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, our Bountiful 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.
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 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:
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.
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.