Utah Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Have you been Injured In a Motorcycle Accident?
When an individual is involved in a motorcycle accident, the physical and financial damage can be extreme and the path to recovery can be long. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that you believe was caused by another party’s negligence, you will need a Utah personal injury attorney with expertise in representing motorcycle injury victims. A skilled motorcycle accident lawyer will have a deep understanding of the legal process necessary to manage your case from start to finish. This will help you earn the compensation that you need to overcome the harm done by the accident.
Motorcycle Accidents Result in Severe Injuries
Motorcycle accidents are generally considered the worst type of crashes since motorcycles can be driven at high speeds and do not offer their riders much protection. Researchers have noted that 98% result in injuries.
Many accidents end in serious injury or death. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the division of the U.S. Department of Transportation tasked with road safety, has noted that a motorcycle rider is 8 times more likely to be injured and 37 times more likely to die in an accident than the occupant of a car in an automobile accident.
In the past decade, accident deaths have doubled, in part due to more motorcycles being purchased each year, not only by younger riders who have less experience riding, but, increasingly, by riders over 40 who have slower reaction times. Also, there is more congestion on our streets and drivers travel at faster speeds.
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Common Motorcycle Injuries
30% of all motorcycle injuries are to the legs and feet. 22% of injuries are to the head and neck. Serious injuries can be limited if the rider uses quality safety equipment. For instance, a helmet should cover the entire face, fit well, and be less than 5 years old. The glue that holds the protective material together deteriorates over time and a poorly-fitting helmet may come apart during an accident.
Choosing the Right Utah Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcyclists have a vulnerability to injury that other vehicle operators don't. An inattentive driver can swerve into your lane, causing you to lose control of your bike, even if there is no car collision. If a car suddenly stops in front of you, you can suffer serious injury.
We handle all matters related to claims for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, whether you were operating the bike, were a passenger, or were a pedestrian. Our lawyers will be your advocate with all parties, including insurance providers, working to get full and fair compensation for all your losses. That includes wages and income to medical expenses to physical pain and suffering.
William R. Rawlings & Associates is known as a premiere Utah law firm with lawyers particularly experienced in handling motorcycle accident cases. Our attorneys have won thousands of accident cases and have the resources to help you obtain the highest recovery possible. Contact us today for a free consultation.