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Being involved in a fender-bender can happen to anyone. In fact, nearly every person will experience a car crash in his or her lifetime, most collisions perhaps being relatively minor. However, if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you are acutely aware of how it can affect nearly all aspects of your life: your physical and mental health, your job, your family life, and your finances.
We understand that you likely have many questions after a car accident. You may be unsure whether you even need a lawyer or not. That is why the Fielding Law team is available to offer a free case evaluation to help you better understand your legal options. Call our office today at 877-880-4090 to get the legal advice you need.
In 2019, Utah saw 18,454 injury-causing accidents, but not all crashes that resulted in an injury caused significant property damage. Even a somewhat minor accident such as a fender-bender can cause serious, costly injuries.
Whiplash is a type of neck injury that is caused when the neck is forcefully jerked forward and backward, as often happens in a rear-end fender-bender.
Symptoms of whiplash can include:
Some personal injury victims experience chronic neck pain and other complications as a result of suffering whiplash.
Broken bones and fractures are also commonly seen in fender-benders. While these are common, they require medical attention and treatment to properly heal. If a broken bone is improperly set, it can result in deformities or a loss of function.
Broken bones commonly seen in car accidents include:
Fractures also range in severity, with more severe injuries requiring surgical implantation of pins, rods, or screws to set the bones and start the healing process.
Even after the broken bone has healed, physical therapy is often necessary for the victim to regain strength and range of motion in the affected area.
A fender-bender can cause back injuries, such as a lumbar sprain or strain. This happens when the muscles or ligaments in the lower back are stretched or torn and can be extremely painful and debilitating.
More serious back injuries include spinal cord injuries. In addition to the initial damage after the crash, bleeding and swelling over the days and weeks following the accident can cause additional damage as well.
These serious back injuries can have long-term effects, including:
Your personal injury lawyer can fight for the insurance company to recognize the full extent of your injuries as part of your compensation.
While you may not think a simple fender-bender can result in a brain injury, the truth is that any accident that causes a sudden jerking movement of the head can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI), such as a concussion.
Some signs of a mild TBI include:
Moderate TBIs often have these additional symptoms:
Some of the signs of a brain injury may not be immediately noticeable. After an accident, even what seems to be a minor fender-bender, you should seek medical attention. A thorough checkup done by a medical professional can help you identify any injuries as soon as possible. Not only does this improve your chances for a complete recovery, but it also strengthens your personal injury claim.
After a fender-bender, most people naturally assume that they can rely on the insurance company to cover their damages. After all, they have been paying insurance premiums for years for this very reason.
However, many car accident victims soon come to the unfortunate realization that, contrary to popular opinion, the insurance company is not looking out for their best interests. In reality, the truth is, insurance companies tend to be more interested in their bottom line than in your needs.
That is where the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer comes in. The team at Fielding Law is well-versed in Utah law, and we know your legal rights after being injured in a motor vehicle accident. We have the legal know-how and resources to fight back with the insurance companies to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
Working with an experienced local personal injury lawyer is one of the best ways to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries.
It can be astonishing to see how quickly medical bills can add up after an accident, but you should not be left on the hook for these costs. When you work with a car accident lawyer at Fielding Law, you can be sure that your attorney will fight for you to recover fair compensation for your medical expenses.
This can include compensating for the cost of your:
In many cases, a personal injury victim needs to take time off work in order to recover. In addition, the type and severity of his or her injuries may require a lightened workload or even a change in employment.
As part of your settlement, you may be entitled to be compensated for your lost wages for your time off work. If your injuries have limited your ability to work for an extended period of time, your lawyer can also fight for your settlement to include any future loss of earning capacity as well.
As all personal injury victims are well aware, the damages you suffer as a result of a car crash often go deeper than the physical injuries. What you might not realize, though, is that you can recover compensation for these emotional damages as well.
At Fielding Law, we understand that you are not just a case number. You are an individual person with unique circumstances and needs. We are determined to dedicate the time necessary to know you and your case well. That is how we are able to effectively fight for our clients.
When you choose to work with a personal injury lawyer at Fielding Law, you can have peace of mind knowing that your case is getting the attention it deserves. We are well-versed in the applicable laws for personal injury and car accident cases, equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary to aggressively and effectively fight for your rights.
As one of our clients, we promise that you will receive:
We are here to answer all your questions and put your mind at ease. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with our team.