Approximately 50,000 car accidents occur in Utah each year, according to the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). Of these, about 200 crashes cause at least one death and over 1,500 cause serious injuries. Additional deaths and injuries are suffered by pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists who collide with cars.
A car accident can leave you feeling angry, helpless, and scared. What happened? Why did the other driver hit you? How can you support your family when you’re struggling to recover from serious injuries?
You are not alone. The team at Kramer Auto Law can help.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a crash caused by a semi-truck in Utah, you may be uncertain what to do next. Our truck wreck attorneys understand the sense of disruption and isolation that a serious injury can cause.
We understand that many Utah families experience financial stress as a result of a family member being injured and out of work for an extended period after a serious accident. It is important to understand the steps that you can take to regain control of your life.
We are dedicated to helping individuals and families who have suffered any injury. We understand and sympathize with the victims and families as they face such a difficult time. Don’t suffer in silence any longer or watch your loved one go without the medical attention that they deserve.
Many people do not understand how much they are entitled to in a court of law after suffering a catastrophic injury. Our attorneys and legal staff have years of experience helping people in the Salt Lake City, Utah area recover the compensation and justice they deserve. Our knowledge and expertise have won many cases both in and outside of court.
Utah personal injury lawyers, like the team at the Kramer Auto Law, work to protect the legal rights of injured people and to hold negligent parties accountable when their failure to take reasonable care causes harm to another person.
The number of deaths and serious injuries in Utah motorcycle crashes has increased. In 2010, 21 motorcyclists were killed and 184 were seriously injured, according to the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). By 2014, the number of deaths had more than doubled, to 45 lives lost, and the number of severe injuries had risen to 220. Motorcyclists accounted for 20 percent of the people killed in Utah road accidents in 2014 – one in every five.
Motorcycle accident cases aren’t always easy to win. Determining what happened and holding every negligent party accountable can be tough when you’re already struggling to recover from serious injuries. You are not alone. At the Kramer Auto Law, we understand the odds you’re facing – and we are determined to beat them. Contact us online today or call 801.601.1229 to arrange your free consultation with our Utah accident attorney.
HOW WE INVESTIGATE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT CLAIMS….
We begin by listening to what you remember and what you know about the accident, gathering valuable information from your experience. We also contact your insurance company and the insurer of any other parties involved in the accident, and we gather police reports and other information collected at the scene of the accident.
From there, we investigate more closely. We compare police and eyewitness accounts of the accident to your recollection to help us determine more clearly what happened and who is accountable. We may work with a traffic accident reconstruction specialist to create the clearest possible picture of what happened that day and how the negligence of other parties, not your own failures, resulted in harm.
While we unravel what happened at the moment of impact, we also focus on establishing how that impact changed your life and what it cost. We examine medical and emergency department records to describe the nature of your injuries, and if needed, we consult with physicians, therapists, rehabilitation counselors, and other professionals who can shed light on your injuries and your current and ongoing limitations. We seek to establish not only what the accident has already cost you in medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, but also what it is likely to cost you in the future.
HOW WE PURSUE COMPENSATION FOR CRASH VICTIMS…
Pursuing compensation for our clients starts with the insurance companies. We contact your insurer as well as the insurer of any party whose negligence may have caused or contributed to your injuries. Our extensive experience in insurance negotiations and our knowledge of accident claims helps us determine when a settlement offer from your insurance company is fair – and when it should be rejected as insufficient to meet your current and future needs.
Some negotiations with insurance companies end with a settlement offer that fully meets your needs. Others must go through mediation, a process in which a neutral third party attempts to help each participant agree on a suitable settlement. Our experience with mediation allows us to give you knowledgeable and thoughtful advice about the process and about any recommendations that are made in mediation.
Not all accident claims can be settled out of court. Occasionally, a trial is required to lay out the evidence, sort out finer points of law, and establish before a judge or jury exactly how another’s negligence has harmed you. When it is time to go to trial, we’re prepared. Our attorneys have won substantial verdicts in Utah courts with our extensive knowledge of Utah law and our aggressive approach to building the strongest possible case for each client we represent.
If you’ve been injured in a traffic accident in Utah, or you’ve suffered a serious personal injury due to someone else’s negligent or intentional acts, contact the Kramer Auto Law today by phone at 801.601.1229 or online. Your initial consultation with our office is free and confidential. In fact, you pay us no attorney’s fee unless and until we recover compensation for you.
Perhaps you were injured in a car crash or a large truck collided with your car. Maybe you were struck by a driver while walking or riding a bicycle or motorcycle. You may even have been involved in a crash caused by a defective automotive part, neglected pavement damage, or a dangerous unmarked intersection.
No matter how your accident occurred, the team at the Kramer Auto Law begins by listening carefully to your side of the story: what you remember from the moments leading up to the crash, what happened to you on impact, and the ways in which your life has changed as a result.
Then we go to work. We gather reports and records, talk to witnesses, take photographs, and consult with experts in fields ranging from medicine and occupational health to accident reconstruction. We collect the evidence needed to demonstrate what happened and how it has impacted you and your family, and we use that evidence to build the strongest possible argument for the maximum compensation you deserve.
Here are the most common traffic accident cases we handle:
- Car accidents. Collisions between motor vehicles can cause serious injury. We help you navigate insurance claims and, if needed, protect your legal rights at trial.
- Truck accidents. When a large truck collides with a passenger vehicle, motorcyclist, or pedestrian, the results can be disastrous – or even fatal.
- Motorcycle accidents. Contrary to popular belief, most motorcyclists are careful riders who pay close attention to traffic laws. When a driver doesn’t extend the same courtesy and you are injured as a result, we’re here to help.
- Bicycle accidents. Utah bicyclists have the same legal right to use the roads as motorists, as long as they observe the same set of rules. If you’ve been injured, you may be able to hold the negligent driver accountable for their actions.
- Pedestrian accidents. Walking is good for your health and a great way to enjoy Utah’s beautiful scenery – but it can be dangerous when nearby drivers are careless or distracted.
- Traffic accident wrongful death. When a traffic accident injury claims a life, the family may choose to pursue compensation for their own losses as well as the cost to their loved one’s estate.
What others say about us…
“Thank you very much for helping me get through this awful time. If it hadn’t been for your office, I would not have known what to do. Bless you and once again thank you.”– Barbara M.
“I appreciate the assistance I had received from the Kramer Law Group. The staff here is very polite and professional. I am 100% satisfied with the overall settlement. Should anything occur in the future, I would definitely come back. Thank you very much for all your help.”
“I am very pleased with the results that Kramer Law Group got for me. The insurance company refused to work with me even though their customer hit my car. That is until I contacted Kramer Law Group, then it was a different story. The insurance car admitted 100% fault, paid for the repairs on my car to my complete satisfaction, and I got a settlement.”
“Thank you for your work. This settlement will be very helpful it comes at a good time. I am very satisfied with the representation I got from this firm.”