On August 25, 2010 there was a motorcycle crash in Provo Canyon that killed the driver and seriously injured his passenger. The Utah Highway patrol reports that the motorcycle was weaving in and out of traffic on east-bound State Rout 189. Apparently the motorcycle attempted to pass a car on the right and struck the rear right bumper sending the motorcycle into the guardrail.
The motorcycle passenger was thrown over the guard rail and into the opposite lane. She is taken to the hospital with several broken bones but was expected to probably recover from those injuries. The motorcycle driver, Wesley Moore of Corrine, was life-flighted to the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City where he later died from his injuries.
In this case the passenger appears to have a valid claim against the motorcycle driver. It appears that the motorcycle driver may have been reckless in perhaps speeding and/or making improper lane changes. Just like in a car accident when a passenger is injured the same applies to a motorcycle crash. The passenger can sue the motorcycle driver for causing her injuries. Furthermore, if the motorcycle driver has inadequate insurance to cover all of her injuries she may, if she has adequate insurance, turned to her own policy coverage for underinsured and/or uninsured coverage.
This is a very unfortunate incident for all involved. A motorcycle lawyer's job is to make sure that his clients are compensated to the full extent of the law. Nothing more, nothing less. Oftentimes injured motorcycle drivers and their passengers are not aware of all to which they are entitled. People injured are entitled to past medical costs, future medical costs, lost wages, future lost wages, decreased earnings capacity, household services, and of course compensation for their pain and suffering.
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