Over the past decade, we have seen an overwhelming sense of change in the cause of injuries across Utah. The increased use of technology wreaks havoc for drivers on the roadway. Sadly, individuals become too distracted with electronics and other devices in their vehicles that they fail to pay attention to the road ahead. This creates a serious risk for drivers and others sharing the roads.
Over the past 30-years, attorneys at Siegfried & Jensen have witnessed a notable change in the variety of personal injury cases we deal with. Whether law, technology, or various other factors have influenced these changes is uncertain. Unfortunately, we have noticed that there are various types of accidents that continue to happen more often. If we are able to take notice of the potential accidents, we can be in a better position to protect ourselves from serious risk.
If you are ever injured in an accident, caused by a negligent or reckless party, it is crucial to contact a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible to help you get the compensation and justice you deserve.
Trends That Are On The Rise
As technology and society continue to change, we are seeing more personal injury accidents happen involving common situations. Here, we will go over some of the more common areas. By noticing the potential risks, we are able to place ourselves in a better position to protect ourselves.
The Increase In Ridesharing Services
Over the past decade, ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft have become widely used across our state. At any time, from any location, people can simply pull out their phones and request a ride at the click of an app. Large cities, like Salt Lake City, see their fair share of ridesharing daily. Unfortunately, not all of the people who provide these services are qualified and safe.
Victims who are involved in car accidents generally go after insurance providers for the at-fault party to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and various other damages resulting from their incidents. Unfortunately, the ridesharing system is still new and complex, so determining fault is a difficult challenge in itself. Although ridesharing companies do maintain insurance, there are many gray areas surrounding how settlements and compensation are determined. Working with a reputable and skilled ridesharing accident attorney from Siegfried & Jensen will help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
The Use Of Drones
Anyone who has gone on the internet has most likely witnessed the beautiful aerial photos provided by drones. Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have rapidly surged in popularity in more recent years. Sadly, as they continue to rise in popularity, it becomes more of a concern to determine when it is safe and acceptable for them to be used. There are many instances where people use drones carelessly, placing the lives of others at risk.
Quite often, we are seeing drones fall from the air onto unexpected victims. Although these vehicles may be compact in size, falling at a high rate of speed from extreme heights can build momentum to cause serious injuries.
In these serious and complicated situations, it is critical to determine who is at fault. Are these cases instances of product liability? Is there a valid claim for invasion of privacy? There are still so many questions surrounding drones that are unanswered. If you are ever injured or victimized by a drone, contact a Utah accident attorney to see what legal options are available for you.
The Use Of Cellular Phones While Behind the Wheel
Another extremely unfortunate increase in personal injury cases we are seeing across Utah is the use of cellular phones while in control of a vehicle. Drivers who are using their cell phones often become distracted by these handheld devices. Cell phone use has quickly escalated to a leading cause of distracted driving accidents across our state.
Although cell phones offer more information and options for entertainment than ever seen before and are available for hands-free use, we are still seeing many people use them unsafely while operating their vehicles.
Law enforcement agencies and safety organizations across the state are heavily invested in reducing the number of cellular phone related motor vehicle accidents across our state. It is crucial to recognize the dangers associated with the use of these mobile devices, especially if you notice others on the roadway using them. If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a distracted driver, it is imperative to contact a Utah car accident attorney to explore your legal options.
What Happens When I Am Injured?
If you are injured in any of the above circumstances, it is crucial to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Siegfried & Jensen, we assist those injured in getting the compensation and justice they deserve. Those injured should contact an attorney as soon as possible to ensure their legal rights are protected.
It is crucial for you to document any medical treatments related to your incident and keep all bills for proof of costs. Working with a skilled attorney will ensure you are able to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for which you are entitled.
A Utah Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You
Since 1990, attorneys at Siegfried & Jensen have helped accident victims across Utah get the compensation and justice they deserve. We firmly believe the best way to protect our community is by holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions. For this reason, we work diligently to help those injured file personal injury claims against at-fault parties. We provide critical evidence to support victims’ claims and work with expert witnesses who are able to corroborate claims presented in order to maximize the chance of a positive outcome for each case.
If you were injured due to a negligent or reckless person, it is crucial for you to get the compensation and justice you deserve. Contact our law firm at (801) 845-9000 to schedule a free case evaluation to see what legal options are available for you.