If you have been involved in a serious automobile accident or been struck by a car as a pedestrian in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, St George, or in any other city in Utah, we are the firm for you. Such accidents can result in physical injury and emotional pain that can last a lifetime. Injuries like this can have an immediate impact upon your financial situation due to expensive medical bills and lost income. The overall effect of such injuries can make you feel like you are being swallowed up by a storm that has overtaken your entire life. Where someone else was the cause of the accident, you are likely entitled to immediate insurance benefits, followed by a large cash settlement. One of our Utah automobile injury lawyers can help you survive such a storm and get a maximum financial recovery. We have decades of combined legal experience helping hundreds of people successfully win their cases. We hope you will print a copy of our free guidebook below. Call us now for a free confidential consultation.
When choosing a personal injury lawyer to help you with your claim, it is wise to review what they can do for you. At the Zabriskie Law Firm, we have decades of combined legal experience, having helped hundreds of people successfully win their cases. As you will likely incur medical costs and other losses, such as property damage or lost time from work, getting the professional help you need to pursue every possible form of compensation is key to being able to return to a normal lifestyle.
After the Accident
A Step-By-Step Guide
This free guidebook provides a simple step-by-step process for dealing with the basic issues following an automobile or car versus pedestrian accident. All information provided in the guidebook anticipates that your accident happened in the State of Utah. Remember, although this information will be invaluable, accident victims are not lawyers, and having a legal professional in your corner makes all the difference in the world.
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NOTE: This booklet is primarily written to instruct the Not at Fault Driver; however, much of the information included is useful for any accident victim. At Fault Drivers will find the information regarding medical bill payments and property damage claims very helpful.
Proving Negligence in Your Personal Injury Case
In order for you to obtain a satisfactory settlement in your personal injury case it is important to commit the financial resources needed to fully investigate. We have the resources and experience needed to make sure that your case is well funded and properly investigated. Our legal team has successfully obtained compensation for clients in many types of personal injury cases, including those resulting from: car accidents, big truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents.
We have also succeeded in bodily injury cases resulting from distracted drivers and drunk drivers. Our injury lawyers have handled personal injury claims involving brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and other serious injuries, many of which required surgical intervention or left the victim permanently disabled. Our job is to not only investigate the cause of the accident, but also to investigate the injury itself and then to get you the most compensation possible.
Filing a personal injury claim in Utah involves a lot of legal knowledge as the Utah personal injury and automobile insurance laws are complex. When a person is injured, these matters should be left to your personal injury legal team at Zabriskie Law Firm so that you can focus all your energy on healing. If you are approached by an automobile insurance adjustor, it is important to not provide them with any information before speaking to one of our Utah personal injury lawyers. Call us now for a free confidential consultation.
DO YOU NEED A CAR ACCIDENT ATTONREY IN SALT LAKE, PROVO, OGDEN, ST GEORGE OR ANY UTAH CITY?
The personal injury lawyers at the Zabriskie Law Firm are prepared to help you right now. Anyone injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver or a drunk driver knows of the physical and mental challenges that naturally follow. As soon as a car crash occurs, events are set in motion that will effect your health, your income, your relationships, and your emotional wellbeing. You may be forced to miss work due to spinal cord injuries, herniated discs, fractured bones, a brain injury, or other serious bodily injury.
If these challenges are promptly confronted with the help of one of our Utah personal injury lawyers, you will make it through as intact as possible. At the Zabriskie Law Firm, we can inform you of your rights and guide you along the right path to recover the financial compensation you deserve. Our personal injury lawyers have been helping automobile injury victims in Salt Lake City, Provo, Ogden, St George, and throughout Utah for over twenty years.
If you have been injured in a car accident, call us immediately for a free confidential consultation.
Big Truck Accidents
UNDERSTANDING BIG TRUCK ACCIDENTS IN UTAH
If you drive a motor vehicle in Salt Lake, Provo, Ogden, St George or any town in Utah, you are sharing the road with commercial vehicles, semis, tractor-trailers, big-rigs, and 18-wheelers. These big trucks can be carrying tens of thousands of pounds of cargo. Big-truck drivers are generally on a tight schedule and the trucking company and driver push to make deliveries as quickly as possible. This urgency is often the cause for big-truck drivers to take chances by driving too fast or by driving while fatigued.
