Car accidents range from anything involving fender benders to life-threatening injuries or fatalities. In many cases, auto accidents often result in minor or severe injuries to one or both parties involved.
Many people injured in car accidents have misconceptions about their rights in order to seek a settlement for the incurred damages. As auto insurance is mandatory in Utah, the initial damages from the accidents (such as property loss and preliminary medical bills) are generally covered by the insurance company of the individual at fault. However, while insurance companies exist for safety and protection, these companies are still businesses looking for profits.
Whenever possible, they seek to pay the lowest amount to the individuals involved in an auto accident. For this reason, many people find themselves deal with inadequate funding for their recurring health problems and hospital bills, which later consume their personal resources. This problem can most often be avoided by contacting a Utah car accident attorney to handle your case.
Many see filing for a settlement in a negative light. Some believe that seeking litigation for a settlement will end up draining the finances of the person who was at fault in the accident. It is important to understand that claims sought for auto accidents do not directly come out of the pocket of the individual at fault; rather, the insurance company of that individual covers the settlement that spans physical injury, property loss, and more.
Insurance companies can be difficult to work with if you are unfamiliar with how they handle accident claims–especially when a settlement is sought. Car accident attorney, Jeff Metler, has been handling auto accident claims and settlements for a number of years and has the experience to get your case taken care of efficiently. A car accident attorney will help eliminate the strain and worry about whether a case is being handled correctly and if your settlement will be enough to cover your needs. Contact Jeff Metler today to see how he can help you with your claim.