Salt Lake City Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured by the intentional or negligent actions of another, the attorneys at Christensen Law can help. While other personal injury firms will try to settle personal injury lawsuit cases quickly and move on to their next payday, we are committed to ensuring you receive fair compensation and won’t back down when a trial is necessary.
Speak with one of our experienced lawyers by calling (801) 303-5800 or completing our online form.
We understand that the purpose of bringing a lawsuit for personal injury damages is to make the injured person whole, or as nearly as can be accomplished, by an award of money, either from a personal injury protection policy or at the cost of the individual or group who caused the injury. Though understated in many cases, this can be a very difficult time for the individual injured, and for his or her family and friends. Through our years of experience handling personal injury cases, we understand that many times there is no amount of money that could possibly compensate for the injury and its consequences. But we also know that while inadequate, money damages do help.
When a plaintiff is awarded monetary damages for a personal injury lawsuit, statistics show that the most common elements are medical expenses, pain, and suffering, and lost earnings or earning capacity.
We help clients seek compensation for the following:
- Medical Expenses: When you are injured as a result of someone’s intentional or negligent conduct, you are entitled to be compensated for all your medical costs as a consequence of the accident, including the doctor and hospital bills, prescription medications, medical devices, and physical therapy. These expenses may be covered by a personal injury protection policy, but it isn’t always easy to collect, which is where we come in. You may also be entitled to recover future expenses, whether from insurance or from another party, to the extent those can be proven with the evidence presented at trial.
- Pain and Suffering: This is the category of damages that is most subjective, and an effective presentation of the evidence at trial is necessary to give the judge or jury a proper sense of the severity of the consequences suffered by the plaintiff. This suffering includes the immediate physical pain caused by the accident, on-going pain from wounds or long-term consequences from a permanent condition. It also includes pain caused by any medical procedures necessary as a result of the accident, such as surgery or physical therapy. Finally, this element of damages can include mental suffering, such as depression or fear.
- Lost Earnings and Earning Capacity: An injured person will often be required to miss some time at the office or place of work as a result of an accident; sometimes the consequences may be so severe that they cannot return to the same type of work they performed prior to the accident. Lost earnings, like past medical costs, are simple to prove.
It is important to make sure you are being fairly compensated when you have been injured, and much of that comes down to finding the right personal injury attorney. Salt Lake City is the biggest city in Utah, which means you have plenty of options when it comes to selecting a personal injury attorney. But at Christensen Law, we’re confident that we can bring you and all of our clients the best results possible.