City riders injured in bike wrecks can suffer all types of injuries. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Broken bones. Bones in the hands, arms, legs and feet are often broken in motorcycle wrecks. Shattered wrists are common when riders try to break their fall with their hands.
- Head injuries. According to government studies, 60% of riders wear helmets nationwide and about 65% of riders wear helmets on Utah roads. Those that don’t wear head protection put themselves at much higher risk of head or brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries can cause lifelong impairments or disabilities.
- Road rash. Road rash is like a high-speed form of rug-burn. As a rider skids across the asphalt, their skin and bone may be torn off. Wearing appropriate riding gear helps to prevent this gruesome injury.
If you were involved in a motorcycle wreck involving another driver, our personal injury attorneys can help. We hold other drivers and insurance companies liable for your injuries and work to get you the economic recovery you need to pay your medical bills and compensate you for your pain and suffering.
For help after a Utah motorcycle wreck, call our experienced attorneys
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motorcycle wreck in the Salt Lake City area, the firm of Huntsman | Lofgran can help. Whether you are trying to recover from your own no-fault insurance policy or you are suing another driver, our attorneys work hard to get you the compensation you need. We also bring claims against trucking companies and government agencies if a commercial vehicle or negligently designed or maintained road contributed to your accident. To learn your options, call us today at 801-474-0031 or contact us online.