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Filing a Pedestrian or Bike Accident Injury Claim in Utah
If you are struck by a car while riding a bicycle or as a pedestrian, you are covered by Utah no-fault auto insurance. It’s important to seek treatment promptly, not only to help you recover, but also to document your injuries if there is a dispute with the vehicle owner’s insurance company.
At the law office of Rasmussen & Miner in Salt Lake City, we offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions about no-fault insurance or any other issue related to your pedestrian or bicycle accident.
How No-Fault Insurance Works in Bike and Pedestrian Accidents
Bicyclists and pedestrians who are injured in accidents are covered by the no-fault auto insurance of the vehicle that hit them. If the vehicle is uninsured, then the injured person is covered by their own no-fault auto insurance or the no-fault insurance of a member of their household.
Utah no-fault insurance pays up to $3,000 in medical expenses with no co-pays or deductibles. If a doctor certifies you as having work restrictions, you can also receive a percentage of lost wages for up to 12 months. Our lawyers will file your no-fault claim for you at no charge.
Once the no-fault insurance limit is met (or if you have suffered a permanent injury), you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle if he or she was negligent. Examples of negligence include:
- Striking a pedestrian in a crosswalk
- Sideswiping a bicyclist or hitting the rider with the vehicle’s side mirror
- Hitting a bike or pedestrian in an intersection when the bicyclist had the right of way
Free Attorney Consultation
Come in with questions, leave with confidence that your pedestrian or bicycle 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.