SALT LAKE CITY
CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
The personal injury law firm of Elegal in Salt Lake City, Utah is not a mill that churns out car-accident case after car-accident case. We take on a limited number of complex cases that involve permanent injuries and death, requiring attention to all details and unique issues related to the claim. While we don’t take on all clients, know that the cases we do take are handled with dedication and diligence.
In 2015, the latest year for which the Utah Department of Public Safety has concluded its annual “Crash Summary” report, “there were 60,012 reported traffic crashes on public roadways in Utah.” That’s an astonishing average of over 164 reported crashes every day. The injuries resulting from these crashes vary from minor “fender bender” property damage situations to injuries resulting in severe permanent disability or death. In 2016, deaths from car crashes hit a 9-year high with 280 people killed.
The rules that apply to operators of motor vehicles are in place to keep everyone safe. For example, according to the Utah Driver Handbook, drivers are required to keep a safe following distance, and should “[k]eep at least 2 seconds between your car and the vehicle in front” of you. Unfortunately, people often become complacent and forget about how fast they are traveling and/or misjudge distances. This frequently leads to avoidable collisions, which can have devastating consequences.