Car Accidents

At The Gooch Firm, P.C. we have represented countless individuals who have been involved in an automotive accident.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Speeding

One of the most common traffic infringes we see on the road is people speeding. Yes, we are all in a hurry to get places, but it is dangerous to drive over the speed limit. This is especially true in extreme weather conditions such as rain and snow.

Distracted Driving

Cell phone use, talking to passengers in the car, or taking your eyes off the road is another unfortunate reason many car crashes happen. If you or a loved one has been injured by a distracted driver call a lawyer today.

Driving Under The Influence

Sadly, this one we are all too familiar with. Drivers who operate a vehicle while driving buzzed, drunk or on drugs pose a huge threat to everyone else out on the roads. Driving tired or fatigued can be just as dangerous as drunk driving.

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Car Accident Attorneys

At The Gooch Firm, P. C. we can help you recover financially for any type of automobile accident, whether it involves cars, trucks, public transportation, motorcycles, bicycles or pedestrians. Call today for a free consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we only collect your fees if we make a recovery or settlement on your behalf. Let us focus on your legal case so you can focus on what really matters, healing and getting your life back in order.

Generally, every driver on the road has a duty to operate his or her car with ordinary and responsible care. When a driver breaches this duty and causes injury or death to another, the injured party or the deceased victim’s family may recover compensation for the other driver’s negligence or wrongful conduct behind the wheel. When an accident results in injury, compensation usually includes economic damages, such as medical expenses and lost income, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.

Part of taking care of our clients means we get responsible parties to provide fair compensation. In fact, our professional staff enjoys a success rate of about 97% for all cases. This means that in over a decade of representing car crash victims we have almost always retrieved a settlement for our clients. As a car accident attorney serving Utah, Wyoming and Idaho, there is nothing more rewarding in a career than being able to help people for a living. Passion and dedication for helping others is what separates The Gooch Firm, P.C. from other local law offices. We guarantee that when you work with attorney Jeffrey D. Gooch you are going to feel truly cared for. Contact us today and learn why The Gooch Firm, P.C. is one of the best client centered, law firms available.

Dealing With Insurance Companies After The Accident

Utah, Wyoming and Idaho require drivers to carry liability insurance to pay for the financial costs of accidents, such as property damage and medical bills. However, when an accident results in serious injuries, such as brain injury or spinal cord injury, policy minimums are unlikely to adequately compensate the victim. Also making it difficult to receive proper compensation for damages, many people illegally drive with no insurance coverage at all.

In the case that you were injured in an accident with an uninsured or under-insured motorist, you will need to make a claim with your own insurance company to receive compensation for your injuries under your own policy. However, your insurance policy will generally only compensate you in an amount that is within your policy limits.

Because of these insurance requirements, recovering for a personal injury or wrongful death claim arising from an automobile or traffic accident will generally involve dealing with insurance companies. It is important to understand that insurance adjusters do not aim to maximize the value of a victim’s claim. Rather, insurance companies often undervalue claims, working to benefit their own bottom line. Our attorneys possess and in-depth understanding of the methods employed by insurance companies to minimize payouts. Also, we consider all sources of possible recovery, including auto liability insurance, umbrella coverage, and health and disability insurance. This knowledge and ingenuity allows us to accurately assess claims, and obtain full and fair compensation on behalf of our clients.

Contact our office today to speak with a legal professional about your case.

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