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3 Pedestrian Accident Tips

Were you or a loved one struck by a vehicle while walking? Check out these 3 pedestrian accident tips, then call our Utah attorneys today.

1) Partial Fault Pedestrian Accident

If part of your accident is your fault, you still may have a claim. Utah allows you to bring a claim against the other party, as long as you’re not more than 50% at fault. If you were crossing and the car was speeding, and there’s going to be an allocation between the two of you, but you still may have a claim.

2) Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident

If you’re hit as a pedestrian and the other vehicle flees the scene, you still have a claim in the state of Utah. It does create some tricky issues on identifying the vehicle and tracking down the proper insurance which can be a little complicated. We recommend that you contact an attorney and talk to them about the details of how to pursue such a claim.

3) Pedestrian Accident Settlement Timeline

If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian in the state of Utah, you probably want to know how long it’s going to take to get this case resolved. That’s a very tricky question to answer because it depends on a couple of things. One, how seriously are you injured? Two, how long are those injuries going to last? Depending on the specific facts of the case, how much the insurance company wants to fight or say it’s your fault, or deny responsibility for their driver. All of those factors go into determining how long a case will take to get resolved. The one thing that’s important is that you get an attorney who’s going to move the case forward and keep the case moving forward, whatever the process is.

Were you or a loved one struck by a vehicle while walking and have questions about our 3 pedestrian accident tips?

Contact our dedicated Utah pedestrian accident attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation.

Let our experience work for you.

Kevin Swenson was raised in Bountiful, Utah, and is a co-founding partner of Swenson & Shelley. After graduating from Bountiful High School, Kevin attended business school at Westminster College.