There’s a difference between an accident that leaves behind a bruise and one that changes your life. Catastrophic injuries can make it difficult, if not impossible, to take care of your day-to-day responsibilities. It’s not fair to you if the person responsible for your catastrophic injury doesn’t own up to their mistakes. Even so, many liable parties will deny this responsibility.
However, you can challenge the parties that might try and deny you your right to compensation and care after a catastrophic injury accident. You can work with 1Law’s Provo, UT, catastrophic injury attorneys to take these parties to civil court. Here, you can present your case to a judge and request the financial support you need to restore your previous quality of life.
Contending with a catastrophic injury can leave you and your loved ones struggling to relearn how to tend to your daily responsibilities. In the wake of this sudden change, it can feel impossible to take legal action against a liable party. That’s why you never have to try and take legal action on your own.
Instead, the catastrophic injury lawyers in Provo can:
You can discuss what array of services you may need from our office during an initial case consultation. We can tailor our services to your circumstances, all the while giving you the tools to regain as near to the quality of life that you list.
Catastrophic injuries, as per the name, are more severe than standard personal injuries. When you bring your concerns to our office, we can consider the extent of your accident’s losses. In turn, we can categorize your case as catastrophic in the eyes of the law.
If you’re not sure where your accident falls on a scale from standard to catastrophic, let us know. We can take the data from the scene of your accident into account and modify your case’s categorization, as applicable.
One of the best reasons to bring forward a catastrophic injury complaint is to request financial support for the losses you endured due to someone else’s negligence. If you win your case, this support can make managing your new expenses a little easier.
With that in mind, a Provo catastrophic injury lawyer can include the following losses in your request for compensation:
Catastrophic injuries may also entitle you to punitive damages. You cannot request these damages in a catastrophic injury complaint. Should your case go to trial, a judge may choose to award these damages to you. Courts use punitive damages to discourage the reckless behavior that resulted in your accident, thereby protecting the people who come after you.
Before you can submit a legal complaint, you need to determine what party you want to hold liable for your catastrophic injury. While there are some parties that tend to appear in these cases more often than others, it’s best to follow the evidence before you make any definitive statements regarding fault.
You can submit evidence from the scene of your accident to a court when you ask applicable representatives to consider your suit. The evidence that can help you establish liability in a catastrophic injury case includes:
You are not obligated to return to the scene of your accident to discover this evidence. Instead, our office can collect this data on your behalf, either on our own or with the help of a third-party investigator. With this evidence, we can determine whether your claim needs to name an individual, business, or even government official as liable for your losses.
Despite their severe nature, catastrophic injuries are still categorized as personal injuries in the eyes of Utah courts. With that in mind, you need to file your catastrophic injury complaint within Utah’s personal injury statute of limitations. According to Utah Code § 78-12-25, you will have four years from the date of your accident to take action.
If you get into a catastrophic accident with a manufacturer, corporation, or similar institution, there’s a good chance that the applicable party’s legal team may reach out to you with a settlement offer. These offers can help you cover your accident’s immediate injuries, but they may not provide you with the means to restore your previous quality of life.
That’s why it’s important to consider whether or not the settlement offer you receive is adequate, considering the extent of your losses. Our team can compare a settlement offer against our own estimate of your possible compensation. If it appears that a liable party is attempting to undersell your right to catastrophic injury compensation, we can tell you as such.
In turn, our catastrophic injury attorneys in Provo can fight for your right to a more comprehensive settlement. Should the liable party prove resistant to this pushback, we can move to take your catastrophic injury case to civil court.
Catastrophic accidents upend your entire life. The days following your accident can see you and your loved ones confront a litany of new challenges, and you deserve the financial aid to make this easier. Instead of going into that fight on your own, you can instead call on the help of a catastrophic injury lawyer in Provo.
1Law is ready to provide you with the legal advice you need to request compensation for catastrophic accident losses. If you want to bring your case to civil court, let our team investigate your losses and present them in a complaint. You can begin this process by contacting us online or over the phone.