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Accident Lawyers in Taylorsville, UT

Accidents happen every day, and many people sustain injuries because of them. Any accident is regrettable, but those caused by someone else leave victims wondering why they happened and what they can do.

If someone else caused an accident that injured you, call Fielding Law. Our attorneys will evaluate your case and provide assistance.

Why Do You Need an Accident Lawyer?

No law requires you to hire an attorney if you’re injured in an accident. However, there are many benefits if you do. Every law firm is different, but when you hire Fielding Law, you can count on several things. We will:

  • Assess your claim and provide valuable advice and information
  • Prepare and submit all necessary paperwork
  • Thoroughly investigate your accident
  • Gather evidence to support your claim
  • Ensure that fault is assigned appropriately
  • Serve as your spokesperson with insurance company representatives and investigators
  • Aggressively negotiate a favorable settlement or take your case to trial if warranted
  • Do the work so you can focus on recovery

If those reasons don’t convince you, maybe this one will: people typically receive more compensation when they have legal representation.

Won’t Insurance Companies Pay Fairly?

Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t want to pay claims. If they do agree to pay, they’re notorious for offering insultingly low settlement amounts. They may even try to blame you for the accident or say that it didn’t cause your injuries. They don’t care about you; they care about their bottom line.

Insurance companies have years of experience in tricking injured accident victims into settling for much less than they deserve. They also have attorneys who may try to intimidate you if you don’t have a lawyer of your own.

The accident attorneys at Fielding Law know about the underhanded tactics insurance companies use. We also know how to protect our clients’ best interests and aggressively negotiate to get maximum compensation. When you hire Fielding Law, we won’t let greedy insurance companies take advantage of you.

What Kinds of Accident Cases Does Fielding Law Handle?

Fielding Law focuses on handling personal injury cases. Some of the most common types of personal injury accident claims include:

This is only a partial list of the different types of claims that injured accident victims have. Many kinds of accidents can cause injuries; if you’re unsure that yours qualifies, just ask us for a free case evaluation.

What Do All of These Accident Types Have in Common?

The potential for injuries, damages, and negligent causes. Personal injury claims typically involve negligence. You must show that all of the following statements are true to prove negligence:

  • Someone owed you a duty of care.
  • That party breached their duty of care.
  • The breach caused an accident.
  • The accident resulted in damages to you.

Many times, proving negligence is challenging. You must prove that the guilty party knew or should have known about a hazard in enough time to prevent someone from being harmed yet did nothing to remedy the situation.

What Is a Statute of Limitations?

If you’re injured in an accident that someone else causes, you deserve compensation. However, you must take the necessary steps to seek that compensation within specified time limits, known as statutes of limitations. You’ll likely lose your right to compensation if you don’t file a claim or lawsuit before the deadline.

Every state sets these timelines, which can differ even in the same state. For example, the statutes of limitations for car accidents in these states vary:

  • Idaho: two years for personal injury, three for property damage
  • Texas: two years
  • Utah: four years

In most states, you must follow stricter procedures and guidelines within a shorter statute of limitations if your claim is against a government employee or agency.

  • Idaho: two years
  • Texas: six months
  • Utah: one year

It takes time to investigate an accident and prepare a solid case, and the statute of limitations clock usually starts ticking on the date of your accident. As time passes, witnesses’ memories can fade, and evidence can disappear. These are all excellent reasons to contact an accident lawyer from Fielding Law soon after your accident occurs.

Are Personal Injury Cases Complicated?

Every accident is different. Circumstances, causes, and damages vary widely. Each state has varying laws governing personal injury accident claims.

Some accident claims are complex for several reasons, but the attorneys at Fielding Law can navigate these complexities.

Multiple Liable Parties

More than one person is often responsible for causing an accident, meaning that multiple parties can be liable for paying damages. Multiple-vehicle accidents are good examples because many individual drivers may have contributed.

When trucks or other commercial vehicles are involved in accidents, each one can have several potentially liable parties. These typically take lots of time and resources to investigate.

You might be partially at fault for causing your accident. State laws and insurance regulations govern the amount of compensation, if any, you can get if you’re partly liable. These vary by state. It’s crucial to hire an accident attorney who knows these laws and how to obtain evidence proving that your degree of fault is minimal.

Difficult-to-Prove Injuries

Some injuries, like broken bones, are relatively straightforward. The fractures show up on an X-ray, and treatment options are clear. However, accident victims can experience other injuries that aren’t as visible:

  • Concussions
  • Nerve damage
  • Whiplash
  • PTSD
  • Losing the ability to enjoy life
  • Chronic pain

Insurance companies may question the existence and severity of these injuries and claim that your accident didn’t cause them. Your Fielding Law accident attorney knows how to prove that your accident did, in fact, cause these injuries and will help you seek appropriate compensation.

Inadvertent Mistakes Made by the Victim

Unfortunately, injured accident victims can unknowingly do things that adversely affect their chances of obtaining compensation. If you’ve done any of these things, tell your lawyer immediately. You should not:

  • Admit to any degree of fault; don’t even say that you’re sorry.
  • Fail to get an immediate medical assessment or cease recommended treatments.
  • Post anything on social media about your accident or your condition.
  • Sign anything until your lawyer approves.
  • Speak to insurance company representatives without your lawyer being present. (You don’t have to talk to them at all; your Fielding Law attorney can handle all communications with insurance companies.)
  • Forget to document your accident, including photos, videos, and a written or oral statement.
  • Neglect to keep your receipts.

You might find it easier to create a folder and journal to keep everything related to your accident and injuries in one place.

Why Should You Hire Fielding Law Accident Lawyers?

If you were injured in an accident that someone else caused, you deserve to have a competent, knowledgeable, and experienced accident law firm in your corner. Fielding Law focuses on personal injury cases, so our attorneys understand the laws and procedures surrounding them, and we know how to represent you effectively.

When you choose Fielding Law, you’ll always have direct access to your attorney. Contact us today to request your free case evaluation, and know you won’t owe us any fees unless we win compensation for you. Call us 24/7 at (877) 880-4090, submit our contact form, or reach out using live chat. Fielding Law has won over $60 million for our clients, and we’d like to add you to that list.

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