Getting compensated for the injuries and damages caused by a car crash is rarely a simple process. Get the help you need by working with a Lehi car accident lawyer.

It’s a sad fact, but auto wrecks leave thousands of people seriously injured every year, often through no fault of their own. If this is the situation you find yourself in, it can be difficult to know what your next move should be. You likely need financial compensation in order to pay for your medical pays and other losses, but successfully recovering those funds can be a challenge.

A Lehi car accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can help you determine how best to handle your crash claim. Whether you need to file a personal injury protection (PIP) claim with your own no-fault insurer or need to seek compensation from the other driver, we can help.

Know What Caused Your Collision

Because Utah follows comparative negligence, we’ll need to determine exactly what caused your crash and who was responsible. Under this statute, each at-fault party is only responsible for a share of the damages that corresponds with his or her percentage of fault, so maximizing your compensation means naming all of these parties in your claim.

Your Lehi car accident lawyer will know how to properly investigate the accident scene and identify all of the causes that contributed to the crash. These are just a few of the possibilities that will need to be considered:

  • Drunk driving involving drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted driving involving cell phone use or virtually anything else
  • Road rage
  • Speeding and other reckless driving actions
  • Dangerous road conditions, such as potholes or missing guardrails
  • Defective auto parts, such as faulty brakes and tires

Dealing with the Insurer After Your Collision

Because Utah is a no-fault state when it comes to auto insurance, there’s an added level of complexity to the claims process. No matter who caused the crash, you’ll first need to file a claim with your own insurer against your PIP policy. Even when dealing with your insurer, you’ll have to be careful that they don’t try to lowball your settlement. A Lehi car accident lawyer from our firm will be able to ensure that your no-fault claim is treated fairly.

If your injuries were serious enough, then you might qualify to file a personal injury claim seeking compensation from the other driver. In this scenario, you have to be careful that the other driver’s insurance company doesn’t try to blame you for the crash, as any fault they successfully push onto you will reduce your compensation amount.

Compensation Due for Lehi Car Crashes

Whether you’re involved in an automobile accident, a motorcycle crash, or even a trucking accident, you may be due compensation that covers your medical expenses and other hardships. These losses are called damages, and they should cover more than the bills for accident victims. It should cover all the hardships you suffered. 

That includes the intangible suffering you experienced, also known as non-economic damages. Unlike economic damages, which only cover the financial costs of automobile crashes, these damages cover the trauma and pain accident victims may have suffered. If you’ve worked on calculating your claim but you’re afraid you’ve forgotten something, call a lawyer for help. 

Don’t Wait to File Your Car Accident Claim

When you’re hurt in a car accident, you need to act in a timely manner to get compensated for your injuries. But how long do you have to file? Months may have passed, so when are you expected to act? 

In Utah, filing in a timely manner means filing within four years. People who don’t act on time may see their claim dismissed. That leaves you dealing with the medical expenses the insurance companies should have helped you cover. 

Holding someone accountable for not having cared for your safety takes time. That means your time may be running out already. Because of this, you may need to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible so you can act now on your claim. 

Connect with a Lehi Auto Wreck Attorney

Regardless of which type of crash claim you need to file, Craig Swapp & Associates can ensure that you get the most compensation possible. We won’t allow an insurer to take advantage of you, and we’ll ensure that you’re compensated for all of your financial expenses and lost quality of life.

To arrange a free consultation with an experienced Lehi car accident lawyer, please call 1-800-404-9000 or simply complete the contact form at the bottom of this page.