It’s an exciting time to be a bicyclist in Utah! After years of struggling with lack of awareness and low funding—about 1.7% of the state transportation budget as reported by the Alliance for Biking and Walking—the efforts of local advocacy groups like the League of American Bicyclists have boosted Utah up to No. 13 for most bicycle-friendly states. The interests of bicyclists are being taken into account in highway planning, road education campaigns, legislation, and law enforcement. The outcome of past application and continued support of bicyclists’ rights bodes well for the health of bicycling and bicyclists both in the years to come.
A greater number of bicycle-friendly laws, routes, etc. may lower the risk of an accident, but a growing number of bicyclists as a result of these laws make the statistical likelihood of accident higher. Furthermore, education may raise understanding of the risks for bicyclists, but it cannot solve for inconsideration. If you or a loved one are seriously injured in a traffic accident, a Utah bicycle accident lawyer can ensure that you receive the maximum compensation from your insurance and the at-fault party in the collision. To determine whether you have a case and whether a bicycle accident lawyer is right for you, call the Christensen Law Firm at (801) 506-0800 for a free consultation.