Salt Lake City Car Accident Attorneys

Dedicated Counsel from Elegal

The personal injury law firm of Elegal 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 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 Elegal, 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.


  • Elegal was invaluable in helping us through a difficult time. Our son was involved in a horrible accident and we weren't sure if he would survive. We were dealing with doctors, medical bills, and overwhelming emotions on how we would help our son recover. They answered every question we had and explained the entire process. They went above and beyond for our son and truly ...

    - Kali

  • Jacquelynn handled our case extremely well, she knew what needed to be done to get over an unfair problem with the insurance company and get the case moving and to a reasonable settlement. She had the knowledge of what needed to be done.

    - Yolanda

  • Ms. Carmichael and her team are professional, efficient, and courteous. Resources were expended in a thoughtful manner. Explanations were provided quickly and respectfully when needed. Should the situation arise, I will recommend Jacquelynn Carmichael to both friends and family

    - Former Client

  • We hired Eric for a personal injury case for my son. We were very pleased and satisfied with the level of commitment Eric showed to us and especially our son. He was aggressive to get answers and made us feel as ease with such a hard time in our lives. We felt confident in his ability from the moment we meet him and he did not disappoint. We feel he was very fair.

    - Brett

  • I would recommend Eric Olson to anyone. He was very professional and strived to educate me in making the best decisions when I had no idea how to decide what to do. He is very knowledgeable about his particular field of law and used that in my best defense. I am very pleased with the job that he did for me.

    - Lauren

  • I was in an auto accident three years ago. The first auto accident I have ever been in, but the other driver was ticketed. This lead to slow and obvious pain that grew worse. Doctors, surgery, shots, emotional trauma from not being able to physically do things I used to. That being said I want it known that Eric Olsen was so right for the lawyer to handle this case for me. I originally hired a ...

    - Jenann

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