How Is A Car Accident Settlement Determined?

Car accidents not only damage property, they can also leave you with severe injuries, pain, loss of income, and a mountain of medical bills. Some accidents can even cause life-long disabilities. If you or someone in your family has been in an accident, you may wonder how you can get a settlement that will compensate you for your pain and suffering. How is a car accident settlement determined? Who can you go to for help?

Car Accident Lawyers Can Help

At Eisenberg, Gilchrist and Cutt, we offer compassionate help for car accident victims and their families. Give us a call at (801) 901-3470 or email for a free consultation. A lawyer will contact you to discuss your situation and help you in your settlement.

Car Accidents and Utah No Fault Insurance

Utah’s “no-fault” care insurance laws mean that if you are injured in an accident or lose work income, you first go to your own car insurance for compensation. When can you file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance? In order to get compensation from the other driver’s insurance you:

  • Need to have over $3,000 in medical bills.
  • Must have a serious injury.
  • Must be determined to be less than 50% at fault in the accident.
  • Will need to file the claim within a certain time period.

How Can A Car Accident Attorney Help?

To get an accident settlement requires making sure you have documented everything correctly. The process can be complicated but an experienced attorney can make sure that you get the settlement you need. Be cautious about settling too soon. Insurance companies will want you to sign a “release for damages.” If your treatment isn’t completed, or it is unknown how much treatment you will need, you won’t get any more money after signing the release.

Contact a Car Accident Attorney Today

At Eisenberg, Gilchrist & Cutt, our experienced attorneys understand how to build a strong case for our clients. We will do our best to win you the settlement you need to compensate you for your losses. We know that you depend on us and we take that trust seriously. Our offices care about your case and offer a free consultation. We are located in Salt Lake City but serve all of Utah. Contact us today to make sure that you get a settlement that takes care of all your needs.

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