Utah Personal Injury Attorney
In addition to our criminal defense practice, Brass & Cordova represents accident victims in personal injury claims, and assists clients in cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic injuries. Our attorneys have over 45 years of combined legal experience, and are well equipped to help you receive compensation from insurance companies and at-fault parties.
Types of Accident & Injury Claims
Injury generally refers to a harm suffered. The harm may be physical, emotional pain and suffering, damage to reputation or dignity, loss of a legal right, breach of contract or damage to real or personal property. The civil law seeks to compensate victims of wrongful acts — whether those acts are intentional or unintentional — for the injuries that could reasonably be expected from such acts. Common incidents giving rise to personal injury claims include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Dog bites
- Animal attacks
- Elder abuse and neglect
In order to bring a successful claim for personal damages, injuries must be proven by the plaintiff, and evidence may be introduced to support the amount, if any, of money damages sought. The distinction between minor, serious and grave injury is not subject to precise definition, and varies according to applicable law and subjective interpretations of the fact finder.
The perceived seriousness of an injury often depends on medical evidence, usually illustrated through expert testimony. If you suffer injuries in an accident, seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Not all serious injuries are immediately apparent, and early treatment can be crucial. In addition, the sooner the services of an experienced Utah personal injury lawyer are engaged, the better chance you may have for receiving full compensation. Seeking counsel as soon as possible also allows your personal injury lawyer in Utah to gather fresh evidence, more complete medical information and witness testimony that can be essential for your case.
Among the types of damages available to a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit, an injured party may also recover economic and non-economic damages. Examples of economic damages include reasonable medical expenses, loss of earnings capacity, lost wages, cost of living with a disability and repair or replacement of property. Non-economic damages generally involve compensation for physical pain and suffering, as well as emotional distress. Damage awards include both present and future expected losses. In some instances, the court will order a type of relief other than a monetary award, such as an injunction, to remedy an injury that money cannot correct.
Seek Experienced, Knowledgeable Representation
If you or a loved one suffers injuries in an accident, please contact Brass & Cordova for a complimentary consultation. Our Utah personal injury attorneys can help you consider your options for recovery, and provide legal counsel to redress your injury claims. You can reach us today at 801.322.5678 or online.