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Bountiful Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Cycling can be a fantastic way to keep fit, and a great activity for all the family to enjoy. What better way to explore new places when you are on vacation, or to find those hidden gems on your doorstep right here in Utah? Of course, there can be a world of difference between cycling through some woodlands or a park, enjoying the scenery and following some trails to pass a few hours in the great outdoors, and using your bicycle as your commuting transport of choice. Once you venture onto the roads of Bountiful and nearby, you become somewhat at the mercy of motorists who are sharing the road with you. Cyclists have rights on the roads, and drivers are required to remain vigilant and respectful of bicycle users at all times, but this does not always happen in reality.

At the Jardine Law Offices P.C. our bicycle accident attorneys have extensive experience in representing cyclists who have been injured due to the negligence or recklessness of motorists and, therefore, have the legal nous required should you find yourself in a similar situation.

Bicycle Safety and Accidents in Bountiful, Utah

Despite it being well-known that helmets can significantly reduce the likelihood of sustaining head and brain injuries in a bicycle accident, there are no laws currently in place requiring Utah cyclists to wear protective headgear. Of course, you are still free to make your own decision to wear a helmet and, given the injuries we regularly see the following bicycle accidents, we would strongly recommend it.

Some of the statistics you may be interested in when thinking about bicycle accidents in Utah include:

  • An average of 372 cyclists are struck by motor vehicles in Utah each year
  • From these accidents, around 5 cyclists are killed annually
  • 2012 was the worst year for bicycle accidents in Bountiful and across Utah
  • 47{e5f0ef1a42106cc8b203833a9c3c2c30f408a85a022c8afb1558119fad706149} of cyclists involved in bicycle accidents are young people aged 25 or younger
  • Almost one-fifth of all bicycle accidents involve children of 14 or younger
  • Helmets can reduce injuries sustained during bicycle accidents by up to 88{e5f0ef1a42106cc8b203833a9c3c2c30f408a85a022c8afb1558119fad706149}
  • Biking sees more children aged 5-14 attend the emergency room than any other sport
  • Nearly all bicycle accidents could be avoided by following the rules of the road

Nationwide, around 45,000 bicycle accidents occur each year, resulting in 818 cyclist fatalities. That is far too many families who have had their lives devastated by the negligence or reckless behavior of a motorist and our Bountiful bicycle accident attorneys are committed to holding the person responsible for your injuries accountable.

Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation with an Esteemed Bountiful Bicycle Accident Attorney Today

When you, your child, or another loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, you deserve the best possible legal representation. All too often, motorists do not pay sufficient attention when driving near crosswalks, or while overtaking cyclists.

To learn more about how our Bountiful bicycle accident lawyers could help you recover the compensation and damages you are entitled to, call us today at 801-350-3506.