Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 03, 2012
The Utah bicycle accident lawyers at Christensen & Hymas recently recovered $76,000.00 from Metlife Insurance for a client who was a victim of a significant bicycle/car accident. The man was severely injured when a woman, intending to turn left, pulled in front of the cyclist, cutting off his direction of travel. His bicycle crashed into the driver’s side door, sending his body directly into the metal door of the woman’s car; the cyclist’s face and nose fractured on impact. The personal injury attorneys at Christensen & Hymas urge all motorists to take the time to notice the possible presence of cyclists on the road.
The police officer who responded to the 911 call reported, “There was a blood trail from the bike to one of the corners of the intersection that after the accident [the client] walked to, to sit down.” According to the police report, the officer further stated that the cyclist had an “obvious deformed nose.” The impact was so severe that the head trauma incurred left the client unable to remember what happened. Fortunately for the cyclist, there were witnesses whose recorded statements plainly indicated that the motorist was at fault, thus enabling him to receive full compensation for his injuries.
Ken Christensen, a personal injury lawyer at Christensen & Hymas, urges motorists to understand the possible injury potential to cyclists in bicycle/car accidents, and to take corrective measures necessary to ensure cyclists’ safety. Cyclists are generally unprotected while riding their bicycles; yes, it is the responsibility of the cyclist to wear helmets, reflective equipment, and have numerous lights on their bicycles, but in some occasions, it isn’t enough. A motorist needs to be constantly looking for cyclists in the streets; they are smaller and often difficult to spot. The reality is if a bicycle/car accident does occur, a car will always win, and the consequences for the cyclists will most likely be dire.
About: Christensen & Hymas, Personal Injury Attorney Utah
The brain injury lawyers at Christensen & Hymas represent clients who have been injured in car accidents, Utah bicycle accidents, dog bites, or a client who has lost a loved one in a wrongful death in Utah. They have won cases amounting to millions of dollars, which have ultimately enabled those who have been injured to better deal with the effects of personal tragedy that accompanies wrongful injuries. They have also written multiple free accident books, covering in great detail how to handle a personal injury and the repercussions therefrom.
Christensen & Hymas:
Main Office -- 11693 S. 700 E. Ste. 100, Draper, UT 84020 -- (801) 506-0800 -- Fax: (801) 506-0801
Utah County Office -- 584 S State Street, Orem, UT 84058 -- (801) 224-2999
Davis County Office -- 503 West 2600 South #200, Bountiful, UT 84010 -- (801) 294-9500