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Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Park City

From Scrapes and Lacerations to Catastrophic Injuries, Our Team Is Here for You - (435) 296-7434

The statistics about motorcycle accidents are alarming any way you look at them. For each mile traveled, motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to be in a fatal accident than those in cars. Only 2 in 10 motorcycle accidents result in no injury to the rider. These numbers are not pretty—but they are nothing compared to the fear and pain of being involved in a collision.

When you or a loved one are injured in a motorcycle accident, everything changes. From distress over the victims’ health to anger at the negligent driver to the relentless demands of day-to-day life, an accident can hang over a family for months or even years.

If you or a loved one was hit by a negligent driver, you do have the right to file for compensation. Treatment for your injuries, not to mention missed wages and other expenses, must be covered by the at-fault driver’s insurance. Our Park City motorcycle accident attorneys can help you gather everything you need to make your claim and go to court if an insurance adjuster won’t provide the compensation you need and deserve.

The True Damage of Motorcycle Injuries

Because motorcycles don't offer any protection to their riders, motorcyclists usually suffer very severe injuries in the result of a crash, especially if the motorcyclist is travelling at a highspeed. Catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, and scarring can alter the course of your life forever, and if they were caused by the negligent actions of another person, you shouldn't have to bear this burden alone.

Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Park City can fight to recover compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical treatment and doctor visits.
  • Lost wages and loss of future earning potential.
  • Loss of quality of life.
  • Pain and suffering, and more.

Our team is ready to help if you've been injured in a motorcycle crash, whether your injuries are relatively mild or catastrophic. We can make a legal plan that fits your needs and will help you afford medical treatment.

When Negligent Drivers Endanger Motorcycle Riders

We’ve all heard that car accident claim: “I just didn’t see them coming!” When you’re on a motorcycle, you’re at increased risk of slipping through a driver’s blind spots. An accident can happen any time a driver isn’t paying full attention, but there are some scenarios that are more common than others

A Car Turning Left

When checking for oncoming vehicles, drivers sometimes fail to see oncoming motorcyclists approaching an intersection. If they don’t notice and you’re not able to stop in time, a collision is likely.

Changing Lanes

Sometimes the flow of traffic makes it hard to stay out of a car’s blind spot. If a driver doesn’t do a manual check before changing lanes, they may run into a motorcyclist they never knew was there. Because your vehicle is so much smaller than others, it’s easier to be hidden from or missed by an inattentive driver.

Cars Entering the Road

When pulling out of a driveway, parking lot, or alleyway, a responsible driver will check both ways for other traffic—including pedestrians, bikers, and motorcyclists. Once again, motorcycles, being smaller than cars, are more likely to fly under the driver’s radar. Even if they do see you, drivers are more likely to misjudge your speed and turn out in front of you.

Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Utah?

For riders who are under the age of 21, the law in Utah is clear: they must wear a motorcycle helmet at all times while operating or riding as a passenger on a motorcycle.

Riders who are 21 years of age or older are not legally obligated to wear a motorcycle helmet while riding. This means that they have the option to decide for themselves whether or not to don protective headgear.

Considerations for Riders 21 and Older

While it is legal for riders 21 and older to go helmet-free in Utah, it is essential to weigh the pros and cons carefully. Motorcycle helmets are proven safety devices that can significantly reduce the risk of head injuries in the event of an accident. They offer protection not only against impacts but also from wind, debris, and adverse weather conditions. Moreover, helmets equipped with communication systems can enhance rider safety by facilitating communication with fellow riders.

Ultimately, the choice to wear a motorcycle helmet in Utah if you are 21 or older is a personal one. It should be made after careful consideration of your own safety, comfort, and preferences.

Meet Our Compassionate Attorneys

Our team at Dodd & Kuendig cares deeply about helping accident victims find the compensation and justice they need. Clients are always our first priority, and, unlike some large firms, we give each person who retains our team the personal attention and support they need. Filing an insurance claim after a motorcycle accident takes a lot of time and energy, which you may not have if you or a loved one was injured. Our Park City motorcycle accident attorneys are here to step in and do whatever is needed to get the job done.

Call us today at (435) 296-7434 to schedule a free consultation. Learn why Park City trusts Dodd & Kuendig to help with motorcycle accident claims.

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