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Bountiful Car Accident Lawyer

The potential impact of a car accident in Bountiful, Utah can reach far beyond what you may initially think. In addition to the injuries inflicted upon the victims, the upheaval involved for their families, and the expensive damage caused to various vehicles, collisions can have consequences for motorists across the state as insurance premiums increase along with frequency and value of payouts, and certain regions have stated that they are considering making the requirements for a driver’s license tougher in an attempt to reduce accidents.

There are some common behaviors which tend to lead to car accidents, and those involving other types of a motor vehicle. At the Jardine Law Offices P.C. our car accident attorneys are committed to holding at-fault drivers responsible for the consequences of their actions or negligence, both to recover the monetary damages you are entitled to, and to deter future occurrences. If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a Bountiful car accident, contact us today to learn more about how our legal experts could assist you.

Fatal Car Accidents in Bountiful – 2017 Statistics

While the majority of car accidents result in minor injuries and property damage, a considerable proportion also inflicts serious, life-changing, and life-limiting injuries on motorists, passengers, and pedestrians who simply happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. A smaller percentage still will end in a fatality but, however proportionately low this percentage maybe, even one road death is one too many.

According to the 2017 statistics published by the State of Utah Department of Public Safety Highway Safety Office, this is what a year of car accident fatalities looks like:

  • 273 people lost their lives on Utah roads last year, which was slightly fewer than in 2016, but still higher than the average over the past few years
  • Driving at an excessive or inappropriate speed contributing to 41{e5f0ef1a42106cc8b203833a9c3c2c30f408a85a022c8afb1558119fad706149} of deaths
  • 30{e5f0ef1a42106cc8b203833a9c3c2c30f408a85a022c8afb1558119fad706149} of those sustaining fatal injuries were not wearing an appropriate restraint at the time of the collision
  • Davis County, including Bountiful, saw 16 fewer road deaths in 2017 than in 2016. This one trend our car accident attorneys hope to see continuing in future
  • The highest number of road deaths happened in September and November, with the lowest numbers occurring in January and March
  • 31{e5f0ef1a42106cc8b203833a9c3c2c30f408a85a022c8afb1558119fad706149} of fatal car accident victims were aged between 15 and 29
  • 53{e5f0ef1a42106cc8b203833a9c3c2c30f408a85a022c8afb1558119fad706149} of the motorists involved in fatal collisions tested positive for drugs and/or alcohol

The most common causes of car accidents in and around Bountiful will probably come as no surprise, comprising:

  • Speeding
  • Inclement weather
  • Failure to yield
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to stop at a red light/other traffic signals
  • Driving while drowsy or fatigued
  • Driving too closely to the vehicle in front, also known as tailgating
  • Improper passing, overtaking, and lane changes

Injured in a Collision? Speak to Our Bountiful Car Accident Attorneys Today

When you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, you deserve nothing less than the best legal representation. To discuss your circumstances with our esteemed Bountiful car accident lawyers, schedule your free case evaluation by calling the Jardine Law Offices P.C. today on 801-350-3506.