What's My Salt Lake City, Utah Personal Injury Case Worth?
Receive compensation for injuries sustained
In Utah, there are laws to help protect victims by enabling fair compensation for any injuries sustained due to the liability of another party. Even though these laws are in place, insurance companies and corporate legal departments frequently offer victims unfair awards or settlements. However, the legal staff at Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen, work hard to make sure all our clients get the settlement or award they are entitled to.
It is difficult for clients to know the exact worth of their personal injury lawsuit. If you or a loved one have suffered due to the negligence of another, our firm can help evaluate your case and determine a fair claim.
Fair settlement for a personal injury
The amount of money a personal injury plaintiff should claim will differ by each individual case. Your claim should be based upon the amount of loss you have suffered; including the following:
- Current and future medical bills
- Loss of wages from work
- Property Damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship or emotional support
The claim or settlement received may not always be equal to the total amount of loss declared. In such cases there are variables that determine the range between the final settlement and personal loss; including mitigating circumstances, aggravating circumstances, and fault determination.
- Mitigating circumstances: The plaintiff may provide reasonable justification for negligent or willful actions, resulting in a lower payment.
- Aggravating circumstances: If the defendant’s actions are deemed more than mere carelessness, the jury or judge could also add punitive damages. An example of this could include willful negligence.
- Fault determination: A judgement may be lowered if the plaintiff and defendant are both found partially responsible for an accident.
The severity of the injury can also affect the final award. A serious brain or spinal cord injury may keep the plaintiff from obtaining future employment and cause irreversible damage. A severe injury could not only prohibit a person from working again, but also participating in recreational and leisure activities, or performing every day self-care activities. A lifelong disability or wrongful death can also put a considerable amount of emotional and financial stress on the victim's family and support system.
Even though Less severe injuries can prevent a victim from participating in normal activities up to several months, these injuries can still cause financial issues and pain. In addition, victims can look forward to a return to full functioning in the future. The judgments and settlements for recoverable injuries may be lower, depending on how temporary the loss is.
Let our Utah personal injury lawyers help you get the award you deserve
If you would like to speak with a professional regarding the worth of your personal injury claim, contact the Salt Lake City, Utah attorneys at Larsen, Larsen, Nash, & Larsen for a free consultation. For more information on our services call the firm today at 801-758-8728 or contact us online. We are conveniently located in West Valley City, just west of I-215. We currently represent clients throughout Salt Lake County and the surrounding areas of northern Utah. These include Summit County, Davis County, Wabash, and the cities of Provo, Ogden and Park City.