Utah Car Accident Lawyer
The Faerber Law Firm represents people who have suffered personal injuries in automobile, motorcycle, pedestrian, and truck accidents. Injuries resulting from automobile accidents can range from neck and back strain and sprain to severe and debilitating injuries and death.
Under Utah law those injured in a car or truck accidents are entitled to certain no-fault benefits which include medical insurance benefits which carry no co-pays or deductibles. You may also be entitled to compensation for your inability to care for your household due to injuries sustained in the accident.
In addition to these benefits, you may also be entitled to damages for your pain and suffering, disability, lost wages, future medical expenses, and other losses. There may be multiple insurance policies available to provide coverage. We will explore these options with you to evaluate all areas of financial recovery.
What you should do if you are in a car accident in Utah:
Attend to Injuries
Get medical attention immediately and tell your doctors exactly how the injury occurred. Make sure to describe all symptoms and complaints.
It is best to seek attention quickly, even if you are not sure that you need it. You may be in shock and not notice your own injuries.
Make sure to follow-up with additional concerns and follow the advice of your doctor.
Be Careful What You Say
When talking to the police or highway patrol about the accident, it is important to be truthful, but to also keep your comments minimal. You should NOT:
- Admit it was your fault
- Say "I didn't see you" or anything of the kind
Talk to no one about the accident or injuries except the police, your doctor, or lawyer.
Report the Accident
Call 911 to report the accident. Utah law requires automobile accidents be reported immediately to law enforcement. See Utah Code Annotated § 41-6a-401 and 41-6a-401.7. This is not only required by law, it also creates written evidence of the accident and helps document fault.
- Obtain the name, address, insurance information, vehicle license number and driver's license number of everyone involved in the accident.
- Get the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all witnesses.
- Photograph the accident scene, including all vehicles involved (before repairing) and any visible injuries (e.g., cuts, bruises).
It is important to contact an experienced Utah attorney immediately who specializes in personal injury claims. Early legal representation can help preserve your claim and ensure the maximum recovery. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car or truck accident, contact an experienced and caring Utah car accident lawyer today at The Faerber Law Firm and we will be happy to talk with you for free about how we can help.