Salt Lake City Motorcycle Accident Frequently Asked Questions

If I'm ever involved in a Utah motorcycle crash with a car, what are the do's and don'ts?

First of all, and most importantly, remain calm and call the police for help (and to investigate the accident).

Don't leave the scene of the accident. You could possibly be charged by the police and face criminal charges.

If you are injured, do seek or request medical attention. Your injuries may not surface for a few days or weeks, so it is important to ensure you are okay.

Do make sure you have the following information from the at-fault driver: name, phone numbers, address, make and model of the vehicle(s) involved, license numbers and insurance details.

Do look for witnesses to the accident and get their contact information.

Do use your phone camera to shoot photographs or video of the accident scene, including all vehicles and any factors in the accident, for example loose gravel, wet pavement, or a blind corner.

How can a Motorcycle Injury Lawyer in Salt Lake City help me?

When the at-fault party's insurance adjuster calls me, what should I do? Ideally, you should have a motorcycle injury lawyer in Salt Lake City at your side when you make a recorded statement to the defendant's insurance adjuster. If you haven't retained a motorcycle injury lawyer in Salt Lake City yet, don't say anything specific about the accident or how it occurred. It's especially important to not admit fault or partial fault for the accident. Any admission of guilt no matter how you phrase it will be used against you by the adjuster to prevent you from collecting compensation you are entitled to.If I am partially responsible for causing the motorcycle accident, is there a chance of collecting some compensation?

If you are involved in a Utah motorcycle wreck, compensation for damages may be determined by comparative negligence and contributory negligence. As a comparative negligence state,Utah follows a 50 percent rule. This means that if you were injured, you may only collect damages if your fault in causing the injury is deemed 49 percent or less. If your fault level reaches 50 percent (you equally contributed to the accident with the other driver), you are not entitled to recover any damages. These issues can be very complicated, so it's important to retain an experienced Utah personal injury attorney so that your side of the case can be argued in your favor.I wasn't wearing a helmet when the accident happened. Does that hurt my case? Maybe. Your compensation may be reduced if the compensation is tied to lesser injuries that a helmet could have prevented. A Craig Swapp & Associates motorcycle injury lawyer in Salt Lake City can help you make that determination.


If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, the motorcycle injury lawyers in Salt Lake City, Utah, at Craig Swapp & Associates can answer your questions and fight to protect your rights in a court of law. Contact us at 1-800-404-9000 or online, and a knowledgeable motorcycle injury lawyer in Salt Lake City, Utah will be happy to answer your questions.