Salt Lake City Car Accident Attorney
Serving Salt Lake City and the entire Wasatch Front
A car crash can be life-altering, leaving you or loved ones wrongfully injured, and at risk of severe financial hardships. Our legal team is here to help should you be involved in a minor accident or a large crash that leaves catastrophic injury or death. Even low-speed crashes can create prolonged issues that can lead to medical bills, damage to property and lost wages due to the time taken away from work. When an accident occurs, you need a knowledgeable and experienced car accident lawyer on your side. Our firm has represented countless Utah residents, with a special ability to serve both English and Spanish speaking communities.
Common causes for car accidents in Utah
Speeding: Operating a vehicle above the legal speed limit is the second most common reason that car collisions happen. The faster a vehicle is traveling, the longer it is going to take to stop or avoid obstacles. Unfortunately, speeding is a common practice for motorists on the roads. Not only will does the likelihood of a crash increase, but it also means that should an accident occur, the damage occurred to people and property will also increase.
Distracted driving: The single most common cause of car accidents comes from distracted driving. This happens when the driver of the vehicle is not giving full attention to the road, pedestrians, and other drivers. This usually happens when the diver is talking or looking at their cell phone, talking too much to passengers, or eating and drinking while operating their car.
Drunk driving: It should go without saying that when a person is under the influence of alcohol, it greatly affects their driving. Even if the driver’s BAC (blood alcohol content) is below the legal limit, they can still be impaired. Drunk drivers can expect their reaction time and coordination to significantly decrease, causing many accidents on Utah’s roads.
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Injuries a car accident can cause
Any time someone had hit their head it is a serious accident and requires medical attention. Even if there is not visible wound or bleeding, internal complications can still be present. Traumatic brain injury can be hard to detect to the untrained eye. If left untreated brain injuries can cause everything from dizziness, trouble sleeping, headaches, or long-term debilitating problems.
When larger accidents happen broken bones will usually follow. Many people will usually experience broken arms, legs, fingers, ribs and more. These types of injuries can also happen when airbags do not properly deploy or there was a safety malfunction of some kind.
Scrapes, cuts, and bruising
Even though these types of wounds may not seem as serious, they can still be quite painful and costly to medically treat. Regardless of how the vehicles struck each other, cuts and scrapes can happen when a part of your body slams against the inside of your car. Bruising can happen when loose objects in your vehicle, such as a cell phone, are projected at high speeds against you or a passenger.
The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. This website contains general information relating to areas of law familiar to our firm. The information should not be construed as legal advice or other professional advice. You should not rely on the contents of this website as such. Participation on this website does not create any kind of attorney-client relationship. If you need legal advice or representation, please contact my office and I would be pleased to discuss your case with you and see if my firm can help.