Bicycle Accidents, Crashes & Wrecks

Bicycle Accidents

Trusted Bicycle Accident Attorneys in Utah

bicycle crash lawyerAs avid road and mountain cyclists themselves, the Utah attorneys of Lance Andrew, P.C. know the rules of the road for both cyclists and drivers, and they know the serious consequences that result when a car or truck breaks those rules.

Bicycling is a popular sport and exercise activity in Utah, and just as cyclists have an obligation to obey the rules of the road, automobiles have the same duty when it comes to sharing the road with cyclists. Being such a popular sport and pastime, accidents will occur but it is the duty of drivers and cyclists to abide by the rules of the road. If you’ve been injured in a bike crash, our accident bicycle lawyers in Utah are here to help you every step of the way.

 

Expert Bike Accident Attorneys Lance Andrew Law Can Handle Your Case

The bicycle accident attorneys at Lance Andrew Law have cycled across the state recreationally and in organized races. They are advocates for bicyclists and the sport of cycling throughout Utah, and they regularly sponsor events and support efforts to improve cycling throughout the state. So, they understand that many automobile drivers in Utah don’t give proper right of way to a cyclist on the road.

In Salt Lake City and throughout Utah, your bike is considered a vehicle and you have the same rights as the operator of any other vehicle on the road. If the operator of an automobile does not give you the same respect as if you were in a car and causes a bike crash, they may be held liable for any damages you incur as a result.

At Lance Andrew P.C., we are experts in the law regarding personal injury, and that includes  bicycle accidents. We have the expertise you need to protect your rights and help you understand and navigate vehicle and traffic laws, insurance coverage questions, medical needs and expenses, and what you need to do to be protected after a crash.

 

Causes of Bicycle Accidents

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Unfortunately, a cyclist in a bicycle accident can incur serious injuries and even death. At Lance Andrew P.C., we know the unique legal needs of cyclists injured in a bicycle crash or accident and we work to ensure you get fair treatment from the insurance companies that often have little regard for your rights. Bicycle accidents can take many forms and we can handle them all.

Some of these accidents include:

  • Being “doored” by a driver opening their vehicle door
  • Car driver pulling out of a street, hitting a cyclist
  • Failing to see a cyclist when making a right turn
  • Collisions with a bicyclist at or near a road junction
  • Vehicle driver failing to look properly
  • Intoxicated car driver
  • Automobile driver being reckless or in a hurry
  • Cyclist being hit by taxi or other transport vehicle
  • Cyclist riding into the path of a motor vehicle
  • Failure to yield at a stop sign or intersection

Sadly, these bicycle crashes can cause devastating injuries to the bike rider. Crashes can result in high medical bills from broken bones, internal damage, head, face, neck & abdomen trauma & strains, fractures, and dislocations. Even bike injuries that may seem superficial, such as abrasions, contusions, and lacerations, can have a high cost monetarily and mentally.

 

What to Do If You’ve Been In A Bicycle Crash

If you’ve been involved in an accident, it is important you contact a knowledgeable & trusted bike accident attorney to help. Be sure to gather information from your accident such as the driver's license number of the motorist, license plate number, insurance information, and contact information. Do not discuss fault for the bike collision with the driver.

Your bicycle and the clothing you wear may become important evidence in your bicycle accident case. Be sure to keep your bike and its parts and any clothing or equipment you had with you. If you or a friend can take pictures of the bicycle crash site, or if you can take notes or draw a diagram of the crash, that can be helpful in your bicycle crash case.

Remember, insurance companies are not there to protect you! Do not speak with the driver’s insurance company until you have contacted a bicycle accident lawyer.

 

Safety Tips For Cyclists in Utah

Remember, as a cyclist in Utah you have the same rights as someone in an automobile. That also means you must follow the laws of the road in Utah.

  • Obey traffic signals, yield signs, and all other traffic control devices.
  • Watch for pedestrians in crosswalks and children getting out of school buses.
  • Always ride in the same direction as traffic.
  • Ride as far to the right as practicable.
  • To make a left turn signal, extend your left hand and arm horizontally.
  • To make a right turn signal, extend your left hand and arm upward or extend your right hand and arm horizontally.
  • To stop or decrease speed, extend your left hand and arm downward.

 

Get Help From A Trusted Bicycle Accident Attorney In Utah

After you have a bicycle accident, you are left dealing with the aftermath. You should be focused on healing if you’ve sustained an injury instead of dealing with the driver and the insurance companies who do not have your best interests at heart. They only care about paying as little as possible, and if you’ve suffered devastating injuries, it is often never enough. When insurance companies deal with bike riders, they often make judgements on how they feel cyclists should interact with automobiles and not what the law is pertaining to them.

If you’ve suffered any type of bike crash injury, you are often left dealing with:

  • High Medical Bills
  • Injuries sustained from the bike crash
  • Lost Wages from Missing Work
  • Damaged Bicycle and Property
  • Damages for Pain and Suffering

Don’t deal with these issues alone. Let the trusted attorneys at Lance Andrew Law help you with your bicycle accident case so they can get you the compensation you deserve for your accident.

 

We Serve All Cities & Counties Throughout Utah, Including Salt Lake City

No matter which Utah county or city you live in, our accident personal injury lawyers can help you with your legal needs.

Our firm serves all of Utah, including the following counties and cities:

American Fork

Fillmore

Murray

Sanpete

Beaver

Garfield

Nephi

Sevier

Bountiful

Grand

Ogden

South Jordan

Box Elder

Heber

Orem

St. George

Brigham City

Iron

Park City

Summit

Cache

Juab

Piute

Tooele

Carbon

Kamas

Price

Uintah

Cedar City

Kanab

Provo

Utah

Centerville

Kane

Rich

Vernal

Daggett

Kaysville

Richfield

Wasatch

Davis

Layton

Riverton

Washington

Delta

Lehi

Roy

Wayne

Draper

Logan

Salt Lake

Weber

Duchesne

Millard

Salt Lake City

West Jordan

Emery

Moab

San Juan

West Valley City

Farmington

Morgan

Sandy

And more

Home & Hospital Visits Available

When you or a loved one is injured in a bicycle accident, you have enough to worry about. At Lance Andrew, P.C., we wholeheartedly understand this and we make it our mission to accommodate you.

We offer home and hospital visits so that we can take immediate legal action to protect you or your loved one, and ensure you receive the legal advice you need in this crucial time.

 

Here to Work With You at Every Step

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident in Salt Lake or elsewhere in Utah, we are ready and willing to stand up and fight against the insurance companies for your rights.

Initial consultations and second opinions are always free. There is no fee unless we recover for you. Please contact us today to learn more about how our experienced bicycle accident injury attorneys can help you.

 

Call Lance Andrew, P.C. - Your Trusted Personal Injury Attorneys in Utah

Our experienced personal injury attorneys have dedicated their careers to protecting victims of negligence. Regardless of the cause, our personal injury law firm is there to help you and your family obtain justice and your rightful recovery. Click here to get started on your free consultation.

Call Lance Andrew, P.C. now: (801) 869-6800.