Salt Lake City Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve
For a variety of reasons, Utah residents are increasingly turning to bicycles as a source of recreation and a commuting option. The individual benefits often seem unmatched—until you are injured by a driver who has failed to share the road.
Cyclists are at a great disadvantage when they collide with vehicles, and these accidents tend to cause serious injuries. Our legal team at Cutt, Kendell & Olson can help you pursue the compensation you’re entitled to, so you have the resources to care for yourself. Our award-winning bicycle accident lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for individuals and families who have been seriously impacted by someone else's negligence. We know what it takes to secure results and are ready to advocate for you both in and outside the courtroom.
Establishing Fault in Bicycle Accidents
There are two main components of any personal injury lawsuit—liability (fault) and damages (compensation). Despite the serious injuries you may sustain in a bicycle accident, you will not be able to recover compensation unless you can show liability rests with someone else.
When cars and bikes collide, the liability of the motorist is often clear-cut: Negligence like speeding turning left into a rider with the right of way, failing to yield, driving in the bike lane, texting, or other traffic violations provide strong evidence the driver was to blame. In complex cases, where people may assume you were at fault, we can bring in professionals to study skid marks and debris, impact dents on the car and damage to the bike, and reconcile statements of the victim, driver, and witnesses to create a timeline of the events. Our team works with accident reconstruction specialists, human factors experts, mechanical engineers, and other professionals as necessary to support your case.
Bicycle Manufacturers and Product Liability
Some rider injuries result from the failure of the bicycle itself. If this was the case in your accident, you are likely eligible to file a claim for inferior design or defective components and accessories. These cases often involve taking on big companies, which means it’s important to work with a skilled firm with sufficient resources. We are not afraid to face corporate lawyers on your behalf. Finding justice in these cases can mean not only helping you win compensation, but also pushing manufacturers to recall and repair faulty bicycles.
Seeking Relief for Your Injuries
Every time we represent an injured cyclist or grieving family, we do everything we can to maximize compensation. From experience and research, we know how much you are entitled to for your injuries. We also know the techniques insurance companies use to fight back and do our best to bolster your claim against these methods.
We have recovered settlements and verdicts in bicycle cases involving:
- Skull fractures and brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries and back injuries
- Shattered bones and multiple fractures
- Internal injuries
- Facial and dental injuries
- Disabling leg and foot injuries
- Road rash, lacerations, and scarring
Many of our clients have incurred substantial medical bills for emergency treatment, reconstructive surgery, or extensive physical therapy. In addition to the costs of these services, we work hard to help our clients recover compensation for disfigurement, pain and suffering, loss of income, and any other services our clients may need to become whole again or adapt to life with a permanent disability.
We work with a wide array of medical and life-care planning experts who are trained to provide the best care and ensure our clients’ future needs are fully addressed. No matter your circumstances, we will do everything we can to make sure your injury claim fully addresses both your immediate and long-term needs.
Giving Back to the Cycling Community
Through our legal advocacy on behalf of bicycle accident victims, we have become strong promoters of bike safety and driver awareness. We have also become ardent supporters of bicycling, partnering with cycling organizations in the Salt Lake Area and advocating for the creation of new bike lanes and trails to broaden opportunities and keep riders safe.
Advocacy You Can Trust
At Cutt, Kendell & Olson, we pride ourselves on providing trusted, quality legal services to accident victims in and around Salt Lake City. Our trial attorneys have received multiple rewards, and over 400 lawyers have referred cases to us due to our reputation for excellence. If you want a firm that is dedicated to meeting your needs and goes above and beyond for its clients, we invite you to reach out.
Through our vast experience in building cases, we have cultivated a nationwide network of industry professionals who can help us recreate the accident and provide detailed animations for a judge or jury. We are equipped to battle insurers in complex and high-value cases involving brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other catastrophic harm common in bike accidents. You are legally entitled to compensation if you were hurt by someone else’s negligence—so let us help you obtain it.
Contact Cutt, Kendell & Olson today at (801) 901-3470 for a free consultation with one of our Salt Lake City trial attorneys. We are here to help you understand your legal options and help you chart a path toward financial recovery.
Jordan P. Kendell
"I do personal injury because I feel like I make a difference in people's lives."