If you have suffered from an injury caused by one of these big trucks, our experienced Utah personal injury lawyers can be of great assistance to you. One of our Utah personal injury lawyers can prove liability in your favor based upon the Utah State and federal laws regulating the operation of big trucks. One of our big-truck accident lawyers can assist you in preserving all evidence (including driving logs, delivery schedules, load weight, etc) needed to maximize the financial recovery in your case. With decades of experience handling big-truck accident cases in Salt Lake, Provo, Ogden, St George and throughout Utah, our firm can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Contact us today for a free confidential consultation.
INJURED IN A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT IN UTAH
Riding a motorcycle in the State of Utah can be an exhilarating experience due to the open roads and incredible scenery. Motorcycles can also be a cost-efficient day-to-day means of transportation. Unfortunately, if you are looking at this web page, chances are that you or a loved one were involved in a motorcycle accident. When injured due to someone else’s negligence, you have a right to compensation for your injuries.
Due the general absence of safety features provided by motorcycles, injuries from a motorcycle accident are often serious. Motorcycle accidents can cause severe road rash, fractured bones, spinal cord injuries, brain damage, and even death. If you were the victim of a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence in Salt Lake, Provo, Ogden, St George, or any other city in Utah, one of our Utah injury lawyers can help you get financial compensation for your injuries.
Contact us immediately for a free confidential consultation.
Distracted Driving Accidents
DISTRACTED DRIVING ACCIDENTS
Drunk drivers are no longer the scariest drivers on Utah’s roadways. This title now belongs to the “distracted driver.” You know that person, the one who watches Youtube videos and monitors his/her Instagram account while driving 75 mph in heavy traffic. Unfortunately, such distracted drivers rarely admit to having been distracted by an electronic device as the cause of their negligence.
Often important evidence of what caused the driver to be distracted has to be proven by witness testimony, or through cross examination in a deposition. When a distracted driver causes serious bodily injury to another person on a Utah roadway, such as; broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or even wrongful death, one of our Utah personal injury lawyers can help. We can preserve evidence, prove fault, and collect fair financial compensation for the harm caused.
If you or someone you know was injured in Salt Lake, Provo, Ogden, St George, or any other Utah city, call us today for a free confidential consultation.
Drunk Driving Accidents
PROTECTING THE VICTIMS OF DRUNK DRIVING
It is fun to get together with friends and have a few drinks. We get it; but when that few drinks is followed by a few more, and the night comes to a close, take a Uber home! If you drive, you are putting not only your own life, but the lives of others on the roadway in danger. The system has little mercy for drunk drivers and the mayhem they often cause. If you have been injured by a drunk-driver in Salt Lake, Provo, Ogden, St George, or any Utah town, you know of the harm that can result from such disregard. Each year dozens of victims are killed by drunk-drivers in Utah. The victims of drunk-drivers who survive are often left with debilitating bodily injuries (broken bones, herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, etc). Our law firm has decades of experience suing drunk-drivers. If you or someone you care about has been injured, call us immediately for a free confidential consultation. We can help you sue the drunk-driver and recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Car vs Pedestrian Accident
A CAR ALWAYS WINS AGAINST A PEDESTRIAN
What we mean by the above-statement is that cars are bigger, heavier, harder and faster than humans. In order for a human body to make a dent in a car, the human body will likely pay the price with broken bones, a twisted damaged spine, a likely pelvic fracture, and a near certain traumatic brain injury. This is simple physics. Due to these obvious disparities, Utah laws favor pedestrians over cars in almost all circumstances. Our injury lawyers have won injury cases for pedestrians in Salt Lake, Provo, Ogden, St George and many other cities in Utah. We have won cases for even those pedestrians who were not in only black clothing – but they were also crossing roadways at night. We have won cases for pedestrian children running out in roadways without looking first to make sure it’s safe.
