Salt Lake City, UT (November 14, 2021) – A 13-year-old boy was transported to Primary Children’s Hospital after a hit-and-run accident occurred on Sunday afternoon, November 14.
Officers say the accident happened in the area of 1520 South 1000 West. Sgt. Groves with the Salt Lake City Police Department said the boy was riding on a scooter when the car struck him. EMS unis transported him with head and leg injuries, though his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.
The suspect vehicle was described by witnesses as a gray Nissan Altima, possibly a four-door, with front-end bumper damage.
Groves said that anyone who has video or may have information on the car is asked to call the SLCPD.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Utah
Filing a claim of personal injury as an injured pedestrian is about more than just getting money. It is also about getting justice for a driver’s negligence.
Utah law says that motor vehicles are required to yield the right of way to pedestrians. If you have been injured in an auto-pedestrian accident, you must obtain medical treatment even if you think your injuries are minor. For the benefit of not only your health but the validity of your claim as well, don’t delay seeing a doctor or going to the emergency room.
After you obtain medical attention for your pedestrian injuries, you need to be sure that you understand all of your legal options. In many instances, your claim is filed against the driver of the car that struck you, but you can also bring a claim of personal injury against the city where the accident occurred if it involved a defective stoplight or a dangerous roadway.
While Utah’s traffic and negligence laws provide legal protections to pedestrians, even if they are partially at fault, numerous legal snares can hurt your case. For example, if the driver alleges that you were jaywalking, you could lose your case against them.
Since Utah is a no-fault state, your hospital bills are paid through your insurance company up to the limit on your policy. If you, as the victim, file a lawsuit against the liable party, the losses associated with your claim. like medical bills, will be refunded to the insurer if you win.
Pitfalls like this are why you must work with a dependable attorney who can ensure that your case cannot be refuted by the opposing party.
Salt Lake City Pedestrian Injury Lawyers
Our Salt Lake City personal injury attorneys provide trusted and compassionate representation to ensure families can get the justice they deserve from the person who caused their injuries.
While it is true that no amount of money can ever fully make things right after enduring damages due to the careless actions of a driver, victims discover that having the financial resources necessary to cover medical treatment, lost wages, funeral costs, and other expenses they accumulate after an accident is helpful.
Salt Lake City pedestrian accident lawyers Joseph Jardine and Peter Goodall, at Jardine Law Offices P.C. in Salt Lake City, are committed to helping families move forward in the best way imaginable after enduring injuries or fatalities caused by driver negligence.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a careless driver, contact our personal injury attorneys in Utah at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss options available for you.
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