Salt Lake City Car Accident Attorney
You have rights after an accident. Our attorneys at Handy & Handy provide close, personal attention to you and your family. Our goal is to find the best option in your case so you can focus on your recovery.
Protecting Your Best Interests After An Accident
We are skilled personal injury lawyers with extensive litigation experience. We are dedicated to informing you of your options delivered with compassion. We take a compassionate approach with our clients but are aggressive against the insurance company. We know what it takes to protect your best interests, and we have the drive to get the results you need. Our lawyers represent clients in Salt Lake City who have been injured in all types of car vehicle accidents and issues involving:
- Car accidents, including distracted driving and drunk driving crashes
- Truck accidents involving semi-trucks and other big trucks
- Motorcycle accidents resulting in serious injuries and death
- Bicycle accidents involving motorists and other cyclists
- Pedestrian accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries
- Public transportation accidents
- Uninsured or underinsured motorist claims
- Insurance coverage issues involving personal injury protection
What you do after an accident matters. Do you know what to do? Learn more about what steps to take after a car crash.
We Will Fight For You And Give You Straight Answers
What is your case worth? It’s a question that we’re often asked. In reality, it can be a difficult question to answer as there are many factors we consider when determining the value of your case. At Handy & Handy, we believe in giving you straight answers to your questions. The truth is, we may not know what your case is worth until after you have completed medical treatment for your injuries. It is difficult to realize the extent of your injuries after an accident. It can take days, even weeks, to fully see the impact of your injuries. This can result in large medical bills, lost wages, and a lot of pain. This is why you need experienced advocates on your side. We have handled thousands of accident cases in Utah. We will work hard to get you a fair settlement to compensate you for your losses.
Injured In An Accident? Contact Us For A Free Consultation.
We know how to protect you after a crash. We will guide you through this process, explain your options and help you make a decision that will protect your future. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online, or call (801) 264-6677. There is no risk to meet with us — we only get paid if you win.
What Compensation is Available after a Salt Lake City Car Accident
Compensation for your injuries and losses will be determined either by agreement with the at-fault party or the at-fault party’s insurance company. This may include compensation for damages such as:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and income
- The cost to repair or replace your vehicle
- Compensation for pain and suffering and emotional distress
- And More
If no agreement can be reached between you and the at-fault party or their insurance company with regard to compensation for your injuries and losses, you and your car accident lawyer will likely need to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party, and your case will have to be tried in a court of law to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Should I Bring a Car Accident Claim?
You might be thinking that you are not the suing type. But bringing a car accident claim does not mean that you are filing a lawsuit.
The vast majority of car accident cases settle favorably without having to file a lawsuit. The people we represent are just like you. They are caring and honest citizens who wish the accident never happened in the first place. They just want to be treated fairly by the insurance companies.
The law requires all drivers to carry insurance. The reason for that is simple—there needs to be a pool of money available to compensate people who suffer damages as a result of another driver’s negligence.
If you have been injured in a car accident and choose not to bring a claim, you are not helping the other driver or yourself. You are helping the insurance companies, and allowing them to profit from money that should be used to help compensate you for your injuries.
What are the Steps to Follow After a Salt Lake City Car Accident
Car accidents are often traumatic experiences. Even if no one’s injured, it can be difficult to think clearly and easy to make mistakes that can seriously damage your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Taking the right steps after a car accident can go a long way toward making sure your rights are protected. Here are the most important steps to follow after being involved in a car accident in Salt Lake City:
If anyone has suffered an injury, you should call 911 immediately. Even if no one has suffered any apparent injuries, you should request that police be dispatched to the scene to make a police report. If the police don’t respond or investigate, make sure that you exchange contact information and insurance information with the other driver (s) involved.
See a Doctor
Even if you don’t think that you’re injured right after the accident, keep in mind that some injuries, such as whiplash, can take a long time to develop. Make sure that you get checked out by a doctor. Doing so will help ensure that you will be able to obtain compensation for future medical complications should they arise.
Document everything that you see, feel, or remember, including any injuries you suffered and how they are affecting your day-to-day life, as well as any property damage or other losses you incurred. This information can help you months later when your memory of the accident begins to get foggy.
Here are some questions you might want to ask yourself:
- Where were you going?
- Where was the other driver coming from?
- Who were you traveling with?
- What was the weather like?
- Did you feel, see, or experience anything unusual that might have caused the accident?
- Did you hear anyone say that they were responsible for the accident?
Also, if you were injured, document any discomfort you are experiencing, including any physical pain, emotional distress, sleeplessness, or anxiety you may be experiencing. You should also take photographs of the vehicles at the scene of the accident, and collect the names and addresses of anyone who witnessed the accident as it occurred or its aftermath.
Refrain From Talking to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company
You should refrain from talking to the other driver’s insurance company or signing any document from them until you speak to a lawyer. If you get a call from the other insurance company, simply ask the individual to provide you with their name, title, and the name of the insurance company they work for, and be sure to write down all that information for your records.
If you decide to speak with the other driver’s insurance company, provide the insurance company with as little information as possible. Also, while it is important to document the conversation, you should never allow the insurance company to record what you say.
Contact a Qualified Salt Lake City Car Accident Attorney
Statistics show that someone in the United States is involved in a car accident every 10 seconds. The fact that car accidents are so common and so numerous may lead some to the misperception that any attorney, regardless of their area of specialization, can handle a car accident case. But, nothing could be further from the truth.
A properly handled car accident case requires an attorney who possesses a thorough understanding of the potential issues that need to be looked for and investigated, the experience necessary to navigate complex issues involving insurance, and the skills to successfully prosecute and settle the case or try it in court if necessary.
Contact Handy & Handy For A Free Consultation
If you or someone you care about was injured in a car accident in Salt Lake City, you need to make informed decisions. Our experienced Salt Lake City car accident attorneys have successfully handled thousands of car accident cases.
If you have a question about your car accident case, call Handy & Handy today at (801) 264-6677, or contact us directly, we would be happy to answer your questions and give you our thoughts on the merits of your case.
Our consultation is free, and you have no obligation to hire us. We are here to help you.