Personal Injury Attorneys Serving You in Utah
Nobody expects to become one of the statistics. Thousands of people are injured every year in a variety of personal injury cases across the U.S. – and Utah is no stranger to these horrific accidents that can leave a huge impact on your life and leave you with little options. No matter what, you don’t want to be left to handle a case on your own. People in Utah understand that handling a case on their own could mean missing out on many chances for compensation that they deserve in their time of need. You should never hold off on your claim, and you should act as soon as possible after you have sustained serious injuries.
Turn to an Accident Attorney in Your Time of Need
Have you received severe injuries stemming from your accident and aren’t sure how to recover from these injuries that will leave an impact on your everyday life? You should always have an attorney on your side to go up against the big insurance companies and teams of lawyers on the other side who do whatever they can to work against your case and prevent you from compensating in your time of need. We understand the legalities in many personal injury cases and can apply our vast knowledge of the law to your case to help you get every last cent that you deserve in your case. This is vital when you are facing large expenses of medical bills, have lost significant wages due to missing time at work, and many other financial strains that can negatively impact your life. From physical injuries to the emotional turmoil you feel on a daily basis, we are here for you.
What happens if you have sustained lasting injuries, such as ones that require permanent disability? You may be able to pursue a claim to receive compensation that will follow you through the length of your injury, even if this means the rest of your lifetime. If you are going to be unable to work for years to come and can’t support your family, we are here for you. For the opportunities missed and future opportunities yet to come, we want to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
In Utah, the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is 4 years. This means that, from the time you discover your injury, you have 4 years to bring your claim. This is helpful in many cases, because you may not immediately recognize the signs and symptoms of your injuries until many weeks, months, or even years down the road. This gives you plenty of time to speak to an attorney about moving forward with your claim.
Cases We Cover in Utah
Personal injury cases are filed on a daily basis in Utah for a variety of reasons. Today we will look at some of the accident cases we handle, and how we will stand by your side when you need us the most.
Auto Accidents: In Utah, statistics show us that a crash occurs every 10 minutes, and a person is injured in a crash every 23 minutes. This means that many claims can be brought on behalf of those who have been injured in a car crash by a negligent party. In Utah, the leading causes of fatal crashes in order were: speeding, failing to stay in proper lane, unrestrained occupants, drunk driving, and failing to yield. Speeding takes the lead at 42% of crashes. In many of these cases, preventable behaviors become the matter of attention and could have easily been avoided. When another party causes your car accident, you may wonder what to do or where to turn when you want to seek damages. We can help you understand what to do – from the initial police report to documenting your medical journey. The truth is, a driver on our roadways owes you a standard duty of care just like every other type of driver. If they breach this duty of care and it leads to harm, they could be liable and you could be eligible for compensation in your serious case.
Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcycle accidents are almost always very serious to the rider because motorcyclists are not protected from the elements. This means that they are highly susceptible to injuries. If you are a motorcyclist who has been injured, you may sustain serious injuries like broken bones, road rash, traumatic brain injuries, and more. Drivers tend to not watch out for motorcyclists like they should, which puts them at risk for serious injury. This happens for a variety of reasons, such as making left turns in front of a rider, cutting them off on the roadways, or bumping into them when they are driving distracted. If you have been injured, a driver could be liable for your injuries.
Pedestrian Accidents: A special duty of care is also owed to pedestrians, another highly susceptible citizen on our roadways. Pedestrians have absolutely no protection from the elements on our roads. If you have been injured by a driver who was not looking out for you as a pedestrian, you could be compensated for your medical expenses, lost time at work, and many other damages. When drivers are improperly using lanes or crosswalks are not marked correctly, these accidents can happen easily – and usually not without injuries.
Truck Accidents: Truck accidents are common across the U.S. In an FMCSA 2013 report in Utah, it was reflected that, over a certain time period, truck accidents have actually increased. These accidents almost always lead to catastrophic injuries due to the sheer size of trucks compared to motor vehicles. Trucks must abide by regulations to ensure the safety of other drivers on the roads and when these regulations are ignored, liability can fall onto a truck driver or the managing company.
Wrongful Death: Have you lost your loved one in a car, truck, pedestrian, or another type of accident? You may have a wrongful death suit if you and others have suffered financially and emotionally due to the death of your loved one. We can help you and your family compensate on behalf of them for aspects like lost wages, funeral expenses, and more.
There are many other types of accidents that we handle in Utah – from commercial vehicle accidents to DUI accidents, ridesharing and so much more. If you have been injured in a Utah personal injury accident, we want to hear from you. We want to help you gain the compensation you deserve in your time of need. Call an attorney who can help you with many aspects of your case, from working with the big insurance companies to help you gather proper documentation, to filing all of your paperwork on time. Your case is important to you, so it’s also important to us.