Salt Lake City Car Accident Attorney
In 2012, the year with the latest available data, 52,287 motor vehicle crashes on Utah public roadways killed 243 people and injured 22,325. With auto accidents happening every day in different parts of the state, including West Jordan and Salt Lake City, it’s important to get legal representation from trusted lawyers in Utah.
If you have been injured in a car or automobile accident, you are probably dealing with how to pay medical bills, how to cover living expenses when you can’t work, and how to get your car fixed or replaced. Our lawyers can help you with your medical bills, your lost wages, a replacement vehicle, and more. Your only focus will be on healing from your injuries.
In nearly all car accidents and automobile accidents, the people involved have automobile insurance. However, the insurance company is looking out for themselves. They may deny your claim, delay your claim, or give you a low offer. You need someone on your side protecting your interests. Our lawyers will fight the automobile and car insurance company to ensure that you receive a fair amount and are treated justly.
Car Accidents in Utah
Thousands of people die or are injured every year in Utah because of car accidents. Nationally, a car crash occurs every five seconds, on average.
Based on Utah Department of Public Safety records, the top five leading causes of motor vehicle traffic crash fatalities in the state are:
1. Speeding – Speeding accounted for 40 percent of all fatalities in Utah between 2012 and 2016. Apart from being a traffic violation, speeding poses a great danger to drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
2. Unrestrained Occupants – Thirty percent of crash fatalities in Utah involved people not wearing seat belts.
3. Drunk Driver – Drunk driving was the cause of 13 percent of all traffic deaths in Utah.
4. Failure to Yield – Drivers who failed to yield to other drivers who had the right of way caused 12 percent of auto accident fatalities in Utah.
5. Distracted Driver – About 9 percent of traffic fatalities in Utah were because a driver was distracted while operating their vehicle. Distractions often include using the phone to talk or text.
If you’re a victim of an auto accident due to any of these causes, don’t hesitate to contact a car accident attorney from Symkoviak Law Firm in Salt Lake City.
Personal Injury from Auto Accidents
Injuries frequently accompany auto accidents. A personal injury case is a civil action against a party alleged to be legally responsible or at fault for causing your injuries.
If you are in a collision with another car in Utah and you suffered injuries because of the other party’s negligent behavior, you are entitled to financial compensation. With the help of a personal injury lawyer in West Jordan, you can maximize your compensation and ensure that it’s enough to cover your needs.
Salt Lake City Car Accident Statistics
Salt Lake City is one of the best places in the world to live, work and play. Unfortunately, our beautiful city is also a hotspot for motor vehicle collisions. Many of these collisions result in severe injury or even death to drivers and passengers.
According to data published by the Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS), Salt Lake City car accidents have become increasingly more likely to result in fatality. In 2020, more than 53,000 car accidents occurred within the city limits. Of those, more than 16,000 people sustained injuries. 269 people died in 2020, as the result of a car crash.
Some of the most common causes of Salt Lake City car accidents are as follows.
- Distracted drivers,
- Drunk or impaired drivers,
- Drowsy drivers, and
- Excessive speed.
In many cases, collisions involved motorcyclists, bicyclists or pedestrians.
When you’re on the roadways of northern Utah, keep yourself as safe as possible by wearing your seat belt, obeying all applicable laws and signage, and staying alert. Never drive tired and never let any distraction put you or your passengers at risk.
No matter how careful you are, however, you cannot anticipate or prevent incidents that occur due to the negligence of others. If you do sustain injuries in a crash that you didn’t cause, you need an experienced Salt Lake City car accident lawyer on your side. The personal injury attorneys of Symkoviak Law Firm can help you pursue justice and fair financial compensation. You could be entitled to compensation for your medical treatment, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
Personal Injury: The Basics
When a driver is behind the wheel, they have a legal obligation to their passengers, other drivers and pedestrians to operate their vehicle with reasonable care. This means being cautious and obeying traffic laws. If they don’t and it results in an accident, the driver maybe deemed negligent, and therefore responsible for the injuries and losses that resulted from the car accident.
Before you get compensation, however, you need to deal with insurance companies. Some insurers may try to settle your claim for the lowest amount possible or even dispute your claims.
At Symkoviak Law Firm, you can rest assured that our qualified personal injury attorneys in Salt Lake City will fight for your rights to get the compensation you deserve. You’ve suffered enough for your injuries; you shouldn’t have to worry about your compensation, too.
Car Accident Lawyers
The vast majority of our legal practice is handling personal injury cases and our lawyers have substantial experience in handling personal injury and car accident cases. In fact, our lawyers have successfully resolved hundreds of car accident and injury cases.
Our lawyers can help you with all types of car accident cases. Our lawyers can help you with pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, semi-truck accidents, and even wrongful death cases.
There are several advantages to hiring us as your lawyer for your accident case. First, you are always able to speak directly with a lawyer about your accident or injury case, rather than a paralegal. Secondly, our lawyers are aggressive about quickly resolving your case. We try to move all our cases along as quickly as possible. Thirdly, our lawyers will always treat you fairly. We understand that a car accident has greatly affected your life. Our goal is to make your life easier, not take advantage of you. Finally, our lawyers will get you a better result on your accident or injury case.
Additionally, our lawyers can assist you in getting a cash advance or money up front on your accident or injury case. Our lawyers will also help you with your property damage or car damage claim, not just your personal injury claim. Our lawyers will also help you get the medical treatment that you need for your injury, even if you do not have money to pay for the medical treatment or if you do not have health insurance.
We can even represent you if you did not have your own automobile insurance or if you did not have a driver license.
Your Trusted Car Accident Attorney
Our law office is located in the greater Salt Lake City area, but our lawyers handle accident and injury cases throughout Utah. Whether you live in West Jordan, West Valley City, Ogden, or Provo, we can help you with your accident or injury case. In fact, one of our lawyers is willing to drive to your home or hospital to meet with you there.
Call us today at 801-738-9999 for a free consultation on your accident or injury case.