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Wyoming Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle accidents can be devastating events, often leading to catastrophic injuries and financial damages. The personal injury attorneys with The Advocates are here to help.

A Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help Your Case

The personal injury attorneys with The Advocates have been representing motorcycle accident victims for nearly 30 years. We understand the stress and pain that come with any kind of injury, and we are here to help. We will work hard to help you have the most stress-free recovery possible while also obtaining a fair settlement for the damages you incurred after your motorcycle accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash in Wyoming and need a caring, experienced lawyer for your personal injury claim, contact The Advocates for a free consultation.

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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.

Your initial consultation with us is always 100% free. There are never any upfront costs or hidden fees when you hire The Advocates.
Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that our attorney fees are calculated as a percentage of your settlement. You will not pay us unless we win your case, and you receive a settlement.

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.

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:

  • Investigate your accident
  • Build your case
  • Negotiate with insurance companies
  • Take your case to court if necessary

You only pay if we win your case!


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Wyoming Motorcycle Accident Statistics


Where do motorcycle accidents occur?

  • Cheyenne and Casper see the highest number of all types of motor vehicle accidents each year
  • Motorcycle accidents increase significantly in the months of July and August
  • Motorcyclists who visit Wyoming for the Sturgis Rally, or to ride the St. Joseph Highway, Beartooth Pass or the Wind River Canyon bring a significant increase of bikers on the roads in the summer months, leading to greater risks for all motorists
  • Rural areas see more motorcycle collisions with animals and fixed objects, while urban areas account for the highest number of motorcycle crashes involving other vehicles

Wyoming motorcycle accident statistics  

  • Around 30% of all serious accidents include speeding as a major factor
  • Motorcycle crashes make up only 4% of all registered vehicles in Wyoming, however, they account for around 15% of all fatal crashes
  • Nearly 90% of motorcycle accident victims are male
  • Around 30% of motorcycle crashes happen at intersections
  • There are around 200 motorcycle injuries and fatalities every year in the state
  • Motorcyclists losing control of their bike is the largest contributing factor to motorcycle accidents in the state, followed by collision with other motor vehicles and crashes caused by wildlife on the roadway

Motorcycle helmet statistics 

  • More than 60% of motorcyclists who were killed in accidents over the last decade were not wearing a helmet
  • The most common motorcycle accident injury is to the lower extremities, but the most severe injuries are often to the head
  • Helmets reduce the risk of head injury by 69%

Common causes of motorcycle accidents

  • Distracted driving: Drivers of motor vehicles become much more dangerous and unpredictable when not fully focused on the road
  • Impaired driving: Around 25% of critical motorcycle accidents over the last five years involved at least one impaired driver
  • Failure to see the motorcyclist: After many accidents, drivers of passenger vehicles claim they did not see the motorcycle rider in the moments leading up to the crash
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way: If motorists are unfamiliar with the traffic laws in the area, they may enter intersections when it is not safe to do so, endangering those around them

Common motorcycle accident injuries 

Depending on the nature of your accident and the protective gear you were wearing at the time, motorcycle accident injuries can range from road rash to life-threatening conditions. Some common types of motorcycle accident injuries are:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Broken bones
  • Broken or missing teeth
  • Ligament tears or strains
  • Lacerations and bruising (“road rash”)

Wyoming Motorcycle Laws


What is a “motorcycle” under Wyoming law?

In the state of Wyoming, a motorcycle is defined as a vehicle that: 

  • Is powered by a motor
  • Has a seat or saddle for the operator
  • Travels on not more than 3 wheels
  • May have a sidecar attached for transporting a single passenger

For the purpose of registration, this definition includes motorized bikes and scooters, but not mopeds, multipurpose vehicles, electric bicycles, or off-road recreational vehicles.

Is lane splitting legal in Wyoming?

Lane splitting, or the practice of motorcycles sharing lanes with passenger vehicles to reduce traffic congestion, is illegal in Wyoming. 

Motorcycles are entitled to the full use of a lane and may ride no more than two abreast in a single lane. Motorcycles may not share lanes with other motor vehicles.

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Are helmets required for motorcyclists in Wyoming?

Minors must wear helmets when operating or riding a motorcycle in Wyoming. The helmet must be securely fastened on the head of the rider, and should meet or exceed the helmet standards set by the American National Standards Institute.

Regardless of the requirements of the law, it is wise for all motorcycle operators or passengers to wear a helmet. Helmets with goggles or face shields help protect the eyes from bugs and debris, which keeps everyone on the road safe.

What licenses must a motorcyclist have to ride on public roads?

In order to operate a motorcycle in the state of Wyoming, a person must do the following:

  • Reach an age of at least 17 years
  • Provide proof of identification and Wyoming residency
  • Pass a written test and a driving test
  • Pass a vision screening
  • If under 18, have a release signed by a legal guardian
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What equipment must a motorcycle have to be street legal?

In order to be considered street legal, a motorcycle must have:

  • Legal license, registration, and insurance
  • Working brakes and brake lights
  • Headlights and tail lights
  • Side mirrors
  • Tires in good working condition
  • A horn
  • Handlebars that do not reach above the shoulders of the driver
  • A seat and footrests for all riders

What is the number of persons allowed on a motorcycle?

If a motorcycle is designed for two people, the passenger must ride upon the permanent, regular seat. If the motorcycle is not designed to carry more than one person, no passengers may ride, unless a sidecar is attached. One passenger may ride in a sidecar.

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When Should I Hire a Motorcycle Injury Attorney?


If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you will need to prove that the driver of the vehicle was at fault in order to receive any damages. Wyoming is a modified comparative fault state, which means that at least one driver will be found at-fault. Fault may be shared by drivers. If you are found to be partially responsible for the accident, your claim will be reduced accordingly.

The other driver’s insurance company will likely do whatever they can to avoid offering fair compensation. They may try to get you to settle for less than you deserve, diminish the severity of your injuries, or deny liability altogether.

The Advocates’ personal injury law firm has years of experience negotiating with insurance providers and fighting for our clients’ right to maximum compensation under the law. We understand that trying to fight with insurance companies on your own can be stressful and upsetting, and ultimately hinder your recovery.

We will take on the stressful parts of the claims process for you, from negotiating with the other party to helping you understand your medical bills. We offer 24/7 open communication with your legal team, so you’re never left feeling confused or in the dark. Contact us today for a free case evaluation. You deserve excellent legal representation for your personal injury case. You deserve an Advocate.

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