Pedestrians should never fear for their safety when they are walking around Salt Lake City. Unfortunately, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of vehicle drivers lead to serious injuries for pedestrians. At the Jardine Law Offices, our Salt Lake City pedestrian accident attorneys want to discuss what right-of-way laws drivers in and around this area need to be aware of in an effort to keep pedestrians safe.
The laws concerning pedestrian safety are very clear- drivers are required to take all precautions to avoid colliding with pedestrians, regardless of the situation. Specifically, the state statutes specify that:
In an effort to keep pedestrians safe, there are various laws in place that regulate their actions. This includes requirements that:
According to data available from the Utah Department of Public Safety’s Highway Safety Office, we can see that there were 830 total collisions involving pedestrians during the latest reporting year. Out of these incidents, there were 811 people injured, and 37 pedestrians killed.
When analyzing this data, it is clear to see that a high percentage of all pedestrian accidents resulted in some sort of fatality or injury. At the Jardine Law Offices, our Salt Lake City pedestrian accident lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained the following types of injuries:
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a pedestrian crash caused by the careless and negligent actions of another driver, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Jardine Law Offices, we have extensive experience handling these cases, and we will conduct a full investigation into the claim so we can recover the following on your behalf: