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Minor Car Accident In Utah

Minor Car Accident In Utah

By on Feb 9, 2021 in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury |

Minor car accident in Salt Lake County, Utah

I recently represented a client who was injured in a car accident in Salt Lake County, Utah. Someone hit my client’s car from behind. The impact was fairly minor. There was not a whole lot of damage to my client’s car, but she ended up needing a lot of medical treatment. Unfortunately this does sometimes does happen. Fortunately, client received a considerable amount.

Can I be injured in a minor car accident?

Although minor car accidents do not usually result in major injuries, sometimes it does happen. It could be how the body was situated when the car accident happens. For example, if a person has their neck turned in an awkward position when the impact occurs, major injury can result even with a minor impact.

Do I need a lawyer for a minor car accident?

It depends on the situation. Usually you do not need a lawyer If you are not injured. The property damage portion of a minor car accident can be usually resolved with the insurance company. You may not need a lawyer if you suffered very minor injuries as well. If you suspect your injuries are more serious, a lawyer is highly recommended. Also, I would recommend that you err on the side of caution and seek legal representation if you are not sure whether or not the car accident will result in injuries.

Do I need to call the police for a minor car accident?

In Utah, you should notify law enforcement if the crash resulted in injury or property damage to an apparent extent of $1,500 or more. Not only is this a legal requirement, but it also helps protect you and the evidence of the minor car accident should issues later arise with payment of property damage or an injury claim.

My client who was injured in a minor car accident did receive a large settlement. However, she received medical treatment for over two years and ended up having surgery. Also, we were able to demonstrate that some of her injuries did not exist before the car accident and only arose after the car accident. Many of these cases come down to this type of evidence, which is where an experienced law office like Symkoviak Law Firm can make a huge difference in your case. If you have been injured in a car accident in Salt Lake County, Utah, please give me a call- 801-738-9999https://myutahinjurylawyer.com/contact/

 

Unfortunately car accidents are all to frequent, as this link shows:

https://www.navbug.com/utah/us341/car_accidents_archives/202102.htm