Motorcycle Accident Attorney
A motorcycle accident can cause catastrophic injuries and permanent disability. The medical expenses and emotional toll are often immense.
Before accepting an offer from an insurance company, injured motorcyclists should speak with attorneys at Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC.
Our law firm in Salt Lake City, UT, will fight for you and your loved ones.
No matter the cause of your motorcycle accident, our injury lawyers are here to help...
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For more than 30 years, the attorneys of Younker Hyde Macfarlane have stood with accident victims and their families. Our Salt Lake City law firm is as diligent as it is detail-oriented, always fighting for what's right.
Before accepting any offers from insurance companies, contact Younker Hyde Macfarlane. You can reach our motorcycle accident lawyers online or give us a call.
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Settlements and Damages for Financial and Non-Financial Losses
Our Salt Lake City attorneys will work to maximize your recovery if you have suffered injuries after a motorcycle accident. In a motorcycle accident case, damages can potentially be 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.
When negotiating settlements or seeking legal damages, our motorcycle accident lawyers fight to ensure you receive a fair amount from insurance companies and negligent parties. There are several legal avenues through which you can receive compensation, including:
Most motorcycle accident cases do not go to trial. Instead, they are settled out of court to avoid lengthy legal battles. Our motorcycle accident lawyers will help negotiate a fair settlement that accounts for the hardships endured as well as those ahead.
Compensatory damages are sought in a trial to cover the material and financial losses caused by the accident. This may include medical bills, property damage, emotional pain and suffering, lost future earnings, and funerary expenses.
Punitive damages may also be sought in the trial. Going beyond compensatory damages, punitive damages punish the negligent party for their actions. The amount awarded is determined by the nature of the motorcycle accident.
Sobering Numbers on Motorcycle Accidents
According to numbers from the Utah Department of Public Safety, there were 1,037 total motorcycle accidents in the state in 2018, causing 966 injuries and 47 motorcyclist deaths. While motorcycle fatalities were down nationally, numbers show an upward trend in statewide fatal motorcycle crashes from 2009-2018.
Common Injuries Sustained by Motorcycle Accident Victims
Motorcycle riders can sustain catastrophic or even fatal injuries during a collision. The medical bills can add up, which is why it's important to speak with our Salt Lake City motorcycle accident lawyers before accepting offers from insurance companies.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)Concussions, brain contusions, and other types of severe head trauma may occur during a crash even if a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet. These injuries can affect cognition, memory, mood, and motor skills.
Spinal Cord InjuryInjuries to the spinal cord from a collision can lead to partial or total paralysis. Paraplegics and quadriplegics are wheelchair dependent for the rest of their lives and require extensive medical attention and care.
Damage to Internal OrgansThe impact from a motorcycle accident can severely damage a person's ribcage and internal organs. These injuries are not always apparent, which is why collision victims should seek immediate medical attention.
Leg and Arm InjuriesMany people in motorcycle accidents suffer injuries to their limbs. In addition to dislocated joints and bone fractures, motorcyclists may also experience nerve, tendon, and soft tissue damage in the arms and legs.
Road RashRoad rash refers to lacerations and abrasions caused by skidding along the surface of the road. Without proper protective gear on, road rash can lead to major cuts on exposed skin that could result in permanent scarring.
Injury Lawyers Who Fight for Motorcyclists and Their Families
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