Utah State Laws Overview: A Motorcycle Accident

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Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Utah

When you ride a motorcycle, you know that when it comes to accidents it’s not a matter of if but of when. Of course, if you are a careful rider you do everything in your power to avoid accidents. Unfortunately, you cannot control other drivers. If those around you on the road are not careful, they can cause an accident that leads to serious injuries or even death. 

We know how devastating a motorcycle accident can be. If you think your motorcycle accident that took place in Utah today or recently was caused by the negligence of another driver, we urge you to contact our motorcycle accident legal team now. Let us help you determine if you have a case to get compensation for your injuries. 

Statute of Limitations – It’s Important to Take Legal Action Now

There is a statute of limitations (SOL) for personal injury cases in Utah. Typically, you have four years to file a personal injury claim against those responsible for the accident. If the SOL passes, the chance of having your case heard by the court goes down dramatically. There are exceptions, but we always advise our clients that it’s better to file a case now rather than later. 

Another reason you want to take action as soon as possible is the challenges involved in investigating the accident. The longer you wait after the accident, the harder it is for our investigators to determine exactly what happened and to meet with witnesses. We have a better chance of winning your case if we have as much evidence as possible. 

What Are The Injuries that Justify a Personal Injury Case?

If you are thinking about filing a personal injury case for your motorcycle accident, chances are you already know how easy injuries occur in these kinds of accidents. Common injuries in motorcycle accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Broken bones
  • Loss of limbs
  • Road rash
  • Neck injuries
  • Paralysis

When you have sustained such major injuries, it makes it difficult if not impossible to live life like you once did. You may struggle to work or earn money to pay your bills. Your personal life may be negatively impacted. In fact, life may never be the same. While a successful lawsuit can’t change what happened, it can help you get the money you need to treat your injuries and take care of your loved ones. 

What Kind of Compensation Can You Get?

An auto accident attorney in Utah may be able to help you receive compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills related to treatment for accident-related injuries – now and into the future
  • Any form of treatment required due to the accident, e.g., emotional therapy or physiotherapy 
  • Any form of rehabilitation needed due to the accident 
  • Repair costs for your motorcycle

Get Help With Your Case

Motorcycle accidents in Utah are common – but not every rider gets the legal help they deserve. Please contact Carlson Injury Law to speak to a skilled attorney who can help with your case.

Contact Carlson Injury Law Firm Today

Please call us at (801) 845-4577 to speak with us directly. You can also email us at mark.carlson@carlsoninjuryfirm.com, or use our secure and confidential contact form on our contact page.