Utah Motorcycle Accident Attorney
The fact that 80% of multi-vehicle accidents involving a motorcyclist are not the rider’s fault is a tragedy that a Utah motorcycle accident attorney can help remedy. As of 2007, there were over 6 million registered motorcycles on United States highways. And as the popularity of motorcycles has continued to increase, so has the rate of accidents and fatalities. A motorcycle accident attorney can help injured riders recover money spent on expensive medical procedures and motorcycle repairs. Over 40,000 motorcycle riders died in accidents last year, and the number of motorcycle fatalities in Utah is at a 5-year high! Unfortunately, the two-wheeled vehicle that provides motorcycle enthusiasts the open air and freedom they crave also makes them particularly vulnerable to serious injury and death.
Motorcycle Accident Attorneys and Crash Statistics
Crashes involving motorcycles often result in the most serious of injuries: traumatic brain and spinal injuries; broken limbs; road burn; and very often, death. Statistics have shown that motorcycle accident victims are 32 times more likely to die in a collision than automobile accident victims! These statistics are due, in no small part, to the very nature of motorcycles. Motorcyclists are, for the most part, unprotected from collisions. Despite the use of helmets, a high-speed collision with an automobile that weighs over a ton almost always results in traumatic injuries for the motorcyclist. The motorcycle accident attorneys at Christensen & Hymas specialize in helping riders with these types of injuries obtain prompt and fair settlements from the responsible parties.
A leading cause of Salt Lake City motorcycle accidents continues to be driver inattention. Cars regularly pull in front of, cut off, and swerve into motorcycles while changing lanes; they even run into motorcycles that are stopped at stoplights. But this is not the only cause of motorcycle accidents. Any combination of harsh weather, defective products, and poorly maintained roads can all contribute to serious motorcycle accidents. The Salt Lake City motorcycle accident attorneys at Christensen & Hymas have the experience to examine the particulars of your accident and help hold the at-fault parties accountable for their actions.
A Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help
Whether recovering money for time lost on the job, payment of medical bills, or repairing and/or replacing your motorcycle, our motorcycle accident lawyers will get you the best possible result. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Christensen & Hymas at 801-506-0800 (main number), 801-224-2999 (Utah County) or 801-294-9500 (Davis County) to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal rights.