Provo Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal Injury Claims in Utah County
When you are injured in an accident or suffer harm because of the negligence of another, Jeff Metler, Attorney at Law is here to help. As your Provo personal injury lawyer, Jeff Metler will guide you through the legal process of seeking justice and fair compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. With thousands of cases handled and countless favorable settlements and verdicts achieved for our clients, our firm has the experience, resources, and skills to effectively fight for you and your future.
Insurance companies want you to believe that they will take care of you and provide fair payment for your losses. This could not be further from the truth. Insurance companies are primarily interested in protecting their profits, and they will often go to great lengths to dispute, undervalue, or deny claims. The best way to protect yourself and your rights is to reach out to an experienced attorney, like those at Jeff Metler, Attorney at Law, for personalized legal counsel and aggressive representation, in and out of the courtroom.
Personal Injury Law & Your Rights
Personal injury laws are in place to protect victims of negligence and wrongful conduct. In other words, if you were injured and someone else was at fault, you are legally entitled to seek financial compensation for your resulting damages.
To have grounds for a personal injury case, you must prove the following:
- You were injured and/or suffered measurable damages
- The defendant had a legal responsibility to act reasonably to avoid causing injury
- The defendant failed to uphold this duty of care by acting negligently or wrongfully
- The defendant’s negligent or wrongful conduct was the cause of your injuries/damages
In other words, you have to prove that the other person or party’s carelessness, recklessness, or intentional actions was to blame for your injuries.
Jeff Metler has personally handled thousands of personal injury cases, including those involving serious car accidents, motorcycle collisions, large truck wrecks, defective products, unsafe premises, and more. As your Provo personal injury attorney, he can go over the details of your case to determine exactly what happened and, most importantly, who is liable for your damages.
What Are Damages?
“Damages” is a legal term used to describe the economic and non-economic losses a person endures as a result of a serious accident, injury, or the death of a loved one.
Some common damages in personal injury claims include:
- Medical expenses, including future projected care costs
- Lost income, wages, and other employment benefits
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress and trauma
- Loss of earning capacity due to disability
- Loss of future earnings due to reduced or lost earning capacity
- Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses, such as in-home care costs
When a person dies due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of someone else, eligible surviving family members may be able to recover for losses such as funeral/burial costs, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, and more.
When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
First, you should know that there is a deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Utah. Known as the statute of limitations, this deadline prohibits injured victims from filing lawsuits and seeking compensation for damages after four years have passed. In cases involving wrongful death, the statute of limitations is just two years, and certain circumstances may shorten it even further. The sooner you act after an accident or loss, the better.
However, you may be wondering if you even need to hire a personal injury lawyer. In fact, the prospect of working with an attorney may seem expensive, time-consuming, and daunting.
The truth is, working with a personal injury lawyer can save you an incredible amount of stress, reduce the amount of time it takes to resolve your claim, and—most importantly—better your chances of a favorable settlement. Numerous studies have shown that people who work with personal injury attorneys, rather than trying to settle their cases on their own, tend to receive better settlements that actually cover the full cost of their damages, including future losses.
When you work with Jeff Metler, Attorney at Law, we will handle every legal detail so that you can focus on healing and moving forward with your life. We provide free initial consultations and contingency fees, so there is no risk in speaking to Jeff Metler about your rights and legal options. If we do not recover compensation for you, you do not pay.
Reach Out Today for a Free Consultation
If you or someone you love has been injured by the careless, reckless, or negligent conduct of another, take the first step in your recovery today by contacting Jeff Metler, Attorney at Law. We proudly serve clients in Provo, Salt Lake City, and the entire state of Utah. The firm can assist you in English or Spanish and is prepared to answer any questions you may have.