Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Park City
From Scrapes and Lacerations to Catastrophic Injuries, Our Team Is Here for You
The statistics about motorcycle accidents are alarming any way you look at them. For each mile traveled, motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to be in a fatal accident than those in cars. Only 2 in 10 motorcycle accidents result in no injury to the rider. These numbers are not pretty—but they are nothing compared to the fear and pain of being involved in a collision. When you or a loved one are injured, everything changes. From distress over the victims’ health to anger at the negligent driver to the relentless demands of day-to-day life, an accident can hang over a family for months or even years.
Though the rate of fatal car accidents has been on a downward trend since 2000, motorcyclist deaths have increased. More riders are wearing helmets when they take to the road, but in a collision between a car and a motorcycle, the biggest vehicle is likely to win. And, unlike drivers, bikers don’t have crumple zones and airbags to keep them safe. They must rely on those around them to pay attention and follow the rules of the road.
If you or a loved one was hit by a negligent driver, you do have the right to file for compensation. Treatment for your injuries, not to mention missed wages and other expenses, must be covered by the at-fault driver’s insurance. Our attorneys can help you gather everything you need to make your claim and go to court if an insurance adjuster won’t provide the compensation you need and deserve.
We want to help motorcycle accident victims find justice. Call our Park City attorney team at (435) 296-7434 to schedule your free consultation now.
When Negligent Drivers Endanger Motorcycle Riders
We’ve all heard that car accident claim: “I just didn’t see them coming!” When you’re on a motorcycle, you’re at increased risk of slipping through a driver’s blind spots. An accident can happen any time a driver isn’t paying full attention, but there are some scenarios that are more common than others
A Car Turning Left
When checking for oncoming vehicles, drivers sometimes fail to see oncoming motorcyclists approaching an intersection. If they don’t notice and you’re not able to stop in time, a collision is likely.
Sometimes the flow of traffic makes it hard to stay out of a car’s blind spot. If a driver doesn’t do a manual check before changing lanes, they may run into a motorcyclist they never knew was there. Because your vehicle is so much smaller than others, it’s easier to be hidden from or missed by an inattentive driver.
Cars Entering the Road
When pulling out of a driveway, parking lot, or alleyway, a responsible driver will check both ways for other traffic—including pedestrians, bikers, and motorcyclists. Once again, motorcycles, being smaller than cars, are more likely to fly under the driver’s radar. Even if they do see you, drivers are more likely to misjudge your speed and turn out in front of you.
Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents
The severity of a crash is mediated by the speed of both vehicles, the angle of collision, and whether the motorcyclist or driver is able to take any evasive action. Injuries range in severity, from:
- Facial Injury
- Internal Injuries
- Road Rash
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Our team is ready to help any accident victim, whether their injuries are relatively mild or catastrophic. We can make a legal plan that fits your needs and will help you afford medical treatment.
Meet Our Compassionate Attorneys
Our team at Dodd & Kuendig cares deeply about helping accident victims find the compensation and justice they need. Clients are always our first priority, and, unlike some large firms, we give each person who retains our team the personal attention and support they need. Filing an insurance claim after a motorcycle accident takes a lot of time and energy, which you may not have if you or a loved one was injured. Our attorneys are here to step in and do whatever is needed to get the job done.
Call us today at (435) 296-7434 to schedule a free consultation. Learn why Park City trusts Dodd & Kuendig to help with motorcycle accident claims.