Layton, UT (October 08, 2021) – Officers from the Layton Police Department were called to investigate a fatal auto-pedestrian crash that ended with the death of a 16-year-old boy on Thursday, October 7th.
The accident took place at about 8:30 p.m. at approximately 8:30 p.m. when a 71-year-old man driving a mid-sized SUV struck the teenager at the intersection of Midtown Crossing and Main Street.
The driver remained at the scene and has cooperated with police officers.
There is no indication that either the victim or the driver was under the influence.
This accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Filing a personal injury claim after a pedestrian accident is about more than just getting money. It is also about getting justice for someone’s negligence.
Due to the fact that Utah is a no-fault state, your hospital bills are paid via your insurance company up to your policy’s limit. If you, as the victim, file a lawsuit against the responsible party, the expenses associated with your claim. like medical bills, will be refunded to the insurer if you win.
According to Utah law, cars are required to yield the right of way to pedestrians. If you have been injured in an auto-pedestrian accident, it is important that you 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 put off seeing a doctor or going to the emergency room.
After you receive medical attention for your pedestrian injuries, you need to make sure that you are familiar with 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 took place 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, there are numerous legal snares that can hurt your case. For example, if the driver alleges that you were jaywalking, you could lose your case against them.
Pitfalls like this are why it is crucial that you work with a dependable attorney who is able to ensure that your case cannot be refuted by the opposing party.
Our Layton personal injury attorneys provide trusted and compassionate representation to ensure families are able to 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 and negligent 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.
Layton pedestrian accident lawyers Joseph Jardine and Peter Goodall, at Jardine Law Offices 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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Disclaimers: The attorneys at Jardine Law Offices have worked hard through the years to build a solid business reputation in the community. We write about these serious incidents to bring awareness about the dangers associated with driving in hopes that our fellow community members will use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being involved in a serious accident themselves. This story is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not taken from the scene of this accident.