Personal Injury in Utah
In the unfortunate event that you are injured in an auto accident, you may find yourself thrust into the unfamiliar realm of personal injury law―a legal specialty devoted to those who have suffered physical or emotional damage from the actions or negligence of others. Personal injury is distinct from property damage and presents an entirely different set of legal issues.
Unfortunately, automobile accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury. In many cases the suffering extends beyond the original injury; an accident victim can suffer lasting pain, lost wages if they are unable to work, and emotional distress from the entire experience.
It's difficult to put a dollar value on an injury and the ensuing pain and suffering. However, the insurance company of the person who caused the accident (and even your own insurance company) may quickly offer you a settlement―after putting its adjusters, investigators, and attorneys to work to minimize the company's liability and lessen the amount of money it will have to pay you.
Unless you know the labyrinthine nuances of personal injury law and know how to stand up to the adversarial legal system within which it operates, you might be inclined (or even pressured) to accept the first offer you get before you speak with an attorney. This might not be wise.
A personal injury lawyer can help you receive the maximum compensation allowable by law for your damages. Furthermore, an attorney can prevent you from making mistakes early in the process of filing a personal injury claim that could adversely affect your settlement.
Personal injury lawyers often encourage accident victims to engage their services as early as possible. There are a few reasons for this, among them:
- A personal injury lawyer can interview witnesses and preserve evidence to prove liability.
- An attorney can ensure you get the right medical care.
- A lawyer can help you receive full compensation by helping you properly document your injuries.
Check out our Personal Injury Attorneys page to find help locating someone for your case.