Trust Your Case to an Aggressive Motorcycle Accident Attorney
At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, we have a profound understanding of motorcycle accidents. In fact, as riders ourselves, we have been in motorcycle accidents and can relate to your perspective. If you are seeking an aggressive motorcycle accident attorney you can trust, our Salt Lake City, UT, law firm can provide you with sound guidance and a strong litigative edge. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our personal injury group. We are dedicated to customer service and the needs of our clients, and we will work diligently on your behalf to help ensure you are justly compensated for your suffering.
Achieve Justice in Catastrophic Injury Cases
Motorcycle accidents result in a disproportionate number of deaths and catastrophic injuries because the rider is exposed and vulnerable. As such, motorists should be extra careful around motorcyclists and keep a keen eye out for them on the road. It is important to remember that motorcyclists share all of the same privileges that motorists do. If a motorcyclists is struck and we can demonstrate that the accident resulted from another party's negligence, we can the appropriate party accountable. Unfortunately, many motorists are indifferent or even openly hostile to motorcycles on the road, which cannot be tolerated.
Our nationwide network of experts provides us with a unique ability to litigate motorcycle accident claims and gives us an advantage of the defense.
Seeking Damages for Financial and Non-financial Losses
We will work to maximize your recovery if you have suffered injuries after a motorcycle accident. As a motorcyclist, you are at an increased risk for injury, and the statistics on severe injury in motorcycle accidents clearly illustrate this. Though every case is unique, typically, damages in motorcycle cases are awarded for medical expenses, future medical expenses, reconstructive surgery costs, loss of wages, inhibited earning capacity, loss of future wages should the rider no longer be able to work, and pain and suffering. We will work not only to compensate you for financial loss, but non-financial loss as well.
Our Unique Ability to Litigate Motorcycle Accident Claims
A successful resolution in a personal injury case is dependent on establishing liability. Only the parties liable for the victim's injuries can be held accountable. By determining fault, we can establish that the defendant is in fact liable and owes damages to the plaintiff. In order to establish fault in motorcycle accident cases, the attorneys at our firm rely on personal experience, expertise in motorcycle law, and expert witnesses in the fields of accident reconstruction, forensics, and rider psychology among others. Our nationwide network of experts provides us with a unique ability to litigate motorcycle accident claims and gives us an advantage of the defense.
Common Causes of Accidents
Motorists often fail to take notice of motorcyclists or simply don't show them the care they would other cars. If a motorist acts recklessly and causes a motorcycle accident, we will do everything that we can to hold them accountable. Among the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:
- Failure to notice
- Failure to yield (turning left in front of a motorcycle, etc.)
- Dangerous following distance
- Unsafe driving conditions (oil, ice, potholes, etc.)
Once the cause has been established, we can determine fault and bring a claim against the liable party (be it an individual, commercial business, or other entity). However, if you are shown to be more than 50 percent at fault, which is known as comparative negligence, or you were not wearing a helmet in violation of the law, it may be more difficult to recover damages.
Contact Our Law Firm
At our Salt Lake City law firm, our motorcycle accident attorneys have a dedication to helping motorcyclists, because we are motorcyclists themselves. We understand your needs and your perspective and are dedicated to helping you achieve justice. To secure strong representation and sound legal counsel, contact Younker Hyde Macfarlane online or call (801) 335-7025.
They were extremely knowledgeable, extremely helpful experts. The team helped me with all aspects of my case, including medical and financial, and understood that it affected more than me but also my family.- Jill S.