Personal Injury Claims
There is a lot of information on the internet about personal injury claims. Whether you have been in a car accident, slipped and fell, been bitten by a dog, had an industrial accident, or medical malpractice, you have probably been over whelmed with the information you can read about what is going to happen to you and your claim.
The reality is, what will happen in your case depends largely on you; what happened to you, what interest you have, and what you will need to make you as whole as possible.
Basics of a personal injury case
No matter what happened to injure you, every tort claim, regardless of its basis, has two basic issues—liability and damages. Was the defendant liable for the damages you sustained, and, if so, what is the nature and extent of your damages? If you can prove liability and damages, our system of justice will award you compensation for your loss. The compensation is designed to put you in the same place you were in prior to the injury; to make you whole. Obviously there are some injuries that money cannot fully fix. Unfortunately, our system of justice can only compensate you by issuing a damages award.
The first step in determining whether you are entitled to be compensated is to determine if the other party is legally liable for your injuries. There are many injuries that are not legally compensable. In Utah, the laws can be complicated and speaking with an attorney will help you determine who is liable for your injuries.
Once we determine who is liable for the injuries you have sustained, we can help you determine the likely amount of damages you will be awarded. Unfortunately, in Utah we have a lot of attorneys who settle cases because they are afraid to go to trial. Often they settle for amounts lower than what may be fair. We are not afraid to go to trial to get you the compensation that you deserve.
No Payment unless we win
We are confident in our ability to win your case. In most personal injury cases we don’t get paid unless we win your case.
Statutes of Limitation
Civil causes of action have a specific time within which the case must be filed. When you visit with our attorney for your free consultation we will discuss this timeline with you, even if you don’t hire us, you will know when the statute requires that you file your case.
Rogers & Russell Difference
No one wants to be in a position where they have to hire a lawyer to get what they legally deserve. We also recognize that speaking with an attorney can be intimidating and time consuming. We offer flexible schedules and will come to you if you prefer. We never will give you a “hard sell.” We pride ourselves in giving you the information you need to make an informed choice.