Accidents happen every day. Some are simple and don’t result in injury, other incidents are serious and lead to more severe, and sometimes permanent, injury. Many Utahns, may be worried about the claims or case process, and many times when negligent parties are not held accountable then future injuries may occur.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of another party’s negligent behavior, please reach out to one of our qualified personal injury attorneys at Johnson Livingston here in the state of Utah. We are a 100% personal injury law office and are 100% for plaintiffs, which means we do not — nor have we ever — represented insurance companies.
Do I need a Personal Injury Attorney?
If you were injured in unusual circumstances, or even doing everyday typical activities, having the right attorney through your personal injury claims process will only make it less stressful.
So do you really need a personal injury attorney? More often than not, the answer is yes. If you find yourself in a situation where you are questioning whether you need an attorney, you should probably hire one.
At the very least, you should do your research and find a lawyer that has expertise with similar injuries and has the expertise to take on your claim and case. We encourage you to take the time to get to know your attorney in the consultation process before you automatically choose to work with that attorney.
You want to make sure that they are the right fit for your case, and they are focused on your best interests, and someone who will tell you if them working with you on your case is what you really need or not. It’s far better to be safe than finding yourself in a situation where you wish you had hired one and didn’t.
What kinds of cases can Personal Injury Attorneys help with?
It’s common for people to see or hear personal injury attorneys and immediately think of car crashes, bike or motorcycle wrecks, and slip and fall cases, but the truth is a personal injury attorney can help with a wide variety of injuries, and so much more.
At Johnson | Livingston, we have assisted individuals and had success in settlements, verdicts, and completing cases related to sexual harassment, zipline accidents, dog bites, and carbon monoxide, just to name a few. There have even been some instances where an individual was injured and, even though they signed a waiver, negligence was still found and proven and our clients were able to receive compensation.
Our firm has a reputation for taking on unusual accidents. We take our jobs personally and we fight hard for our clients, regardless of what caused their injury.
Take a look at a few more of the uncommon cases we have worked on:
– tree branch fallen on someone while walking;
– carbon monoxide exposure;
– sinkhole incidents;
– playground equipment malfunction;
– medical malpractice;
– injured at a haunted house or at an amusement park;
– animal attacks;
– aviation incident;
– boat or train;
– injured on public property;
– bus, tour, or travel incident;
Believe it or not, you can hire a personal injury attorney to assist you in a defamation case. In this case, it can be argued that personal injury occurred that was either mental, physical, or financial. Sometimes it’s all three, or a different combination of two of them.
The instances listed above are all instances where a personal injury attorney could and should help you. However, this list is not exhaustive to the possibilities of sustaining a personal injury. If you have questions regarding your case, contact us today.
Any incident in which you or someone you know has sustained a serious injury (that could be mental, physical, or financial) or suffered permanent disability, a personal injury attorney should be consulted.
Don’t Be Left Legally Unprotected
It’s important to keep in mind that any time you are dealing with insurance companies, they have a table full of lawyers on hand to assist with any claims made against the company. The same should be said for you, whether or not you think you need one, we highly recommend consulting an attorney for any injuries you have sustained due to someone else’s negligence.
There are time limits of how long after an accident has occurred that you can file a claim. For the state of Utah, if you are injured in a car accident or a slip-and-fall case you have four years from the time of the accident to file a lawsuit. In a wrongful death case, a loved one or family member has two years from the date of death to file a lawsuit. Most personal injuries, however, are not this straightforward especially if children are involved and there may be exceptions to the statute of limitations in many cases. Don’t run the risk of forfeiting compensation because you waited too long.
You always have the option to discuss your case with an attorney and making a decision on whether you want to hire them or not. Here at Johnson Livingston, we are here to help you assess your claim and help give you our best recommendation on how to or if you should pursue legal action.
Reach Out Today. No Obligation.
No two personal injury cases are the same. If you are unsure about whether or not your situation requires a personal injury attorney, reach out to us today. Call us at (801) 948-9670 to set up your free consultation or use the contact form on our website and a member of our team will reach out to you.
During our free consultation, one of our skilled personal injury attorneys at Johnson & Livingston will review your situation and offer guidance about your options. There is no obligation and we don’t charge any fees unless we win your personal injury case.