Park City Car Accident Lawyers
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Rain and snow, mountain roads, heavy traffic—Utah has it all. These environmental factors can cause accidents even among experienced drivers, but when drivers are negligent behind the wheel it can cause devastating results. Defensive driving can only do so much when others don’t care to follow the rules of the road.
Though a collision only lasts a few seconds, it may impact your life for months or even years to come. Aside from the lasting anxiety and dread of getting in a car, accidents can cause injuries that need extensive treatment. Long after the incident, you may still be dealing with the fallout.
Get Your Life Back After an Accident with Dodd & Kuendig
Our Park City car accident attorneys at Dodd & Kuendig can help you manage your insurance claim after an accident. Many people don’t realize how much is on the line when they are looking for compensation. Even a “minor” accident can cost you thousands of dollars you can’t afford, and insurers unfairly try to offer lowball settlements to people not used to the claims process.
Let us use our experience to advise you during this time. We can take care of insurer negotiations while you work on getting your life back. Even if your injuries don’t seem that serious, you could be able to recover more than you think!
Why You Need a Car Accident Attorney
From the outside, many people think making an insurance claim is easy. You gather the bills from your doctor’s appointment and the mechanic and submit them to the at-fault party’s insurer. They’ll reimburse you for your expenses—right? That’s how they want you to think it works, but it’s not how things happen. Insurance adjusters are full of techniques they use to save their company money by decreasing your settlement.
A skilled car accident attorney can represent your interests and may help you obtain compensation for any damages incurred. Our Park City lawyers are also experienced in dealing with insurance companies and negotiating settlements, ensuring that you are more likely to receive a fair rate.
Negotiating with insurers is a skill. Most people don’t ever practice it, and therefore aren’t ready to respond when their claims are challenged. An insurance adjuster will take advantage of this, even if you were seriously injured by their client.
That’s why asking someone with experience to step in is important to maximizing your recovery. We’ve seen the ways insurers try to deceive or frustrate claimants into accepting their low offers, and we won’t fall for them. Once they know you’re serious about getting what you deserve, they’ll either agree to a fair settlement or have to go through a trial.
Utah's No-Fault Insurance Policy
Utah is one of a few states that has a "no-fault" rule when it comes to injury claims. Under a no-fault law, the injured party files a claim against their own insurance policy to recover damages after an accident, regardless of who is at fault. This is know as Personal Injury Protection coverage.
While this rule can make car accident claims simple, it can also prevent you from having all your expenses covered; it depends on how much PIP coverage you have purchased for your auto policy.
Establishing Negligence & Defending Your Claim
“Negligent driver” covers many categories, and when it comes to proving the causes of car accidents, your representative will likely need technical knowledge to argue your case. Our attorneys are prepared to defend your claim for accidents caused by:
- Car defects
- Distracted drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Uninsured or underinsured motorists
The first thing we’ll do after evaluating your case is build a strategy to fit your needs. This may involve partnering with scientific experts or engineers to help with accident reconstruction efforts. It may involve investigating the scene of the collision and gathering evidence from witnesses. No matter what you need, our attorneys will pursue all legal avenues to help you recover compensation.
Getting Compensation for Your Medical Bills
Victims of car accidents may be injured in multiple ways. If you receive any medical care at all (and you should always go to the doctor after an accident), you deserve to be compensated for it. Sometimes the aches and pains don’t show up right away, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. You may suffer from:
- Back pain
- Burn injury
- Internal injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
A medical professional can check for signs of damage. If needed, we will connect you with a doctor.
Our Park City Car Accident Lawyers are Here for Accident Victims
Accident victims deserve quality care and support, but too often get blown off by insurance companies that don’t want to pay. If this has happened to you or a loved one, call us now to see how we can help. Our team is dedicated to fighting for justice for the injured.