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Child Injury Lawyers in Utah

UTAH CHILD INJURY LAWYERS

An unexpected call from your child’s school sets off your alarm bells. You hear the words every parent dreads: “Your child is hurt. Please come as soon as you can.” As you run for the car and start driving, all you can think about is taking away your child’s pain. You know that once the crisis is over, there will be plenty of time to place blame.

WHO IS AT FAULT IN A CHILD INJURY ACCIDENT?

Because they are more impulsive and less experienced than the average adult, children are more susceptible to injuries. For example, they may rush to pet an unknown dog with no fear of being bitten. Unfortunately, their fearlessness often leads to injuries. When it comes to children, adults must act with a reasonable standard of care. People who fail to take normal safety precautions, as well as those who harm a child intentionally, are liable for any resulting injuries. Liable parties can include:
Property owners
Toy manufacturers
Pet owners
School officials
Sports coaches and/or players
Health care professionals
Motorists
Playground equipment manufacturers
Other parents
Determining liability for your child’s injury is often a complicated matter. Seeking the help of a qualified child injury lawyer is the best course of action once your child is out of danger. An experienced attorney has the necessary knowledge and skill to investigate the incident in question, interview witnesses, and build a strong case for compensation.

THE MOST COMMON ACCIDENTS INVOLVING CHILDREN

Accidents involving children are particularly common at home or in local neighborhoods since that is where children do most of their living and playing. The most common accidents for children include the following:
Falls
Glass-related Injuries
Suffocation and Choking
Drowning
Burns and Scalds
Cuts
Playground equipment manufacturers

CHILD ACCIDENTS BY THE NUMBERS

You might be surprised by how frequently—or infrequently—children are hospitalized for particular accidents. For example, did you know drowning is the second leading cause of death for both infants (1-4 years old) and pre-teens (10-14 years old)? Knowing the dangers to your children may be helpful in setting safety standards that can help lower their risk of injury.

HOW A UTAH CHILD INJURY LAWYER CAN HELP

If your child has been injured in an accident, you should hire an experienced and compassionate attorney who has the best interests of the child and his/her family in mind. Children can become victims of many types of accidents, including auto accidents, accidents at school, bicycle accidents, dog bite attacks, and more. The parents of the injured child should not have to bear the financial burden of medical bills and treatment due to the negligence of another person. 

As a parent, you want to ensure that your child receives just compensation for current and future expenses related to the injury, and you expect repayment for your child’s medical bills. Given what is at stake, you need a child injury lawyer in your corner. Call us or fill out our contact form to get expert legal assistance. Your initial consultation is free.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Most injury claims can be settled for their full value through negotiation, mediation or arbitration, without having to go to court. Our firm settles almost 98% of our accident cases outside of court. However, if the Insurance Company refuses to offer a reasonable settlement to compensate you for all of your present and future loss, this may require that you participate in legal proceedings.
You should contact an accident attorney as soon as possible after being injured so that your rights and evidence are protected. Do not give the insurance company a recorded statement as this can be used against you at a later time. You may give them your version of the accident as long as it is not recorded. Our Salt Lake City accident attorneys will begin to work for you immediately and make sure you get the medical attention you need even if you don’t have your own medical insurance.
This is going to be one of the biggest decisions that could affect the best outcome and the rest of your life. Most accident attorneys offer a free consultation so take the time to interview your attorney. Ask what is their philosophy? You will be working with them for a long time. You will want a firm that will help you with all aspects of your case, not just the injury portion. So choose a firm that will help you with property damage, rental car, doctor referrals and specialists you can’t afford and disability payments for time off work. Ask around and talk to family and friends who have had to use an accident attorney. Approximately 50% of our new client referrals come from previous clients and we are the Utah auto accident attorneys that other lawyers recommend to their family and friends.
A personal injury lawyer practices law relating to injuries suffered by an innocent party through some other party’s negligence. Our Firm has over 35 years experience in handling these types of claims and getting our client’s lives back on the right track after they have been injured. Also, the Insurance Company has their own attorney whose job it is to deny claims or pay out as little as possible. Put our experienced Personal Injury attorneys on your side. We will fight to get your medicals bills paid, loss of earnings and general pain and suffering award.
Almost every Utah car insurance policy has at least $3,000 available for medical bills, no matter who was at fault for the accident. However, most of our client’s medical expenses exceed that $3,000 threshold. You may submit your remaining bills to your Health Insurance, however, if you do not have health insurance, we at William Rawlings & Associates will contact all of your medical providers and obtain a lien on your behalf for any and all treatment you may need from Physical therapy to surgery. This lien simply states that the medical provider agrees to hold on to their bill and continue to treat you until you are released and agree to wait for payment until your case is settled.
Here is what makes us different and the Best Choice to handle your injury claim. We have attorneys who were former Insurance Adjusters and Insurance Attorneys. We fully understand the Insurance Company’s process and games and strategies they play to avoid paying claims. We have been settling claims for over 35 years so the Insurance Companies know us, know we don’t back down AND that we are not afraid to go to trial if that’s what it will take to get you full compensation for your claim. Also, we are always available 24/7 to answer a question about your claim and eliminate some of the stress involved from being in an accident once we discuss the process with you. We have been recognized by our Peers as Top Personal Injury Lawyers in Salt Lake City and have also been named Utah’s Legal Elite and Top Trial Attorneys.

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