Major Crash Halts I-15 Traffic

Posted On Jun, 01, 2019 By jardinelawoffices

When you are driving in and around the city, we know that the last thing you need to worry about is getting injured in a vehicle crash. However, there are times when the unexpected happens and you cannot avoid an incident. Today, we want to mention two recent crashes and discuss some crash statistics with you.

At the Jardine Law Offices P.C., we are ready to help if you or a loved one are injured due to the negligence of another person. Let our knowledgeable and experienced team get to work on securing the compensation you deserve when you need a car accident lawyer in Salt Lake City.

What Can Happen?

If you watched the news on May 18, then you certainly saw the story of two crashes on Interstate 15 that involved 11 vehicles. The incidents happened in the northbound lanes of I-15 near 2900 South. The first crash involved a semi-truck and five other vehicles. The second crash was between a pickup truck, and RV, and four other vehicles.

All lanes of traffic were temporarily blocked. The RV was damaged so badly in the incident that the trucks normally used for towing could not tow it away.

Somehow, only one person was injured out of both crashes. We know that this incident could have been much worse. In crashes that involve larger vehicles like RVs and semi-trucks, it is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries:

  • Spinal cord injuries (with possible paralysis)
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or amputations

Each of these injuries can lead to a victim needing extensive medical care and extensive rehabilitation in order to make a full recovery. Medical bills for crash injuries can become tremendous, but they only paint part of the overall picture for crash victims. If a person is not able to work while they recover, they may lose the income they need to support themselves and their families.

For the latest reporting year in Utah, we know that there were more than 158,000 people involved in crashes. Out of those, there were:

  • 26,738 people injured
  • 281 people killed

All too often, these injuries and fatalities occur due to the negligence or carelessness of other drivers, particularly those who are impaired or distracted.

What We Can Do Now

If you or someone you love has been injured in a vehicle crash that was caused by the negligent or careless actions of another person, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Jardine Law Offices P.C., we will get to work investigating your case so we can move to secure the compensation you need. This can include coverage for:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need a Salt Lake City car accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 801-350-3506 for a free consultation.