According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were approximately 10 million car accidents throughout the country in 2008. While this number has been on steady decline from about 17 million accidents in 1980, there are still approximately 27,000 car accidents occurring throughout the U.S. every day.
For any regular driver in Utah, car accidents are certainly not an uncommon occurrence. Even if you haven’t been involved in accident yourself, you have probably seen several throughout the year on the highways or busy intersections. Although temperatures are warming up and drivers are not having to deal with snowy and icy roads, traffic accidents are still on the rise because the increased number of summer travelers on the road.
While many car accidents are fairly minor and do not involve airbag deployment or high impact, unfortunately, there are still a number that involve severe injury or even death. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident recently, you may be entitled to a settlement from insurance companies to help cover medical bills and loss wages as a result of injuries incurred in accident.
It’s no secret that insurance companies like to spend as little as possible when it comes to settlements, and this is especially true with car accidents. Contacting an attorney immediately after your accident can be the key to getting the compensation you need to cover expenses from the accident. Even if you are only involved in a single car accident, you may still be entitled to compensation.
Even after seemingly minor car accidents, do not clear your health with the insurance companies before you have had a proper medical examinations and spoken with an attorney about your case. Medical injuries can arise even days after an accident occurs. Contact Jeff Metler, an experienced Salt Lake City car accident attorney, for an evaluation of your case.