Trusted Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Salt Lake City, Utah
At Swenson & Shelley Law, our Salt Lake City motorcycle accident lawyers understand the devastating circumstances crash victims face. This is especially true when they are hit by a negligent driver while riding their motorcycles. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents, injuries, and fatalities are not uncommon in Utah.
According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, there were 1,037 motorcycle crashes in Utah last year alone, resulting in 966 injured motorcyclists and 50 fatalities. While motorcyclists accounted for less than 1% of the persons in crashes throughout the state last year, they accounted for 18% of deaths. The reality is that motorcycle crashes are 13 times more likely to result in death than other crashes.
Our Salt Lake City personal injury attorneys are knowledgeable, compassionate, and adept at helping accident victims throughout Utah. Every accident is unique and requires customized legal solutions to pursue actual results. No matter how it occurred, you do not have to fight your personal injury battle alone. We can help.
Why are Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries So Common in Utah?
The number of registered motorcycles in Utah has almost doubled from 43,271 to 84,822 in just over a decade. With the increase in ridership comes more accidents, injuries, and fatalities.
Unfortunately, most of these crashes are caused by another motorist’s negligence, which means they could have been prevented.
According to the Utah Department of Transportation, the most common causes of motorcycle crashes throughout the state include motor vehicle drivers who:
- Failed to Yield the Right of Way (46%).
- Followed Too Closely (10%).
- Made Improper Turns (9%).
- Made Improper Lane Changes (7%).
Motorcyclists lack the protective barriers provided by cars, making them more susceptible to severe injuries or fatalities in the event of an accident. These are some of the most vulnerable road users in Utah. When the negligence of other drivers impacts their lives, we want to help them get their lives back on track. Contact our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys in Salt Lake City today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Our dedicated team of personal injury attorneys in Salt Lake City takes the pressure off our clients from their first call to our office. Our compassionate lawyers and support staff do more than hear the details of your case during our free consultations. We listen to how your personal injury incident has impacted your daily activities and overall quality of life.
When the Worst Has Happened, We Fight for What’s Best for You.
Can I Pursue a Utah Motorcycle Accident & Injury Claim If I Was Not Wearing a Helmet?
Utah helmet laws require all motorcycle operators and passengers under 21 to wear helmets that comply with federal regulations.
Regulations state that helmets:
- Must be designed for use with motorcycles.
- Must not interfere with peripheral vision.
- Must not have any rigid projections on the helmet’s exterior larger than 0.2 inches, and any projections the helmet has must be for equipment in the helmet, like Bluetooth.
Motorcyclists who did not wear a helmet were 1.6 times more likely to have fatal injuries when involved in a crash compared to those who did wear a helmet.
However, failure to wear a helmet in Utah DOES NOT mean the rider contributed to their injuries, and it cannot be legally used against a personal injury victim’s civil proceeding as evidence that the motorcycle rider is at fault.
If you were injured in a Utah motorcycle accident caused by negligence – whether wearing a helmet or not – we genuinely want to understand what has happened to you, where you are in your treatment plan, and what you need to move forward so we can provide the legal and personal support you deserve.
Once we understand the details of your claim, our Salt Lake City personal injury attorneys will work quickly to investigate your case, preserve the evidence, and start identifying all possible liable parties so no claim detail is left to chance. We have a long track record of producing tangible results for our clients, and we would be honored to do the same for you and your family, starting with a free consultation.
Contact Our Leading Motorcycle Accident & Injury Lawyers in Salt Lake City, Utah
We do not charge any fees upfront for our services. Instead, you pay us only if we secure payment for you. That makes getting legal help accessible and allows you to focus on your recovery. Contact us now to learn more.