Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) July 24, 2014
Craig Swapp & Associates encourages all Utahans to drive defensively this summer, particularly during Utah’s “100 Deadliest Days of Driving.” A disturbing trend in Utah traffic fatalities shows that the Pioneer Day holiday on July 24 is consistently the second deadliest holiday for Utah drivers. The only holiday with more roadway fatalities is the Fourth of July.
These holidays typically produce an increase in the number of people driving while fatigued, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, navigating unfamiliar roads, speeding, and traveling long distances. The combination of these factors—along with a general increase in traffic—causes an extremely hazardous environment on Utah roads, resulting in numerous deaths.
In June this year alone, 36 deaths have been reported due to car accidents on Utah roads, which is the highest number of deaths in a given month since August of 2005. With the number of fatalities already skyrocketing this summer, Craig Swapp & Associates reminds Utah residents to use caution and to be attentive while driving.
If the event of an accident, drivers should immediately check to see if the other driver and passengers are injured. Craig Swapp also suggests calling an ambulance immediately if injuries are evident, as well as reporting the accident to local police. It is always a good idea to move damaged cars to the side of the road and use road markers or flares to warn other drivers of the accident. Craig Swapp & Associates also reminds drivers to remember their rights when involved in an accident. The law firm reminds all drivers not to admit fault at any point due to extenuating circumstances that contributed to the accident.
To assure that your rights are not violated or mistakes made, it is always best to call Craig Swapp & Associates immediately after the accident and ask for free legal advice. These experienced attorneys will guide anxious drivers through the process of collecting vital information, logging evidence, and gathering witnesses who can corroborate the events of the accident. Craig Swapp can use this information to effectively fight for client cases, while negotiating a settlement with an insurance company or eventual litigation.
Craig Swapp & Associates guarantees that if its attorneys cannot collect compensation from the insurance company for a client’s injuries, there are no legal fees owed. It’s that simple.
Craig Swapp & Associates offers free case reviews for car accidents, personal injuries, wrongful death, dog bites, bankruptcy, Social Security disability, and more. To learn about the other services Craig Swapp & Associates provides, visit Craigswapp.com.
About Craig Swapp & Associates
Craig Swapp & Associates are licensed to practice in nine western states and the District of Colombia, and currently has offices in Salt Lake City, Utah; Spokane, Washington; and Boise, Idaho. Its attorneys have successfully argued thousands of personal injury cases, helping clients win full and fair compensation for their injuries.