After a major accident, you’ll need compensation for your suffering. Utah is a no-fault state. For Utah drivers, that means you should be covered by your insurance company, no matter who was responsible for the accident. It also means that you don’t have to go through the confusion and complication of a lawsuit because of no-fault laws.

However, claims where you’ve suffered a serious injury are different. You might need to go beyond your insurance claim to get full compensation. However, what is considered a serious injury in Utah car accidents? Continue reading to learn more about the serious injury threshold in Utah car accident claims.

The Serious Injury Threshold

First, what counts as a serious injury? Typically, this distinction means that you’ve suffered an injury that can’t be quickly fixed. Instead, you’ve suffered something that will affect you for a long time, if not for the rest of your life.

For example, a cut across your arm may require stitches, but it won’t likely impact your life for very long. However, if that cut was across your face, you might be permanently scarred, which will visibly disfigure you, which can affect your life in drastic ways.

If you’re not sure whether your injury is considered a serious injury, you might need to contact a lawyer about your case.Below are a few examples of serious injuries:

What You Can Do

After a typical minor car accident, recovery is fairly straightforward. You’ll notify your insurance company of the accident, and they’ll begin investigating as soon as possible. After that, you should receive the compensation you deserve, at which point, you can move on with your life.

However, you might believe that you’ve suffered a serious injury and deserve more compensation. In these cases, you’ll need to file a claim against the other driver. You’ll name them as the responsible party, calculate the costs of your economic and non-economic damages, and serve the complaint of your injuries.

From there, you’ll have to present your claim in court, usually with the help of an attorney. You and your lawyer will present your claim, defend it against accusations of fault, and seek out the maximum compensation you deserve.

Seek Compensation for Your Injuries

If you’ve suffered a serious accident at the hands of someone else, you deserve compensation for your damages. But, in Utah, the laws surrounding serious injuries can be complex. When you’re overwhelmed by your injuries, it can be difficult to know what the next step should be.

If you’re not sure what is considered a serious injury in Utah car accidents, or if you’re struggling to determine whether you should file with your insurer, an attorney from Craig Swapp & Associates can help. Starting with a free consultation, we’ll guide you through your claim and help you secure the funds that are rightfully yours.

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Written By: Ryan Swapp     Legal Review By: Craig Swapp