I have been a practicing attorney for over 20 years. During that time I have represented a wide range of people, with a wide range of injuries. My clients mean a great deal to me. I have assembled a team that is dedicated to getting the best results for the fantastic people we represent.
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.
At The Gooch Firm, P.C. we have represented countless individuals who have been involved in an automotive accident.
One of the most common traffic infringements 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.
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.
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.