Davis County Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Transporting to work on your bicycle or heading out for an evening ride? No one expects a bicycle accident to occur, but unfortunately they are unpredictable and can happen at any time. Cyclists are considered one of the most vulnerable travelers on the road as they have minimal protection against large vehicles. If you have been the victim of a bicycle accident, call LeBaron & Jensen today. Our bicycle accident attorneys have represented thousands of accident victims and we fight hard to ensure your rights are protected.
Are You at Risk for a Bike Accident?
Unfortunately, the majority of bicycle accidents are children under the age of 13. Young children are vulnerable as it is difficult for drivers to see them. Parents can help to reduce the risk of bike accidents for children by taking the time to educate your child of safety rules. Always insist your children wear a bike helmet. Wearing a helmet can reduce your risk of head injuries by 85%! Protect your kids and make sure they always wear a helmet.
Utah Bike Road Rules
Utah has specific rules and regulations regarding the use of bicycles. According to Utah Code Section 41-6a-10 et seq., all cyclists must follow these rules:
- Maintain control of your bicycle. Cyclists must always maintain control of their bicycle to avoid an accident. Proper control means the bike has been adjusted to the right comfort levels and all equipment is in proper place.
- Cyclists must be protected. A cyclist needs to wear proper safety equipment when they are out on the open road with vehicles. Individuals under age 18 are required by law to wear a helmet on public land.
- Be visible. Consider wearing bright clothing or adding lights to your bicycle to ensure it is visible when riding. Use proper hand signals when turning to alert traffic to your moves.
- Ride with traffic. Always ride with traffic to maintain visibility with traffic.
Call LeBaron & Jensen today for more information about your bicycle accident. Our personal injury attorneys in Layton are here to help you and protect your legal rights.