Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcyclists are sometimes labeled as reckless. But at Robert J. DeBry & Associates, we know that most motorcyclists are safety-conscious. In fact, many of our Utah motorcycle accident lawyers own motorcycles and have been passionate about riding for years.
If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident, don‘t call just any law firm. The legal professionals at Robert J. DeBry understand motorcycle accident laws, and we know how to investigate your accident and determine who was responsible. Get the help you need today—call us at (801) 699-9999, or fill out a free initial consultation form.
We Know Utah Motorcycle Laws
Utah law categorizes motorcycles as motor vehicles. That means motorcycle riders should have insurance to ride. The minimum insurance requirements in Utah include:
- Bodily Injury Coverage
This coverage must provide at least $25,000 per injured person and $68,000 for all persons injured.
- Property Damage Coverage
Riders must carry at least $15,000 coverage for repairs of other vehicles and any private or public property damaged in accidents.
Motorcycle riders can be injured more severely in accidents than people riding in cars. Motorcyclists must protect themselves with appropriate insurance coverage. Uninsured motorist coverage and underinsured motorist coverage are designed to provide fair compensation to motorcyclists if at-fault drivers don‘t have the right insurance. Never waive this type of coverage. Instead, buy additional coverage so that you are fairly protecting yourself and your passengers.
3 Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Our Utah motorcycle accident lawyers handle claims every day, and we know that even the safest riders can be involved in serious accidents. Three common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Dangerous Road Conditions
Lack of proper signage, road construction debris, and potholes can cause motorcycles to lose control and crash.
- Failure to Yield
From four-way intersections to parking lots, drivers often fail to see motorcycles until a collision becomes inevitable.
- Highway Lane Changes
Drivers who change lanes without checking mirrors and blind spots often fail to see motorcycles until it‘s too late.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that wasn‘t your fault, Robert J. DeBry can help. We know Utah traffic laws, and we‘ll work hard to ensure the party that caused your accident is held accountable.
Motorcycle Accident FAQs
If you were injured, we know you may be looking for more information about your legal rights. Some questions our Utah motorcycle accident lawyers often hear include:
- What are the motorcycle helmet laws in Utah?
In Utah, all motorcycle riders and passengers age 17 and under are required to wear helmets.
- How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident claim?
The statute of limitations—or deadline to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit—in Utah is two years from the date of your accident. But preparing a strong claim takes time, and valuable evidence can become harder to get in the days and weeks following your accident. So don‘t delay getting the legal help you need. Contact the 24/7 legal team at Robert J. DeBry and let us start working on your claim today.
The Robert J. DeBry Difference
At Robert J. DeBry, we know that motorcycle accidents can happen at any time. That‘s why our legal staff is available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our team of more than 50 legal professionals is ready and waiting to begin preparing your case.
It may be difficult to get the money you need from the insurance company after your accident. Don‘t let the insurance adjuster deny you the compensation you deserve. The Salt Lake City motorcycle accident lawyers at Robert J. DeBry aren‘t afraid to stand up to the insurance company, and we‘ll do whatever it takes to fight for your rights—including taking your case to trial. Contact us today.