If you have been injured as a pedestrian, and you know it was the motorist’s fault, you should call and speak with one of our Utah injury lawyers. We can help you get the financial compensation you deserve. If you have been injured as a pedestrian and you think it was your fault, call us because you are probably wrong. More likely the law will determine that the driver was at fault. If you were injured on a roadway, in a parking lot, in a driveway, or anywhere else as a pedestrian in Utah, the law will likely favor you.
Please call us immediately for a free confidential consultation. One of our Utah auto injury lawyers will help you get the financial compensation you deserve.
Utah Department of Transportation Accidents
HELPING VICTIMS OF UDOT ACCIDENTS
Utah has a robust and ever-expanding public transportation system. In Salt Lake City and running North toward Ogden and South to Provo there is a UDOT train system. UDOT buses run throughout the State of Utah. Provo now has an elaborate UDOT busing system, which connects the local university campuses to shopping centers and downtown Provo. With increased access to public transportation, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of accidents involving public trains and buses. It goes to reason that many accidents involving UDOT trains and UDOT buses are the cause of catastrophic injuries. When you are struck by a UDOT bus or by a UDOT train as a motorist or a pedestrian, the impact is much worse than the impact caused by a car. This a simple matter of physics; buses and trains are much bigger and heavier than cars. The laws in Utah are unique when it comes to UDOT or any other government operated motor vehicle. When suing a government entity, you generally must take legal action within a year of the accident, or your injury case becomes time-barred. If you suffered from bodily injury due to the negligent operation of a UDOT bus, a UDOT train, a UDOT snow plow, or any UDOT vehicle, call us immediately for a free confidential consultation. One of our Utah injury attorneys can help preserve your right to bring a claim and help you get the financial compensation you deserve.
Personal Injury Lawyer
At our firm, we are dedicated to assisting the victim’s and families of those who are injured in serious accidents or due to the negligence of an individual or company. Victims of elder abuse such as in nursing homes often go unassisted, but we can help those victims fight for justice.
Manufacturers of dangerous products can be held liable if their products cause injury, illness or death to a consumer, such as with broken auto parts, which can cause anything from bicycle accidents to pedestrian accidents or public transportation accidents. Faulty parts can cause a bicycle or motor vehicle to malfunction or break, which can result in serious injury or death to the user and other people around them. We will help the victims of these cases by fighting for the compensation they need, which can help ensure their products will be made safer in the future.
We are also able to assist the families of victims of wrongful death situations recover damages for the loss of their loved one, as well as fighting aggressively against insurance companies in situations such as those involving dog bite injuries, medical malpractice and birth injuries. These types of situations can be devastating to a family or victim, leaving an emotional gap where a loved one once was. We will do everything in our power to fight for the compensation you deserve to bring those responsible for injuries or death to justice.
The Zabriskie Law Firm prides itself in providing you with personal attention, dedication and commitment to pursuing your best interests. With our extensive experience, we have aggressive negotiators and litigators who will go toe-to-toe with any of the big insurance companies when defending your rights. Because we truly care about our clients, you will find our goals to match yours, to get your life back to normal with compensation for your injuries.
Understanding Bike Accident Injuries
More and more people of all ages are riding a bicycle these days. The technology used in them is making them an attractive form of transportation, exercise and leisure. With a wider use of bicycles comes an increase in the incidence of bicycle accidents, which can result, at times, in a very severe injury. Even with the use of a helmet, the lack of protection a bicyclist has in an accident can produce injuries such as road rash, cuts and lacerations, fractured or broken bones, soft tissue or organ damage, spinal cord injury, brain damage and death.
Because the bicyclist shares the road with those driving a motor vehicle, the bicyclist may feel that it is entirely up to them to maintain a safe distance from another vehicle. The individual behind the wheel of a car, truck, van or SUV also has a responsibility, however, for what occurs on the road and is often the one that is found negligent in the cause of the accident. When a bicycle accident results in injury a personal injury attorney can help you in recovering damages so you may get proper medical care, payment for any lost wages and compensation for your pain and suffering.
