Bicycle Accident Personal Injury Compensation Claims
From Boise to Ogden, a bicycle accident lawyer who supports injured bicyclists in personal injury claims
Riding a bicycle is an enjoyable way to stay fit during your daily commute while running errands or just enjoying a beautiful day. But enjoyment can quickly become tragedy when bicyclists become severely injured by a careless motorist who failed to notice them. The expenses related to bicycle accident injuries are often extensive and can easily go well beyond the coverage of a typical auto insurance policy. That’s why bicycle accident injury victims need to seek legal support from an experienced bicycle accident lawyer to help pursue the full compensation for expenses related to their bicycle accident injuries.
We hope you never need an attorney to help preserve your rights after a bike accident. But if you suffer injuries in a bicycle accident in Idaho or Utah, the Morgan Law Firm provides the personalized legal support and services you need. We handle the details of your legal case so you can focus on healing.
Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists in Idaho and Utah
Both Idaho and Utah law grants bicyclists the right to use the roads in the same manner as any other vehicle while imposing common-sense restrictions. Both states also impose bicycle-related restrictions on motorists. Unfortunately, motorists who fail to recognize bike riders’ rights may drive away with a scratched bumper, while the bikers end up in the emergency room.
With more than a decade of experience, the Morgan Law Firm has the investigative resources needed to unravel the details behind these accidents, as well as the experience to help assess the expenses victims can expect from their injuries.
Your safety is more important than being right after bike accidents
As a Bicycle accident lawyer, I frequently see severe injuries caused by anything from road conditions to mechanical failure. But perhaps the most frequent cause of collisions between bike riders and cars involves visibility. Though motorists have a legal responsibility to treat bicycles like any other vehicle on the road, their negligence can severely injure or kill you. To avoid injury in Boise, Salt Lake City, or anywhere in between, you need to take extra precautions to remain safe, such as:
- Be visible — Wear brightly colored clothing during the day and reflective clothing at night. If your bike does not have lights and reflectors, do not use it after dark.
- Take extra precautions at intersections — Drivers turning right on red may not watch for bikes, so be prepared to stop, even if you have the green light.
- Try to make eye contact with motorists when stopped at intersections — If they look you in the eye, they are not likely to hit you.
- Never assume right-of-way — Even if the law is on your side, a driver may fail to yield. It is better to wait longer than to detour to a hospital.
Bicyclists need to educate themselves before traveling busy roads. An excellent starting point is to review How to Not Get Hit by Cars, available online from BicycleSafe.com. This helpful article illustrates real-life causes of bicycle accidents and how to avoid them.
Contact an Idaho and Utah attorney with experience helping bicycle accident victims
If you sustain injuries in a bicycle accident, we can provide personalized services and legal support to help you. We will gladly meet with you in your home, hospital room, in our Boise, Idaho or Lehi, Utah offices or in one of our conveniently located pilot offices.
We handle all of our cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means you pay no legal fees unless we win a recovery for you. We also offer a FREE initial consultation. Call Attorney Morgan directly on his cell phone at 208-999-1717 for Idaho and 801-623-1911 for Utah or contact us online to learn how we can help.