Utah Car Wreck Kills 1 and Injures 3 Others

Auto Accident Lawyer

As reported by the Salt Lake Tribune, on Friday evening in Wendover, Utah a car sped through an exit off of I-80 and ran head on into a wall killing its driver and injuring the three passengers.  Apparently the driver attempted to brake but the brakes did not work.  The driver was wearing his seatbelt but unfortunately did not survive the crash.

Products Liability

This is a very unfortunate circumstance.  If the brakes indeed failed after the driver applied them his family may have a claim against the manufacturer of car in the form of a products liability lawsuit.  This, of course, is conjecture at this point because we do not know all of the specifics but some possibilities of why the brakes failed, if indeed they did, may include faulty repair by a mechanic, faulty brake system, faulty brakes themselves, etc.  If any the foregoing situations was present, the driver’s family may have recourse.

Wrongful Death

Another cause of action which may be available to the driver’s family is a wrongful death lawsuit.  The spouse and children of a person who has been killed in an accident due to the negligence of a third party generally have claims against the negligent party.  In the case reported here the wife of the driver who was killed and his children may be able to bring a wrongful death claim against he car manufacturer, brake manufacturer or any other party whose negligence contributed to the driver’s death.  This gives the family a remedy against the negligent parties.

Injured Parties in Utah Car Accidents Need an Attorney

Not everybody realizes just how important it is to have an attorney if you have been injured in a car accident in Utah.  The Utah personal injury lawyers at Salcido Law Firm are experienced in products liability and wrongful death suits and represent victims of accidents and injuries.

If you have been injured in an accident or have a loved one who has died as the result of an accident or injury, call us at 801.413.1753 to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

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