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Utah Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you've been involved in a motorcycle accident, The Advocates are here for you.

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A Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help Your Case

A motorcycle injury claim can be especially tricky to handle on your own. Insurance companies frequently deny motorcycle accident claims for many reasons. They try to pin dishonest stereotypes on motorcyclists in order to blame them for their own injuries. It is all too common for insurance providers to outright deny motorcycle accident claims without so much as a second look.

A personal injury attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve. The Advocates personal injury law firm has been handling motorcycle accident cases in Salt Lake City and throughout Utah for more than two decades. We will take over the stress of investigating your accident, building your claim, and negotiating a settlement. We know the tricks insurance providers use to avoid paying you fairly and can help you avoid common mistakes that could damage your case.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in the state of Utah, it’s time to contact The Advocates. We are ready to help you begin the road to recovery.

The Next Steps In Your Case


Immediately after your accident, check for injuries

Hire Attorney

Contact The Advocates as soon as possible to begin the road to recovery


Seek medical attention as soon as you can

Property Damage

Address any property damage resulting from the accident

Treatment Completed

Once you've completed treatment, your case can move forward


Your Advocate will send a demand letter to the other party

Frequently Asked Questions

Not every accident requires an attorney. However, if the accident resulted in injuries or significant property damage, it is a good idea to contact a lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the claims process, which can be lengthy and complex.

Your attorney will build your case, keep track of your medical records, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary. Studies have shown that accident victims who hire a personal injury lawyer can receive settlements up to 3.5 times larger than if they settled on their own.

The best way to know if you have a case is to speak with an attorney. The Advocates offer free consultations—you can speak with a qualified legal team to understand what your case is worth without paying a dime. Once you have decided to hire an Advocate, we will investigate your accident to firmly establish liability.

You will pay nothing out-of-pocket when you hire an Advocate.

Your initial consultation with us is always 100% free. There are never any upfront costs or hidden fees.

Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that our attorney fees are calculated as a percentage of your settlement. We don’t get paid unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.

For more information on how settlements and payment work, please see our contingency fee information page.

Every personal injury case is different. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to accident claims. The length of the claims process will depend on the severity of your injuries, the willingness of the other party to settle, the court’s caseload, and more.

In general, personal injury cases can take anywhere from several months to a few years. It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to get your case started. Each state has a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, after which you will lose your right of action.

When you hire The Advocates, we will begin investigating your accident immediately while you finish medical treatment. Once all evidence and medical records have been compiled, your attorney will send a demand letter to the other party’s insurance company. At this point, negotiations will begin.

In many cases, a settlement can be reached during negotiations. If the other party refuses to make a fair offer, you may choose to file a suit. In the litigation phase, your attorney will represent you in court in front of a judge, jury, and/or arbitrator.

We Get Results

$500 Million

In Settlements

A Team of Legal Professionals Assigned to Your Case

For nearly 30 years, The Advocates have helped thousands of personal injury victims receive the compensation and care they deserve after their accidents, and we are prepared to do the same for you. 

We can help you:

  • Understand the claims process
  • Investigate your accident
  • Build your case
  • Negotiate with insurance adjusters

You only pay if we win your case!

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Utah Motorcycle Accident Statistics

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What are common causes of motorcycle accidents?

The most common causes of motorcycle accidents are similar to causes of other types of motor vehicle crashes. However, because motorcycles are small compared to other vehicles, they have additional risks.

Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Following too closely
  • Failure to yield right-of-way
  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Improper turns
  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driving

More than two-thirds of drivers involved in a collision with a motorcycle claim they did not see the biker in the moments leading up to the accident. Slowing down and looking twice for motorcycles can help save lives.

Where and when are motorcycle collisions most likely to occur?

  • Most motorcycle accidents in Utah occur during daylight hours between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm
  • Weekends see far more motorcycle accidents than weekdays
  • Around 30% of motorcycle accident victims are between 20-29 years old
  • The large majority of motorcycle accident victims are male

The most common types of motorcycle crashes are crashes during a turn and rear-end collisions. Another large portion of accidents occur when a motorcyclist collides with a fixed object.

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How many motorcycle crashes happen in Utah each year?

On average, there are 1,100 motorcycle accidents in Utah annually. This is only around 2% of all motor vehicle accidents each year, but motorcyclists are overrepresented in injuries and fatalities. Motorcycle riders make up more than 5% of all accident-related injuries, and 12% of accident-related fatalities each year.

Utah Motorcycle Laws

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Do motorcycle riders have to wear a helmet?

Utah requires anyone under 21 to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle, whether they are the operator or a passenger. Those who are 21 and older are not required to wear a helmet, but state officials and motorcycle organizations strongly encourage it.

Helmet use has been proven to help prevent serious injuries and fatalities in the event of a crash. Regardless of how old you are, wearing a properly-fitting helmet could be a life-saving decision.

Utah does not require eye protection to be worn, but it is a good idea. Goggles or a face shield can keep debris and bugs from entering your eyes, which is not only painful, but dangerous.

Is lane filtering legal?

In May 2019, Utah legalized lane filtering, or the practice of motorcycles and passenger vehicles sharing lanes at stop lights. This practice helps relieve traffic congestion. 

Lane filtering may only be done on roads with two or more lanes moving in the same direction, where the speed limit is 45 miles per hour or less. Traffic must be stopped (typically at a stop light), and the motorcyclist may move between cars at speeds no faster than 15 miles per hour.

As soon as traffic begins to move again, the motorcyclist must safely merge into a lane, no longer sharing it with cars or trucks. A motorcycle rider may not use the shoulder or bike lane for lane filtering.

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What equipment does a motorcycle need?

In order to be street legal, Utah law requires that a motorcycle have the following equipment:

  • Rearview mirror on the left hand side
  • Turn signals
  • Horn
  • Brakes
  • A headlight, tail light, and brake light
  • Seat, footrests, and handholds for a passenger, if one is present

Why Should I Hire a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?

For most types of motor vehicle accidents in Utah, the statute of limitations is 4 years. After this length of time has passed, you will lose your ability to file a personal injury claim. The more quickly you contact an attorney, the better your chances will be of getting the settlement you deserve.

The Advocates are your Utah motorcycle accident attorneys, and we are ready to help. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. You deserve a stress-free recovery. You deserve an Advocate.