Involved in a Car Wreck? – Why You Need an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer
Every accidental car wreck needs to be taken seriously – even if there is no apparent immediate harm. A serious bodily injury may be sustained but not manifest itself until days later. This is why it’s prudent to engage the services of an experienced car accident lawyer to protect your interests.
Serious injuries are not always immediately apparent – It is always for the best to take the recommended trip to the hospital after any car accident. Even then, the doctors in the emergency room may miss injuries that are not readily apparent. It is imperative to retain an attorney if subsequent injuries do develop so you can be compensated for your medical bills and pain.
Long-term disability is a distinct possibility – Even a moderately powerful car crash can produce long-lasting effects on the body of any person in the car. Most notably, the collision can cause a long term disability by producing a debilitating pain that is not localized nor easily diagnosed and treated. This can result in the loss of workdays – plus the associated income. Compensation for this loss should be made by the negligent driver.
Disputes over liability are always possible – When a car accident occurs, the police who arrive on the scene try to establish the party at fault. Unfortunately, witness statements can conflict, sometimes making it difficult to determine who carries full responsibility for the accident. For this reason, insurance companies will often decline to accept responsibility for the party that they represent. In fact, they may deny all culpability or try to pay a fraction of the compensation. It can take an attorney to convince them otherwise.
The other driver may be unable to pay – While every state requires motorists to carry a certain minimum level of accident coverage, there are many drivers who ignore this law. If you are involved in an accident with a negligent driver who has no coverage, you will need an attorney to sue the other party and collect your just damages.
If you have been injured in a car wreck in the Salt Lake area and would like to discuss your legal options with an experienced car accident lawyer, contact us at the Symkoviak Law Firm. Find us online at MyUtahInjurylawyer.com or reach us directly at 801.738.9999.