Bountiful Utah Motorcycle Accident Leaves the Biker Looking For Answers
Two weeks after nearly losing his life due to road debris after a Salt Lake City Motorcycle Accident, a Utah motorcyclist is trying to find justice for his injuries and damages. According to KSL News, Spero Fotes of Bountiful was riding his motorcycle on Interstate 15 near 2600 South when he suddenly crashed into an industrial hose. The large hose -20 feet long and 6 inches in diameter- forced Fotes into a fishtail. He slammed into a truck and was thrown over the handlebars. The woman driving the truck was convinced she ran over Fotes, and immediately called 911. Fortunately, Fotes will survive his serious injuries. He was wearing a helmet and biker body armor, which helped save his life in this accident. However, his motorcycle has several thousand dollars' worth of damage, and he only carries liability insurance. He is stuck with the repair bills. Fotes and his father retrieved the hose that caused the accident, and they are searching for the owner who did not strap it down correctly. However, the Utah Highway Patrol says they are rarely able to track down the owners of dangerous fallen debris.
If Mr. Fotes had uninsured motorist coverage on his motorcycle at the time of the collsion, he may be able to make a claim for his injuries and damages under the Phantom Vehicle statute of the Utah Insurance Code. He would be well advised to to contact a Salt Lake City Motorcycle Accident Attorney.
According to the Utah Department of Transportation, each year more than 25,000 traffic accidents nationwide result from road litter. Last year, Utah roads saw two fatal crashes caused by fallen debris. Furthermore, nearly half of all Utah residents have received damage to their vehicles because of fallen debris. Please remember to properly secure your load before hitting the road. Not only will you face a $500 fine for lost debris, but you are also risking the lives of your fellow motorists.
If you have been involved in a Utah car accident due to fallen debris or negligent driving of another motorist, you know the physical and emotional difficulties of recovery. The Salt Lake City injury lawyers at the Christensen Law Firm understand the complexities of the legal system, and can help you settle your Utah accident case. We will diligently work to ensure you receive a full and just settlement for your medical bills and damages, allowing you to focus on your recovery. For a free consultation, call us at 801.506.0800.