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Personal Injury

Understanding Your Legal Rights

Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Utah

Unfortunately, accidents are a part of life. While we can’t always prevent these accidents from happening, you have certain legal options if you are injured in an accident caused by someone else. The state of Utah allows injured individuals (or, in some cases, the family members of catastrophically injured or deceased individuals) to file personal injury claims. The purpose of this is to allow victims to recover monetary compensation for “damages,” or the losses they have experienced due to their injuries.

Let us help you navigate the legal process

Navigating the legal process can be tough, especially when you are already dealing with serious injuries. You should spend this time focusing on getting the proper medical care you need to heal, not on fighting with the insurance company for a fair settlement. At Steele Adams Hosman, our Salt Lake City personal injury lawyers are here to represent you and your rights. With more than 35 years of combined experience, we understand how the system works. Our team will provide the personal attention and support you need, as well as the aggressive advocacy you deserve.


Who Can File a Personal Injury Claim?

Generally speaking, nearly anyone who has been injured in an accident or traumatic event can file a personal injury claim. Because Utah is a no-fault auto insurance state, you can file a claim with your own auto insurance provider after an accident regardless of who was at fault. This is true whether you were injured in an accident involving multiple passenger cars, a large truck or commercial vehicle, a motorcycle, or even a pedestrian or bicyclist. In some cases, you may be able to go outside the no-fault system and bring a claim against a negligent driver or another party responsible for the accident. The same is true when it comes to non-motor vehicle accident cases, including claims involving:

If the insurance company (or another liable party) refuses to offer a fair settlement, you could be entitled to file a lawsuit and pursue justice in the courtroom. Contact our personal injury Lawyer in Utah today for the legal help you need.

Most personal injury lawsuits are brought on the grounds of negligence. To have a case based on negligence, you will need to prove the following:

  • The defendant (the party against whom you are bringing the case) had a responsibility to act reasonably and avoid conduct that could cause you foreseeable harm (“duty of care”)
  • The defendant failed to act reasonably and/or breached the duty of care by acting negligently, wrongfully, or intentionally inflicting injury
  • You were injured and suffered measurable damages, such as medical expenses, lost income/wages, and pain and suffering
  • The defendant’s negligent or wrongful actions or inactions caused your injuries, either directly or indirectly (“causation”)

At Steele Adams Hosman, our Salt Lake City personal injury attorneys fully investigate claims to determine exactly what happened and how our clients have been affected. We use this information to develop innovative legal strategies aimed at securing the best possible results.


Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Immediately after an accident, you may be contacted by the other person or party’s insurance company. The insurance adjuster may try to get you to make a statement or accept a settlement; we strongly advise you to avoid speaking to the insurance adjuster until you have talked to an attorney.

Even though it may seem like they are trying to help you, the insurance company is not on your side. Like any other for-profit business, their main goal is to lower costs and increase profits—something they often try to do by taking advantage of people who don’t fully understand their rights. Any settlement offered by the insurance company is likely to fall far below what you actually need and deserve. If you sign anything or accept this first settlement, you could lose your right to seek the full, fair compensation you are owed.

When you work with an attorney, you put yourself in the best possible position when it comes to maximizing your recovery. Insurance companies know that an attorney from Steele Adams Hosman will not back down from a fight. Often, they are far more willing to fairly settle claims rather than go up against our attorneys in court. However, when they refuse to play fair, our experienced trial lawyers are ready to represent you and your rights throughout the litigation process.

As your legal team, we will handle every detail so that you can focus on healing. Our firm will meet all important deadlines, submit necessary paperwork, and help you prepare for everything that comes next. We truly care about you and your recovery.


Millions Recovered for Our Clients

Millions recovered in the last year alone. We do what it takes to get the best possible outcome for all our clients.

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“Justin turned my sleepless nights and sick stomach to a level of comfort. I feel he went above and beyond what is expected of your attorney. Thanks Justin!.”




We believe in justice for all, and that includes you. At Steele Adams Hosman, we will make sure you receive the personal attention you deserve.

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