Motorcycle crashes are not something to glaze over. Around 5:30 p.m. on January 18, 2018 a man was killed in a motorcycle crash. He was riding his motorcycle when he crashed into the side of a car in an intersection. The motorcycle rider was thrown from his motorcycle. This crash happened in American Fork. We give our deepest sympathies to the family of this man that was killed. It is hard to lose a loved one under those circumstances. Make sure you are always aware and alert to motorcycle riders in the upcoming warmer months. Utah Bike Law and its lawyers are not representing any of the parties mentioned in this article at the time the article was posted. Our information source is cited in the article. If you were involved in this incident or a similar incident and have questions about your rights and options, call us or another reputable law firm. Do not act solely upon the information provided herein. Get a consultation. The best law firms will provide a free consultation. Utah Bike Law and its attorneys are licensed to practice law only in the State of Utah and maintain offices in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Here at Utah Bike Law, we are motorcycle riders ourselves. We pride ourselves in knowing motorcycles personally. We want you to be able to enjoy riding in Utah as much as we have so we have found some roads that other bikers from Utah have rated some of the best. Mexican Hat to Bryce Canyon It has been suggested that this ride is better if you go from Mexican Hat, UT and travel west to Bryce Canyon. It has also been suggested that you travel in the spring or fall for this ride because it is not too hot and the conditions of the roads is pretty good. Bryce Canyon is one of the many natural wonders of Utah. Camping and hiking there is an amazing experience. Make sure you get your camping permits in advance you can camp at this amazing canyon. Back Roads Motorcycle Route from Ogden, UT to Salt Lake City, UT This route would be perfect if you are commuting from Ogden to Salt Lake or the other way around. This route misses all major highways and runs through some scenic places. The Wasatch Mountains are the mountains that you would pass through during this ride.
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Getting gifts for your loved ones during the Christmas season can sometimes be a challenge. The person you are shopping for could have a hobby that you really don’t know anything about! You may have a friend or loved one that knows and loves everything about motorcycles. Motorcycle lovers have a specific niche of gifts that they would like to receive. Let us give you some ideas on where to start! Motorcycle Cleaning Kit Who doesn’t like to have their bikes clean? You can get your loved one a motorcycle cleaning kit for Christmas. You don’t want your buddies to poke fun at your bike because it is not as pristine as theirs. It is not only for making their bike look clean or shiny but the cleaning kit that you give them can make sure that the insides of their bikes are clean too! When things are dirty, they don’t work as properly as they should. Keeping the inside of a bike (or a car) clean can also improve the ride that your loved ones go on! You could even get them “On-The-Go” cleaning kits. Motorcycle Tool Kit It’s never a bad thing to have tools in your garage!
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Motorcycle Attorney Fees – What You Need to Know. Every injured motorcyclist that has had the misfortune to be involved in a motorcycle accident has probably complained that their attorney’s fees for handling the motorcycle injury case were too high. As a practicing trial attorney I agree—sometimes attorney fees are too high—let me explain. I had a biker come into my office complaining that his lawyer (not me) was gouging him on the attorney fee to handle his motorcycle injury case that he had been involved in the year prior. He had his fee agreement between him and this other attorney. Essentially the contract read as follows: Attorney fee will be calculated as follows: If case settled within 2 weeks – 25% If case settled within 6 weeks – 35% If case settled within 12 weeks – 40% If case settled within 24 weeks – 45% If case settled within 48 weeks – 50% If trial is necessary – 60% It had taken this other attorney just short of a year to get the case settled so the attorney fee was 50%–FIFTY PERCENT! So you might be asking yourself, “Is that attorney fee too high, too low (I doubt it),
