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South Jordan Car Accident Attorneys

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 serious 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 amount of property damage caused. It is important to find a strong personal injury attorney who can make sure 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.

Discuss your case with us during a free consultation – call (801) 988-9400 to schedule yours.

Determining Compensation in a Car Accident Case

Theamount of compensation you receive directly relates to the extent of the damages you suffered in the car accident. If a negligent driver hit you and only causes property damage, the damage award will be less than if the driver caused you physical harm.

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 actually cause the harm you suffered? Although there is a legal analysis for causation, simple logic can also help to establish causation. If the negligent driver hit your car and you suffered a broken leg, then causation is easy. It becomes more difficult 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 injury. You must have suffered some sort of harm in order 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, then 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 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.

Contact us today to get started. Call (801) 988-9400.

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