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Salt Lake City Car Accident Attorney

The last thing anybody expects to deal with is a car accident injury. Unfortunately, Salt Lake City car accidents happen on a regular basis, and victims are often left with devastating injuries. At the Jardine Law Offices P.C., our Salt Lake City car accident attorneys have extensive experience helping victims recover compensation after they have been harmed due to the negligence of other drivers on the roadway.

The Jardine Law Offices P.C. handles simple, or complex, automobile accidents involving minor injuries, or those leading to death. As Salt Lake City car accident attorneys, we take pride in comprehensive accident victim litigation. Unlike ‘settlement mills’ which are designed to shuffle victims into settlements and down the road quickly, we take a holistic approach to your car accident claim. We refuse to settle for anything less than the maximum value of your vehicle crash.


According to data available from the Utah Department of Transportation, there were 62,074 total traffic accidents during the latest reporting year across the state. Out of these incidents, 25,645 people were injured, and 260 people lost their lives.

On average, a traffic accident occurs in Utah every 8.5 minutes based on data from the latest year. The leading causes of all traffic crash across the state include:

  • Following too closely
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Speeding
  • Failing to keep in the proper lane
  • Improper lane change
Percentage of Traffic Fatalities That Involve:

What are the most common Salt Lake City car accident injuries?

Unfortunately, car accidents in Salt Lake City often leave victims with severe injuries that require extended medical care. At the Jardine Law Offices P.C., our qualified and experienced Salt Lake City car accident lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained the following:

  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Open head wounds
  • Concussions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding

While most car accident victims are able to make a full recovery from the injuries, that is not always the case. We regularly help clients who have been severely disfigured or permanently disabled due to their car accident injuries. Not only do these injuries lead to tremendous medical bills for victims, but they can prevent a person from returning to work. This can lead to a car accident victim being unable to support themselves or their families.

Utah Department of Public Safety compiles crash data, then prepares helpful fact sheets that can be used to analyze better ways to avoid vehicular accidents. Between 2012-2016, speed was the number one catalyst behind motor vehicle incidents leading to death, accounting for 40% of Utah’s total. Drunk drivers, distracted drivers, and failure to yield round out a comprehensive list of vehicular fatalities.


Car accidents don’t just impact victims; they cause statewide insurance premiums to rise, force at-fault drivers into a huge financial mess, and create pandemonium for victims’ families already struggling to survive. Those are the socioeconomic ramifications of vehicle accidents, so who else suffers?

Many times, our Salt Lake City car accident attorneys find that present-day car accidents may cause future drivers to face much tougher laws. In some cases, states have contended that receiving driver’s licenses later, and ending driving privileges earlier in life, may curtail car accidents’ frequencies.

The Jardine Law Offices P.C. find that car accident stemmed from:

  • Intoxicated drivers or those under the influence of drugs.
  • Drivers with little, if any, experience behind wheel.
  • Distracted drivers, more specifically those texting or attempting to pick up an object dropped on the floor.
  • Motorists seem to be more in a hurry than others.
  • Motorists who failed to yield at crosswalks.
  • Commercial drivers who lose control of their rigs, and any cargo they’re pulling.

No car accident ends idyllically. There’s no trophy, special consolation prize, or title change one receives by involving others in a car accident or being injured themselves. Once the dust settles, the startling realization that one may lose wages, appendages, and quite possibly their driving privileges sets in.

Percentage of crashes due to fatigue as a function of hours of driving
  • 1%
  • 2%
  • 2.2%
  • 2.4%
  • 2.5%
  • 2.8%
  • 3.2%
  • 3.8%
  • 4%
  • 4.7%
  • 9.9%
  • 8%
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 24%
  • 0%
Hours of driving since an 8-hour break
% of crashes due to fatigue
(all hours over 12 combined)

Types of compensation after a Salt Lake City car accident

When someone is injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, the injury victims should be able to secure various types of compensation for their case. In most situations, these incidents are resolved through insurance settlements. However, there are times when it may be necessary for a car accident victim in Salt Lake City to file a personal injury lawsuit against an at-fault driver. Regardless of the route that a victim takes to secure compensation, the team at the Jardine Law Offices P.C. has extensive experience helping clients recover the following types of compensation:

  • Coverage of all medical bills related to the car accident
  • Lost wages and benefits if a victim cannot work
  • Coverage of any out-of-pocket expenses
  • Recovery of any property damage expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent driver


We defend car accident victims every day. We fully understand the expectations each victim may convey to us, and already know before filing your claim that compensation is your top priority. Because our Salt Lake City car accident attorneys articulate accident scenes rather quickly, we’re able to deal with insurance adjusters who are protecting their own interests as opposed to worrying about yours.

Utahans would rather commute without incident. Those passing through our great state would love to enjoy our interstates without being bedridden in one of our hospitals after an unexpected collision. But unfortunately, these things happen far too frequently.

Knowing accident victims have the Jardine Law Offices P.C. fighting by their side should make any accident victims feel more comfortable. As with all personal injury matters, there’s no fee for our services until we collect, and we do not charge for a consultation.

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Date published: 03/02/2018

Joseph & Peter go above and beyond to get your desired outcome. They listened to everything that I needed and were able to get the outcome I had to have. They actually achieved my requested outcome, which I realized was not good enough for my circumstances. They then went back to court and somehow got everything that I needed a second time. In addition to doing everything I asked of them, they also gave me a huge discount when it was all said and done. The front office representative (Lorena) is very friendly. Lorena, Peter and Joseph are all wonderful to communicate with either over the phone or in person. Hands down, the best law office along the Wasatch Front. 10/10 would recommend.