Provo Car Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash in Provo, Orem, Spanish Fork, or elsewhere in Utah County, the personal injury attorneys with The Advocates are here to help.

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A Utah Car Accident Attorney Can Help You Recover

Even when you’re driving safely and responsibly, accidents can happen. If you were involved in a car crash that resulted in serious injuries or fatalities, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the responsible party’s insurance company.

The Utah Advocates are here for you. We’re a personal injury law firm that has been helping car accident victims in Utah since 1993. Our experienced car accident attorneys will fight to get you fair compensation for your damages while helping you and your family access the resources you need to get your life back on track.

The Advocates’ Provo personal injury lawyers can help. We have been representing car accident victims all throughout the state of Utah for more than 30 years, so we understand the difficulties you’re facing. We will fight to get you maximum compensation for your damages and get you on the road to recovery. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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$1.3 Million

Side Impact Auto Accident

$1.0 Million

Side Impact Car Crash

$1.1 Million

Semi-Truck Auto Accident

$1.2 Million

Multiple Vehicle Collision

Not every accident requires a lawyer. However, if the accident resulted in injuries or significant property damage, it is a good idea to contact a lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the claims process, which can be lengthy and complex. Your lawyer will build your case, keep track of your medical records, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary. Studies have shown that accident victims who hire a personal injury lawyer can receive settlements up to 3.5 times larger than if they settled on their own.
Your initial consultation with us is always 100% free. There are never any upfront costs or hidden fees when you hire The Advocates. Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that our attorney fees are calculated as a percentage of your settlement. You will not pay us unless we win your case, and you receive a settlement.
The best way to know if you have a case is to speak with a lawyer. The Advocates offer free consultations—you can speak with a qualified legal team to understand what your case is worth without paying a dime. Once you have decided to hire an Advocate, we will investigate your accident to firmly establish liability.
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How Can The Advocates Help Me After My Auto Accident?

Below are just a few ways The Advocates can help your case:

  • Accessing necessary medical care
  • Finding excellent local body shops for your vehicle
  • Communicating with your employer regarding your accident
  • Answering any questions you may have

The Advocates Car Accident Claim Process

Step 1: Investigate the Accident

The first step The Advocates’ legal team will take is investigating your accident. Our attorneys do this by requesting a police report about your accident, examining any videos or photographs of the crash scene, and by contacting any relevant witnesses to the accident. Once we have firmly established liability, we will begin the hard work of building your personal injury claim.

Step 2: Build Your Claim

Building your car accident injury claim is one of the most time-consuming steps in the entire process. Your medical treatment must be complete before your claim is ready. The sum total of your damages cannot be known until all your medical expenses can be accounted for.

Step 3: Negotiate a Settlement

Once you are finished treating your injuries and your medical records have been gathered, your attorney will send out a demand package to the at-fault party’s insurance. Afterwards, your attorney will begin negotiations. In most cases, a settlement can be reached during this step. If the other party refuses to make a fair offer, then you will have the option to file a lawsuit.

Step 4: Litigate If Necessary

Timewise, litigation is the longest step in the claims process, potentially extending the life of your claim one or two years. In this step, your attorney will argue your case in front of a judge, jury, and/or arbitrator. They will determine who is at fault for the accident and the amount in damages that will be awarded.

Utah Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics

Provo-Orem metro area facts and stats

  • Besides Provo and Orem, major cities and towns in this area include parts of Draper, American Fork, Lehi, and Spanish Fork.
  • This area is rapidly growing, both in population and in terms of development.
  • More than 11,000 car accidents occured in the Provo-Orem metro area in 2022.
  • In 2022, 319 people died on Utah roads.

Common causes of car accidents

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way
  • Failure to check blind spots

Common car accident injuries

  • Traumatic brain injuries and other head injuries
  • Neck and back injuries, including whiplash
  • Internal organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts and bruises

Utah Traffic Laws and Information

What to do after a car accident

Utah law requires that motorists involved in car accidents that result in property damage, injuries, or death have a responsibility to stop, render reasonable assistance to others at the scene, and exchange information with the other motorist.

Failure to remain at the scene of an accident could constitute a hit-and-run. In order to protect yourself and preserve your right to any potential insurance claims, take the following actions after your crash:

  • Move your vehicle out of traffic if possible.
  • Check for injuries and call 911 if needed.
  • Contact law enforcement and file a police report.
  • Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver.
  • Take photos and videos of the scene and both vehicles.
  • Get contact information from any witnesses to the accident.
  • Seek medical attention, even if you do not believe you were injured.
  • Notify your own insurance provider of the accident.
  • Consider contacting a personal injury attorney.

Utah impaired driving laws

Utah is the only state in the country with a BAC limit of less than 0.08. In Utah, motorists may not operate a vehicle with a BAC of 0.05 or higher (or if the motorist is incapable of safely operating the vehicle, regardless of BAC level).

It is crucial to know the laws and ordinances of any state or town where you plan to drive.

Utah distracted driving laws

Under Utah law, drivers may not use a wireless communication device to read or write messages, dial phone numbers, take or view photos or videos, or access the internet while operating a motor vehicle.

“Wireless communication devices” include but are not limited to cell phones, tablets, and laptop computers.

Distracted driving is subject to secondary enforcement in Utah, meaning you can only be cited for driving distracted if you are pulled over for another offense. However, careless driving is a primary offense, so if your distraction causes you to drive recklessly, you can be pulled over and cited for both offenses.

Contact a Provo Car Accident Lawyer

If you’re facing physical injuries, property damage, and medical bills after your accident, you may have a valid personal injury claim. Contact The Advocates today for a free case evaluation—we’ll help you understand your legal options at no risk to you.

Whether you were injured in Provo, Salt Lake City, Ogden, or St. George, The Utah Advocates can help. We are a legal team of skilled negotiators and fierce litigators, ready to take on your car accident case.

You deserve competent, compassionate legal representation for your car accident claim. You deserve an Advocate.

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