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Reasons to Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident

By on Mar 5, 2016 in blog |

If you or someone you know has been involved in an automobile accident in Utah, you should contact Symkoviak Law – a premier Riverton car accident attorney that will help you through the incredible amount of legal paperwork. Having someone on your side that understands how difficult this time is for you and understands the laws governing personal injury claims can be the difference between having to declare bankruptcy and being able to regain your lifestyle.

Why an attorney is needed after a car accident

A majority of the personal injury claims filed each year are the result of an auto accident. Less serious ones such as fender benders can be handled between yourself and your insurance company without much difficulty. If there have been injuries, significant damage or a fatality; you are then going to need legal representation.

Car accidents happen for a variety of reasons from weather conditions to distractions. Common reasons for auto accidents according to Utah’s Department of Public Safety are:

Following too closely is the main cause, followed by:

  • Speeding
  • Failure to yield
  • Weather
  • Intoxication
  • Drowsiness

If you have been in involved in an auto accident for one of these or any other condition, Symkoviak Law will talk with you and help by:

  • Making sure you receive the proper medical care ensuring a faster recovery
  • Work with your physician and medical care facility to make sure your bills are paid
  • Gather the documents necessary for evidence to make sure you get the best case possible
  • Help you deal with your damaged vehicle and make sure you get fair value if it has been totaled

What determines if it is a Personal Injury Claim?

There are several components of a personal injury claim. The first and main determination would be that an injury has occurred. Not being responsible for the accident and having proof you are not liable is also a major factor when filing a personal injury claim. You will have to prove negligence which cannot be done if you were at fault.

You will need documented proof of the injury and how it has impacted your life; as well as how it will impact your future.  Symkoviak Law – a Riverton car accident attorney will be there with you making sure you have all the proper documents you will need to get a fair settlement.