Salt Lake City Car Accident Attorney

At Utah Personal Injury Lawyers, we know how to serve and inform individuals who have suffered or experienced a car crash and seek representation. In some way, everyone will be affected by a car crash at one point in their life. It is because we have witnessed firsthand accounts of a traumatic car accident that we have focused so much of our legal practice on aiding those who have been injured. We value our ability to serve our clients above all else. Due to our high standard of excellence, we hire only the best and brightest to be a part of our team. As part of our standard service, we professionally investigate your case by obtaining the police report, interviewing witnesses, gathering medical records, conducting testing, and consulting various experts. Because of our reputation and relationships, we successfully settled more than 97% of our cases without going to trial. Rather than pursuing the negligent driver professionally, we resolve these cases by having the driver’s insurance company pay the claim.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What can I do to help my attorney and case?

After you have received proper medical attention and there are many things you can do immediately after your accident and the following weeks to come.

  1. Do your best to help your attorney gather proper evidence for your case. This means taking pictures, gathering witnesses to your accidents, and keeping all medical receipts, bills, and other car crash-related documents.
  2. Do not talk to anyone about your case. This includes what you say in a police report and agreeing or signing anything an insurance company puts before you. Small mistakes during this phase of your accident can damage your case and reduce your chances of a fair settlement.
  3. Finally, keep in contact with your attorney. This means establishing an open line of communication. The legal process is very time-consuming; it helps your attorney and, therefore, when you are available to speak with your attorney. We all want to avoid situations where a case’s progress is halted because someone cannot be reached.

I want to talk to an attorney, but I cannot afford one. What can I do?

Our initial consultations for injury cases are free. It doesn’t cost you a thing to give us a call or fill out our case evaluation sheet. Either option will allow you to speak with a legal professional in a no-obligation to hire a setting where your options and a potential case can be discussed. If our law firm and you end up working together, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not collect any money unless we settle your case or are awarded money at trial on your behalf.

What should I do if the other driver was at fault and does not have insurance?

If the other driver was not insured, you could make a claim under your uninsured motorist coverage of your policy. Do not be afraid to contact your insurance company; if the accident was not your fault, your rates could not go up because of the accident. It has always been my stance that you will get the best outcome when you work with an attorney. Although you may be able to be compensated by your own insurance company, you may also be required to arbitrate your claim and will need to contact an attorney right away.

An insurance agency wants me to sign/do/or agree with something I am not comfortable with, what should I do?

Do not sign or do anything without contacting an attorney. You are not legally obligated to do anything with the insurance companies without legal representation. Even your own insurance company can and will use anything on the record for reasons that may not be in your best interest.

What is my case worth?

This depends on several important factors. These factors include but are not limited to:

  1. Your out of pocket expenses, including medical bills, lost wages, and any other direct or indirect expense resulting from the car crash.
  2. Anything permanent that negatively affects your life. This can be disfigurement or disability that results in a loss of quality of life.
  3. A situation that calls for retirement from work
  4. Death.

We work with you to ensure all the costs of your case have been analyzed to ensure your rights to compensation will be upheld.

What are some common causes of a car crash?

This is a fascinating question, especially when analyzing it within the scope of Utah and Idaho. Both states face unique challenges on the road that many states do not. These challenges all help annually to contribute to the number of accidents we see on the road. Including:

  1. Inattentive driver: This is probably the most common of all reasons for a car crash. This can mean many different things but most commonly refers to a driver talking or texting on their cell phone, eating or doing their make-up, or simply daydreaming and not paying attention to what is happening on the road.
  2. Intoxicated driver: Unfortunately, we also see this is a common cause of many automobile accidents. When drivers are under the influence of either drugs or alcohol, it usually results in a loss of life.
  3. Road and weather conditions: This is really where Utah and Idaho drivers face unique challenges. Both states are known for their erratic weather. Rain, snow, sleet, and hail all contribute to accidents. Drivers cannot properly see all the hazards on the road, or they slide into another car. Anyway, you look at it, our brutal weather adds to our yearly accident toll.

The reasons for a car crash are as numerous as any other accident. There are some common causes, but ultimately no two accidents are the same. Even if police reports or insurance companies may lead you to believe that a case is cut and dried, you need a third-party professional to analyze your Utah car crash.

The Importance Of Speaking With An Attorney

Recreational accident cases are unique in nature and require an experienced law firm to properly handle. Participants or guests engaged in managed and coordinated activities have a reasonable guarantee that precautions have been taken. It can be difficult for the injured parties to show that there was negligence of another that resulted in their injury. Furthermore, Insurance companies have a reputation for making it difficult to collect fair and just compensation. If you are looking for someone to fight for your rights we highly recommend requesting a case review today. Our attorneys can help you cut through red tape to get your case handled professionally and efficiently.

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Insurance Companies Are Not On Your Side.

We are not here to try and villainize anyone. However, insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. Insurance companies have a financial interest in paying you as little as possible for your injuries. Automobile insurance is supposed to step in and help take care of people who have been injured or suffered a loss due to an auto accident. Sadly, insurance companies often take advantage of victims by offering a quick, low-ball settlement for personal injuries and damage to the vehicle or by attempting to deny a claim and abandon the victim completely. Don’t let insurance companies walk away from their responsibilities. Ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, rehabilitative therapy, vehicle damage, lost wages, and other costs.

Why You Need A Car Crash Attorney.

An attorney can help you fight for what is rightfully yours. The cards are not stacked in your favor. We do not collect a fee unless your case settles or we win at trial. Call or Contact our office today for your free consultation.

Our Testimonials

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2022-02-08
Mr. Ault helped me more in 20 minutes with sage advice on how to deal with my situation than the other attorneys I had contacted. We need more lawyers like this; warm, friendly, insightful and knowledgeable. Thank you, Mr. Ault.
Kristen Eldridge
Kristen Eldridge
2021-12-01
Keil was great, super helpful at explaining things, and got the job done!
ELIZABETH JEPSON
ELIZABETH JEPSON
2021-09-07
I had a wonderful experience with everyone at the Ault firm! Best of all, Chris Ault could make me laugh on some of my darkest days. Thank you. Highly recommended!
Tedd Tedderson
Tedd Tedderson
2021-06-18
I don't post reviews normally, but I wanted to let anyone who is looking for an attorney that The Ault Firm is the best out there. Due to the nature of my work, I deal with attorneys on a daily basis and I can honestly say that The Ault Firm is one of the easiest, most forthright and most punctual attorneys I have ever dealt with. Chris and his team were there for me in my time of need and got the result I wanted, without being dishonest, tricky or shady. They work with the facts and do everything under the law to represent their clients to the fullest. If you are in need of an attorney, you can trust The Ault Firm with the most important moments of your life.
Amy Leyba
Amy Leyba
2021-05-24
I have worked with this team for years on multiple occasions. They are always so professional and courteous. They only use legal jargon when I understand. Fun people who really care.

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