Bicycle Accident Lawyer
A bicycle accident lawyer with the Zabriskie Law Firm will review your case with you during an initial free and confidential consultation. While you may be approached by the other party’s insurance company regarding settlement for your claim, remember that they do not represent your interests and have the quickest and most cost effective settlement in mind. They will not consider the long term effects of your injuries when settling your claim. Our firm has the experience needed to evaluate the value of your claim based on your injuries and future medical costs as well as lost wage earning potential. You can trust our firm to maximize the potential recovery for any losses you have sustained.
What are the causes of pedestrian accidents?
Injuries sustained as a victim in a pedestrian accident can be very extensive. Often, the injuries are compounded by the fact that, in many pedestrian accidents, there is more than one impact. The vehicle strikes the pedestrian who is then thrown to the ground or other surface sustaining further injuries. Some of the causes of pedestrian accidents are:
- Driver inattention when making a right turn at a red light
- Driver neglecting to pay attention in a parking lot
- Driving too fast in a parking lot
- Driving while distracted
- Pulling out of a driveway and not paying attention for pedestrians
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence
- Texting or talking on the phone while driving
A personal injury attorney can be very effective in determining the negligence that resulted in your injuries. Working with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer at the Zabriskie Law Firm is a step in the recovery process that should be initiated as quickly as possible, either by the injured person or someone acting on their behalf. Preserving evidence is crucial, which makes the initiation of our investigation an important factor in helping the victim receive compensation. With over 50 years of combined experience and in house investigators, we have the legal team you need.
Understanding the Insurance Claim Process
You are likely to be struggling with your injuries and recovery until it is complete, but struggling with an insurance company whose only interest is to get the claim settled fast shouldn’t be something you should have your attention on. Our firm will work with you to ensure that your needs are being addressed. Your compensation should include current and future medical care for your injuries, adequate physical therapy, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You need to have someone on your side who understands your situation and who has your interests at the forefront.
Public Transportation Accidents
Protecting the Victims of Public Transportation Accidents in Salt Lake City
As gas prices climb, more people are turning to public transportation for their daily commute. We can consider ourselves lucky to have buses, light rail and trains to rely on for transportation throughout the greater Salt Lake City area. We even have public transportation to our wonderful ski areas. In addition to our local public transportation, we often utilize a bus, train or plane for our out-of-state vacations and business trips. With any form of travel there is the increased exposure to accidents resulting in injuries.
Many of the accidents involving public transportation are due to poor or malfunctioning equipment and operator neglect. Accidents can range from minor impacts to major catastrophes. Accidents can also occur in airport, bus or train terminals and these too can be minor or catastrophic. Injuries from public transportation accidents can also run the range from slight to very severe, including cuts, bruising, abrasions, fractures, soft tissue or organ damage, broken or fractured bones and spine and brain injuries. Whenever an accident with any form of public transportation results in an injury a personal injury attorney can review the facts with you to determine if you have a potential claim.
Resolving Public Transportation Accident Claims
Attempting to resolve the legal issues with a public transportation entity can be complex. In addition to an insurance company, you may also have to work with the transportation company itself in order to resolve your claim. These companies are very large, with government bureaucracy to navigate. A public transportation accident lawyer with the Zabriskie Law Firm has the unique knowledge and skills required to navigate their system and present a claim that could result in a positive outcome. You have a right to receive compensation for all injuries suffered from a public transportation accident and we will have your best interests in mind throughout your case.
Has your family suffered from a wrongful death?
The death of a loved one is emotionally shattering at any time, but if the death was caused by the negligence of another, the grief felt by the family members is almost unbearable If this has happened to you or a member of your family, it is vital that you contact a personal injury attorney, to find out what went wrong and most importantly, who is responsible. A wrongful death can occur in any number of ways:
- Car accident
- Defective products
- Nursing home abuse
- Medical malpractice
- Accidents due to another’s careless actions
At the Zabriskie Law Firm, we understand that the loss of a loved one is very painful and the thought of starting a full investigation into the cause of it is the furthest thing on anyone’s mind. It is however, very important to start researching the circumstances of the accident immediately to safeguard the evidence and identify those who were negligent. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience to help you with the complexities of your wrongful death claim, so contact our office at your earliest convenience. We provide a no-charge initial interview and consultation to substantiate the legitimacy of your claim.
