Salt Lake City, UT asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Utah

Q: I was turning and was hit. Think the lady was speeding through light is it possible to get traffic cam footage

I then found out that my I insurance had lapsed. I had no clue my husband first all that. I had insurance the next day. I believe that both parties involved are at fault . I shouldn’t have assumed she was going to be going as fast as she was. It’s kinda a blur but I remember the light was changing and yellow then I realized y she was coming at me very fast so I put my gas petal to the floor hoping that we wouldn’t collide. Both cars are damaged hers had to be towed mine was still drivable. I believe that she was trying to beat the light and going way to fast. I could be wrong however I don’t know how to go about getting the footage from the light and also the maverick I was turning into. As far as the no insurance I don’t know what the best thing to do with that . I wouldn’t have been driving had I know and I wouldn’t have let it lapse but obviously it sounds like excuses and judges here them all day. I don’t want to loose my license or have an sr22 my record is not good. Get a lawyer?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Utah attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry about your accident. I hope everyone is okay here. You put a number of issues on the table. In terms of fault, a Utah attorney familiar with the state's vehicle and traffic law AND the signage/traffic control devices of the intersection should advise, but in most jurisdictions, a person making a left turn is burdened to oncoming traffic. In terms of insurance lapsing, that could be up to the insurance carrier in terms of grace periods. As a general matter, ordinary traffic accidents do not usually result in loss of license. A Utah attorney could advise more meaningfully based on state-specific factors. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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