In recent news, a woman from Alpine, Utah, was killed in a single-car crash on Highway 20 near St. Anthony, Idaho, not far from the Idaho/Utah border. Three others were injured in the accident.
22-year-old Faith Jensen was the passenger of a vehicle traveling east along Highway 20 when the driver attempted to pass another vehicle but then overcorrected and rolled the car. The authorities who arrived on the scene found the car turned over in the right-hand, eastbound lane of the highway. Jensen had been ejected from the vehicle, state police said.
The driver of the vehicle and one other passenger were treated at the crash scene and then released. Jensen and another passenger were rushed to a nearby hospital by air ambulance, where Jensen succumbed to her injuries the following morning.
The authorities are still investigating the crash but have stated that Jensen was the only occupant of the vehicle not wearing a seatbelt.
What Happens Following a Serious Car Crash?
While this is one type of car accident, there are many others, and frequently a car accident will involve more than one vehicle with various questions raised about negligence. If you have been in a car accident where there was an at-fault driver, their insurance company will likely attempt to quickly persuade you to settle your injury claim. In rare cases, this might be a good thing; however, usually, it can have adverse effects on you.
Before settling any personal injury claim, you must understand the extent of your injuries. Many injuries don’t present themselves until several months later, so absolving any future liability is not in your best interest. It is always a wise plan to seek the help of a knowledgeable lawyer as soon as possible following a severe car crash.
Additionally, it is crucial to understand your rights following an auto collision. It is easy to blame ourselves, but it is essential to know that anyone who suffers from a crash has the right to:
- A rental vehicle.
- Have your vehicle fixed.
- Have your medical bills paid for.
- Reimbursement of lost wages
- Recover Household Expenses
- Recover Death Benefits
- Compensation for Pain and Suffering.
- Compensation for any disfigurement.
- Compensation for diminution in the quality of your life.
Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney Today
If you are in St. George or anywhere else in Utah and have suffered injuries from a car accident, look no further than Truman & Radford, Injury Attorneys. We have a brilliant team who understands the difficult process of claiming compensation. We can consider your case and help you move forward with your life. Reach out today and book a consultation at our offices in St. George.
Truman & Radford, Injury Attorneys
20 N Main St #309
St. George, Utah