Rights of the Surviving Families
Spouses, children or other dependents may be entitled to monetary damages for financial losses, medical care and treatment, death and funeral expenses. Our firm has the resources to search out assistance from other professionals, such a medical experts, engineering experts or those companies who have the know-how to reconstruct accident scenes. This enables us in preparing your claim to highlight the many factors that contributed to the unnecessary and untimely death of your loved one.
The law firm you choose can make a difference in obtaining the maximum possible compensation, so it is advisable to speak with one of our attorneys prior to speaking with the insurance provider who is representing the other side and will not be looking out for your interests. We know that no amount of compensation will make up for the loss of your loved one, but will at least help your family meet its financial needs.
Dog Bite Injury
Have you sustained an injury from a dog or other animal?
With the rise in dog ownership throughout the country it follows that there is also an increase of dog attacks throughout the country. Ownership of other animals can also result in injuries. Horses, cats or other types of animals that one may keep as pets are often unpredictable and can be the cause of injuries. It is the responsibility of the owner of the animal to take precautions to ensure their dog or other animal is unable to attack another human being.
Bites from dogs and other animals can result in permanent scarring and emotional trauma. Children tend to be more susceptible to animal attacks as they are not as watchful as to what effect their actions and motions might have on an animal, and the child’s size tends to put their head closer to the animal. There can, in some instances, be severe damage to the skin. Plastic surgery might be in order when it comes to any animal attack.
When it comes to bites from a dog or other animal, the first thing that an individual should do is get medical care, take pictures of the injury and then follow up as to who the owner of the animal is and where they might be located. With dogs and other pets, the issue of rabies can come up. Other injuries could also be inflicted as in kicks from horses or other larger animals. A competent personal injury attorney can help you regarding compiling evidence, depending on the circumstances of your case.
Claims for Dog and Other Animal Injuries
When resolving dog and animal bite claims, insurance companies may do their best to mitigate the liability of their client by pursuing avenues where a victim could be found responsible for the injuries by claims of instigating the animal or going into a confined area without permission. A skilled dog bite injury lawyer at the Zabriskie Law Firm can address the issues that may arise. With over 50 years of combined legal experience we can apply our knowledge to assist you in pursuing your claim for damages.
Has your family suffered from a birth injury?
Suffering from the results of a birth injury to your newborn can be a devastating blow to any family. When it is clear that the injury could have been prevented, it is natural to want to pursue the negligent party and ensure they are held liable for their actions. By contacting a personal injury attorney, you can begin to take action against the parties who failed to take the proper precautions during your pregnancy and delivery.
Negligence resulting in birth injuries can take many forms, but normally occurs due to the failure of the treating staff to properly monitor the vital statistics of the baby during delivery. If oxygen deprivation occurs and is not handled immediately, brain damage can result. Lack of appropriate prenatal care, medication errors, incorrect use of forceps and the lack of resorting to a caesarian when medically needed are all reasons that can cause a birth injury.
Tragically, these forms of negligence can lead to catastrophic injuries, such as
- Brachial plexus
- Brain damage
- Mental retardation
- Incorrect use of forceps
- Cerebral palsy
All of these injuries drastically reduce the quality of life your child can expect. Not only that, you are likely to spend your life caring for this child who is severely impaired due to these birth injuries. When determining compensation for this type of claim, it is vital to have the experienced personal injury lawyers form the Zabriskie Law Firm at your side to guide you in the best handling for your loss.
Consult With a Birth Injuries Lawyer
With over 50 years of combined experience in the personal injury field, our legal staff will provide you with a strong legal advocate who can professionally present all aspects of your child’s loss. Ensuring you have the wherewithal to take care of your child now and in the future is our goal in presenting your claim. Worrying about your financial outlook is the last thing that should be on your mind, let our caring attorneys take care of the details of pursuing your claim.
Contact a personal injury lawyer for the dedication and knowledge you need when pursuing a personal injury claim.