Salt Lake City Car Accident Attorneys
Dedicated Counsel from Eisenberg, Gilchrist & Cutt
The personal injury law firm of Eisenberg, Gilchrist & Cutt in Salt Lake City, Utah is not a mill that churns out car-accident case after car-accident case. We take on a limited number of complex cases that involve permanent injuries and death, requiring attention to all details and unique issues related to the claim. While we don’t take on all clients, know that the cases we do take are handled with dedication and diligence.
In 2015, the latest year for which the Utah Department of Public Safety has concluded its annual “Crash Summary” report, “there were 60,012 reported traffic crashes on public roadways in Utah.” That’s an astonishing average of over 164 reported crashes every day. The injuries resulting from these crashes vary from minor “fender bender” property damage situations to injuries resulting in permanent disability or death. In 2016, deaths from car crashes hit a 9-year high with 280 people killed.
If you need to seek compensation in the wake of a serious traffic accident, we can help. Call (801) 901-3470 today.
The Responsibilities of Drivers
The rules that apply to operators of motor vehicles are in place to keep everyone safe. For example, according to the Utah Driver Handbook, drivers are required to keep a safe following distance, and should “[k]eep at least 2 seconds between your car and the vehicle in front” of you. Unfortunately, people often become complacent and forget about how fast they are traveling and/or misjudge distances. This frequently leads to avoidable collisions, which can have devastating consequences.
Injuries to Passengers
Many personal injury claims involving a motor vehicle focus on the driver. However, many times a passenger is also seriously injured. A serious injury to a passenger can present some unique issues and may alter how a case is pursued. Depending on the situation, the accident may be the fault of the driver of the vehicle in which the passenger was riding at the time of the crash. In other situations, the accident may be the fault of another driver. Other times it is a combination of fault from many people.
In any event, the important issue is that all steps are taken to be sure that the injured person is fully and fairly compensated. At Eisenberg Gilchrist & Cutt, our Salt Lake City car accident lawyers have successfully navigated through these issues many times. Being successful in these claims requires experience and close attention to the details of the crash. Giving close attention to a case requires us to be selective about the cases we take. We generally take only passenger injury cases where the injuries are severe.
Your Legal Advocate and Spokesperson
At Eisenberg, Gilchrist & Cutt, we know each client and each injury is distinct, and we do our best to understand each client’s individual case. To do this, we must be selective of the cases we take. Using this approach, our team of lawyers has had tremendous success in representing victims of car crashes. Our results include a $16.4 million dollar jury verdict in favor of a victim of a trucking crash, as well as numerous other settlements and jury verdicts of 6, 7, and 8 figures. We have obtained these results in cases litigated all over the country.
Our results are no accident. We have spent years studying how best to represent individuals injured in car crashes and their loved ones. We have done dozens of focus groups, interviewed and worked with hundreds of physicians and other health care professionals, and spent many hours on our feet in courtrooms advocating on behalf of car crash victims.
If you've been hurt, we're ready to hear your story. Contact us today to request a free case evaluation with our team.