Pedestrians who get struck by a vehicle in Utah can claim compensation not just from the driver but also from the municipality if the collision occurred because of faulty traffic signs, broken traffic lights, unsafe roads, and other municipal negligence related to traffic-pedestrian movement.
Pedestrians, however, should be clear about the law. There are many myths about pedestrian accidents that can confuse and confound the common person.
So, we assembled a group of experienced Utah pedestrian accident lawyers at White and Garner to separate the myths from the law. Here is what they had to say:
A. The Myths
Utah pedestrian accident attorneys at The Garner Law Firm have come across many cases in which pedestrians did not separate the myths from the law, and their cases fell flat.
Now, let us move on to the laws.
B. Laws for Pedestrians
C. Laws for Motorists
If you are clear about the laws, and are harmed in an accident, the things that you should do immediately are to get medical help, contact law enforcement officers, get the necessary documentation completed, and get witnesses’ names/phone numbers.