Drivers are at risk when they swerve to miss debris or if they hit debris in the road. Either way, debris is more than just a nuisance and eyesore; it is also dangerous and causes a lot of accidents.
Road debris causes on average 500 crashes every year on Utah roads, according to the Utah Department of Transportation Litter Hurts campaign. If you are one of the many people injured in an accident caused by debris, contact a Utah car accident lawyer.
Recently a motorcyclist in Box Elder County was killed after hitting a mattress on I-15. This road debris should not have been there, and a life could have been saved if precaution was taken and the mattress had been properly secured to the vehicle carrying it.
It is important to make sure the items in or on your vehicles are securely fastened to avoid losing them on the road. Failure to secure your load could lead to fines and possible criminal charges. Avoid the fines and need to see a Utah car accident lawyer by double-checking the items you are hauling. If you are hauling a large load, it is a good idea to secure items, drive a little way, and then check to make sure nothing has moved or loosened.
For more information about the Litter Hurts campaign visit http://litterhurts.utah.gov/ or to read more about the motorcyclist killed by debris visit http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=20704730&s_cid=article-related-1. If you have been injured, contact lawyers Salt Lake City can depend on at Shumway Van & Hansen.
Shumway Van & Hansen always offers free consultations and often times can schedule an appointment within 24 hours. For more information about accidents involving debris and other issues related to road conditions please continue to utilize www.shumwayvan.com, call us at (801) 478-8080 or stop by our office in Salt Lake City which is located at 8 East Broadway, Suite 550, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. We look forward to hearing from you soon.