A car accident happened, and there are injuries on both ends. What do you do? How do you determine fault and decide who will cover all the damages done? In Utah, there are over 1500 car accidents each year, and almost two-thirds of all those accidents involve negligence and reckless driving. Once you safely leave your vehicle, unless you are seriously injured and require immediate medical attention, take a look around. Are there any witnesses? Any signs of other party’s negligence? Take photos if you have your phone in your pocket, ask the witnesses for their contact information and support, and wait for the police. Once the police arrive, give an honest report of what happened, but never admit that you are the one responsible for causing the accident, even if you are fully or partially at fault.
In the state of Utah, it is not that common that both parties are 50-50 at fault. However, it happens and when it does, the state has a clear rule that you can only recover for the damages done to you and your vehicle in the case when your fault is less than 50 percent. Just call the Car Accident Attorney in Salt Lake City » at Jardine Law Offices, P.C. and schedule your initial free consultation. He will help prove you not guilty and do everything they can to help you receive proper compensation for your injuries and damages, as well as fully covered medical costs.