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Car crash near West Valley City

Posted by on 1:28 pm in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

About a year ago, one of my client’s was hurt in a car crash near West Valley City, Utah. My client was driving her car near West Valley City when she was struck from behind by another car. Although the damage to her car wasn’t substantial, she did suffer a concussion. My client was taken to the hospital from this car crash. After the hospital, she saw a concussion specialist and also saw a physical therapist. I became involved in her case a short time later. Once I got involved in her case, it became apparent that there were several hospital liens filed. In Utah, a hospital can file a lien on a settlement for injuries that were caused by a third-party under certain circumstances. What that means is the hospital files documentation in court that they are entitled to a certain amount of the eventual settlement or jury verdict. There are limitations on when and how hospitals can file liens and for that reason it is typically best to consult with an attorney on the liens. Depending on the circumstances, a lawyer can often negotiate a satisfactory resolution to these liens. “How are these liens fair?” You might ask. After all, my client was simply minding her own business while in West Valley City when she was crashed into by another car. I believe the reasoning of the legislature in Utah in having these liens is that the hospitals need to provide emergency care in all situations when an injured person arrives from a car crash. If the person doesn’t have health insurance, the hospital should be entitled to some form of payment. That said, the liens may not be fair, depending on the ultimate outcome of the case. If you have been hurt in a car crash in West Valley City or West Jordan, please give me a call. I’d love to chat with you and see what I can do to help you with your car...

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Injury Lawyer in West Valley City

Posted by on 1:25 pm in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Here at Symkoviak Law Firm, we assist many clients that were injured in West Valley City. Recently, we assisted a client that had a bad injury in a car accident in West Valley City. The client was proceeding through an intersection in West Valley City when another vehicle turned in front of her, causing the cars to collide and resulting in her injury. My client initially hired a injury lawyer that she saw on a TV commercial. She continued with that injury lawyer for several months, but eventually became extremely frustrated with her injury lawyer. She reported that the lawyer would not call her back and that only a paralegal would contact her infrequently. She was also given incomplete information and was very unsure of her case. She decided to contact me upon the advice of a friend. One our law office became involved in the case, we could understand why the client was frustrated. She had actually been given some incorrect information on her case by her former injury lawyer. She also had some extenuating circumstances that necessitated a quicker resolution to her case, and her former injury lawyer was not working to make sure this happened.  We began working immediately and diligently on her case in order to make sure she would reach the resolution to her injury case that she needed. It was not an easy case and many circumstances arose that made resolving her injury case difficult, but we were able to navigate through these difficulties for her and resolve her case in a timely manner. The client was very happy and wondered why she had not contacted me earlier as her injury lawyer. Unfortunately, car crashes do happen frequently. I have many clients from West Valley City, West Jordan, and the greater Salt Lake City area who were looking for a good injury lawyer. I always try to meet and exceed their expectations. Call me...

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Car Crash in West Jordan

Posted by on 2:45 pm in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

I recently represented a client who was hurt in a car crash in West Jordan, Utah. My client was stopped waiting at a red light when he was violently struck from behind by another vehicle. The accident happened near Jordan Landing in West Jordan. The other driver claimed not to be at-fault for the crash, despite hitting my client from behind there in West Jordan. The client then retained my services. One of the big issues for my client was the fact that he worked a job that required a lot of physical labor. Due to his injuries from the car crash in West Jordan, he was not able to work. However, my client was self-employed and providing documentation about his wages was difficult. I worked with the client to provide alternative forms of evidence to prove his wages. While he continued to receive medical treatment, he received lost wages from his own insurance under the PIP coverage for this crash in West Jordan. Oftentimes I would have my client submit a calendar of the hours he missed from work, which he prepared himself. After  my client was done treating, we submitted a demand package to the insurance company of the person who caused the crash in West Jordan, Utah. At first, the insurance company refused to pay their insurance policy limit for this crash, however, we were eventually able to demonstrate that my clients injuries were severe and he was justified in receiving the policy limit for his injuries and ongoing injury. We then pursued an underinsured motorist claim with his own insurance company for this crash in West Jordan, Utah, which we were able to successfully resolve. If you have been hurt in a crash, whether in West Jordan, West Valley City, or Sugarhouse, please give us a call. We are happy to assist you with your injury claim....

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Car Accident in Magna

Posted by on 2:20 pm in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

I was recently contacted by a client who was involved in a car accident in Magna, Utah. Unlike most of my posts, where I discuss past clients, this client, who was in a car accident in Magna, is still a current client- so I won’t be able to give many of the details about the case or the car accident in Magna. My client was hit from behind in this crash in Magna and was injured. If you are hit from behind, the fault almost always rests with the driver that hit you from behind, although there can be exceptions to this. Most of my clients are hit from behind while waiting at a stoplight or a stop sign. A few of my former clients have also been hit from behind while moving, typically if they are either slowing down or accelerating after a change in the stoplight or on the freeway slowing down or accelerating due to traffic ahead. If you were hit from behind, like my client in Magna, you can feel pretty comfortable that the other party will likely be at-fault, but feel free to call us to confirm. Sometimes we have to set-up the claim for one or more of the parties. If the other party has not reported the claim to their insurance company, that is fine. You or your representative should be able to open a claim on their policy. This happened with this car accident in Magna. Our office had to contact at least one of the insurance companies to set up a claim. If you have been hurt in a car accident in Magna, West Valley City, Kearns, West Jordan, or Salt Lake City, please give us a call for a free consultation. 801-738-9999. We never charge for the initial phone call or...

