The harsh winter this year across the state of Utah has led to a huge increase in all kinds of accidents and injuries. There have been a substantial number of ER visits this year as injured victims have poured into local hospitals after being hurt in car accidents, slip and falls, and many other types of incidents related to the winter weather. Last year seemed to be quite the opposite as we had a relatively minor winter with relatively few weather related injuries. This year, at least through the month of January, it seems to be one of the worst we can recall. We have been getting numerous calls from individuals injured after being involved in a car accident due to the dense fog and inversion, or icy roads. Everyone needs to slow down and stay a good distance behind the car in front of them. Sadly, few head this advice and hurt others as a result. Many of us are safe drivers but negligent motorists are out there and sometimes cause huge pile ups and nasty wrecks. If someone has injured you because they failed to play it safe in the bad weather driving conditions, you may have a case. Call us today to find out more.
Record Number of Injuries Due to Ice
This last Thursday the ice storm sent a lot of people into the emergency rooms. IMC in the Salt Lake Valley reported 25 to 30 patients entering the ER due to slip and falls alone, and that was just prior to noon. Total ER patients seen at IMC on Thursday set a new one day record for number of patients with 327. That is right, 327 patients were treated in the ER last Thursday many of which were injured either in car accidents, slip and falls, or other weather related injuries. If you or someone you know was injured as a result of another’s negligence in the bad winter weather, give us call to see if you have a case. We represent many car accident victims and slip and fall victims each year and we can help. Pick up the phone and speak with a Utah Personal Injury Attorney at Salcido Law Firm today.