Car Accident Lawyers – Salt Lake City, Utah
Have you been injured in a car accident?
Every day in Utah, there are hundreds of car accidents with many of these accidents ending in serious injuries or even death. Working as car accident lawyers, we know the impact a sudden car crash can have on the lives of those involved. Understanding the toll a significant injury or death can have on a person and their families is what motivates us to show up to work with passion, empathy, and dedication. William R. Rawlings & Associates bring more than 35 years of experience to people who have been injured because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, including individuals who have sustained injury in a car accident. As former insurance adjusters and defense lawyers, we know how insurance companies operate. We can anticipate the strategies and tactics they will use to try to diminish, delay or deny your claim. Because of our extensive experience, we are able to settle more than 98 percent of our cases without going to trial. Nonetheless, we are always willing and able to fight for your rights in court.
Common Causes of Utah Car Accidents
The unfortunate reality is that over 5,200 accidents in Utah resulted in injuries or death in 2015. All of which are completely preventable. Yet the consequences for the car accident victim can be far-reaching. If you can show that someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior is behind the injuries sustained in a car accident, you may be able to recover compensation. Some of the most common causes of car accidents include distracted driving, drunk driving, reckless driving, drowsy driving and failing to obey road laws.
Common Utah Car Accident Injuries
Although a car accident might look different for every victim, many of the injuries sustained in a severe accident will impact you for years to come. They may require advanced diagnostics or costly treatments. Some of the most common injuries seen in car accident victims are whiplash, head, neck and shoulder injuries, lacerations, fractures, broken bones and back strains. Often times, the pain may be severe enough that you’re unable to return to work leaving you confused and financially burdened.
How Our Car Accident Lawyers Can Help You
We provide comprehensive legal counsel to people who have been injured in a car accident, whether as a driver, passenger or pedestrian. We will carefully gather all relevant evidence and work with expert witnesses, such as accident reconstruction specialists when essential to preparing and presenting the most effective case for your full recovery.
If you have been in an accident you should make sure you get the following information:
- Names of all the people involved in the accident.
- Names and phone numbers of anyone who witnessed the accident
- Date, time, and place of the accident
- The other driver’s license number
- The other driver’s insurance company information
- Case number from the police officer at the scene
Contact a Top Rated Utah Car Accident Lawyer
Do not discuss the facts of the car accident to anyone at the scene of the accident except for the officers taking your statement and NEVER admit fault. Your adrenaline is racing and you need time to collect yourself and your thoughts. Selecting the right Utah car accident lawyer is extremely important for your claim and for your life after an accident. The right attorney will review the evidence, suggest legal strategies for developing your claim, reconstruct the scene of the accident, and help you get the settlement you deserve. When a resolution cannot be achieved through negotiations or mediation, the final step is a jury trial or arbitration. In this phase, having an experienced trial lawyer is key. When speaking with potential attorneys, ask them about their trial experience and case results.
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