Hiring a Utah Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney
An auto accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident is something that has the potential to change your body and your life forever. When faced with serious injuries from a motor vehicle related accident you have enough to worry about with the physical and emotional pain and suffering you are experiencing. You should not have to worry about whether your medical bills are going to get paid. To protect you from these potential problems, contact a Utah motor vehicle accident attorney at Salcido Law Firm.
Let Salcido Law Firm Worry About Recovering Compensation for You
At Salcido Law Firm we are experienced Utah Personal Injury Attorneys. When you hire us to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries you can rest assured that our lawyers are working hard and are dedicated to recovering you the most money possible to make sure your medical needs are taken care of and you are compensated for your lost wages, lost time, and pain and suffering.
We Are Your Guard Against the Insurance Companies
Generally speaking, insurance companies are interested more than anything in preserving their bottom line. They are concerned with giving you the least amount of compensation possible. That is why you need a Utah motor vehicle accident attorney at Salcido Law Firm on your side. We will protect you against overbearing insurance adjusters and fight to get you the best settlement possible. In the event the insurance company is not willing to compensate you as you should be compensated we are experienced litigation attorneys and will fight for your rights in the court room.
You have suffered serious injuries and deserve compensation. Salcido Law Firm has the knowledge and experience to help you through this difficult time and to get you back on your feet again. You worry about getting healthy again, and we’ll worry about making sure you get the bills paid and get compensated for your injuries.
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Car Accidents – They happen every day, most not very serious. Some are very serious, resulting in lifelong injuries. In most cases the drivers’ insurance companies are able to work out liability and compensation, but in others they won’t play ball until you get a lawyer involved.
Distracted Driving Accidents – If a driver is driving while distracted and causes an accident he has acted negligently and the injured person has a claim for damages against the distracted driver. With the use of cell phones and smartphones in the car, distracted driving accidents are going up every single year. You have to drive more defensively these days than has ever been required since the day people started driving cars.
Defective Airbags – The manufacturers and designers of airbags used in motor vehicles have a duty to design and manufacture the airbags without defects. If there are defects that cause injuries, you may have a products liability claim against these producers.
Reckless Driving Accident – Reckless driving is a criminal charge. If a reckless driver also causes injury to another, then he is on the hook for civil damages in addition to criminal liability.
Defective Seatbelt – Seatbelts save lives. We rely on them everyday to protect us while driving, knowing that if we get in a wreck, the seatbelt will hold us in place so we aren’t thrown around in our vehicle. Seatbelts have to be designed and manufactured with the utmost of care because of their importance to saving lives. When a seatbelt is defective, it usually results in very serious injuries.
Trucking Accidents – Can you imagine getting in a wreck with a semi-truck. The results are never less than extremely serious. Because of the risk of such serious injury, trucking companies have to load up on insurance and have high valued policies.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents – Companies have a lot to lose if they cause personal injuries. They are usually adequately insured to protect them from having to dip into their assets to compensate someone for serious injuries.
Pedestrian Accidents – Utah drivers tend to forget that pedestrians usually have the right away if the pedestrians are obeying law. Even if a pedestrian is not obeying the law, drivers still have a duty to watch out for pedestrians and not hit them with their vehicles.
Hit & Run Accidents – These cases are tough. They often have to involve underinsured or uninsured motorist claims because of the likelihood that the hit and run driver will not end up getting caught.
Multivehicle Car Accidents – Establishing liability in these types of cases is difficult. Who hit who first and the subsequent chain of events must be established to determine who is liable for what. Accident reconstruction experts may have to be hired to help the victim prove his case for liability.
DUI Accidents – Drunk drivers who cause accidents will not only have to deal with possible jail time and criminal charges which will remain on their record for at least 10 years, but will also have to deal with adequately compensating the victims of the accident.
Accidents Involving Snow and Ice – There may be a cause of action against the government or private property owner if they negligently maintained their property which caused an accident because of over-accumulate snow and ice.
Road Construction Car Accidents – Road engineers have a duty to design roads in a way that will not result in injury. Construction companies have a duty to construct the roads in a way that will not put drivers in danger. Proper warning systems and barriers need to be put in place. If they fail in any of these regards they may be liable for the accidents that occur as a result of their improper designs and construction.
Bike Accident – There’s a reason that street bikers say “share the road.” Under Utah law that is exactly what motorists need to do with people who are riding bikes. Many of the same laws that apply to motor vehicles apply to bicycles, which is why you see bikes in turning lanes where cars generally are located. When car drivers disregard their duties owed to bicyclists and cause injuries they’re on the hook for compensation to make those bicyclists whole.
Car Accident Passenger Injuries – Passengers of vehicle accidents may have claims not only against a driver who hit them but against the driver of the car in which the passenger is located.
Uninsured Motorist Claims – There’s a lot of uninsured motorists out there. If you’ve been hit by one you can bring a claim against your insurance company to cover the what the uninsured driver would have paid you had he been insured.
- Drowsy Driving Accidents – If you’re tired, pull over. Not pulling over and then causing an accident is considered negligence and you’ll be liable for any injuries you cause as a result.
Contact Salcido Law Firm
We can be contacted anytime. Give us a call 24/7 at 801.413.1753 or 888.337.3235. You will speak with a Utah motor vehicle accident attorney from our firm and we will set up a free consultation to go over your case. You can also email us to schedule a free consultation. It’s time you Get Protected!
For more information about car accidents, visit the Utah Department of Public Safety’s website.