Anyone who owns a motorcycle is sure to appreciate the feeling of freedom you can only get when traveling in this way. Even on the most scenic routes, you cannot get the same experience whilst enclosed within a car or other vehicle. Of course, as you enjoy the spectacular Utah views while riding your motorcycle around Bountiful and other regions, you are also putting yourself at risk of being bumped or otherwise injured by larger vehicles. Motorcyclists are particularly at risk when another motorist is distracted or reckless, given the lack of protection afforded by their bike. As experienced motorcycle accident attorneys, the lawyers at the Jardine Law Offices P.C. have seen all too often just how severe the consequences of a collision can be.
If you have been injured by a reckless or negligent motorist whilst riding your motorcycle around Bountiful, Utah, you could benefit from expert legal representation from the Jardine Law Offices P.C.
The number of motorcycle accidents in Bountiful and surrounding areas has been on the increase over recent years, with 2016 proving particularly risky for those who love taking to the open roads on their trusty bike.
According to the most recent statistics published by the Utah Department of Public Safety Highway Safety Office, the 2016 crash facts include:
There are also some common factors, involving motorcyclist behavior, which can increase the likelihood of being involved in an accident:
In accidents only involving the motorcycle, 80% of the time the motorcyclist’s behavior caused the accident, a figure which reduces to 45% when other vehicles were involved. The leading cause of motorcycle accidents where another motorist was responsible was left turns with proper observations, accounting for around one-third of all crashes.
When you have been injured in a collision and are facing expensive medical bills and a loss of wages as a result, you could benefit from our expert legal guidance and support.