Davis County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Riding motorcycles is a popular hobby in Utah, and it’s easy to see why: motorcycling combines the freedom and exhilaration of the open road with the great natural beauty of Utah’s landscape. Davis County features some of the state’s most dazzling vistas, like the Skyline Drive scenic byway that carries bikers past Bountiful Peak. I-15, I-84, I-215, SR-193 (Bernard Fisher Highway), and SR-67 (Legacy Parkway) can make great routes for motorcyclists, too.
Unfortunately, these highways and other routes can be very dangerous when careless, drowsy, or impaired drivers join motorcyclists on the road. If you or one of your family members was injured in a motorcycle accident in Davis County, an experienced lawyer like Darwin Overson may be able to help you get compensated. Call the law offices of Overson Law at (801) 895-3143 to talk about your accident claim in a free legal consultation.
Davis County Motorcycle Crash Attorney Serving Layton, Farmington, Clinton, Bountiful
For more than three decades, motorcycling accident attorney Darwin Overson has devoted his legal career to fighting for compensation on behalf of injured Utah residents. Darwin brings over 33 years of knowledge and experience to every injury claim he handles, so you can feel secure that your case is in skilled and capable hands.
While the law offices of Overson Law are based in Salt Lake City, Darwin Overson represents injured motorcyclists and motorcycle passengers throughout Davis County, including but not limited to Bountiful, Centerville, Clearfield, Clinton, Farmington, Layton, North Salt Lake, Syracuse, and West Point. If you cannot travel due to your injuries, Darwin is more than happy to come to your location. We strive to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible for every client we have the privilege of serving, while working aggressively to recover compensation for you.
Motorcycle Wreck Fatality and Injury Statistics for Davis County, Utah
Every year, the Utah Department of Public Safety releases a series of reports on auto accidents throughout the state, including a special report specific to motorcycle accidents. According to the data from 2014, there were 1,179 motorcycle crashes in Utah that year, resulting in 1,043 injuries, and, sadly, 45 deaths. A total of 45 crashes were fatal, while 962 crashes produced injuries.
Many of the injuries occurred on the roads of Davis County: 65 out of 1,043, which is more than 6% of the injuries that were reported statewide. While no motorcycle fatalities were reported in Davis County in 2014, deaths have occurred more recent years.
In August 2016, two people were killed in a Sunset motorcycle accident near 2300 North and Main Street when the vehicle collided with a car. One of the victims was initially hospitalized, but later died from catastrophic injuries. A year earlier, in August 2015, a male victim was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident on Interstate 15. This fatality was also caused by a collision with a car.
How Much Compensation is My Motorcycle Accident Claim, Case, or Settlement Worth?
The victim of an accident may be able to recover compensation if the crash was caused by another driver – which is often the case when crashes occur. Some examples of mistakes drivers make that can cause motorcycle wrecks include:
- Running a red light
- Changing lanes without signaling
- Ignoring traffic signs
- Driving aggressively
- Driving recklessly
- Driving while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol, including legal prescription drugs
- Driving while drowsy or fatigued
- Failing to check mirrors
- Making improper left turns
Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, or the identity of the driver who hit you is unknown because you were the victim of a hit and run accident, compensation may still be available. For example, coverage may be available through your own insurance policy, depending on the type of protection you have purchased.
Darwin Overson will carefully analyze your policy and the circumstances surrounding the accident to build a strategy designed to maximize the worth of your claim. Though many motorcycle accident claims are resolved through settlement negotiations that take place outside of court, our firm is prepared to take your case to trial if doing so is in your best financial interests. We never take shortcuts, and we won’t give in to unreasonable low-ball settlement offers.
With over three decades of experience as a personal injury lawyer, Darwin Overson has dealt with numerous types of injuries, and is highly familiar with the surgeries, complications, and expenses that can arise from each. He applies this knowledge to every case he handles. Some common examples of injuries sustained by motorcyclists and their passengers include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Back Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
- Bone Fractures
- Cuts and Lacerations
- Facial Injuries
- Limb Amputations
- Road Rash (Skin Abrasion/Friction Burns)
- Crush Injuries
- Internal Bleeding
- Foot and Leg Injuries
- Scarring and Disfigurement
- Wrongful Death
If you or a family member was hit by a car while riding your motorcycle in Davis County, you need aggressive representation. Call the law offices of Overson Law at (801) 895-3143 for a free legal consultation.