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The moments immediately following an injury sustained in an auto accident can be stressful, painful and scary, and you may feel overwhelmed by the seemingly insurmountable burdens you experience. However, the steps you take during this time are crucial to receiving fair compensation. The most important of these steps is to contact an experienced auto accident attorney who will fight to help you reach a fair and just resolution with the insurance companies. Many who are injured in an auto accident soon find themselves in a very vulnerable position, with increasing medical bills, car repairs, and the inability to do things they once enjoyed. You may feel pressured to accept any amount of money the insurance company offers in order to meet your bill payments. Insurance companies are aware of this and will often try to take advantage of you by offering settlement amounts well below what you are entitled to.
Also, you only have a certain period of time in which you may recover monetary damages from the insurance companies due to the statute of limitations placed on auto accident cases that occur in Utah. For example, in Utah, you generally have 4 years from the date of an auto accident (with certain exceptions which can limit your time to as little as 1 year) to file a lawsuit with the court. Failure to do so, even if you have been in discussions with the insurance company, will result in a loss of your claim, with little to no recourse available to you. Insurance companies are aware of this limitation and may use it against you if you delay your claim. Needless to say, the legal system may be complexing to those who are unfamiliar with it, and insurance companies will seek any opportunity to take advantage of you to avoid having to pay.
However, you do not have to fight this battle alone. The auto accident attorneys at The Advocates have years of experience dealing with insurance companies and know the games they play. Our auto accident attorneys will use this knowledge to help you hold the insurance companies accountable for the promises they have made—promises you have already paid for through expensive premiums. At The Advocates, we set ourselves apart from other personal injury firms by putting your best interests above all else. For example, many firms will not pursue property damage claims which would serve to pay for your car repairs. This is simply because the firm is unable to collect any of this money from you. However, the auto accident attorneys at The Advocates are more focused on your overall recovery than on their own bottom line.
We understand an auto accident can quickly create chaos in your life. Our experienced attorneys want to help you establish order once more so you can begin your road to recovery. If you have been injured in an auto accident, give us a call today. You can speak to one of our experienced auto accident attorneys who will assess your case, and help develop a plan to get you a fair and just resolution. As always, you owe us nothing until we get money for you. Call The Advocates today for your free auto accident assessment.
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