Personal Injury & Catastrophic Accidents Attorney
After a car accident or a slip-and-fall, many people downplay their pain rather than face the swamp of legalese that surrounds tort law, otherwise known as personal injury law. The burden and hassle of proving responsibility, injury, and quality of life impact can feel like too much to bother with when there are so many other pressing concerns demanding attention.
Insurance Companies Focus on Cost
Even when more serious injuries are obvious, many people rely on the insurance companies to play fair, often with only a preliminary medical visit and the woefully inadequate police report to support their claims. Then, sadly in a few months or even years, it becomes painfully obvious the accident did far more damage than was immediately apparent and now the only options are either pay the medical bills yourself or suffer a lifetime of pain.
Don’t let the insurance companies or your inexperience leave you holding the bag. Our experienced, personal injury attorneys can help you every step of the way. No one argues your case more aggressively or with a higher level of expertise and personal attention.
Contact Wasatch Defense Lawyers today for a confidential, free case review at 801.980.9965.
What is Personal Injury
This question may seem rhetorical, but in terms of the law, precise definitions are very much required in order to accurately prosecute people at the level they deserve to be prosecuted.
A personal injury, for example, can only be a civil wrongdoing. If a mugger cuts you with a knife, you are still injured, but since he did it on purpose it’s a felony, not a personal injury. Yet if that mugger then jumped on his motorcycle and, because he wasn’t paying attention, crashed into a car driving past, that would be a personal injury: the mugger wasn’t trying to injure the car’s passengers while he did try to injure you.
What is Personal Injury Law?
In legalese, when people refer to personal injury law, they’re actually talking about tort law, which is the body of laws that deal with civil wrongs (that is, not treason or attempted murder, for example), which cause someone to suffer unfairly for someone else’s mistake. However, since most people don’t use words like “tort” (meaning the actual act of injury) or “tortfeasor” (the person who committed the injury), we call it personal injury law instead.
Personal injury law covers nearly every example of getting injured on someone else’s property and/or due to someone else’s actions. Examples include:
- Car or motorcycle accidents (whether you were in a car, on a bike, etc.)
- Slip and fall incidents
- Dog bites
- Medical or drug-related accidents
What is a Catastrophic Accident?
While anything from locking your keys in your car to getting into a fender-bender on the way home can be considered an accident, a catastrophic accident (sometimes called a catastrophic injury) is any accident that will permanently and significantly alter your life.
Similar to catastrophic accidents, wrongful death is any circumstance where a mistake committed by one person (or multiple people, as is sometimes the case for businesses) and results in the death of someone else.
Why You Need a Utah Personal Injury Attorney
No matter the injury or the cause, you have a life to live. Work, family, and other priorities all clamoring for attention and, if you’re injured, it is even harder to spare the time or energy to take care of everything that needs doing.
On top of all of that, you have to deal with doctors, insurance companies, the police, and possibly even other attorneys. Most people give up, preferring to deal with the pain rather than outrageous medical fees or painfully slow bureaucracies. That’s where we come in. We can take on the back-and-forth paperwork, and also negotiate with medical providers and insurers to make sure your bills get paid without a penny leaving your own pocket.
Call us today for a free consultation 801.980.9965. Discover how we can help!
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