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Filing a Motorcycle Accident Injury Claim in Utah
Injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents tend to be catastrophic. Unfortunately, no-fault insurance is not required for motorcycles in Utah. To receive compensation for losses such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and disability, you will need to file a personal injury lawsuit against the insurance company of the at-fault driver.
At the law office of Rasmussen & Miner in Salt Lake City, our lawyers help people injured in car accidents every day. We will protect your interests in any negotiations with the insurance company and ensure you receive the full compensation you are due for losses such as:
- Head, neck and back injuries
- Leg fractures and other broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injury
- Road rash leading to scarring and disfigurement
- Amputation resulting in loss of use of a foot, leg, arm or hand
- Wrongful death of a family member
Fault in Motorcycle Accidents
If you have been struck by a car as a rider or passenger on a motorcycle, perhaps the first thing you heard from the other driver was, “I didn’t see you!”
Talking on a cell phone, fiddling with a CD or MP3 player, even eating and putting on make-up are all common distractions that draw a driver’s attention away from the road, leading to tragic results for motorcycle riders and their passengers.
Some of the most common accidents involving motorcycles include making a left hand turn in front of a bike, running into a motorcycle at a stop sign, or hitting a motorcycle while changing lanes.
Utah is a comparative negligence state. This means your compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and damages in any motor vehicle accident will be reduced by any percentage to which you were at fault.
In many motorcycle accidents, the injured party has no percentage of fault and can recover 100 percent of damages. If you were 25 percent to blame for the accident, your recovery will be reduced by 25 percent. If you were 50 percent at fault or higher, your recovery is zero.
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Come in with questions, leave with confidence that your motorcycle accident case will be handled properly. Call (801) 363-8500 or fill out the contact form on this Web site to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer at our Salt Lake City office.