In 2013, 17 people died in motor vehicle accidents throughout Utah as a result of distracted driving. Since cellphone use has contributed to a large percentage of the accidents, the state of Utah has made texting and driving illegal. Anyone caught texting, emailing, accessing the Internet or watching a video using a mobile device while driving could be slapped with a $100 fine.
Utah has taken a tough stance against distracted driving, yet many motorists haven't stopped multitasking while driving. If you or your loved one was in a motor vehicle accident, experienced representation is critical. The right attorney will dig into the facts to determine if distracted driving was a factor. At Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, we have more than five decades of experience handling personal injury claims in Utah. We know the law and we have what it takes to help you obtain a full financial recovery. Contact our Utah distracted driving accident lawyers for a free initial consultation.
No one seems to consider the serious ramifications at the time they are driving and doing everything but focusing on the road. If you or your loved one was hit by another vehicle, the cause of the accident may initially be unclear given how fast a collision can suddenly happen.
At Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, we don't shy away from handling personal injury claims when liability is initially unclear. We have the resources to conduct thorough investigations to identify the cause. Our legal team can review cellphone records, police reports, and witness statements to understand if a form of distracted driving was a factor, such as:
Before pursuing compensation against the at-fault driver, we will help you navigate the process of obtaining financial relief through your own personal injury protection insurance (PIP) coverage. This may cover some of your medical expenses, lost wages, and household expenses. If expenses related to the accident exceed your PIP coverage, we will pursue maximum compensation against the distracted driver.
Utah is a no-fault injury state. This means accident victims must first pursue compensation through their own PIP coverage, before going after the at-fault driver. This can be a complicated process, but the legal team at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton has a firm understanding of the steps involved in helping you obtain a full financial recovery. Contact our law firm today for a free initial consultation in Provo, Utah.