2020 is finally coming to an end. And the world is eagerly preparing to transition into the new year with a renewed sense of hope. As you ring in the new year, whether by driving to Zion or to your mother’s house for a socially distanced party, please be sure to navigate the roads with caution. If you find yourself in an accident, you will need an experienced Utah lawyer.
Dangers of Winter Travel
There were approximately 60,00 car accidents in Utah this past year (crash summary 2019). With 9,995 DUI arrests (report). It is important, given these harrowing statistics. So that drivers do all they can to ensure these numbers do not go up any further before January 1st.
However, accidents will happen. And is a comfort to know that someone has your back when they do. RJD & Associates (robertyderby.com) has experienced Utah lawyers.
Why You Need an Experienced Utah Lawyer
Having an experienced Utah lawyer is a must when you find yourself hurting (physically and financially) after a collision. The law is complicated. And in many cases, drivers become liable for accidents for which they were not at fault. Or are not properly compensated for their injuries. This may be because they decide to handle the situation themselves.
Here are some basic tips for handling the immediate post-accident situation:
do not apologize or admit fault, do not leave the scene of the accident. Make sure you follow up with any health examinations pertaining to the incident. Apologizing for anything, even if it is not your fault, will likely be interpreted as an admission of guilt. Leaving the scene of the accident is a misdemeanor, and not following up with health screenings can mean leaving compensation which you are entitled to on the table.
To Wrap Up
Above all, make sure to call RJD & Associates. They will provide a Personal Injury Attorney who is deeply invested in your case and committed to your wellbeing, and with 250 years of combined experience, you can be sure that they know how to get the job done.