Do You Need a Salt Lake City Car Accident Lawyer After a Crash?
Getting hit by another vehicle can be bad enough. But, if they cause so much damage that their insurance will not cover everything or they do not have insurance at all, you may need a Salt Lake City car accident lawyer.
When someone causes an accident and they do not have auto insurance, it can be difficult for them to cover your bills. Most likely, you will need to have an attorney file a lawsuit against them to either force them to settle with you, or win a judgment in court awarding you a fair amount of compensation.
While an individual at-fault for an accident may be carrying enough insurance be obeying the law, a bad enough car crash can send medical and property damage bills well past their insurance limits. Whatever their insurance will not cover becomes their responsibility, requiring the skills of a Salt Lake City car accident lawyer to bring a lawsuit to court for a judge to decide how much they need to pay.
Driving under the influence and getting into a crash has far more serious consequences for the offending driver than just a regular car accident. If a drunk driver hits you, there is a good chance that you can be awarded pain and suffering awards in addition to having your medical bills paid for and your car repaired or replaced. Judgments stemming from a DUI accident cannot be discharged in bankruptcy, meaning you should be able to collect, over time, even from bankrupt individuals.
Any crash arising from the other driver being negligent (texting and driving, drag racing, etc.) is usually grounds for a lawsuit if insurance does not cover everything. Judges typically look unfavorably towards people who drive dangerously on purpose, sometimes leading to a quick settlement, or possibly a judgment in your favor at the end of a court case.
In any of the above cases, you will likely need to see an attorney in order to be made whole after an accident. Bringing a lawsuit against an individual is a time consuming and fairly complicated process. Let the experts at EGC Legal handle every aspect of your case, give them a call at (801) 845-9866 to set up a free consultation or to learn more about what a car accident lawsuit entails.