Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Salt Lake City Ready to Advocate for You
Committed to protecting your rights as a motorcyclist
Despite the thrilling experience of riding a motorcycle, motorcycles are also inherently dangerous. The risks involved may be serious, but licensed motorcyclists share the roadways with other motorists and thus have the same rights as drivers of larger vehicles. Unfortunately, many drivers of cars, trucks and buses take for granted the protections and rights their larger vehicles automatically afford them, and fail to recognize that motorcyclists, too, have such rights. When denied the right to a full lane on a highway or adequate road conditions, motorcyclists are rendered vulnerable to accidents, injuries and even death.
The statistics are shocking. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the rate of motorcycle accident fatalities is more than five times the rate of car accident fatalities. And many motorbike accidents could have been prevented if other drivers had allowed bikers the rights they deserve.
Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen is a personal injury law firm full of experienced motorcycle accident attorneys who fight for clients hurt in crashes resulting from either negligence or the failure to observe motorcyclist rights. We are passionate about securing the compensation to which our clients are entitled — including medical bill coverage, wage reimbursement from missed work, property/vehicle repair or replacement, and payment for additional pain and suffering.
What causes motorcycle accidents?
Motorcycle accidents most often occur between one motorcycle and one other vehicle, such as a car, truck or bus. The same factors that put any vehicle in danger of accident or collision — driver distraction or fatigue, reckless behavior, inclement weather, etc. — put motorcycles at equal or greater risk. Other factors, stemming from negligence, that are particularly hazardous to motorcyclists include the following:
- Lack of visibility – Inattentive drivers can easily fail to notice a motorcycle if they are not aware of their blind spots.
- Speeding – High speeds bring a higher risk of accidents and serious, even catastrophic injury.
- Bad road conditions – Poorly maintained roads affect motorcyclists more severely than other motorists. In fact, uneven pavement, trash or debris, fluid spills, and other fixed objects are present in 26 percent of fatal motorcycle accidents (NHTSA).
Coverage for your motorcycle accident injury
The Salt Lake City motorcycle accident lawyers at Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen empathize with victims of injury in negligence-related motorcycle crashes and are committed to helping clients gain rightful compensation. For more about our services or to schedule your free consultation, call us today at 801-758-8728 or contact the firm online. Conveniently located in West Valley City, we represent clients throughout Salt Lake County and the surrounding areas of northern Utah, including Summit County and Davis County, and Wabash, Provo, Ogden and Park City.