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In the United States, 80 percent of car accidents are caused by driver inattention. Of the estimated six million car accidents each year, about four million are caused by inattention and negligence. These accidents result in millions of injured people and over a billion dollars for repairs and insurance costs. Even if you haven't been injured in car accident before, you likely know someone who has. Car accidents are some of the most common but preventable causes of injury and death in the country. If you have recently been involved in a car accident in Utah due to driver negligence, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses but it's difficult to get without the help of a skilled Utah car accident lawyer.

Utah drivers tend to have a bad reputation when it comes to the rules of the road. The wide streets and highways not only provide more opportunities for more lenient driving standards, but also for accidents to occur. Many times, these accidents are the result of negligence on the part of one driver. There are many ways a driver can be negligent, such as: speeding, failure to yield or obey signals and signs, driving under the influence, tailgating or driving too close, not using turn signals, illegal passing or U-turns, and talking or texting on a cell phone. In Utah, the use of cell phones while driving is against the law and has serious consequences if you're caught. A negligent driver is unable to react in time when something happens, such as a sudden stop, the need to swerve or pass, and cannot concentrate on what is going on around them they key principle in driving.

If you are able to prove that the accident was the fault of the other driver, then you will be able to get money for the car repairs as well as any medical expenses you may have incurred due to the crash. Your Utah car accident lawyer will use a variety of methods to prove that the accident was not your fault. First, he or she will analyze the police reports from the day of the crash. They will use anything contained in these reports that incriminate the other party. They will also interview witnesses or review their statements. Many of them will look into the driving records of the offending party as well to see if they have caused similar accidents before. Your attorney may also hire expert witnesses to review evidence or damages to the vehicles to determine who was at fault. A lawyer can be a key ally in this situation, and they will be able to walk you through the process to make sure justice is served.

If you are unsure if your accident warrants legal input, here is an overview of some situations where counsel should be sought:

The claims adjuster is offering a fishy settlement or payment plan
You do not think you will be able to negotiate a settlement on your own
You have been served with a lawsuit by the other driver(s)
Your insurance company has denied your claim and believes you are at fault
The adjuster has made you an offer and you think your claim is worth a great deal more
There are extenuating circumstances that make your claim more valuable and you don't know how to prove your loss

The time following a car accident can be confusing and frustrating. With so much to deal with, its easy to forget something or let the situation get out of hand. With the help of a lawyer, you'll have the guarantee that the situation will be taken care of, and that you'll get the help you need and the compensation you deserve. Don't let the actions of a negligent driver take over your life or cause you any more pain. Contact a local Utah car accident lawyer today.


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