A Utah Bike Accident Lawyer Can Seek Compensation In Personal Injury Bicycle CasesMatthew Driggs / 1 Comments /
Cycling is very popular in Utah for recreation, fitness and transportation. Unfortunately, motorists are not always properly aware of bicyclists, and accidents do occur. A cyclist is usually quite vulnerable when there is a collision involving a motor vehicle. Broken bones, internal injuries, and traumatic brain injuries are all too common. Sometimes, a bicyclist does not survive such an accident.
If you’ve been injured in a bicycle accident, look to a bike accident lawyer that has focused in this area of the law. There are numerous factors that distinguish cycling crashes from other types of accidents. That is why an attorney with years of experience in this area of practice can be helpful. A dedicated, experienced attorney can seek compensation, often from a motorist’s insurance company, to pay for a host of losses that can result from bike accidents. Injured cyclists can often seek damages to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, long-term care expenses, physical therapy, and other costs. If your loved one has died in a cycling accident, a wrongful death lawsuit might be filed. Survivors of those lost in fatal events can often make claims and seek compensation for the loss of financial support and the loss of companionship.
Although many legal cases arise when bikers are struck by motorists, damages can also be sought in other situations as well. A poorly maintained street may lead to an accident that injures the cyclist. Occasionally, a component of the bicycle will fail to perform as it was designed to. However, negligent acts by motorists cause the majority of bike accidents. Drivers that are out on the road while under the influence of drugs or alcohol are responsible for numerous Utah bike collisions. Sometimes reckless conduct, such a excessive speed, may directly lead to an injured cyclist.
A bike accident attorney will typically review the findings of investigating officers to more fully build a case on behalf an injured client. Sometimes the lawyer’s firm will have its own investigator do comprehensive research to establish the negligence of another party that may have led to a client being injured.
Bicycle accidents can sometimes lead to disfigurement and/or permanent disability. Sometimes traumatic brain injuries can leave permanent damage. An attorney well-versed in personal injury law can work to establish the proper compensation for the lifelong expenses and diminished quality of life that may result.
If you or a loved one has been in a bike accident, we can discuss the specifics of the incident with you. Our initial consultation is completed without cost to you. Furthermore, should we work with you on your case, there are no fees unless we collect compensation for you.