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It’s midafternoon and you’re cruising down the highway on your new motorcycle, loving the feel of the fresh air whipping across your face. You’re lost in your thoughts and the gorgeous Utah scenery when suddenly; you hear a siren behind you. It takes a moment before you realize that a police car is stopping you. But why? If you’re biking in Utah (and if you aren’t you should be!) you need to have a basic familiarity with Utah motorcycle laws. The last thing you want to deal with on your ride is a chat with a local policeman. The laws are straightforward and easy to follow once you know them. Utah Safety Gear Laws Unlike many other states with “universal” helmet laws, Utah law only requires the use of a helmet for motorcycle drivers and passengers who are under the age of 21 (see Desert News and here. Utah law sets out very specific requirements on the types of helmets that are considered suitable for minors to wear when on motorcycles. You best bet is to shop at a store familiar with Utah motorcycle laws who can help you buy a helmet that complies with Utah law and also provides the most head
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As a motorcycle law firm we attend a lot of bike rallies and events throughout Utah. Many motorcycle manufactureers of accessories of all manner and make often approach us and want us to promote their product. We have declined to do so because to endorse one makes the others not worthy. With all that said we are ready to endorse this one company–Viking bags. Viking motorcycle backpacks Over the years I have personally used and my friends have used Viking Bags–their quality can not be matched and their products are produced in the United States. Here is their backpack–a particularly good product for sport bikers–we tried it–we like it. Motorcycle backpack at Viking
Getting people to notice commercials about motorcycle safety is as challenging as hoping people will watch your video about paint drying. Australia may be onto something here.
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You will never be in a motorcycle crash – right? Hopefully you’re right! We hope that every motorcycle ride you have is great but you have to hope for the best and plan for the worst. If you are in a crash, or witness a crash, or have friends in a crash, here is quick checklist so you know what to do. This checklist does not include everything of course but it hits the most important things you need to know. Remain Calm What’s done is done – survey the scene and be careful. Look out for traffic and downed power lines. You do not want to become a victim yourself rushing to the scene. If you can think about protecting the downed rider(s) from oncoming traffic do so but do not put yourself at risk. Call 911 Injuries are often significant and can be life threatening – call 911 ASAP – don’t hesitate – make the call – seconds might mean a life. Don’t worry about the costs – if they do not transport there is no cost. They are the experts – they can look after bleeding, fractures, and breathing problems. Administer first aid if
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15 Great Additions to Your Motorcycle Whether you have a classic Harley Davidson motorcycle or a new sporty Kawasaki, there’s always something cool that you can add to your motorcycle, no matter if it’s a performance upgrade or just a simple accessory. After all, one of the best things about owning a motorcycle is the ability to tinker with it and really make it your own. There are all kinds of parts and kits on the market that allow riders to turn their bikes into something unique that stands out from all of the rest. For those looking to enhance their bike, we’ve compiled a list of 15 various additions perfect for any bike and any rider. 1. Tail Bags: You don’t have to be planning a road trip in order to need some storage on your bike. Tail bags are a great way to add just the right amount of storage without taking up room on your bike or detracting from its looks. Bags, like the Cortech Dryver Tail Bag, are streamlined so as not to hamper speed and mobility but still provide enough storage space for all of the things you carry with you on a day-to-day basis. 2. Improved,
After purchasing all of the best bike parts and gear, tools and gadgets usually fall next in line on the list of bike necessities. We all love gadgets and some of us can never have enough of them. Whether you’ve been building your motorcycle gadget collection for some time, or you’re just now starting, the following 7 gadgets are must haves for all riders. 1) Bluetooth Intercom If you’re a lone wolf rider you won’t have much use for this gadget, but bluetooth intercom makes riding with friends infinitely better. Using bluetooth you and a friend can communicate back and forth without having to decipher words over the background noise of your bikes. Certain bluetooth devices like the Sena 10R even allow you to share music with your buddies as you ride. This may create arguments over the ride playlist, but the ride experience is nonetheless much more fun. 2) Multi Tool Kit It would be nice if you could haul your complete motorcycle tool kit with you, but hauling all of those tools in your saddle bag is pretty impractical. This is where multi tool kits come to the rescue. The pocket-sized pack of tools includes just about everything