Salt Lake City Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Holding Irresponsible Drivers Accountable in Utah
A motorcycle, by design, provides its rider with a thrilling travel experience but offers little protection during a crash. Each year in the United States, approximately 2,000 people are killed in motorcycle accidents and 50,000 motorcyclists suffer serious physical injuries.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, you should consult with an experienced Salt Lake City motorcycle accident lawyer who is familiar with helping injured motorcyclists. At Cutt, Kendell & Olson, we fight for motorcyclists who have been harmed by others around the road and have recovered millions of dollars in relief for their injuries.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
A majority of motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle and are caused by a driver's failure to yield the right-of-way or observe the motorcyclist on the road, to begin with. Nearly 70 percent of motorcycle accidents occur at intersections where visibility has been compromised.
Secondary conditions contributing to motorcycle accidents include:
- Weather, including rain, snow, hail, “black ice” and other extreme conditions leading to reduced visibility and unsafe driving conditions.
- Road hazards including debris, oil slicks, puddles, potholes, and uneven pavement contribute to a dangerous riding environment.
- Motorcycle defects such as fuel system leaks, present an increased risk of fire in the post-crash phase.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Based on current statistics, roughly 80 percent of motorcycle accidents in the United States end in injury or death compared to only 20 percent of automobile accidents. Additionally, motorcycle accident fatality rates have been on the rise since 2003 with the most recent statistics showing an increase of 55 percent.
Injuries to Motorcycle Riders
Based on current trends, if you are hit by a car while riding a motorcycle you are three times more likely to be gravely injured, and 14 times more likely to be killed than an individual injured by an accident involving two cars.
The following are common injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury and paralysis
- Road rash and lacerations
- Broken bones and loss of limb
Fighting Bias. Securing Justice.
You should be aware that motorcycle accidents are treated differently than those involving other motor vehicles. A palpable amount of intolerance exists against motorcycle riders in many parts of the United States.
The Salt Lake City motorcycle accident lawyers at Cutt, Kendell & Olson will fight against this prejudice to recover damages for your serious injury. If you or someone you care about has been hurt in a motorcycle accident in Salt Lake City, UT, the time to start exploring your injury claim options is now.
Margie Coles was wonderful and hardworking. This firm's performance on my behalf was definitely 5 stars, from the receptionist to the name partner who represented me.- Paul S.
I hope I don't need to use CKO and Christopher Higley again, but I have already recommended them/him to a close friend and would recommend again to others.- M.
I highly recommend the firm. It is conformed by a team of highly ethical and professional attorneys who resolved my case favorably in a fair and efficient way; with a special mention to Lena Daggs and Eric Olson.- Victor Lopez
Mr. Morris handled our case with extreme professionalism and was very quick to get us updates.- Clint Wright
She was non-intimidating, explained all of the legal information well and answered all of our questions. She was professional, knowledgeable, patient and pleasant to work with.- Jill
He took over the legal process for our family, so we could focus on helping our injured child to heal. We will never be able to express our gratitude for how he helped us through a very difficult and overwhelming process with positive results.- Former Client
Nate and Chris have been absolutely amazing to work with. I couldn't have asked for a better pair of attorneys to work on my case.- Kevin Bell
He always had great advice for our family and we put our trust into him and he got everything we deserved for our case. Our family will definitely refer Jordan and his firm.- Angie