Need an Injury Attorney for a Utah Motorcycle Accident?
Statistics show us that the number of crashes per registered motorcycle is dropping in Utah, but this doesn’t mean that they have completely ceased. Of all vehicle crashes that occur in Utah today, motorcycle accidents account for 12% of them. And every rider should know that, if they are involved in a motorcycle crash in Utah, they are 7 times more likely to be killed than in a car crash. Motorcyclists protect themselves every day by abiding by helmet laws and choosing to wear a helmet as they are riding around the many roads of Utah, but much more will be involved in serious accidents that cause severe injuries and claim their lives. Motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable on our dangerous roadways and should be protected no matter what. Today we will take a closer look at these accidents and share how we can help you with your case.
Consequences for Those in Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents are almost always devastating to the rider, who could sustain injuries ranging anywhere to the most minor of road rash, to the most serious brain damage in a matter of seconds when they are thrown from their bike or fall over with the bike landing on them. These accidents happen for a variety of reasons, each one devastating in its own ways to a rider that never expected it. Many riders understand the importance of a helmet to prevent damaging brain injuries that could cause permanent disability for the rest of a rider’s life. In other cases, scratches could seem minor, but they could actually be deep road rash that could lead to other complications, especially a devastating infection that spreads to other parts of the body when untreated. No matter what, you as a rider could be at risk for long-term complications, which is why you may have a case.
When you have sustained very serious injuries due to a motorcycle accident, you may wonder where to turn for aspects like medical bills, rehabilitation for long-term injuries, surgery bills, lost income when you haven’t been able to work, pain and suffering due to emotional turmoil caused by the accident, and so much more. When an accident leaves a lasting impact on your life, turn to us for the best help available.
Common Reasons for Motorcycle Accidents
Some of the most common types of accidents sustained by riders every year in Utah include the following:
- Speeding by another driver
- Drivers drinking and getting behind the wheel
- Failing to yield for a motorcycle
- Failure to check blind spots for motorcycles
- Left-turns in front of motorcycles
Moving Forward With Your Case
We will help you with many aspects of your case, starting with determining liability when it may not be so clear. In some cases, it could be obvious, especially when there is proof that another driver has been drinking or witnesses placed them speeding through an intersection. In other cases, they may try to pin the blame on you to shift liability so that they don’t have to pay for your damages. In these cases, you should always have an experienced attorney handle your motorcycle case. We are here for you and want to help you every step of the way.