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Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Utah

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You probably need to decide about hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer in Utah because you have been in a crash.  You also have probably looked at other Utah motorcycle accident lawyer websites and thought we all offer the same thing – “we will fight hard for you” – “we are the best” – “we… fill in the blank – bla-bla-bla.” How are you supposed to decide?

Utah Bike Law is different!

First:

George Tait is the owner of Utah Bike Law and he is the Utah motorcycle accident attorney who handles your case.  At other personal injury law firms your case will likely be assigned to an associate or junior attorney and lumped together with all sorts of cases.  George will do the best possible job he can for you – why – because George has a vested interest in keeping Utah Bike Law the premier Utah motorcycle accident law firm for bikers across Utah.

Second:

George has ridden motorcycles for over 30 years.  He rides his Harley to work almost every day.  George loves riding motorcycles and frequently takes long tours with his daughter, who rides her own Harley.  We believe it takes a motorcycle riding attorney to appreciate –really appreciate – how your crash happened.  If you are not a motorcycle rider you cannot understand, really understand, how motorcycle crashes happen.  This means George can make strong arguments in your behalf to get the best value for your case.

Third:

George is registered nurse. This is important because, as a registered nurse.  He can read your medical records and make sense of them and then use that knowledge to convince the insurance companies to pay fair value for your injuries.

Fourth:

Although most motorcycle injury cases settle before trial you must be represented by an attorney who is ready, willing, and able to go to trial if necessary.  Being ready, willing, and able to take your case to trial is the only way insurance companies will pay the full value of your claim.  George is a skilled trial attorney and goes to trial frequently when insurance companies are not willing to pay the full value of your claim.  Insurance companies know the attorneys who will, and will not, take cases to trial.

Did You Know…

1. Most motorcycle accidents occur at intersections.
2. Most motorcycle accidents as a result of a left-turning vehicle.
3. Motorcycle fatalities occur 26 times more frequently than in passenger cars.
4. 5,014 motorcyclists were killed in crashes in 2019.
5. Motorcycles make up only 3% of all registered vehicles.
6. Motorcyclists account for 14% of all traffic fatalities.
7. Registered motorcycles have increased 21% from 2007 to 2019.
8. Motorcyclists put on 8% less miles from 2007 to 2019.
9. 61% of all motorcycle accidents occur on urban roads.
10. 89% of all motorcycle accidents occur in good weather.
11. 50% of all motorcycle accidents occur during daylight hours.
12. 53% of all motorcycle accidents occur involve two vehicles.
13. Louisiana has the highest percentage of motorcycle fatalities.
14. Florida has the most motorcycle fatalities (591) in 2019.
15. The most common injuries resulting from a motorcycle crash include:

  • Lower extremity injuries occur in 47% of collisions.
  • Upper extremity injuries occur in 40% of collisions.
  • Head injuries occur in 35% of motorcycle collisions.
  • Chest injuries occur in 31% of motorcycle collisions.
  • Spine injuries occur in 20% of motorcycle collisions.
  • Abdomen injuries occur in 15% of motorcycle collisions.
  • Face injuries occur in 10% of motorcycle collisions.

Negligence and Accidents

Vehicle drivers often cause the motorcycle crash because:

  • Vehicle drivers use their cell phones while driving.
  • Vehicle drivers thinking motorcycles are further away than they actually are.
  • Vehicle drivers follow motorcycles too closely.
  • Vehicle drivers fail to keep a proper lookout for motorcycles.
  • Vehicle drivers fail to yield right-of-way to motorcycles.
  • Vehicle drivers encroach the motorcyclist's lane.
  • Vehicle drivers intimidating motorcyclists.

In most vehicle versus motorcycle accidents, the vehicle driver is usually responsible. Compiling evidence for a motorcycle case is often time sensitive with an eye to specific evidence. Reviewing video from nearby businesses, speaking with witnesses, obtaining photographic evidence, and examining police reports all help to build a motorcycle crash case. Sometimes an accident reconstruction expert is necessary to prove your case.

Contact Utah Motorcycle Accident Lawyer George Tait at Utah Bike Law

If you need a Utah motorcycle accident lawyer's help or just some simple straight answers about your motorcycle accident, contact us and we will be happy to help you out – however we can. By the way – if you are in a crash and need immediate help call and leave a message – the call is routed to our emergency line and we will respond ASAP!

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