Utah Bicycle Accident Attorney
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Protect your rights.
You have been injured in a bicycle accident and you are worried about who is going to pay your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The last thing you want is to be taken advantage of by an insurance company. If you don't protect your rights, you may not be able to make a claim. Insurance companies have attorneys and adjusters whose goal is to pay you as little as they can. You need an experienced Utah bicycle accident attorney with proven results to fight for you.
Hire an attorney who is also a cyclist.
I am an avid cyclist and a cycling advocate. I am also an experienced attorney ranked among Utah's Legal Elite™. I regularly put on bicycle safety clinics and serve the community as chair of the Holladay Bicycle Advisory Committee. You can learn more about me and my firm, Hoole & King by reviewing my website. Or just call me on my direct line at 801-424-5252.
I work hard to make sure you are fully compensated for your injuries. Unlike many lawyers, I know how careless, and sometimes even hostile, motorists can be toward cyclists. I know where you are coming from when you explain to me how the accident happened.
I work hard to make sure you are fully compensated for your bicycle damage. I know how expensive bicycles can be. I know what it is like to spend thousands of dollars on a bicycle only to have it damaged by someone else. I work closely with local bicycle shops to try and get you full replacement value for your damaged bicycle and bicycle gear.
An experienced Utah trial attorney can make the difference.
I am not afraid to take your case to trial if that is what it takes to maximize your bicycle accident insurance recovery. I offer one-on-one service, and I will not hand your case off to an inexperienced lawyer or a paralegal.
Reduce the stress of making a claim.
Bike accidents can turn your life upside down. Once I take your case, you can stop worrying about dealing with the insurance companies and focus on recovering from your bicycle accident injuries. I take care of all of the paperwork, phone calls, and negotiations, so you can get on with your life.
I handle bicycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis.
YOU DON'T OWE ME A LEGAL FEE
UNLESS I RECOVER MONEY FOR YOU.
Salt Lake City, Utah Bicycle Accident Attorney
Q: How soon after my bicycle accident should I call you?
A: In my view people are always better off if they get the emergency medical care they need, let their loved ones know what is going on and then contact me immediately. Do not talk to any insurance company representatives until after you have consulted a lawyer. I make a point of returning all calls and e-mails promptly. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, I will help you recover fully for your injuries, pain and suffering and property damage.
Q: What else should I do following my bicycle accident?
A: First, you want to document the accident. Document everything you can about the accident, including taking pictures (if you have access to a camera or a cell phone or something) and getting the names and contact information of all witnesses. If a vehicle is involved, ask to see the driver's proof of insurance and record all the information. If you were unable to take pictures following the accident, return to the scene of the accident as soon as possible to take pictures. Be sure to also photograph your bicycle and any other property injured in the accident. (Ideally, much of this should be done by local law enforcement, which you should not hesitate to contact for assistance.)
Second, document your injuries. Take photographs to document your injuries as soon as possible after the accident and throughout the course of recovery. Keep a copy of all medical records and bills. It is also a very good idea to record how your injuries are affecting your daily life in a log of some sort.
Finally, don't forget to get your bike checked out. Before you ride again, be sure to have a qualified bike technician check out your bike and confirm it is safe to ride. Likewise, make sure your other equipment, especially your helmet, is in good repair. If your helmet is cracked or otherwise damaged, you should replace it.
Q: How do I pay your legal fees?
A: I handle bike accidents and all other personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means YOU DO NOT OWE ME A LEGAL FEE UNLESS I RECOVER MONEY FOR YOU. I do not ask for any attorney fees upfront. If there is no recovery, there is no fee.
Q: Lawsuits can be expensive, will it cost me any money up-front for filing fees, court costs, expert witness fees, and any other costs?
A: Filing a lawsuit, paying court costs and expert witness fees can be expensive. Every year I spend thousands of dollars in litigation costs. I know that most people cannot afford these costs up front, so I usually do not force you to repay these expenses during your representation. Spending a few thousand dollars on a good expert witness can make the difference between getting thousands of dollars and getting nothing for your personal injury claim.
Q: Will I have to pay the any up-front expenses?
A: Not unless you want to. I usually do not seek repayment until we recover from the at-fault party.
Q: Are there any hidden fees?
A: No. I do not charge you fees for consultations, opening your file or other attorney and attorney staff services. Before you hire a lawyer, make sure you find out what they will be charging you, as these hidden fees can add up.
Q: Will I get to talk to a lawyer if I call?
A: Yes. Everyone who calls for a free consultation talks to me. I do not have my staff screen cases. Usually you will get to talk to me right away or later the same day.
Q: Can I recover even if the motorist never hit me?
A: Yes. Many people are under the misunderstanding that there has to be physical contact between a cyclist and a motor vehicle for the motorist to be liable. This is not true. There are many situations where cyclists are injured when they take evasive action to avoid being hit, and crash as a result. The motorist can still be held liable if their negligence caused the cyclist to take the evasive action.
Q: Can I recover if the other driver had no insurance?
A: Yes. For example, if you have uninsured motorist coverage (if you own a car, you probably have this), you can recover money for your medical bills and pain and suffering even if the other driver had no insurance.
Q: Does my auto insurance cover accidents when I am on my bike?
A: Yes. Many auto policies will cover you if you are injured in a bicycle accident or while on foot.
Q: How do I know if I have a good bicycle accident claim?
A: You need to contact me and we can discuss your case. My consultation on a personal injury case is always free.
