Based in Salt Lake City, the lawyers at The Gooch Firm, P.C. represent Utah and Idaho bicycle accident victims who have suffered personal injuries as the result of the negligent or reckless conduct of another person.
Both experienced cyclists and recreational riders enjoy biking through Utah and Idaho’s parks and scenic areas. Also, the popularity of biking among urban dwellers in Salt Lake City and Boise is on the rise, as more people become concerned about traffic congestion and environmental issues. However, as bicycles become an increasingly popular mode of sport and transportation, bicycle accidents are becoming a serious source of injuries and wrongful deaths.
Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of motor vehicles, and must follow the same rules of the road. As many bicyclists know, however, cars and trucks often fail to see them or fail to yield the right of way even when the bicyclist follows the rules. Our attorneys possess the legal skill and diligence to handle any type of bicycle accident claim.
As bicyclists have very little to protect them when they are hit by a car, personal injuries suffered in a bicycle accident can be severe and life altering. Victims may have injuries to the head or neck, nerve damage or spinal cord paralysis, broken or dislocated bones or limbs, or even lost use of a limb. Our firm has extensive experience handling claims involving catastrophic injuries; please see our brain injuries and spinal cord injuries pages for more information about our expertise in these areas.
In the aftermath of such traumatic experiences, victims must focus on their recovery. Our role as attorneys is to ensure that our injured clients get their medical bills paid, that they recover any lost wages, and that the insurance companies involved will pay for any future treatment related to the injuries sustained. We will use our experience to help you understand your various options, to negotiate with insurance companies as needed, and to work with all the parties involved in order to make sure that your needs are met in a timely manner.