Car Accident

Don’t allow a negligent driver’s poor decision to leave you buried in medical debt and other losses. Get the compensation you are due by seeking help from a vehicle wreck lawyer.

After a car crash in Utah, probably the only thing you want to do is get your life back to normal and put the wreck behind you. Unfortunately, the injuries and auto damage caused by car accidents usually require a substantial amount of money to recover from, and if your injuries were serious enough, you might be looking at either a long road to recovery or permanent changes to your lifestyle. This is where your insurance company is supposed to step in, but getting a fair settlement can be a challenge all its own.

By working with a Utah car accident attorney from Craig Swapp & Associates, you can get the full car accident settlement that you’re entitled to from the auto insurance company. We won’t be satisfied with merely getting a settlement; we want to make certain that you get fully compensated for what you’ve been through because of your Utah car accident.

No-Fault Auto Insurance and Your Utah Auto Collision

Because Utah is a no-fault state for car insurance, it creates an additional step on the road to full compensation. You’ll first need to file a claim with your own personal injury protection (PIP) policy before you can seek damages from the at-fault party in your accident. Sadly, even your own auto insurance is likely to lowball your payout, but your Utah car crash lawyer can help you with them, too.

If your medical bills total more than $3,000; your injuries involve permanent disfigurement, impairment, or disability; or you suffered dismemberment, then you’re legally allowed to pursue a personal injury claim against those responsible. This is often necessary after serious crashes because PIP coverage tends to have fairly low policy limits and won’t cover all damages.

Unfortunately, the other driver’s auto insurance company is likely to be even more difficult to deal with. They’ll do everything possible to push blame for the crash onto you, as the more fault they can pin on you, the less they’ll have to pay you.

What Could Have Caused Your Utah Car Wreck

Listed below are some of the most common causes of auto injury accidents in Utah, as well as who could be liable under each condition:

  • Distracted DrivingThis includes anything that takes a driver’s attention away from the road, such as texting, using a cell phone, eating, drinking, or adjusting the radio. The driver of the other car would be liable if they were driving with distractions. 
  • Speeding or Other Forms of Reckless DrivingDriving too fast for the road conditions or exceeding the speed limit can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicle, especially when turning or stopping. Reckless driving can also include behaviors such as weaving in and out of traffic, tailgating, ignoring traffic signals or signs, and failing to yield the right of way. The reckless driver would be responsible in this circumstance.
  • Shoddy Mechanical Work Defective parts, such as brakes, tires, or steering components, can cause accidents if they fail while the vehicle is in motion. A mechanic or manufacturing company could be held liable in this case. 
  • Drunk Driving Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal and significantly impairs a driver’s ability to react to unexpected situations on the road. A drunk driver would be held responsible in both civil and criminal court.
  • Dangerous Road Conditions –  Poor weather, inadequate signage, or construction zones can create hazardous conditions that increase the risk of accidents. The government agency responsible for that roadway’s maintenance could be held legally responsible for your accident.

Get Help from a Utah Auto Accident Attorney

At Craig Swapp & Associates, we do everything we can to ensure that our clients get the full settlement they deserve and not the smaller amount the auto insurance company offers. We’ve helped car accident victims from all over Utah put their crashes behind them, and we can help you, too.

Schedule a free, no-pressure consultation with a capable Utah car accident lawyer by calling 800-404-9000 or by submitting the contact form found at the bottom of this page.

Utah Car Accident FAQ

A Utah car accident lawyer from our firm will be more than happy to answer all of your questions during a free claim assessment.