Motorcycle cases present unique challenges because of the public bias against operators of a motorcycle in Utah. The public perception often is that anyone driving a motorcycle is Evel Knievel or some other daredevil. The accident attorney’s role is critical in identifying and overcoming these biases. It must be shown that the motorcycle operating was operating the motorcycle in a reasonable, prudent and legal manner.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ARE OFTEN SEVERE.
Motorcycles are a common means of traveling through St. George, UT and southern Utah each year. Because of the nature of motorcycles, their riders are more vulnerable to accidents and severe injuries that those persons who operate automobiles. The reasons for this are fairly obvious:
1. A motorcyclist is exposed to direct impact between his/her body and the pavement or other vehicles.
2. Motorcycles are not as stable as other vehicles because they have only two wheels.
3. Motorcycles are smaller and lighter than other motor vehicles and are more susceptible to a lighter impact causing greater damage
4. Motorcycles lack the visibility of other vehicles because of their lack of bulk. Because of this, other drivers may not notice or observe motorcycles and fail to yield, cut them off, follow them too closely, open their doors into them, etc.
IF YOU WERE INJURED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT, YOU CAN BRING A CLAIM AGAINST THE OFFENDING DRIVER FOR MINOR INJURIES.
Our law firm can help you or a loved one recover compensation you need for medical bills, lost time at work, and more. No matter your type of accident, get a free consultation by calling our St. George accident attorneys.