As your auto accident lawyers, we want you to know it is now standard procedure to obtain the cell phone records of the responsible party in cases involving car accidents. The number of car accidents linked to cell phone usage, both telephone conversations and texting, is staggering. According to one study, 28% of traffic accidents occur when a driver is using a cell phone. Consequently, it is critical to obtain a driver’s cell phone records involving a motor vehicle or any car accident case. One typically obtains cell phone records through a subpoena to the driver’s cell phone provider.
The Utah Department of Public Safety outlines specific rules for car seats. How long should your child be in a car seat? When is it safe to transition to a booster seat? Children under 8 years old must be properly secured in an approved child safety seat. This is the case until they are at least 57 inches tall. Children between 8 to 12 years old must be in an appropriate child restraint device or by a safety belt. Yet the law does not apply to school buses and vehicles manufactured without safety belts.
Do you really need a help with an accident claim? You can certainly try and deal with the Insurance Company on your own. We find that most people who have suffered major injuries would rather have someone else deal with the adjuster. They would rather have someone help them with gathering documents. They would rather work on healing and have someone deal with all the calls, correspondence and medical providers who want payment.
You’ve been in an accident and you are injured. Your car is also damaged severely and is a total loss. Where do you go from here? What are your rights?
Fair Market Value
Many people want their car repaired after an accident. Mainly because they do not have the extra money to buy a new car. Not all cars are repairable after an accident. The value of your claim generally is determined by the cost of repairing it to its pre-accident condition. However, if the repair cost is 70% or more of the value of the car the Insurance Company will deem it a total loss.
So now your car is a total loss? What is it worth?
When you have been injured in an accident, you may need a personal injury lawyer. We will help you get fair compensation from the insurance companies. The insurance companies have a team of lawyers with their best interests in mind. So if you want fair compensation you need William Rawlings & Associates. We are a Salt Lake City and Provo personal injury lawyer team. We have the experience and expertise you need to get a fair settlement or court-awarded compensation. Many people associate hiring an attorney with big upfront costs. However, when you work with William Rawlings & Associates you don’t pay until we win or settle your case. If you suspect you may need a personal injury lawyer, don’t wait until it’s too late. Call us now at 801-553-0505.
The daylight-saving time change will force most of us to spring forward and advance our clocks one hour. This effectively moves an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening, giving us those long summer nights. But waking up 1 hour earlier may not be so easy, having lost an hour of precious sleep and perhaps driving to work in the dark. How time changes actually affect you depends on your own personal health, sleep habits, and lifestyle.
When an accident or wrongful death occurs, the injured party has a legal right to compensation. Most individuals assume that the best way to collect this compensation is by taking their case to court and letting a judge or jury decide. If you have a good lawyer, this can be a valid option, but it would be wrong to assume that it’s your only one.
Many people have received just compensation and avoided the hassles of courtroom trials by negotiating a settlement. Recent studies indicate that as many as 95 percent of American civil cases never make it to trial. An experienced and aggressive lawyer, like those at William Rawlings & Associates negotiate a compensation agreement, settlement is made and both parties leave satisfied.
Driving is a dangerous activity but is very necessary for our busy lives. Not only is it threatening for those who find themselves directly behind the wheel of a vehicle in Salt Lake City, Provo, or elsewhere in Utah, but it can also be a point of concern for pedestrians.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each and every year, roughly 5,000 pedestrians are involved in fatal automobile accidents. Even more harrowing, upwards of 76,000 pedestrians are injured in many an auto accident in which they seemingly should have no part. Oftentimes, a lawyer is needed to make sure claims are handled fairly with the Insurance Company.