WHAT IS A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER?
With over 1.3 million lawyers in the United States, only a small percentage of them are equipped to handle the intricacies of motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accidents are often more dangerous than auto accidents and result in a higher percentage of fatalities. This means motorcycle accident lawyers have to be able to assess each accident with confident expertise and pinpoint legal decisions to build the strongest claim possible for accident victims.
Our legal professionals here at Robert J. Debry are happy to help if you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident. Don’t just call any law firm, let us investigate your accident and help you determine who was responsible. For the help you need, call us at 801-699-9999 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
THE TOP CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
Even the safest riders can face a serious accident. Our Utah motorcycle accident lawyers handle these claims every day and notice these common causes of motorcycle accidents:
- Dangerous Road Conditions
Motorcycles are easy to lose control in when it comes to potholes, road construction and other drivers’ lack of proper signage.
- Failure to Yield
By the time a driver sees a motorcyclist, whether it be in a four-way intersection or a parking lot, it may be too late. Often times drivers don’t spot incoming motorcyclists until a collision is inevitably close.
We here at Robert J. DeBry will work hard to make sure the party that caused your accident is held accountable, because we know Utah traffic laws. We can help if you were involved in a motorcycle accident that led to serious injury.
OUR LAW OFFICE CAN HELP
Accidents are unpredictable, and we know that. Here at Robert J. DeBry, our accident attorneys are available 24/7 to take any incoming calls. With more than 50 legal professionals, our team is ready to take on and start preparing your case.
You can’t always receive full compensation from your insurance company after your accident, but that doesn’t mean you should give up. The motorcycle accident lawyers in Salt Lake City will stand with you in front of the insurance company, ready to do whatever it takes to get you the compensation you deserve — even if we have to take your case to trial. Call 801-699-9999 to speak to our attorneys, or fill out our free consultation form today.
Experts in Utah Motorcycle Laws
Motorcycles are categorized as motor vehicles in the state of Utah. This simply means that anyone operating a motorcycle should have insurance to ride. Here are the minimum insurance requirements in Utah:
- Bodily Injury Coverage
With this coverage, $25,000 should be provided per injured person and $68,000 for all injured persons involved in the accident.
- Property Damage Coverage
For other vehicles, private or public property damaged in the accident, riders must carry at least $15,000 in repair coverage.
Those riding motorcycles face greater dangers than people driving cars, which is why appropriate insurance coverage is a must for motorcyclists. If at-fault drivers don’t have the proper insurance, uninsured motorist coverage and underinsured motorist coverage are introduced to provide fair compensation to motorcyclists. However, you should always buy additional coverage so that you can protect yourself and your passengers fairly.
Motorcycle Accident FAQs
Here are some questions our Utah motorcycle accident lawyers often hear about motorcycle accidents. If you were injured and need more information about your legal rights, here is what the law says:
- What are the motorcycle helmet laws in Utah?
Passengers or riders under the age of 17 are required, by law, to wear a helmet in Utah.
- How long do I have to file a motorcycle claim?
In Utah, the deadline to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit is two years from the date of your accident. This is called the statute of limitations. Since preparing a strong claim takes time, contact our 24/7 legal team here at Robert J. DeBry. We will start working on your claim today to make sure we gather all valuable evidence that can be harder to get in the days and weeks following your accident.