Answers to Common Personal Injury Law Questions

As experienced personal injury attorneys in Utah, we've gotten many questions on a wide variety of topics. We've collected some of the main ones below. If you have a question that isn't answered here, please contact us.


Question 1. Do I need an attorney?

When you or your loved one suffer an injury as the result of somebody else's action, most people would expect that the at-fault person would compensate you for your injury.

In fact, most of us plan ahead for this very situation and we purchase liability insurance that we expect will pay others for our mistakes. Unfortunately, insurance companies rarely do the right thing and offer a fair settlement. Instead, insurance companies profit from under paying injury victims. Insurance companies and their lawyers also know the governing law backwards and forwards, and they know that most non-attorneys have no idea what legal rights and remedies they possess.

An experienced personal injury attorney knows how to build your case, how to negotiate your case with an insurance company, and, if necessary, how to take your case to trial. While it is possible to negotiate your claim with an insurance company yourself, insurance companies will typically do everything they can to take advantage of you and to effect the lowest possible settlement, while attempting to elicit statements from you that will damage your position if you ultimately decide to hire an attorney. An attorney is in a good position to help you obtain a favorable settlement that, even with the attorney fee deducted, significantly exceeds what you can obtain on your own.


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