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Russell Hymas, a Utah personal injury attorney from the Christensen Law Firm, recently appeared on ABC’s Good Things Utah in order to present the second edition of his book, The Utah Bicycle Accident Handbook. This free book provides valuable information for all people; whether just getting interested in biking, or an avid cyclist who wants to freshen up on specific bicycle laws, or a motorist who commutes with cyclists, this book is for you.


Utah personal injury attorney, Russell Hymas, recently appeared on ABC’s Good Things Utah to promote and present the second edition of his book, The Utah Bicycle Accident Handbook.  Emphasizing that having good car insurance is the most important thing a cyclist can do before getting on a bicycle, ­­Mr. Hymas discussed that bike safety includes not only what you do while cycling, but before cycling as well.  He added that his book clearly lays out what to do at the scene of an accident and what to do after an accident.  Mr. Hymas knows the importance of this book and understands how crucial it is for cyclists to be well-informed, and thus well-protected, because he himself is a cyclist. He also mentioned the Hit and Run Rewards Program, which seeks to bring guilty parties to justice by having witnesses anonymously call a hotline to report the accident.

When first asked what every cyclist should know, Hymas was quick to respond, “Make sure you have proper insurance coverage!  What most people don’t know is that if they get hit on a bike, their own car insurance may be available to pay medical bills and other losses they may incur.”  He said that underinsured motorist insurance (UIM) or uninsured motorist insurance coverage (UM) can come into play when an accident occurs with someone who has less than adequate coverage, or no coverage at all.

He went on to say that cyclists have the same rights and obligations as other vehicles on the road. If an accident does occur, the cyclist is more likely to be injured due to greater exposure to the elements, unlike a car.  His book explains simple safety tips that every cyclist should implement and teach to their children.  It is often the case that children are victims in bicycle accidents involving cars.  They simply do not have the experience and know-how to stay safe.  His book clearly lays out simple guidelines that if followed, could save children’s lives.

To close the interview, Hymas presented a program recently begun in Utah called the Hit and Run Rewards Program.  This program was set up to aid those who have been hit by a car while riding a bike to only thereafter have the at-fault driver flee the scene.  Any witnesses of the hit-and-run can call 1-801-644-8678 to anonymously report what they saw.  If the culprit is arrested and convicted because of the information given by the witness, the witness may receive a reward up to $1,000.

The Utah Bicycle Accident Handbook is free and should be utilized by anyone interested in cycling or by anyone injured in a bicycle accident in Utah.   If you would like a free copy, call 1-800-LAW-BOOK or visit our website to get free bicycle accident help.

Those who have received the book have said great things about it.  One recipient commented, “The Utah Bicycle Accident Handbook is a helpful and informative resource for any cyclist concerned about their rights and their safety on the road…it’s reassuring to know that there is an attorney who will stand up for my rights as a cyclist… Every cyclist should read this book.”

Another cyclist said she met our attorneys at the Little Red Riding Hood Bicycle event.  Of them, she said, “They were so informative.  They gave me a book with some really helpful information in it, such as info on bicycle insurance and what to do in the event that I am involved in a bicycle accident.  They truly seem dedicated to informing the public about how to be safe on and around bicycles.”

The personal injury attorneys atChristensen& Hymas represent clients who have been injured in car accidents, bike accidents, dog bites, or a client who has lost a loved one in a wrongful death.  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 best to handle a personal injury and the repercussions therefrom.  If you have been injured or someone you know has suffered harm because of another’s negligent actions, call us today at 801-506-0800.  They will personally speak with you about your Utah personal injury.  Do not wait.  Take advantage of their services and expertise.


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