The Utah Department of Public Safety reported that in 2014, 763 bicyclists were hit by motor vehicles. 685 of those cyclists were injured and 9 were killed. The consequences of these accidents can be devastating to those who have been hit and their families.
The top leading contributing factors in bicycle accidents by drivers are: Failure to Yield Right of Way, Driver Distraction, Improper Turn, and Disregarding Traffic Signals or Signs. In fact, in nearly half of bicycle accidents in 2014, the cyclists themselves had no contributing factors in the crash. Cyclists should not have to suffer because of inattention of drivers.
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident and especially if you have been contacted by an insurance company regarding your case, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Young & Young provide more than 40 years of experience and offer free consultations. Call our office to set a time to discuss your case.