Car Accidents

On average, more than six million accidents occur on United States roads every year. Fortunately, the majority of these accidents do not involve serious injuries or major damage to property. However, transportation authorities estimate that millions of accidents do in fact lead to injuries and damage of a significant nature. According to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the US Department of Transportation, nearly a quarter of all drivers in the U.S. will get into an accident within the next half decade and will need a car accident lawyer. Learn ways to prevent accidents and what to do if one happens by following the links to the articles below. At Christensen & Hymas, we want to give you the information that will help you be prepared in the future.

What to Do If You Are in a Car Accident

Wrecked Cars_ 82522931_38a5a71869_o_  by Toby Oxborrow on FlickrThis article will take you step-by-step through a list of actions that should be taken to help you cope with the situation at hand and defend your personal injury claim. So much of the information that is available at the scene of the accident is difficult or sometimes impossible to recover later. Knowing these specific steps to take after an accident can save you your case in the long run.

The 10 Most Common Auto Accident Injuries

“The 10 Most Common Auto Accident Injuries” article (access by clicking the title above) discusses which accidents are most common and lethal as well as the ways to prevent injuries from occurring. While information is important for avoiding accidents, it can also help victims know how severe and long-term an injury will be before accepting a settlement from an insurance company.

Picking Up the Pieces After a Car Accident

Don’t let uncertainty leave you frustrated and concerned. In this page, we discuss the process of taking care of yourself, your car, your finances, and your claims. Our hope is that you will know how to handle the situation at hand and put your car accident behind you.

Utah Car Accident Laws

Personal injury protection provides a minimum of $3,000 for reasonable medical expenses which are immediately available through your personal automobile insurance company—no matter who is responsible for causing the car accident. The law of comparative fault determines the quantity of money, if any, which can be obtained from another party in an accident. Learn more about the personal injury protection (PIP) threshold and the law of comparative fault in our “Utah Car Accident Laws” page.

16 Utah Car Accident Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions regarding car accidents, claims, and settlements, including how to get around when your car is totaled or impounded after an accident, and how to determine if the other party is at fault.

Utah Car Accident Resources

Know where you can go to help your personal injury claim after a car accident. Learn how to access free resources, such as the police report from your car accident and the free book 7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Utah Accident Case. This page also provides a helpful and educational infographic regarding the cost of car accidents.

Preventative Maintenance Guide

What better way to avoid the headache of a car wreck than avoiding the accident altogether? One of the ways to keep yourself safe from injury and from being at fault is making sure that your car is properly maintained. Our “Preventative Maintenance Guide” page offers details on the 9 pitfalls to look out for.

Contact Us

We are here to help. If you have any questions about our services, feel welcome to continue browsing our pages, order one of our free accident books, or call us at 801-506-0800 and schedule a free initial consultation. We aim to provide you with personal, compassionate service as the experienced attorneys at Christensen and Hymas fight for your rightful compensation.

Images are courtesy of Toby Oxborrow on Flickr.