St. George Car Accident Lawyer
If you need to get the largest settlement possible to pay for your crash-related injuries and damages, an experienced St. George car accident lawyer can help you get it.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you’re likely familiar with the trauma they can cause. First, there’s the initial trauma and shock caused by the impact. After the wreckage is cleared, there’s the secondary trauma of dealing with physical pain, medical bills, and costly vehicle repairs.
If you were not the one at fault in the collision, it can come as an unwelcome surprise when your insurance company doesn’t come out and give you all the compensation that you’re owed. Most insurance companies are interested in maintaining their profits. Many customers find out the hard way that their insurer isn’t willing to give them a full and fair settlement in the interest of protecting their own earnings.
A St. George car accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can help you get what you’re owed and keep the insurance company honest.
Who Was at Fault for Your Auto Wreck?
Determining who was at fault for your accident is the first step toward getting you your full and fair settlement. Utah follows a “no-fault” car insurance system, but your case could be exempt from no-fault rules if either of the following apply:
- Your medical expenses resulting from the crash exceed $3,000
- You have injuries that meet the “serious injury” threshold (usually bone fracture, permanent disfigurement, or permanent disability)
If you’ve been injured in a wreck, you already know how quickly the medical bills can pile up, leaving you thousands or tens of thousands of dollars in the red. This can be incredibly frustrating, especially if your wreck was caused by someone else’s negligence.
Proving the Other Driver’s Fault
Negligent driving behaviors are varied. These are just a few of the possibilities that your St. George car accident lawyer will need to consider when investigating your crash:
- Drunk Driving – According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the chance of being involved in an alcohol-related collision is one in three over the course of a lifetime.
- Distracted Driving – Distracted driving includes any behaviors that take the driver’s mind off the road, such as texting, eating, or arguing with other passengers while behind the wheel.
- Speeding – Speeding is a negligent behavior which endangers the wellbeing of all other drivers on the road.
A St. George car accident lawyer from our firm will review all aspects of your case in order to determine who was at fault, including police accident reports, eyewitness statements, traffic camera video footage, and photos of both the scene and all vehicles involved in the collision.
You shouldn’t be left paying the physical, emotional, and financial price for someone else’s poor driving decisions. Your St. George car accident lawyer will work with you to learn all the details of your case so that the at-fault party is held accountable for his or her risky behavior. A settlement won’t change the outcome of a wreck, but it can go a long way toward ensuring your financial peace of mind.
Contact a St. George Auto Wreck Attorney
You don’t have to face the challenges caused by a car accident alone. Let Craig Swapp & Associates help you get the money you’re owed. Talk with a St. George car accident lawyer during a free consultation by calling 1-800-404-9000 or by filling out the online contact form below.