To obtain a fair settlement for your injury claim, you probably do need an experienced Utah personal injury lawyer. The insurance industry’s own statistics show that people who used an attorney received, on average, 3 and 1/2 times more in settlement money that those individuals who settled on their own. This is according to the Insurance Resource Counsel, a non-profit organization financially supported by the insurance industry.
Most people just do not have the knowledge of the law, negotiation skills, and experience to properly evaluate and present the claim to maximize its value. Even with those skills, unrepresented people are unlikely to get full value for their case because they usually cannot litigate the claim (file a lawsuit and pursue it) competently without representation.
While many cases settle prior to filing a lawsuit, often one is necessary to force the insurance company to pay a reasonable settlement. One recent example of a case my firm handled involved a young man who was injured in a car/ pedestrian accident. Before he hired my firm, the insurance company disputed liability- claiming their insured was not at fault - and questioned his injuries. They offered him about $10,000 to settle his claim. After I got involved, we litigated the case and were able to show the other driver was at fault, and my client needed surgery. The case then settled for nearly ten times ($100,000) the initial amount offered to the unrepresented client. While this result is not necessarily typical, and I cannot make guarantees in any case, represented victims typically do much better than those without counsel.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a car or big truck accident
in Utah, it’s important to hire an experienced Utah personal injury car
accident attorney as soon as possible. I’m happy to talk to you about
your situation for a free, no-obligation consultation. If you have a
legitimate case, I will be happy to take it on a contingency fee basis,
which means you pay no attorneys fees unless we settle or win your
case. Please contact a knowledgeable Utah car accident lawyer today at The Faerber Law Firm, PC at (801) 943-1005.