As Southern Utah’s population increases, as our small towns turn to cities and as we move from a rural to an urban lifestyle, automobile accidents, injuries and fatalities will also increase. Ominously, Washington County now ranks consistently in the top five Utah counties for automobile accidents. Iron County ranks in the top ten. All indicators and predictors are that Southern Utah will increase substantially in population over the next decade. With the increased population, rest assured that there will be increased traffic and a significant increase in automobile injuries and fatalities as a result.
Unfortunately, experience has shown that the majority of people who get hurt in automobile accidents are hurt due to the negligence of someone else. About one fourth of all automobile accidents in Utah are caused by inattentive drivers charged with “improper lookout.” Additionally, about 20% of all fatalities are caused by a speeding driver. Unfortunately however, just because you have been injured by the negligence of someone else, does not necessarily mean that person will be responsible for all of the damage he or she has done.
Utah law does not require drivers to maintain insurance adequate to compensate you for a serious injury caused by someone else. Indeed, here at Aaron J. Prisbrey, P.C. one of the major tasks we have when someone has been injured in an automobile accident is to seek out additional payment sources for your loss. We look not only to the insurance of the driver who was at fault, but at multiple other sources of payment for your loss. These can be complex matters involving your own car insurance, private health carriers, workers’ compensation carriers, as well as State and Federal law. We understand these complex issues and can, many times, fashion an appropriate remedy.
We have handled numerous automobile accident cases. Indeed, Mr. Prisbrey has tried literally hundreds of injury and disability cases. He has recorded some of the highest automobile accident jury verdicts in Southern Utah. If you have been injured in an automobile accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, browse our site, order one of our books and contact us.