Rich County Car Accident Lawyer
Tens of thousands of people are injured in Utah car accidents every year. According to the Department of Public Safety’s most recent available accident statistics, dozens of these crashes took place on the roads and highways of Rich County, resulting in two deaths and 31 injuries. Some of the major crash sites in the area are SR-16, SR-30, and SR-39.
In addition to causing severe pain and emotional distress, car accident injuries can result in huge medical bills for the victim, especially if the injuries are of a permanently disabling nature. However, if the crash was caused by the other driver, he or she could be liable for the resulting expenses, including income you lost due to being out of work. If you or one of your family members was recently in a car crash in Rich County, you should contact the personal injury firm of Overson Law for a free legal consultation regarding your accident claim.
Garden City Auto Accident Attorneys Handling Insurance Claims in Rich County
For more than 33 years, car accident lawyer Darwin Overson has dedicated his legal practice to representing the victims of negligently inflicted injuries in Utah. While some attorneys look for shortcuts, Darwin is an aggressive and persistent negotiator. He will not stand by and allow an insurance company to use bad faith tactics to deny you fair coverage for your injuries and other losses.
As a highly experienced personal injury lawyer in Rich County, Darwin has handled numerous auto accident claims and lawsuits involving a wide range of serious, catastrophic, and fatal injuries. Darwin represents clients who are suffering from common car accident injuries such as:
- Back Injuries
- Bulging Disc
- Fractured Vertebra
- Herniated Disc
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
- Bone Fractures
- Broken Arm (Fractured Humerus, Radius, Ulna)
- Broken Collarbone (Fractured Clavicle)
- Broken Hip (Pelvic Fracture)
- Broken Leg (Fractured Femur, Fibula, Tibia)
- Broken Rib
- Head Injuries
- Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI)
- Skull Fractures
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Facial Injuries
- Broken Cheekbone
- Broken Jaw
- Broken Nose
- Eye Injuries
- Other Injuries and Complications
- Cuts and Bruises
- Internal Bleeding
- Nerve Damage
- Organ Damage
- Paralysis (Paraplegia, Quadriplegia/Tetraplegia)
- Severe Skin Abrasion (“Road Rash”)
- Sprains (Torn Ligaments)
- Strains (Muscle Tears)
- Third Degree Burns
- Whiplash Neck Injuries
Darwin handles car accident claims in Garden City, Garden, Woodruff, Laketown, Randolph, and other communities in the Rich County area. If you or one of your loved ones was the victim of a crash or collision, you should call Darwin right away at (801) 895-3143 to set up a free and confidential legal consultation.
How Much Compensation Can You Get for a Car Crash Injury in Utah?
The victim of a car accident in Utah may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. This includes not only losses you have already incurred, but costs and losses you are expected to incur in the future. For instance, if the accident victim became paralyzed and therefore lost his or her ability to work, his or her lost earning capacity would be factored into the amount. Utah does not limit the amount of compensation an accident victim can receive for their financial losses, which are called “economic damages.”
Utah is a no-fault state, which means accident victims typically file a claim with their own insurers before attempting to hold the other driver liable. Your insurance company is required to cover your reasonable medical expenses up to the limits of your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) policy, which should cover $3,000 at minimum under state law. Once you have exhausted your PIP benefits – or if you sustained a permanent disability, permanent impairment, permanent scar, or an amputation injury – you may file a third-party claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. It will be necessary to prove the other driver’s fault in order to get compensated.
Be prepared to receive a low settlement offer in response to your demand letter. It is a common tactic for insurers to make low initial offers, hoping the accident victim will seize the first offer instead of pushing for a higher amount. It’s tempting to accept money when you have large medical bills to pay – a fact insurance companies exploit – but if you continue the negotiation process with help from an aggressive car accident attorney in Rich County, it is often possible to obtain a better, more reasonable offer that covers more of your expenses. Darwin has decades of experience dealing with various insurance companies, and knows what sort of tactics to anticipate and use during difficult settlement negotiations.
Trust an Experienced Utah Personal Injury Attorney with Your Case
If you or one of your loved ones was recently hurt in a multi-vehicle crash or collision in Utah, call Rich County car accident lawyer Darwin Overson at (801) 895-3143 right away for a free and confidential legal consultation. You won’t be charged any legal fees unless we recover compensation for you. Darwin is happy to come to your location if you are unable to travel due to your injuries. Darwin handles rear-end collisions, head-on collisions, side-impact collisions, intersection accidents, and other types of crashes.