FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Providing Solutions for Personal Injury Cases in Utah

If you’ve been involved in an accident before, you know that your entire life can change in an instant. You may be driving to work in one moment and then find yourself upside down in your car the next. Accidents can be traumatizing, especially if you or someone you love has been injured, so it’s understandable if you have countless questions and concerns afterward. Jeff Metler and his team are available to relieve you of your anxieties by answering all your questions and walking you through the steps of filing a personal injury claim. Jeff Metler and his team genuinely cares about their clients and will personally visit with you to learn more about your injuries and what you hope to recover. By keeping clients informed about the status of their case and the complicated nature of the legal system, we can make the claims process less daunting and help you to understand your rights.

Contact us online or by phone at (801) 349-1009 for a free case evaluation in English or Spanish.
Our team is also available to meet with you over a video call.

Personal Injury FAQs

What are the first steps after an accident?

Immediately after your accident, it’s crucial that you seek medical attention so a doctor can run tests, diagnose any injuries, and treat them in a timely fashion. Some people don’t feel pain in the moments after their accident and think they can head home, only to be in severe pain days or weeks later.

After you get treated and hold onto your medical records and receipts, call a personal injury attorney. An attorney can handle communication with insurance companies so you don’t have to answer phone calls and say something they can potentially use against your claim. A well-established attorney like Jeff Metler can also collect evidence to support your claim and establish liability.

Who can file a claim on behalf of a deceased family member?

Just as every state has its own statutes dictating how much time victims have to file a claim, they also have laws establishing who can legally file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a deceased person. In Utah, “heirs” such as the surviving spouse, adult children, and parents of the deceased can file for wrongful death. Individuals who can prove they were financially independent on the deceased, like stepchildren or other blood relatives, can also file a claim.

Can I trust the insurance company?

Insurance companies specifically train their employees to give out the bare minimum and avoid having to spend money. Despite what you’ve been raised to believe or what the adjuster tells you over the phone, insurance companies aren’t looking out for your best interests – they’re trying to save a dime. They also regularly take advantage of injured individuals by offering low settlements knowing they’re likely to accept them without question. When we represent you, we can protect your rights and fight to ensure you get the amount you deserve.

How long do I have to file an injury claim?

All states have their own statutes that establish deadlines for filing various legal claims. Utah often has four-year statutes for injury claims such as car accidents, but this length of time can vary depending on the accident. For example, there’s a three-year statute of limitations for claims filed for injuries caused by asbestos exposure, while medical malpractice victims have just two years to file a claim. Jeff Metler and his team are happy to sit down with you to determine how much time you have to successfully file your claim.

Contact us online or by phone at (801) 349-1009 for a free case evaluation in English or Spanish. Our Northern Utah legal team is also available to meet with you over a video call.

We Care About You

You deserve the advice and proper perspective on how to best handle your personal injury case. We treat each case with the highest level of integrity and care possible to help you begin the healing process.

Why Should I Hire Jeff Metler As My Personal Injury Attorney?

There are many reasons to hire Jeff Metler as your personal injury attorney.

  1. Recognition: Jeff Metler has achieved awards and honors in the legal community for his personal injury services and was named as one of The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 for Utah 2012 and 2013.
  2. Efficiency: Jeff is known for resolving most cases in months, not years, so you can get back to your life. Utah has a four-year statute of limitations on most personal injury claims, which may seem like a good amount of time now, but individuals usually find that the sooner they get started on their case, the better.
  3. Personal Touch: At Jeff Metler Law, we care about each of our clients. Jeff meets with you personally to learn more about your injuries, damages, and goals, and can help take the burden off your shoulders. He keeps his clients in the loop so they know where their case is at and what they can expect.

Have more personal injury or wrongful death-related questions? We have answers. Call our Utah lawyer today at (801) 349-1009 if you’ve been injured in Provo or elsewhere in the state.

  • “Our doctor recommended we call Mr. Metler. He came to the hospital to personally meet us that day.”

    - Ramon D.
  • “He helped me understand that the insurance company pays out on claims and not the at-fault drivers. Thanks, Jeff.”

    - Bill R.
  • “I was relieved after speaking with Jeff Metler. He explained that I wasn't suing any one person, and he took care of everything.”

    - Leslie T.
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With Us, You Are Never Another Number

  • Our firm has handled thousands of cases and has the tools to effectively advocate on your behalf.
  • We work to keep you informed and offer transparency throughout your entire case.
  • We're committed to good communication and setting clear expectations.
  • Our team gets you the treatment, direction, and compensation you deserve.
  • Our team is not only focused on your current needs, but also on your future needs.

Case Results

  • Commercial Vehicle vs. Private Car. $15 Million
  • Single Car Accident $2 Million
  • Private Car vs. Private Car $1.8 Million
  • Car vs Wrongful Death $1.8 Million
  • Motorcycle vs. Commercial Truck $1.3 Million
  • Motorcycle vs. Commercial Truck $1.25 Million
  • Private Car vs. Commercial Vehicle $970,000
  • Single Car Accident $925,000
  • Private Car vs. Private Car $900,000
  • Private Car vs. Commercial Vehicle $750,000
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