Salt Lake City Bicycle Accident Attorney

Utah Bicycle Accident Law Firm

Utah's Best Personal Injury Law Office

Based in West Jordan and Salt Lake City, our bicycle accident lawyers are here to represent those injured and a result of a bicycle collision with a vehicle, semi-truck, or automobile. We have represented people injured in bicycle accidents for decades across the Salt Lake Valley. Our legal team understands the hardships and obstacles that you and your family may be facing because of the accident. Although no amount of money can repair the loss of a loved one or permanent disability, we are here to fight for your rights.

Insurance companies are not on your side.
 

We are not here to try and villainize anyone. However, insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. Insurance companies have a financial interest in paying you as little as possible for your injuries. Automobile insurance is supposed to step in and help take care of people who have been injured or suffered a loss due to an auto accident. Sadly, insurance companies often take advantage of victims by offering a quick, low-ball settlement for personal injuries and damage to the vehicle or by attempting to deny a claim and abandon the victim completely. Don’t let insurance companies walk away from their responsibilities. Ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, rehabilitative therapy, vehicle damage, lost wages, and other costs.

Award-Winning Attorneys

Our expert attorneys are nationally known for their exemplary talent to provide their clients with the legal advice that they deserve; all the while being some of the most decorated lawyers in Utah.

The Importance Of Speaking With An Attorney

Recreational accident cases are unique in nature and require an experienced law firm to properly handle. Participants or guests engaged in managed and coordinated activities have a reasonable guarantee that precautions have been taken. It can be difficult for the injured parties to show that there was negligence of another that resulted in their injury. Furthermore, Insurance companies have a reputation for making it difficult to collect fair and just compensation. If you are looking for someone to fight for your rights we highly recommend requesting a case review today. Our attorneys can help you cut through red tape to get your case handled professionally and efficiently.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What can I do to help my attorney and case?

After you have received proper medical attention and there are many things you can do immediately after your accident and the following weeks to come.

  1. Do your best to help your attorney gather proper evidence for your case. This means taking pictures, gathering witnesses to your accidents, and keeping all medical receipts, bills, and other car crash-related documents.
  2. Do not talk to anyone about your case. This includes what you say in a police report and agreeing or signing anything an insurance company puts before you. Small mistakes during this phase of your accident can damage your case and reduce your chances of a fair settlement.
  3. Finally, keep in contact with your attorney. This means establishing an open line of communication. The legal process is very time-consuming; it helps your attorney and, therefore, when you are available to speak with your attorney. We all want to avoid situations where a case’s progress is halted because someone cannot be reached.

I want to talk to an attorney, but I cannot afford one. What can I do?

Our initial consultations are free. It doesn’t cost you a thing to give us a call or fill out our case evaluation sheet. Either option will allow you to speak with a legal professional in a no-obligation to hire a setting where your options and a potential case can be discussed. If our law firm and you end up working together, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not collect any money unless we settle your case or are awarded money at trial on your behalf.

What should I do if the other driver was at fault and does not have insurance?

If the other driver was not insured, you could make a claim under your uninsured motorist coverage of your policy. Do not be afraid to contact your insurance company; if the accident was not your fault, your rates could not go up because of the accident. It has always been my stance that you will get the best outcome when you work with an attorney. Although you may be able to be compensated by your own insurance company, you may also be required to arbitrate your claim and will need to contact an attorney right away.

An insurance agency wants me to sign/do/or agree with something I am not comfortable with, what should I do?

Do not sign or do anything without contacting an attorney. You are not legally obligated to do anything with the insurance companies without legal representation. Even your own insurance company can and will use anything on the record for reasons that may not be in your best interest.

What is my case worth?

This depends on several important factors. These factors include but are not limited to:

  1. Your out of pocket expenses, including medical bills, lost wages, and any other direct or indirect expense resulting from the car crash.
  2. Anything permanent that negatively affects your life. This can be disfigurement or disability that results in a loss of quality of life.
  3. A situation that calls for retirement from work
  4. Death.

We work with you to ensure all the costs of your case have been analyzed to ensure your rights to compensation will be upheld.

What are some common causes of a car crash?

This is a fascinating question, especially when analyzing it within the scope of Utah and Idaho. Both states face unique challenges on the road that many states do not. These challenges all help annually to contribute to the number of accidents we see on the road. Including:

  1. Inattentive driver: This is probably the most common of all reasons for a car crash. This can mean many different things but most commonly refers to a driver talking or texting on their cell phone, eating or doing their make-up, or simply daydreaming and not paying attention to what is happening on the road.
  2. Intoxicated driver: Unfortunately, we also see this is a common cause of many automobile accidents. When drivers are under the influence of either drugs or alcohol, it usually results in a loss of life.
  3. Road and weather conditions: This is really where Utah and Idaho drivers face unique challenges. Both states are known for their erratic weather. Rain, snow, sleet, and hail all contribute to accidents. Drivers cannot properly see all the hazards on the road, or they slide into another car. Anyway, you look at it, our brutal weather adds to our yearly accident toll.

The reasons for a car crash are as numerous as any other accident. There are some common causes, but ultimately no two accidents are the same. Even if police reports or insurance companies may lead you to believe that a case is cut and dried, you need a third-party professional to analyze your Utah car crash.

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