Motor Vehicle Accident
While many call it a car accident, many injuries related to collisions, are due to negligence, and it’s our job to help you prove negligence through your case.
As your personal injury attorneys, we will work hard to get you the highest compensation possible for your car crash-related injuries and leave you with peace of mind knowing someone has your back. Your personal recovery, both mental and physical, is important to us.
What to Do if You’re in a Car Crash?
Why Would You Need an Attorney for Car Accident Injuries or Repairs?
Injuries caused by incidents from trucking, bicycles, pedestrians, and motorcycles are just a few types of motor vehicle crashes we specialize in.
Working with an attorney is the best way to make sure that you are not taken advantage of by an insurance company. Johnson Livingston is home to premier personal injury attorneys who are familiar with all proceedings necessary to take your claim to court. We will work with you to gather all the evidence, detail your case, your injuries, and recovery, and demand fair compensation for your injuries.
People who work with a personal injury attorney get roughly 3 times to 5 times more back in compensation than those without an attorney. We are an experienced team of attorneys and understand all the necessary steps that must be taken to successfully win your car accident case.
Finding an attorney that takes the time to listen, and give you the attention you need to feel comfortable sharing the details of your injuries and the effect those injuries have had on your life is important. We are committed to your best interests regardless of how small or large your case is. We want to get to know you, and we want you to get to know us.
Should I Get Medical Treatment?
Yes, even if the injuries are minor it is important for your health and safety that you see a doctor and have all injuries documented.
It is also important for your case that you see a doctor right away. If you wait too long to see a doctor following a car accident, an insurance company could use that against you by arguing that because you waited so long, your injuries were insignificant or not related to the initial car accident, therefore reducing the amount of compensation they are willing to settle for.
We also encourage you to take your treatment and recovery seriously.
Are My Medical Bills Covered?
The expensive medical bills that follow an automobile accident are a heavy weight to bear, especially if you are out of work due to your injuries. Let Johnson Livingston help carry that burden. Compensation for medical bills is the major point for an auto accident personal injury case.
Utah is a no-fault state. This means that each party’s own insurance company will pay for the initial medical bills and damages. This is your right because it is covered in your car insurance policy under Personal Injury Protection.
However, a personal injury claim can only be filed if the cost of the injured party’s medical bills will exceed $3,000.
If your medical treatment is necessary and exceeds this amount, this is typically where we come in and work with you to get your medical bills covered through a claim.
If your doctors agree to payment following a settlement, you will receive treatment without having to pay upfront. Once all medical treatments have been concluded and the doctor has released you from care, we will collect all medical bills and put together a settlement demand letter that is the first start of making a claim.
Many times, an attorney will prepare a Letter of Protection to send out to your doctors, which gives permission for your to be treated, even if you can pay, under the promise that payment will be received upon the settlement of your case. There are also doctors and facilities that will treat you under the contractual agreement of a lien.
What if I am Being Blamed for Being at Fault for an Accident?
Medical bills that follow an automobile accident can get expensive particularly if you suffered more than whiplash. If your injury also impacted your ability to work this only adds pressure to your ability to get better.
Compensation for medical bills and lost wages are a major component of an auto accident personal injury case. Johnson Livingston is here to fully understand how your injury impacted you life, and seek fair settlement or take it all the way to court, it that is what it takes for you to get what you need.
Collision with a Semi-Truck
If you were hit by a semi-truck, a big wheeler, or an eighteen-wheeler you are not alone. There are over 100,000 injuries a year that come from these kinds of crashes or collisions.
This kind of collision can be traumatic and cause significant damage to your vehicle, your body, and your mental wellbeing.
We encourage you to make sure that if you are ever in a collision with a truck, that you seek medical treatment, document the scene and accident, write down what happened, take pictures and videos, get a police report, and make sure you exchange insurance information.
If your injury was caused by a semi-truck incident, we are here to help you through the process, make sure you are heard and have your case taken seriously.
You Focus on Getting Better While We Gather Evidence, Make a Claim, and Stand for Your Right to Compensation After an Injury
At Johnson Livingston, we take our jobs personally. Our attention and passion has been and always will be focused on our clients. We give each case everything we’ve got. We care about the results our clients receive and we work hard to get to know our clients, their challenges, injury, and their ability to recover and live a good life.
Car accident and injury cases require constant communication with insurance companies, doctors and hospitals, lots of time, and tons of paperwork.
By putting our clients’ needs first we focus on doing what we do best and share your story based on facts and evidence. We communicate through every step of the process, making it easy for you to focus on getting better while we focus on your case. To do our best work and successfully tell your story, we rely on full disclosure and honesty from each of our clients.
Steps in the Process for a Motor Vehicle/Car Accident Case
Set up free consultation to meet with one of our attorneys and discuss questions and concerns you have about your case.
After discussing your case and determining if we are a good fit, we will schedule a secondary call or in-person meeting to customize an action plan and discuss the preliminaries of your case.
Following our meeting, one of our experienced personal injury paralegals will reach out and ask any follow-up questions and collect any remaining information needed to get your case started.
We will begin to establish your case. This will involve collecting information about the accident (emergency room and Doctors’ visits, insurance requests), gathering documents pictures, and information regarding the location and surrounding environment where the injury occurred, your injury and the treatment plan, etc.
Your attorney will follow up within 30 days to see how your treatment and recovery are going. Everything will be documented in detail and your progress will be tracked. We follow up with you at let once a month to see how things are going and to keep you in the loop. Once treatment has been complete then we move onto step 6.
We prepare a demand letter and any other necessary paperwork to send it out to file your claim.
We will monitor the status of your claim, and continue to follow up with you and all necessary parties to keep it going forward. This step typically takes anywhere from two weeks to 30 days.
Negotiations will follow, which can take days or weeks to complete. This is where we may settle if it makes sense for your case, move to mediation or arbitration depending on your specfic case needs.
If we choose to move forward with any case that is filed with the court (Arbitration, Jury Trial) we will take the appropriate steps until your case is complete. This process can be challenging and timely and if or when we reach this step we will take you through to completion.
Move forward with confidence and peace of mind knowing that our attorneys did everything within their power to ensure you were rightfully taken care of for the future.
Pricing and Compensation from Case?
Call: (801) 948-9670
Text: (801) 683-5359
When a claim settles, our fee is 1/3 of the settlement value.
For cases that are filed in the court, or litigated, our fee increases to 40% of any money awarded.
Our fees are standard in the Utah personal injury marketplace.
Areas We Serve in Utah
Salt Lake County
Johnson | Livingston, LLC
Personal Injury & Trial Attorneys
195 South Orem Blvd, Suite 1
Orem, UT 84058
Text: (801) 683-5359
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