Those of us who drive a motor vehicle are always at risk of being involved in an accident, notwithstanding your individual skill level and the precautions you take. Due to the sheer number of vehicle on Utah roadway, accidents have become a daily occurrence.
Utah is a “no-fault insurance” state. This is sometimes a difficult concept to get a handle on. It means that regardless of who is at fault, you must first file a claim with your own insurance company for what is known as personal injury protection (PIP). However, the amount of money you can receive in compensation from your own insurance company is limited to $3,000. If your injuries are worth more than $3,000, you must then file a claim against the other driver(s) who are at fault.
The attorneys at ItsYourInjury.com understand the law and understand what you’re going through. After a car accident, you may have questions about whether or not you have a claim and are entitled to compensation. The professionals at ItsYourInjury.com will inform you about all aspect of what you may recover for the injuries you have sustained in an automobile accident. You may be entitled to forms of compensation that you would not realize if you attempt to “go it alone” in the claims process. Not only are you entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, but you may have a claim for present and future medical treatment (including ambulance costs, the cost of medical devices like crutches, braces, and walkers, surgery, and hospitalization). You may also be entitled to lost earnings –past or future, the cost of repair or fair market reimbursement for personal property (including your vehicle and any other personal property damaged or lost), current and projected loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, physical impairment, anxiety, grief, humiliation and emotional distress.
All insurance companies are not dishonest or evil, as portrayed by some attorneys. But, their interests are different than yours. It is for this reason that it is important to avoid speaking with any insurance company because they ARE your adversary. Harmless comments can be altered to make it look like the accident was your fault. They can also be used to claim that your injuries aren’t as severe as they actually are. They may also try to get you to sign a settlement that is worth much less than you actually need or deserve. You must understand that long-term results from an injury are not always apparent until sometime in the future.
Don’t let an insurance company decide what your claim is worth. Get a free initial consultation from ItsYourInjury.com today.