The “green” movement, health trends, a bad economy, and the price of gas have encouraged more and more Utah residents to take up cycling for recreation or commuting to work. Unfortunately, that has also translated into a greater number of bicycle accidents when cyclists tangle with cars, or riders are injured by defective bikes.
While cyclists are at a great disadvantage in a collision with a car, our legal team at Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson tilts the advantage your way in pursuit of rightful compensation. Our award-winning Salt Lake City bicycle accident lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for individuals and families who have been seriously impacted by someone else's negligence. We know what it takes to secure our clients' results and are ready to assert their eligibility for relief both in and outside the courtroom.
Call (801) 901-3470 to speak with our team at Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson today. We're ready to hear your story.
Establishing Fault in Bicycle Accidents
There are two main components of any personal injury lawsuit—liability (fault) and damages (compensation). Despite the massive injuries typical in a bicycle accident, a victim can’t get full compensation unless liability is established.
When cars and bikes collide, the liability of the motorist is often clear-cut: speeding, turning left into a rider with the right of way, failing to stop, driving in the bike lane, yapping on a cell phone or other obvious negligence.
If fault is disputed, we can bring in professionals to study skid marks and debris, impact dents on the car and damage to the bike, and reconcile statements of the victim, driver, and witnesses to reconstruct the events.
Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson is skilled at demonstrating negligence, even in complex cases in which the cyclist was assumed to be at fault. We enlist the services of accident reconstruction specialists, human factors experts, mechanical engineers and other professionals as necessary to fight for our clients.
Bicycle Manufacturers & Product Liability
Many bicycling injuries result from failure of the cycle itself. We are not afraid to take on major corporations for inferior design or defective components and accessories in children’s bikes, road bikes or mountain bikes that led to serious injury.
Giving Back to the Cycling Community: Through our legal advocacy on behalf of bicycle accident victims, we have become strong promoters of bike safety and driver awareness. We have also become ardent supporters of bicycling as a pastime, cycling organizations in the Salt Lake Area, and the creation of new bike lanes and trails to broaden opportunities and keep riders safe.
Seeking Relief for Your Injuries
We’ve seen it all, but every time we represent an injured cyclist or grieving family, we are compelled to do everything we can to maximize compensation. From experience and research, we know the value of injuries as well as the defense tactics of the insurance companies.
We have recovered settlements and verdicts in bicycle cases involving:
- Skull fractures and brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries and back injuries
- Shattered bones and multiple fractures
- Internal injuries
- Facial and dental injuries
- Disabling leg and foot injuries
- Road rash, lacerations, and scarring
Many of our clients have incurred substantial medical bills for emergency treatment, reconstructive surgery, or extensive physical therapy. In addition to the costs of these services, we work hard to help our clients recover compensation for disfigurement, pain and suffering, loss of income, and any other services our clients may need to become whole again or adapt to life with a permanent disability.
We work with a wide array of medical and life-care planning experts who are well qualified and trained to provide the best care to our clients and ensure that our clients’ future needs are fully addressed. No matter what your circumstances are, you can rest assured that your injury claim will fully address both your immediate and long-term needs.
Advocacy You Can Trust
At Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson, we pride ourselves on being a preeminent Salt Lake City personal injury firm. Through our vast experience in building cases, we have cultivated a nationwide network of industry professionals who can help us recreate the accident and provide detailed animations for a judge or jury. We are equipped to battle insurers in complex and high-value cases involving brain injury, spinal cord injury and other catastrophic harm common in bike accidents.
The journey towards securing relief starts with a conversation. Contact us today to request a free case evaluation.