Car Accident Attorney
While some car accidents simply result in property damage, others can result in devastating physical, emotional, and financial losses.
The car accident attorneys at Froerer & Miles in Ogden, UT, have helped victims recover the compensation they deserve for over 60 years.
Here's what you can do to protect yourself following a car crash...
6 Steps to Take after an Auto Accident
Wait for Help
Do not leave the scene of the car crash. If it is safe to do so, you should move your car out of traffic to the shoulder of the road.
If there are any apparent injuries, call 9-1-1 and ask for emergency personnel. You should also call the local police to notify them of the auto accident.
Exchange Driver Information
Exchange information with the other driver, including their contact details, driver's license number, and insurance company information.
Take pictures and videos of the car accident site, vehicles involved, and injuries sustained.
Auto accidents can be traumatic, but it's important to stay calm. Even if you feel like apologizing to the other driver, don't - this can be interpreted as an admission of guilt.
Call a Car Accident Lawyer
Before speaking to an insurance company, you should contact a car accident lawyer. A lawyer can determine who is responsible for your accident, speak to the insurance adjusters on your behalf, and recover the compensation you deserve.
We Care about Our Clients
I appreciate the time and professionalism of Bob and his team in handling my legal matters. Their response to inquiries was always prompt and questions we answered to my satisfaction. I highly recommend Froerer & Miles.
I have worked with them for over 6 years and could not speak more highly of them. They have been amazing to work with.
We focus our personal injury practice on cases involving all types of injuries resulting from car, truck, and motorcycle injuries. Injuries we commonly handle include:
- Herniated discs, bulging discs, and lower back pain
- Neck injuries and brain injuries
- Nerve damage
- Disfigurement and dismemberment
- Rotator cuff tears
- Shoulder injuries and knee injuries
- Quadriplegia, paraplegia, spine injuries, and paralysis
- Scarring and burn injuries
- Broken bones
At Froerer & Miles, serving Layton and Ogden, our attorneys have developed a network of medical professionals specializing in auto injury cases. These specialists include surgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, and orthopedic experts who review and identify injuries to illustrate their debilitating effects in court.
Settling with an Insurance Company vs. Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Car accident cases at our Ogden, Utah, law firm begin with an insurance claim. Our attorneys will file a claim with the other driver's insurance company on your behalf, asking them to provide the necessary compensation for your losses. Our car accident lawyers will then work to negotiate a fair settlement.
If the other driver's insurance company is being unreasonable or refusing to cover your losses, we can file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court. Our Ogden, Utah, firm works with medical providers, forensic specialists, and other parties to build the strongest case possible and help you recover a fair settlement or jury award.
Comparative Negligence in Utah
Utah is a "comparative negligence" state. This means that you can recover compensation even if you are partially at fault for the accident. For example, if the court determines that you are 20 percent responsible for the accident, you would be rewarded 80 percent of the total damages while the other driver would receive 20 percent.
Whether your case is settled with an insurance company or goes to court, you need an Ogden car accident lawyer on your side to protect your best interests.
"They Know What They Are Doing"
"I think the people at Froerer & Miles listen and are responsive. They know what they are doing. I think that about sums it up. There were other competitors but I picked them because of referrals. People told me they were good." Doug N.
Do I Really Need to Hire an Attorney?
Many car accident victims are hesitant to hire a car accident attorney because they don't want to spend any of their compensation on attorney's fees once the case settles. But many clients do not understand the extent to which insurance companies will attempt to low-ball victims. Even if you are seriously hurt, it can be incredibly difficult to collect adequate compensation from an insurance company without legal expertise.
Often, an insurance company will approach you in a manner akin to a friend who wants to help. Make no mistake - the insurance company has everything to gain by convincing you to accept the lowest offer possible. Our Ogden attorneys are the third party between insurance companies and victims. We are able to determine the true amount of compensation required to restore the quality of life our clients had prior to the accident.
While insurance companies want to protect their own best interests, a car accident lawyer is dedicated to protecting yours. In all personal injury cases, an attorney brings unparalleled value to the case by:
- Illustrating the true extent of the injury in order to work towards a more favorable settlement
- Working with trusted medical professionals and specialists to illustrate the long-term effects of your injury
Without an attorney in your corner, you risk collecting far less than you deserve. But with a legal advocate, you can expect a far better outcome even after the fees have been deducted.
Were You Involved in a Car Accident? Request a Free Consultation Today
Car accidents can hurt your physical health, emotional well-being, and finances. With the help of a car accident lawyer, you have the best possible chances of making a full recovery and collecting the compensation to which you are legally entitled.
