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West Valley City Car Accident

By on Mar 7, 2019 in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury |

With Utah’s population continually growing, there are more and more drivers on the road. This is especially the case in West Valley City, which can result in a West Valley Car Accident. Although the sheer number of drivers on the road should not mean there are more accidents, it unfortunately does. You may be a great driver. You may drive defensively, always paying attention to what other drivers are doing. You may follow all safety precautions such as never text and driving, or never driving while distracted.  However, this will not ensure that you will never experience a West Valley car accident.

I recently represented a client who struck another vehicle that turned left in front of him causing a West Valley City Car Accident.  There was no way my client could have missed hitting the car. Sadly, this West Valley City car accident is becoming more common not only in West Valley City, but all throughout Utah.

While accidents can not always be avoided, there are things you can do as a driver to minimize the damage to your vehicle and to your body. First, you should ALWAYS where your seatbelt when driving. In the above-mentioned West Valley City car accident, my client suffered from shoulder, neck, back, and chest injuries. These injuries resulted in medical visits and bills that would never have occurred if this accident had not happened. However, had my client not been wearing a seatbelt the injury list would have been significantly longer and could have resulted in life altering injuries or even possibly the loss of a life.

Second, never send or read text messages when you drive. As you drive through West Valley or any other city in Utah it is easy to become complacent about paying attention. You have probably driven the same roads hundreds of times. That being said, it does not mean that you don’t need to pay attention. Texting is one of the biggest distractions to motorists. You may have driven the same road many times, but you have never driven with the different motorist you will encounter this time. One driver may choose to turn as you are heading through an intersection and if you are looking at a text message you will not see what is happening as you go through that intersection, which can result in a West Valley City car accident.

Going the speed limit is another way you can minimize the damage caused by a car accident. Speed limits can vary greatly. In West Valley City, on high volume roadways the speed limit can range anywhere from 35-55 miles per hour. Because speed limits can vary so much within the city, drivers need to pay special attention to the posted speed limits. Law makers take many factors into account when they determine the speed limit. These limits are to ensure the safety of everyone on the roadways, including bikers and pedestrians. If you are following the posted speed limit there is a greater likelihood that you will be able to slow your vehicle down enough to possibly avoid a collision or at least slow your vehicle a sufficient amount to decrease the damage caused on impact.

As you make your way through West Valley and other Utah cities, you can do your part to keep the roadways safe and avoid a West Valley City car accident. Avoiding an accident is not always a possibility, but doing your best to keep yourself safe can make a huge difference in the outcome of an accident. Remember to always wear your seatbelt, avoid distractions (such as texting), and follow the posted speed limits. Do your part to be a responsible driver.

Please contact us if you have been in a West Valley City car accident- 801-738-9999.

West Valley City Car Accident