Car accidents are unexpected and even the most careful driver may be involved in one. Determining negligence and who is at fault can be difficult in an accident, especially a truck accident, but having the right lawyer on your side can make a stressful process go smoother.
Directly After an Accident:
- Assess the situation
- Call the police
- Determine if anyone needs medical attention
- Turn on your emergency lights
- Make a record – jot down notes and take pictures
- Exchange information – insurance, name, address, phone number
- Report the accident to your insurance company
- Follow up with proper medical care
- Find legal counsel
Negligence in Utah
It’s not always obvious to the investigators at the scene who is responsible for the accident, and who would therefore hold the legal responsibility to provide compensation. Whichever driver, or sometimes both drivers, that is at fault and was negligent can be sued for damages. In Utah, your ability to recover damages may diminish or disappear completely based on how much of the accident was your fault. If it is determined to be solely your fault, that you were the negligent driver, you may not be able to recover any damages at all and may even have to pay them to the other involved party.
- Property damage
- Medical bills
- Rental car fees
- Loss of income
A Lawyer Knows What Steps To Take
A personal injury attorney or firm are knowledgeable in laws and procedures and know the applicable state laws for your specific case. They can guide you through a process that is usually confusing and stressful, and help you take the right steps all the way through; from filing your suit to preliminary motions to your case going to trial.
Excellence in Personal Injury Lawsuits
The attorneys of Cutt, Kendell & Olson understand that you need a responsible, qualified, and efficient person to handle your case. They will act on your behalf in court and communicate with you through every step. They will offer you the best legal counsel possible, while ensuring that you are reasonably compensated for your losses.
Having an experienced and articulate truck accident lawyer working for you is vital in obtaining a realistic and fair resolution to your truck accident. After an initial consultation, Cutt, Kendell & Olson will assist you with your personal injury case in Salt Lake City, Utah today!