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Car Accident in Kearns

Posted by on 7:05 pm in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

I recently assisted a client who was involved in a car accident in Kearns. My client was hurt when the vehicle he was in was rear-ended by a van at a stop light. The crash caused substantial damage to both vehicle. In fact, looking at the pictures of the vehicles, you would automatically assume that those involved had been injured seriously. The front of the van was smashed in all the way to the driver’s compartment. Also, the back of his vehicle was smashed in so it was hardly recognizable. It almost looked like a small bomb went off, rather than a violent crash on the road in Kearns. My client suffered significant injuries and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. At the hospital, he was diagnosed with a broken bone. Unsure what to do, the client contact me. As my client was a passenger in the vehicle, he did not have fault for the crash in Kearns. While it is possible that a passenger could cause an accident, the circumstances would be very rare, and typically passengers are not responsible for crashes. A review of the police report confirmed that the driver of the van was at-fault for the crash or caused the crash. I contacted the insurance company of the van driver. They soon agreed that they had in fact caused the crash. As my client continued to receive treatment, it became apparent there would be several issues in the case. One of the issues was that the driver of the van did not have sufficient insurance as my client had serious injuries. We worked through this issue by getting involved with secondary insurance, which is often necessary in these type of car crashes. A second issue was getting my client the treatment that he needed. We helped him through this and made sure that he was taken care of by medical professionals. In the end, we were able to satisfactorily resolve my clients case. We try to take of all of our clients to their satisfaction. If you were in an accident in Kearns, West Valley City, West Jordan, Salt Lake City, Sugarhouse, or any where in the Salt Lake valley, contact us for assistance. We would be happy to meet with you and we even do meetings at your house or work! Call today- 801-738-9999!...

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Disputed car accident in West Valley City

Posted by on 2:07 pm in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Over the years, I have represented numerous clients who have been injured in car accidents all over Utah and Salt Lake County. A large percentage of my clients are involved in car crashes in Salt Lake County, especially West Valley City and West Jordan. Earlier this year, I represented a client who was involved in a car crash in West Valley City, Utah, while a passenger in a vehicle driven by her friend. They collided with another vehicle at an intersection. Who was responsible for the car accident was disputed by both insurance companies. Each insurance company pointed the finger at the other driver. Since I represented a passenger, my client did not have any responsibility for the car accident. After a while, each insurance company decided to take 50% responsibility for the car accident there in West Valley City. So I told my client we would make claims with both insurance companies. Indeed, we did send demand packages to both insurance companies. After some negotiating, I was able to secure two good offers for my client. She actually ended up with more than usual due to the circumstances. My client healed well and was happy with the results we provided her. This is typical of most clients. Most clients are satisfied with the work that we do for them and are happy with the results we are able to get for them. It can be a nightmare for clients to deal with insurance adjusters. For us, we know them and work with them on a daily basis. If you have been in a car accident in West Valley City, Utah or anywhere in the Salt Lake City or County and need a lawyer, please give me a call. I would love to assist you with your car accident injury case-...

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Car accident again in West Jordan

Posted by on 5:57 pm in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

A little while ago, I was contacted by a former client who was involved in another car accident in West Jordan, Utah. The client wondered if he would have a case since he was injured in a prior car crash. I explained to him that he would indeed have a case, especially since his injuries from the prior crash have healed. Even if he was still treating from the first car accident, I could still help him with the second car accident in West Jordan. Each driver from each accident is responsible for the new injuries and damages done to my client.  Also, under Utah law, a responsible driver must take the other party, as the party is, even if that person is more susceptible to injury than a normal person. This is true, even if the person is more susceptible to injury in a car accident from a prior injury. For example, if your back was injured in a prior car accident, and then injured again in a later accident and your injuries from the second accident were worse because of the prior car accident, the driver in the second accident is responsible for all new injuries to your back. Just like my client from West Jordan, do not be afraid to contact an attorney if you have had multiple car accidents and injuries over the years. In fact, it doesn’t even matter if you caused some of the prior car accidents, as long as the current car accident was not your fault. Unfortunately, due to the high number of car accidents, many of us will be involved in a car accident in our lifetimes. Many of us will also be involved in several car accidents in our lifetimes, so this situation is not uncommon.  It also does not matter where the accident took place, whether your accident was in Salt Lake City, West Jordan, West Valley City, Magna, Kearns, or Sugarhouse. Call us today. We would love to help you on your car accident case....

