On average, 372 cyclists are injured each year in collisions with motor vehicles in Utah. In addition, five more are killed. For the injured cyclists and their families, their crashes represent a life-altering event. One moment they are riding their bike and enjoying the outdoors, the next they are laying, injured, on the asphalt. Many of these crashes are caused by motorists who fail to notice or respect the cyclist on the road.
The days and weeks following a bicycle crash are predictable. Police and rescue personnel respond to the scene of the crash. The cyclist visits the emergency room and is treated for injuries. They go home to rest and recover. They visit a number of physicians and therapists for ongoing medical care. They probably have to take a few days, weeks, or even longer off of work to recover from injuries. But what is not predictable is what happens next. Some people will be given lowball settlement offers from the insurance adjuster. Others may be told they are not entitled to compensation. But the truly wise ones will contact a Utah bicycle crash attorney, like the team of lawyers with the Law Firm of Kass & Moses.
Bicycle Accident Lawyers Serving Salt Lake City, Provo, West Valley City, and Beyond
When you contact an experienced bicycle attorney at Kass & Moses you will speak with someone who can put the law to work in your favor. Often, we can help you achieve compensation that is significantly larger than what you were initially offered. In many cases, we can get you a settlement without ever seeing the inside of a courtroom. We are always prepared to go to trial if that is best for your case. You can rest assured that our team will work with your best interest in mind. Unlike the insurance company, we work for you. Contact us today to learn more in a free, no obligation phone consultation.
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Requirements for legally riding a bicycle vary from state to state. The Kass & Moses team can confidently answer your questions about the specifics of Utah’s bicycle laws. Below are a few rules of the road that every local rider should keep in mind:
- There is no bicycle helmet requirement in Utah.
- Cyclists are required to maintain brakes that can stop the bike within 25 feet while riding at 10 miles per hour.
- Cyclists must ride in the same direction as traffic.
- Outside of downtown districts, cyclists are allowed to ride on the road.
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