Do I Have a Legal Case?
Why should I hire an Advocate?
Point of fact, hiring an Advocate is almost certainly in your best interests. Statistics have proven that hiring an attorney to represent you after an accident will drastically increase the amount of your recovery. Our attorneys have decades of experience negotiating with insurance companies and navigating the arcane maze required to successfully settle a personal injury claim. Contact The Advocates today for a free evaluation of your case.
Do I have to pay upfront to hire an Advocate?
Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means you will not have to pay any upfront, out-of-pocket fees. Our fees are only collected if your case is successfully settled. We charge a simple percentage of the final settlement we help you win. In short, we only get paid if you do.
Will I have to go to court?
You will not have to appear in court unless your case goes into litigation. Since the majority of cases settle before going to litigation, it’s highly likely you will never see a courtroom. However, if your case does go to trial, our attorneys have substantial experience arguing cases before judges and juries.
Salt Lake City Car Accident Settlements and Verdicts
Car accidents can be incredibly dangerous and frightening. A serious enough accident can cause life-threatening injuries, severe stress, and even long-term trauma. With millions of car accidents occurring every day throughout the United States, such tragedies are an unfortunate reality for too many people. Estimates performed by the car insurance industry show that the average American will file at least one collision claim every 17.9 years. Put simply, this statistic shows that the average driver will be in a total of three to four accidents throughout their driving career. And, sadly, Utah is no exception to these harrowing statistics.
Victims of motor vehicle accidents can suffer significantly afterward. Of the millions of traffic collisions reported in 2013, the National Institute of Health estimated that upward of 54 million passengers sustained lasting injuries after their crash. On top of debilitating injuries, victims must then grapple with wages lost to injury leave, mounting medical bills, and the loss of transportation due to vehicle damage. Accident victims should not have to struggle through the aftermath of a car crash alone.
The best way to ensure you successfully recover, both physically and financially, from your car accident is to hire a personal injury attorney. Nobody understands the complexities of insurance law better than a personal injury lawyer.
Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Attorney After Your Accident
Unfortunately, when it comes to recovering from a car accident, the deck is stacked against you. Insurance companies do their best to either pay as small a settlement as possible or to simply not pay a settlement at all. Most insurance laws are written to be confusing for anyone who isn’t an expert, and they often benefit insurance providers over accident victims. Steep medical bills, too, can ruin your credit and leave you in debt for years to come.
When you hire a personal injury attorney to represent your case, you can simply sit back and focus on the healing process. Personal injury lawyers know just how to navigate the complex legal labyrinth required to successfully seek fair compensation for a car accident. The attorneys with The Advocates have decades of experiences working thousands of car accident cases just like yours. We are experts at steering personal injury claims to just settlements. We will negotiate with insurance adjusters in your stead and help you get maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.
Additionally, internal studies performed by insurance companies have shown that car accident claims represented by a personal injury attorney settle on average for 5 times the amount car accident claims made without legal representation. Insurance adjusters are trained to use tricks and strategies when they speak to accident victims in order to get them to settle for far less than their claim is worth. Oftentimes, this amount isn’t even enough to pay a victim’s total medical bills.
Don’t worry. The personal injury attorneys with The Advocates know all of the games insurance companies play. We won’t let insurance adjusters push you around. We know just how much your car accident claim is worth and we will do everything we are able to make sure you receive fair compensation according to Utah law. You deserve an Advocate!
What is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
In order to calculate the approximate value of your car accident claim, your Advocate will sit down with you to determine both the economic and non-economic damages your car accident has caused you. Economic damages include expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, automobile repair, and any other cost you may have incurred. Pretty much any expense that can be calculated and accounted for is considered economic damages. Non-economic damages are more difficult to quantify since they include intangible expenses such as the amount of pain and suffering you were caused due to your car accident. Other factors that play a part in assessing non-economic damages are age, scarring, impact on your lifestyle, disability, and many other considerations.
With an Advocate representing your legal interests, we’ll take all of these considerations into mind as we calculate and build your car accident claim. Our attorneys have built thousands of car accident claims and will make sure we include every expense you suffered from your car accident is included in your demand letter. When you hire an Advocate as your personal injury lawyer, you won’t have to worry about missing a medical bill or overlooking a relevant expense. We are the very definition of thorough.
Statute of Limitations
Like most other personal injury claims, there is a specified window of time in which you can file a car accident claim in order to pursue legal action for your injuries and losses. This window of time is legally know as the statute of limitations, and it typically varies from state to state. According to Utahcourts.gov, if a car accident victim allows this time window to pass without filing a car accident claim, the statute of limitations has effectively “run” or passed. In Utah the statute of limitations is four years from the time of the offending incident, i.e. your car accident.
If you attempt to take legal action beyond this date, the Utah courts will refuse to accept your case into their dockets. Since there is a time-sensitive element to filing a car accident claim, you should call The Advocates as soon as possible. Even if your statute of limitations runs out in the next few days, we might be able to help you. Don’t hesitate to contact our office today so we can get started on your case!
Types of Car Accidents and the Injuries They Produce
Car accidents can cause a number of injuries, both serious and minor. Many different variables are responsible for the types of injuries one may suffer such as the location of the injured passenger, the size and type of the vehicles involved, and, most importantly, whether seatbelts were worn at the time of the car accident.
The most common automobile accident types are:
- Head-on collision
- Single-car accident
- Rollover accident
- T-bone collision
- Sideswiped collision
- Rear-ended accident
- Side impact collision
- Multi-vehicle accident
- Sideswiped collision
Injuries also tend to vary according to their severity. The most frequent are:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spine, back, and neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal organ injuries
Free Case Consultations
Unlike most other personal injury law firms, The Advocates offers free case evaluations to any and all car accident victims. During your evaluation of your case our attorneys will go over the details of your case and advise you on the next best logical steps for your situation. We will assess the details of your accident and let you know if we think you have a case or not.
If you are unable to come meet us in one of our many locations throughout Utah, we will come meet you wherever you are. You can even call us at 801-326-0809 or chat online right now with a live attorney. Our attorneys have decades of experience helping car accident victims just like you recover what they are entitled to according to the law. Don’t wait to get back on the road to recovery. You deserve an Advocate!