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Sandy, UT (May 18, 2022) – One person was transported to a local hospital following an unlikely incident at a car wash in Sandy on Tuesday, May 17th.

According to sources, at about 6:00 p.m., a vehicle was going through the Quick Quack Car Wash in the area of 700 East and 9750 South when an extension cord or hose from the back of the vehicle somehow became entangled in a large rotating brush inside the car wash.

The hose or cord then swung around and hit three separate vehicles, shattering the rear windscreens of two vehicles and destroying the sunroof of the third.

The Sandy City Fire Department said that the occupants of the third vehicle were injured by the falling glass. One of the vehicle’s occupants was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital with injuries classified as moderate. 

The other occupants in the vehicle sustained non-critical injuries.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Premises Liability Cases in Utah

Premises liability claims arise when one person sustains an injury on property owned by another. When you visit someone else’s property, you expect its condition to be reasonably safe and not put you in danger. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen.  

Premises liability claims include incidents such as:

      • Trip and fall accidents
      • Slip and fall accidents
      • Negligent or inadequate security
      • Dog bites
      • Faulty railings or uneven staircases
      • Ceiling collapses
      • Elevator/Escalator injuries
      • Balcony railing collapses
      • Defective or dangerous machinery

The stature of your premises liability claim depends on what type of visitor you were on the property where you were injured. In Utah, there are three primary classifications of visitors: invitees, licensees, and trespassers.

      • Invitee: An invitee is someone who was invited onto the property by the owner. By inviting you onto their property, the owner is guaranteeing you that the premises are reasonably safe. A roofer or a plumber is a good example of an invitee.
      • Licensees: A licensee is someone who is on the property for their own purposes. They have entered the premises at the request and with the consent of the owner. Family members, friends, and party guests are all good examples of licensees.  
      • Trespassers: Trespassers are those who enter a property without permission. They are owed the least duty of care. An owner does not have a responsibility to keep their premises safe if the visitor does not have permission to be there. If the owner has reason to believe that someone will trespass, however, the court might decide that they had a responsibility to provide the trespasser with reasonable warnings of any hazardous conditions.

The duties owed to children are different. If a child is on the premises, even without permission, the owner must have their property in a reasonably safe condition to prevent injuries to the child. For instance, if the owner has a pool and is aware of the possibility of children being near the pool, they must take action to stop them from falling in.

To understand more about how a visitor’s classification affects premises liability claims, reach out to a Utah premises liability lawyer with experience in handling these kinds of cases. 

If you have been injured in an accident as a result of another person’s negligence, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.

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