Sweetwater County, WY – Officer Injured in Car Crash on I-80
Sweetwater County, WY (December 19, 2020) – An auto accident reported on December 18 sent one person to an area hospital with injuries. At around 7:40 a.m., on Friday, a Sweetwater County sheriff’s Deputy was responding to a single-vehicle accident on East Interstate 80 near Flaming Gorge Way.
As the officer remained at the scene assisting the driver, their vehicle was struck by a second vehicle at around 8:15 a.m. The officer was transported to an area hospital for the treatment of injuries. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Wyoming
Every day, car accidents take place in Wyoming that force victims into area hospitals. Many victims sustain injuries that alter their lives entirely. Accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common causes of accidents we see in our state include negligent drivers, speeding drivers, reckless driving behaviors, drivers who are impaired, and those who are distracted while operating their vehicles. Even taking your eyes off the road for a few seconds can have a life-changing impact on a person.
Accident victims are often forced to go through extensive medical treatment and spend weeks off work to recover. Depending on the severity of injuries, some people never fully recover. Although there are numerous treatment options available for victims of auto accidents, they come at a substantial cost. Victims who sustain injuries in collisions caused by negligent and reckless drivers can benefit significantly by working with a team of knowledgeable and aggressive accident lawyers in Wyoming after being harmed in collisions.
Victims deserve a fighting chance to get justice after being harmed in preventable collisions. The fact that we see tens of thousands of people hospitalized each year due to the reckless and negligent actions of others is alarming. Victims can work with a reputable attorney to hold those at-fault accountable for their actions. Not only does pursuing legal options provide victims with the resources they need to move forward, but it sets precedence for other drivers to let them know that they should maintain control of their vehicles and take proactive measures to prevent harming people sharing the road. An attorney can work with you to determine what legal options are possible for your claim moving forward. Working with a knowledgeable legal team after your accident is your best bet for getting the justice you deserve.
Wyoming personal injury lawyers at Burg Simpson are dedicated to helping victims who are seriously injured in car accidents get the compensation and justice they deserve. Our experienced trial lawyers have extensive experience and resources available to help victims move forward after their accidents. If you were injured in an accident, due to the negligence of another driver, contact our personal injury attorneys Wyoming at 800-330-2195 or 307-527-7891 to see how we can help you.
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