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Injury in West Valley City

Posted by on 3:07 pm in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

I recently assisted a client that was injured in West Valley City in a car accident. The client was actually initially represented by an attorney in a large firm here in the Salt Lake Valley, but the client was extremely disappointed in the service he was receiving. The former attorney would never call or contact the client, instead relying on a paralegal who often did not have the answers to his questions. When the client contacted me, he was extremely frustrated, especially in dealing with his vehicle, which was going to be a total loss. I helped him maximize the amount he received on his vehicle, and even more than that, we helped him get a cash advance on the amount he was going to get for his vehicle so that he could purchase a vehicle that weekend, rather than wait for the insurance company check to arrive. My client was extremely happy for this assistance, as he had a very busy schedule. After getting the property damage resolved, we focused on his injury. I requested a copy of the police report for the West Valley City police department. Then we focused on helping this client get the treatment he needed. There were many options for my client for treatment in West Valley City. In fact, it doesn’t matter which area of the Salt Lake Valley you live in. There are always options to help you get feeling better and get back on your feet. My client ended getting his case resolved. If you have been injured, especially hurt in a car accident, please give me a call. I would love to see if I can help you out or even give you advice. Whether the accident was in West Valley City, West Jordan, Sugarhouse, or Magna, it does not matter, as we will come to you. Injured? Call or text us today....

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West Valley City Car Accident

Posted by on 1:52 pm in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  West Valley City Car Accident I had the opportunity to assist a nice gentleman from West Valley City, Utah recently. He was driving in West Valley City when he was hit from behind by another car. The damage was not huge, but it did do damage to his vehicle. The other car was determined to be at-fault for the car accident per the West Valley City Police. Pain after the Car Accident This gentleman began to feel neck and back pain after the crash, so he went to see a chiropractor in West Valley City. After seeing the chiropractor for a few weeks, he decided to call me. At first, the gentleman was unsure if he needed a lawyer. We discussed his case over the phone and I indicated that I could help him with this car crash in West Valley City. Too busy to meet a lawyer? He had a busy schedule, so I got all the information I needed from him right over the phone. He did not even need to come into my office to meet with me. After getting his e-mail address, I sent him our retainer agreement to be signed. Once he signed it, he took a picture of the agreement and texted it back to me. That’s how easy it can be to hire a lawyer for a car accident. All you need is to call us. Even if you don’t have e-mail, we can mail you any documents you need to sign for your car crash. You do not need to meet with us with your busy schedule to get help for a car crash. If you have been hurt in a car accident in West Valley City, Utah, call me today. I can help and all you need to do is call or even just text....

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Dealing With Insurance- Car Accident?

Posted by on 3:56 pm in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Car Accident: Dealing With Insurance After A Car Accident? One of the most common questions I get is, “How do I deal with the auto insurance company after a car crash?” Many people start the process after a car accident believing that insurance companies are not going to treat them fairly. I believe this belief is not unfounded. While I have seen insurance companies treat people fairly, I have also seen them treat people very unfairly. On one side, I have seen certain insurance companies treat their clients and others very fairly. On the other side, I have heard stories and tactics used by insurance companies that are shocking and unethical, in my opinion. Interestingly enough, there are certain insurance companies that I know who tend to usually be more fair and generous in their offers and service, while their are others that nearly always tend to be unfair and offer low settlements. I’m not going to name the specific insurance companies here, but certainly there is a difference between insurance companies. My first piece of advice would be to not talk directly to the insurance company of the person who hit you or who was also involved in the car accident if you have any significant injuries. On the other hand, if the car accident was minor and did not involve much property damage, then you could be okay discussing the claim with the other auto insurance company. The tricky situation is when you are hurting after a car crash, but not sure how injured or hurt you might be. In those situations, it is best to err on the side of caution and not communicate with the other insurance company. However, if you need to communicate with the other insurance company for the damages to your vehicle, for example if you do not have full coverage or  you have a high deductible for property damage, then in those situations I would communicate, but limit your communication to the property damage issues and discuss nothing else, which you are entitled to do. Unfortunately, I have heard recordings and seen situations where the insurance company adjuster will try to twist people’s words in such a way to minimize their injuries, which they will later use against the person.  Sometimes they will add leading questions or begin an question by improperly suggesting the previous answer was something different. There are many techniques that they use, which is why it is often best to simply hire an attorney to communicate on your behalf. Secondly, never, under any circumstances, accept a settlement immediately or soon after a car crash for injuries. I have heard of people getting offered a minimal amount of money to sign away their rights to pursue an injury claim the day of the crash or soon after. Some of those who accept this minimal amount later realize that they actually had more serious injuries and now they are bound by the release they signed with the insurance company. While there are some ways to get out of such releases, many times there is not a way out and you will be legally bound to the settlement. Some of these people end up paying out of pocket for medical bills, unfortunately. Third, be honest with the insurance company. I’ve seen...

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