At the personal injury law firm of Froerer & Miles in Ogden, Utah, we find solutions to the complex challenges that result from car accidents. Our attorneys have helped people injured in car accidents throughout Utah recover the compensation they deserve for over 60 years. When you partner with our personal injury team, you benefit from:
- Free consultations
- Contingency fee-based services
- Access to top medical professionals
- Consistent and thorough communication
We serve clients throughout Layton and greater Ogden. To speak to one of our lawyers about your case, request your free consultation online or call us:
Highly Rated by Our Clients
I recommend them as a good group of lawyers they help me on my case matt did a great job
Mr. Froerer and Mr. Miles were very easy to work with and very helpful with all my questions. I appreciate their time and honesty!
We'll Connect You with the Best Medical Providers
One of the factors that sets us apart from other law firms in Ogden is our connection with the area's top medical providers.
Over the past 60 years, we have established strong connections with medical care providers who specialize specifically in car accident cases. These medical providers know how to identify injuries specific to car accidents that other medical providers might miss.
By connecting our clients with these medical providers, we not only help them determine the true value of their case, but also help them receive the right diagnoses, receive the right care, and ultimately achieve the best possible physical recovery.
Our car accident lawyers also have contacts who can generate impairment ratings. Impairment ratings help illustrate how much a client's quality of life is permanently affected, which is key information that can benefit your case.
How Our Law Firm Approaches Each Car Accident Case
First, we will gather evidence to prove liability for the accident. Our attorneys will use the police report from the accident, witness interviews, and other information to establish who is responsible.
To assess the damages caused by the accident, our firm will recommend a doctor if you don't already have one. We will ensure that you get the necessary treatment. We will also gather records on your behalf. These may include medical reports, ambulance reports, and other records that could help your case.
Once we have assessed your injuries, we send an offer/settlement brochure to the other driver's insurance company. Our detailed brochure includes references to all medical appointments, treatments, and visit reports. If you have suffered an injury from which you may never fully recover, we may include an impairment rating. At the end of the brochure, we will include a summary of the total financial weight. While other attorneys call this a "demand," we call it a proposal. We will first attempt to mediate to reach a fair settlement. If one cannot be reached through mediation, we will take the case to court. We will not settle a case until our client is fully back to their prior quality of life or until they reach what is called MMI (Maximum Medical Improvement). If a client reaches MMI, then we will obtain an impairment rating.
Call Froerer & Miles Today for a Free Consultation
At Froerer & Miles, we are passionate about helping car accident victims recover the compensation they deserve. We strongly believe in holding negligent drivers accountable for their actions, and we have succeeded in recovering substantial compensation for our clients for over 60 years.
If you were hurt or lost a loved one to a car crash, our Ogden attorneys are here to help you through this very difficult time. We welcome clients from throughout Layton and greater Ogden. Request your free consultation online or call us:
A Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You at Every Step
At Froerer & Miles, we can help in all facets of your claim.
Have you not yet been to a doctor? We can refer you to the appropriate healthcare provider.
Was your vehicle damaged or destroyed? We can handle your insurance claim.
Are you unable to work? We will pursue the compensation necessary to help you and your family prosper in spite of your disability. We can manage the lost wage provision of your insurance coverage, if applicable.
Our approach to jury selection further illustrates our comprehensive service. To ensure the best possible jury to decide your damages, we analyze the jury list, research potential jurors, and obtain their addresses to assess their neighborhoods and determine their demographic and probable sympathies. We then interview them during jury selection to further assess their inclinations to rule in favor of injured people.
Unhappy with Your Current Car Accident Lawyer? Call Us Today
We often take cases from other attorneys when a client doesn't feel that their lawyer is communicating enough. We have a full staff, and we try to reply to clients within 24 hours to make sure that they know they are being heard and helped.
Our legal team has obtained substantial amounts of money for injured Utah residents as well as individuals visiting our state. Our firm proudly helps victims throughout greater Ogden and Layton. For a free consultation regarding your claim, contact us online or call us:
Wondering If You Can Afford a Car Accident Lawyer?
Most car accident cases fall under the area of personal injury. Our Ogden, Utah, firm represents personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means that you do not have to pay for a car accident lawyer until (and unless) we recover compensation.
"Froerer and Miles Pc was very easy to schedule with. We could schedule on a timely basis which was important for our time constraint. They are very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable..." Renee G.
Frequently Asked Questions about Car Accident Cases
Clients who come to us after being injured in a car accident need answers to important questions:
Do I have a case?
The only way to determine if you have a case is to schedule a free consultation at Froerer & Miles.
How long will it take to resolve?
This varies from case to case. If we are able to reach a settlement outside of court, your case will generally be resolved quicker than if we have to go to trial.
How much is my case worth?
We work with trusted medical experts to accurately determine the value of each case and ensure that you do not settle for less than your case is worth.
And if my insurance won’t cover my medical expenses or I am not insured, how will I pay medical bills?
Call us or contact us online. We can listen to the specifics of your case and help you explore your options.