Utah County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
A motorcycle accident can change your life in an instant. Because motorcycles lack airbags, seatbelts, and other safety features that are found in other types of vehicles, it is common for bikers and their passengers to be seriously hurt, or, sadly, to become victims of wrongful death. If a wreck or collision is caused by another driver’s actions, or if a crash occurs due to a defective motorcycle part, the victim may be able to recover compensation.
If you, your spouse, or one of your family members suffered a serious injury while motorcycling in Utah County, you should talk to an attorney about your legal options. Motorcycle accident lawyer Darwin Overson has over 33 years of experience handling personal injury claims and wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of motorcyclists who were killed or injured in crashes, and can fight for you in the pursuit of justice and compensation. To set up a free legal consultation with Darwin, call the law offices of Overson Law at (801) 895-3143 immediately.
Provo Motorcycle Crash Attorney Handling Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Claims
Motorcycle injury lawyer Darwin Overson has decades of experience representing accident survivors, and the surviving spouses and relatives of wrongful death victims. He handles motorcycle accident claims in Provo, Lehi, Orem, Pleasant Grove, Saratoga Springs, Spanish Fork, and other communities in Utah County. Overson Law are based in Salt Lake City, but if you cannot travel due to your injuries, Darwin is more than willing to come to your location. You are already coping with so much, and we want to make the process as easy for you as possible.
Drawing on decades of experience, Darwin brings to each case sophisticated knowledge of the costs and complications that can result from many types of injuries. He will fight aggressively to obtain the compensation you need for your current and future medical bills, as well as other losses and expenses caused by your injury. Some common injuries and complications that are caused by motorcycle accidents include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
- Bone Fractures
- Limb Amputations
- Whiplash Neck Injuries
- Severe Road Rash
- Facial Injuries
- Scarring and Disfigurement
- Leg Injuries
- Foot Injuries
- Degloving Injuries
- Crush Injuries
- Burn Injuries
Utah County Motorcycling Accident and Fatality Statistics
Unfortunately, statistics show that motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence throughout the state, particularly in Utah County. In fact, the only county to report a higher number of motorcycling injuries in 2014 was Salt Lake County.
According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, in 2014 the state of Utah reported that 1,043 people were injured in motorcycle wrecks, while 45 people were killed. Utah County accounted for 190 of the non-fatal injuries (more than 18%), and, sadly, one of the recorded fatalities. Utah County also had a fairly high accident rate, with 17 out of every 1,000 registered motorcycles ultimately involved in crashes.
Statistical reports also show that not only are motorcycle crashes common – they are often caused by the careless mistakes of drivers, truckers, and other motorists. If your accident was caused by another person’s errors, his or her insurance company may be responsible for your expenses. If the crash occurred due to a defective product, the product’s manufacturer or other parties may be liable.
Some common ways that drivers negligently cause otherwise avoidable motorcycle crashes to occur include:
- Speeding excessively
- Drinking while driving
- Driving under the influence of illegal drugs or prescription medications
- Texting while driving
- Driving while drowsy or fatigued
- Driving aggressively
- Driving while distracted by music, food, or smartphone apps
- Disobeying traffic signals
- Not stopping at stop signs
- Failing to check side- and/or rearview mirrors
- Following motorcycles too closely (tailgating)
- Making dangerous, illegal traffic maneuvers
Some of the most common maneuvers that other drivers were making when motorcycle crashes occurred included:
- Traveling straight
- Turning left
- Stopping or slowing down in a traffic lane
- Changing lanes
- Making U-turns
How Much is My Motorcycle Accident Settlement or Lawsuit Worth?
After the initial shock and horror of a serious motorcycle accident, you may find yourself beginning to wonder who is liable and how you will cope with the financial effects of the crash. Who, for example, is going to pay for your medical bills? Now that you have sustained a disabling injury, how will your income and earning power be affected? How will you provide for your family while you are burdened with such large expenses?
While a motorcycle injury claim cannot undo the accident, it may open a path toward getting compensated, providing the security and stability you and your family need and deserve as you recover from your injuries. Though it is impossible to estimate the worth of your claim before discussing the details of your accident, rest assured that Darwin will carefully analyze your insurance policy, protect you from inadequate low-ball settlement offers, and negotiate aggressively and persistently to maximize the value of your claim. He will develop a tough strategy that emphasizes factors like the severity of your injuries, the effects upon your earning capacity, and the effects upon your physical and emotional health.
If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident in Provo or other parts of Utah County, turn to Overson Law for dedicated legal assistance. We will be your compassionate shoulder to lean on – and your aggressive representative in settlement negotiations. Call our law offices at (801) 895-3143 as soon as possible to discuss your accident claim in a free and confidential legal consultation.