Utah Personal Injury FAQs

Skilled Salt Lake City personal injury attorneys answer your frequently asked questions

Since 1982, the lawyers of Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen have helped hundreds of clients file personal injury claims for compensation. The following are some of the questions we are asked most frequently. For more information on our personal injury services, do not hesitate to contact our firm.

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The Salt Lake City personal injury lawyers of Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen are well prepared to help you seek coverage for the damages you suffer as a result of negligence. For more information on our services or to schedule your free consultation, call our firm today at 801-758-8728 or contact us online. Conveniently located in West Valley City, we represent clients throughout Salt Lake County and the surrounding areas of northern Utah, including Summit County and Davis County, Provo, Ogden and Park City.


What is the statute of limitations in Utah?

In Utah, you have four years from the time of most personal injuries in which to file a claim for compensation. The exceptions are for product liability, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases, in all of which you have two years.

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Can I recover damages if I am hurt in an accident?

If you are injured in a car crash or any other type of accident that was the result of negligence, you are likely eligible to receive compensation. Negligence can be difficult to prove, and a personal injury attorney from Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen is an invaluable resource.

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Do I have to go to court to recover damages in Utah?

Filing a personal injury lawsuit does not guarantee that you will have to appear in court. In fact, about 95 percent of injury claims never make it to court, and instead settle during negotiation phases. At Larsen, Larsen, Nash & Larsen, we are prepared to go to trial if doing so provides the best chance of getting you the compensation you deserve.

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For what injuries can I file a personal injury claim?

You can file a personal injury claim for any injuries caused by the negligence of another person or party. Such injuries can result from auto accidents, mishaps involving dangerous property or defective products, or medical malpractice.

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How much is my case worth?

A number of factors affect the overall value of your personal injury case, including the following:

  • The type of injury
  • Your costs thus far, and the projected future costs of the injury
  • The severity/permanence of the injury
  • Your ability to recover, achieve rehabilitation and return to work
  • The emotional distress you suffered as a result of the injury

For more info, visit our "What's My Salt Lake City, Utah Personal Injury Case Worth?" guide.

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How much does a personal injury lawyer cost in Utah?

Personal injury services are typically handled on a contingency basis. This means that, if you recover an amount of money from your case, a percentage of that amount goes to your attorney. In the event that your case is dismissed or the other party is not found negligent, you owe nothing. For more info, visit our "How Much Does A Personal Injury Lawsuit Cost?" guide.

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Do I need an injury attorney?

You are not legally required to use a personal injury attorney when you file a claim for compensation. But only with the help of an experienced and reliable lawyer can you be sure that your legal needs are being handled professionally and with your best interests in mind. For more info, visit our "How to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit" guide.

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