As Cyclists, We Understand, and We’re Here to Help
The attorneys at Christensen & Hymas love to cycle and know first hand the dangers that cycling can present. Without two tons of metal as protection, cyclists are one of the most vulnerable travelers on the road. In addition, many drivers do not give cyclists the room and the respect they deserve. If you have been the victim of a bicycle accident, you deserve the best for your case. The attorneys at Christensen & Hymas specialize in Utah bicycle law and will be your advocates to protect your rights on the road. Bicycle accidents happen, and when they do, Christensen & Hymas is here to help.
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We do all we can to help educate cyclists on preventing wrecks as well as what to do if an accident does occur. Whether it is a solo crash or a crash with another vehicle, our firm has a track record of successfully dealing with bicycle accident cases. We also make it a priority to educate the cycling community about their rights, resources, and insurance options after an accident. That is why we have made our book, The Utah Bicycle Accident Handbook, available to all Utah residents for free.
You have questions and concerns:
- Is the insurance company’s offer fair?
- I wasn’t able to work for a month; who pays for that?
- What about my bike?
- Will I be able to ride again?
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Resources to Learn about Cycling Accidents
Millions of Americans use bicycles as transportation for work, leisure, and exercise. Riding a bicycle on the open road can be exhilarating and liberating, but it also carries some danger. Hundreds of cyclists are killed every year on U.S. roads, and thousands more are injured.
Do you know what to do when you approach a red light and there are no other cars in sight? Do you know when you can pass cars using the right shoulder of the road? Be sure to learn these and other essential Utah cycling laws by checking out the link above. Remember, an important part of staying safe on the road is to understand your rights and responsibilities as a cyclist.
I was hit by a driver who fled the scene; what do I do? Who will pay for my medical bills after an accident with a car? My bike was stolen, does my insurance cover me? Are hand signals required in Utah? Learn the answer to these and many more important cycling questions by checking out the link above.
Who’s at the greatest risk for bike accidents?
Tragically, the majority of bicycle accidents and deaths in Utah involve children younger than 13 years old. Make sure your child wears a helmet–this cannot be stressed enough. Over 80% of bicyclists that die in accidents every year are not wearing a helmet. Though it is simple and often repeated, helmets save lives. In fact, a helmet will reduce your head injury risk by 85%.
It’s also important your child knows the rules of the road before you give the go-ahead for free riding privileges. Be sure to check bike mechanics—especially the brakes—frequently and install a headlight in case your child stays out on the road past dusk.
Want more information? Check out these great resources.
For more information about what to do before, during, and after a bicycle accident, we offer a free Bicycle Accident Handbook, where we explain how you can protect yourself from common bike accident pitfalls.
Or, check out this list of local cycling resources for commuters, competitors, and recreationists alike.
We’re Here to Help
If you are dealing with the aftermath of a bicycle accident, you need legal representation. Christensen & Hymas has been helping injured clients in the greater Salt Lake City area for years. We understand how to deal with difficult insurance companies and to protect the rights of cyclists. Call us at (801) 506-0800 for more information.
Details differ from case to case, so it’s best to speak to an attorney in person. Call us now!