Man And Woman Having Argument After Traffic AccidentSalt Lake City, UT-If you are in a car accident, a seat belt can mean the difference between life and death. Yet far too many motorists are willing to hit the road without wearing their seat belt. Or, even worse, they fail to restrain child passengers. This can be a grave mistake as a recent Salt Lake City-area accident that left a young girl dead clearly shows.
The accident occurred on September 3rd in West Valley City on Redwood Road. Fox 13 reports that an SUV carrying several children was attempting to make a left turn onto Research Road when it was struck by a Hyundai sedan. Then impact of the crashed pushed the SUV on its side but eventually righted itself.
A 3-year-old girl, who may have been the daughter of the driver, was ejected during the crash and was pronounced dead on the scene. A 2-year-old boy suffered critical injuries but the rest of the passengers had only minor injuries.
The relationship between the woman driving and the eight children in her car. One of the child’s parent told Fox 13 the SUV driver was picking up her children up from day care.
There were a total of nine people in the SUV and police said no one was properly restrained.
A two vehicle collision in Salt Lake City earlier this month left a 3-year-old girl dead and several children were injured when the SUV they were traveling in was struck by a car.
The driver of the Hyundai was wearing his seatbelt and suffered only minor injuries.
It is unclear who had the right of way, but the woman driving the SUV had a responsibility to ensure each child in her vehicle was properly restrained.
Considering that both parties involved in this accident bear some of the responsibility for the death and injuries, each party is will be liable for victims’ financial damages. All states have personal injury laws that dictate who pays and how much they pay if more than one party is responsible for any accidental injuries or deaths.
Utah uses a comparative fault standard when more than one party is liable for a collision. If a victim is at least 50 percent at fault for an accident, they cannot pursue compensation for an accident. If an accident victim is eligible to pursue compensation, and two or more parties are at-fault, the state’s comparative fault law requires the court decide to what degree each party is responsible, take this accident for example. Let’s say hypothetically that the Hyundai driver was considered at fault for the collision because he failed to yield to the SUV, he might be considered partly responsible for the crash. But because the SUV driver failed to restrain the children, she could also be considered liable for the death and injuries. To what degree each party is responsible is often left up a court.
Our team of accident lawyers in Salt Lake City have a comprehensive knowledge of Utah’s personal injury laws and will use that knowledge to get a fair accident settlement for each of their clients. When you retain one of you accomplished attorneys, they will begin working on your case by determining the cause and identifying each party responsible. That allows them to secure the maximum amount of compensation each of the victims they represent deserve.
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