By Russ Hymas and Ken Christensen – If you’ve ever been hit by a car while on your bike, you already know that one of the first things you do – after checking out the damage to your beloved bike, of course – is call the police. At the scene of the accident, a police officer’s […]
By Russ Hymas and Ken Christensen – “Every week you work with cyclists who have been injured – often seriously – by a driver’s carelessness. How do you keep riding?” We’ve been asked this question many times, and it’s understandable. As bicycle accident attorneys, we are constantly reminded of the dangers associated with biking alongside 3,000 […]
By Russ Hymas and Ken Christensen – For decades, cyclists have been subject to aggressive behavior by motorists. They cut us off, throw water bottles or other garbage at us as they speed by, yell obscenities, and mistake the “3-foot rule” for a 3-inch rule. Many cyclists have felt vindicated by recent technological advances (such as […]
By Russ Hymas and Ken Christensen – As bicycle accident attorneys, we often discuss the importance of carrying uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage on cyclists’ automobile insurance policies in the event they’re hit and injured by a motorist with minimal limits of coverage, or no auto insurance at all. But incidents involving bicycles are not limited to […]
What We Can Do to Stay Safe Here at Home.
By Greg Hoole – CNN recently reported that seventeen cyclists have been killed in New York City this year alone. To put this in comparison, there were only ten deaths in 2018. In response, Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a $58.4 million plan to improve bike safety in the city. The improvements largely consist of […]
By Ken Christensen and Russ Hymas – Because of the dangers inherent in cycling alongside 3,000-lb vehicles, most cyclists become much more well-versed on the laws governing their conduct than their motorist counterparts. In fact, many cyclists have even found themselves in the awkward situation of educating law enforcement officials on some of the more […]
By Ken Christensen and Russ Hymas As cyclists and car drivers we are very familiar with the term “share the road.” But until recently, we didn’t think this included e-scooters. If you’ve walked or driven around Salt Lake City, Reno, Oakland, or Boise lately, you’ve probably seen people zipping around town on two-wheeled battery powered […]
By Ken Christensen and Russ Hymas You’ve likely heard the popular perspective among motorists that the streets are overrun with lawbreaking cyclists – a group of oblivious, space-entitled individuals that pay no heed to vehicular traffic or traffic signals. If you ride a road bike frequently, you probably see things the other way around – […]
If you are hit by a car while riding your bike, there are certain insurance coverages available under your personal car insurance policy
Did you know that until recently, it was illegal under Utah law for a cyclist to ride on the shoulder past stopped cars in order to wait at the front of an ..