Personal Injury Lawyer Salt Lake City
When tragedy strikes your family in the form of an automobile accident or other cause of personal injury or wrongful death, the Personal Injury Lawyer Salt Lake City at Nelson, Taylor & Associates dedicate themselves to getting you the compensation you are owed to cover your expenses and relieve further financial distress.
When one person is injured because of the negligence of another, the law holds that negligent person responsible to the injured person for the damages caused, including: present and future medical expenses, present and future lost wages, and pain & suffering. However, obtaining a fair amount of compensation is never an easy matter. As the plaintiff in a personal injury case, the burden falls on you to prove that the accident was the fault of the other party. The defendant, meanwhile, represented by a team of insurance company lawyers, will argue instead that you were to blame, that your injuries are not as serious as you claim, or that your injuries were not caused by the accident. If the jury believes that you contributed to the accident and are more at fault than the defendant, even just one percent more, then you will not be allowed to recover any compensation for your injuries, despite the other party’s negligence or reckless conduct.
Proving your case requires a thorough knowledge of the law and the ability to communicate effectively with the jury why you are entitled to compensation, all the while answering the claims and defenses thrown up by the defense. Our Personal Injury Lawyer Salt Lake City, Utah can help in most cases of personal injury, including the following types of injuries and accidents:
Auto Accidents:According to the most recent data from the Utah Department of Public Safety, there are approximately 54,000 vehicle crashes annually on Utah roads, occurring mostly in Salt Lake and neighboring counties. The minimum amount of liability insurance required by Utah state law covers $25,000 for personal injury caused to each person, up to a total of $65,000 for everyone involved. These amounts are about one quarter of the amount recommended by the insurance industry. If you or your family members are seriously injured in an auto accident, your damages can easily exceed this minimum amount.
Even with these low limits, many people choose to drive without any insurance and hope they don’t get into an accident. If this happens, your own insurance company may compensate you up to the limits of your uninsured motorist coverage, if you have this type of coverage. Many people make the mistake when dealing with their insurance company that the carrier is on their side and will treat them right. Your carrier is actually in an adverse position to you in this situation, and you should definitely still obtain legal representation from experienced Salt Lake City lawyers to make sure you get the best recovery. close