Q: How long does it take to settle most bicycle accident and personal injury cases?
A: It really depends on the nature of your personal injury claim. I have seen cases settle within weeks, but it usually takes longer to recover the full compensation you deserve.
Q: Will pursuing my case take up a lot of my time?
A: No. Oftentimes I only meet with clients for the initial interview and then we can just talk over the phone. If we do have to go to court, it will take more time. I realize your time is important, so I don't waste it.
Q: Will I have to go to trial?
A: The vast majority of bicycle collision and personal injury cases don't go to trial. However, I treat each case as if it is going to be a trial, as you have to be willing to go to trial to maximize your settlement.
Q: Why is it so important to hire an experienced Utah trial attorney?
A: Most bicycle injury accidents and personal injury cases settle before trial, but you want to maximize your settlement. If you hire a Utah attorney who has little trial experience, oftentimes they will be afraid to go to trial. I enjoy trying cases, and I will not advise you to settle for less than your case is worth just to avoid going to trial.
Q: Do I need a lawyer who has experience handling bicycle accident cases?
A: In order to settle your bike accident case you will have to deal with insurance companies. Their goal is to pay you as little as you will take. It is tough for someone who is not familiar with bicycle accident cases to know what a fair settlement amount is. An experienced Utah bicycle accident attorney can help you to determine that amount and reach a fair settlement.
Q: What types of Utah personal injury cases do you handle?
A: I handle all types of Utah personal injury, wrongful death and products liability cases, including: crashes and collisions involving bikes, scooters, and mopeds.
Q: What parts of Utah do you handle cases in?
A: Although I am located in Salt Lake City, I represent people hurt in bicycle accidents throughout Utah (see below).
Alpine, Alta, Altamont, Alton, Amalga, American Fork, Annabella, Antimony, Aurora, Axtell, Ballard, Bear River City, Beaver, Beryl, Bicknell, Big Water, Blanding, Bloomington, Bluffdale, Boulder, Bountiful, Brian Head, Brigham City, Cannonville, Canyon Rim, Castle Dale, Castle Valley, Cedar City, Cedar Fort, Cedar Hills, Centerfield, Centerville, Charleston, Circleville, Clarkston, Clawson, Clearfield, Cleveland, Clinton, Coalville, Corinne, Cornish, Cottonwood Heights, Cove, Delta, Deweyville, Draper, Duchesne, Dugway, East Carbon, East Millcreek, Elk Ridge, Elmo, Elsinore, Elwood, Emery, Enoch, Enterprise, Ephraim, Erda, Escalante, Eureka, Fairview, Farmington, Farr West, Fayette, Ferron, Fielding, Fillmore, Fort Duchesne, Fountain Green, Francis, Fruit Heights, Garden City, Garland, Genola, Glendale, Glenwood, Goshen, Granite, Grantsville, Green River, Gunnison, Hanksville, Harrisville, Hatch, Heber City, Helper, Henefer, Henrieville, Herriman, Hiawatha, Highland, Hildale, Hinckley, Holden, Holladay, Honeyville, Hooper, Howell, Huntington, Huntsville, Hurricane, Hyde Park, Hyrum, Ivins, Joseph, Junction, Kamas, Kanab, Kanarraville, Kanosh, Kaysville, Kearns, Keetley, Kingston, Koosharem, La Verkin, Laketown, Layton, Leamington, Leeds, Lehi, Levan, Lewiston, Lindon, Loa, Logan, Lund, Lyman, Lynndyl, Maeser, Magna, Mammoth, Manila, Manti, Mantua, Mapleton, Marysvale, Mayfield, Meadow, Mendon, Mexican Hat, Midvale, Midway, Milford, Millcreek, Millville, Minersville, Moab, Modena, Mona, Monroe, Montezuma Creek, Monticello, Morgan, Moroni, Mount Carmel, Mount Carmel Junction, Mount Olympus, Mount Pleasant, Murray, Myton, Naples, Neola, Nephi, New Castle, New Harmony, Newton, Nibley, North Logan, North Ogden, North Salt Lake, Oak City, Oakley, Ogden, Ophir, Oquirrh, Orangeville, Orderville, Orem, Panguitch, Paradise, Paragonah, Park City, Parowan, Payson, Perry, Plain City, Pleasant Grove, Pleasant View, Plymouth, Portage, Price, Providence, Provo, Randlett, Randolph, Redmond, Richfield, Richmond,R iver Heights, Riverdale, Riverton, Rockville, Roosevelt, Roy, Rush Valley, Salem, Salina, Salt Lake City, Sandy, Santa Clara, Santaquin, Saratoga Springs, Scipio, Scofield, Sigurd, Smithfield, Snowville, Soldier Summit, South Jordan, South Ogden, South Salt Lake, South Weber, Spanish Fork, Spring City, Springdale, Springville, St. George, Stansbury Park Sterling, Stockton, Summit, Sunnyside, Sunset, Syracuse, Tabiona, Taylorsville, Thistle, Tintic, Tooele, Toquerville, Torrey, Tremonton, Trenton, Tropic, Uintah, Union, Val Verda, Vernal, Vernon, Veyo, Vineyard, Virgin, Wales, Wallsburg, Washington, Washington Terrace, Wellington, Wellsville, Wendover, West Bountiful, West Jordan, West Point, West Valley City, White City, Whiterocks, Willard, Woodland Hills, Woodruff, Woods Cross