Helping Clients Overcome the Devastation of an Accident
Car accidents happen all around the country every day. Though most accidents result in minor injury and delay, some cause severe injury or even death. Just because you did not suffer physical injury in a car wreck does not mean that you do not have a claim for damages. In many cases, the insurance company will try to settle for less than the property damage caused.
Therefore, it is crucial to find a solid personal injury attorney who can ensure that the offer is enough to cover the damage.
At Carr | Woodall, our South Jordan car accident lawyers fight hard to protect our clients’ rights and get them the compensation they need to move on from the incident. With decades of combined experience, we know how to approach car accident cases and negotiate with the insurance company to obtain the maximum settlement possible.
How Long After an Accident Can You Sue in Utah?
A person must file within four years from an accident is how long you have to sue in Utah under Code Section 78B-2-307. Filing a lawsuit can be complicated to sort out, whether you even have a claim arising from your accident.
Determining Compensation in a Car Accident Case
The amount of compensation you receive directly relates to the extent of the damages you suffered in the car accident.
If a negligent driver hits you and only causes property damage, the damage award will be less than if the driver caused you physical harm.
Discuss your case with us during a consultation – call (801) 988-9400 to schedule yours.
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The Three Legs of a Personal Injury Case
At Carr | Woodall, we like to tell our clients that a good personal injury case has three legs.
Leg One: Causation
The first leg is causation.
Did the other party’s negligence cause the harm you suffered?
Although there is a legal analysis for causation, simple logic can also help to establish causation. For example, if the negligent driver hit your car and you suffered a broken leg, then causation is easy. It becomes more complicated when the harm suffered is not so direct, such as severe headaches that begin months after the collision.
However, our team excels at isolating the causes of your condition to build a strong case.
Leg Two: Injury
The second leg is an injury. You must have suffered some harm to bring a personal injury case.
Just because someone broke the law or was negligent does not necessarily mean you will get a recovery. The defendant’s actions must have resulted in harm to you or your property.
Leg Three: Pockets
The third leg is what we call pockets.
If the defendant you are suing has no money, you will probably not recover anything (unless there is insurance).
When the court awards a judgment in your favor, it is essentially giving you a piece of paper that says the defendant owes you a certain amount of money.
If the defendant does not have any money, then you will not be able to get paid.
There are ways to maximize the likelihood of your recovery, such as suing a third party who could also be at fault or suing the insurance company.
Call the Lawyers at Carr | Woodall Today
If you have been in a car accident, you need the assistance of a compassionate personal injury attorney. Our South Jordan car accident lawyers are committed to getting the compensation you deserve.
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