St George Personal Injury Law Firm
Siegfried & Jensen
St. George Utah is located in the southwestern part of the state near the Arizona border and boasts very moderate winter season temperatures which makes it a very popular wintertime destination. As one of the fastest growing areas in Utah, St. George has a year-round population of over 95,000 residents.
Locals and visitors alike enjoy a variety of parks, cultural events, concerts and sporting venues. Golf courses take center stage for people seeking to escape the cold of northern Utah and St. George doesn’t disappoint with over more than 12 award-winning golf courses available to residents and tourists.
An abundance of business and skilled professionals provide residents and visitors all the services you would expect in a thriving city the size of St. George.
In the event a resident or visitor is injured by the negligence of another party, the law firm of Siegfried & Jensen provides top-notch personal injury legal services that helps accident victims pursue compensation for their losses.
At the law office of Siegfried & Jensen, we believe personal injury victims should not be responsible for the financial devastation caused by another person’s reckless and negligent actions. Even minor injuries can require expensive medical care, result in income loss and cause emotional distress. As your attorney, we can represent your best interests during settlement negotiations and make sure you get fair compensation for your losses.
If you or a family member have suffered a personal injury at the hands of another, the St. George personal injury attorneys at Siegfried & Jensen can help.
Personal Injury Basics
Personal injury is a legal term for the harm caused to a person due to the wrongful actions of another party. A personal injury includes the physical injuries and the emotional and mental injuries that were suffered.
Personal injury law is the system designed to help victims seek compensation for the damages they suffered due to the negligence of the at-fault party. Compensation is typically awarded through a personal injury claim or a personal injury lawsuit.
Every state has their own set of personal injury laws that govern certain aspects of a personal injury lawsuit. Laws stipulating the length of time a victim has to bring a suit are called the “statute of limitations”. Other laws may regulate certain limits or caps on compensation, who can file a suit, and how a case is handled if both parties are partially at-fault.
Personal injury lawyers have the legal experience necessary to help victims of an accident navigate all aspects of their personal injury claim or lawsuit.
What’s the Difference Between A Lawsuit and a Claim?
Personal injury claims and lawsuits are terms that are often used interchangeably but actually describe two separate actions.
Personal Injury Claims
A personal injury claim is a legal demand for compensation usually filed with the insurance company of the at-fault party. Filing a claim is often the best first step in seeking compensation in a personal injury case, that is, assuming the other party has insurance.
Insurance adjusters are motivated to pay as little as possible to the injured party and will typically offer far less than an injury case is worth in the hopes that a victim will cave under the pressure and sign an agreement without speaking to a personal injury attorney first.
Personal Injury Lawsuits
An injury lawsuit is a legal process or action filed by a plaintiff against a defendant for the purpose of receiving compensation for medical expenses and other losses. The outcome of a lawsuit is decided in court and the amount of financial compensation is determined by a judge and or jury.
A personal injury lawsuit is a civil action and while a defendant will typically provide evidence they hope will show they are not liable for the injuries, the threshold of guilt is different than it would be in a criminal defense of their actions.
While many personal injury cases start and finish as an insurance claim. A small percentage proceed to a lawsuit, typically because a fair settlement could not be made with the insurance adjuster. An experienced St. George personal injury trial attorney can file a lawsuit on the victim’s behalf and seek compensation for medical treatment and other financial losses.
Can I Settle Without A St. George Personal Injury Attorney?
You are not legally required to have a personal injury lawyer to file a claim or lawsuit, however, in most cases, it is in your best interests to do so.
A Insurance Research Council (IRC) study shows that victims who hire experienced personal injury attorneys to work on their claim receive up to 40% more in financial compensation than those who decide to go it alone.
Injury attorneys have years of experience handling insurance claims from car crashes and other accidents. Personal injury attorneys understand the laws and regulations governing personal injury cases and have the knowledge that injury victims need to successfully file a claim or sue for compensation.
What If I Can’t Afford An Attorney?
Siegfried & Jensen is a St. George personal injury law firm that believes all victims deserve legal representation regardless of their income. In order to ensure access to legal help regardless of financial status, we offer the following:
If you’ve been involved in a car crash or other accident caused by the wrongful actions of another person, you can visit with a member of the Siegfried & Jensen legal team at absolutely no cost to you. A personal injury attorney can evaluate your personal injury case and answer any questions you may have about the process.
Once you’ve met with an attorney and discussed your case, you can decide for yourself whether or not it would be in your best interest to proceed and pursue compensation with the Siegfried & Jensen team. You are under absolutely no obligation, but we are happy to help in any way we can.
No Upfront Fees, You Only Pay If We Win Your Case
As experienced personal injury attorneys, we understand the financial burden that has been placed on your and family following a serious accident. If you’ve experienced significant injuries, your ability to continue working may be in jeopardy not to mention the growing pile of medical bills and other expenses.
In order to ease the mounting financial pressure, the St. George personal injury attorneys at Siegfried & Jensen do not require any money to get started on your case. In fact, we don’t get paid anything unless we win your case.
Contact Siegfried & Jensen today to set up your free consultation. There is no risk, no obligation, just a team of St. George personal injury lawyers waiting to help you.
How Can A St. George Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
Experienced St. George personal injury lawyers are skilled in all aspects of injury law and can help in the following ways:
- CASE EVALUATION: Your personal injury attorney can evaluate your case and determine whether or not it is worth pursuing. The sooner you understand the merits of your case, its value, and whether or not it is in your best interests to pursue compensation the better. Getting this knowledge as soon as possible after an accident can help you avoid costly mistakes that may limit your ability to seek compensation.
- INVESTIGATION AND EVIDENCE COLLECTION: Once you’ve decided to proceed, your personal injury attorney can investigate your claim, gather evidence to prove that the at-fault party was negligent in their actions and gather all the paperwork required to prove your case.
- FILE YOUR CLAIM: You only have a limited time to file a claim after an accident. Your personal injury attorney will make sure your claim is filed correctly and on-time, eliminating the risk of it being rejected on a technicality.
- SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATIONS: Armed with the evidence needed to prove your case and substantiate the amount of your claim, your St. George personal injury lawyer will meet with the insurance company to negotiate a settlement. Injury lawyers are not intimidated by insurance adjusters and don’t fall for high-pressure tactics. Your attorney won’t settle for less than what you deserve.
- FILE A LAWSUIT: If the insurance company won’t agree to a fair settlement, your attorney can file a lawsuit with the court. A judge and or jury will be shown the medical records and other evidence of your injuries and decide the amount of compensation you will be awarded.
- COURT REPRESENTATION: Your attorney will represent you and your best interests in civil court. Your team will make sure that the laws and rules are followed, that your rights are not violated, and that your case is clearly presented to the court.
Deciding whether or not to hire a personal injury lawyer to help with your case is an important decision, one that could make the difference between receiving a fair settlement or getting far less than you deserve.
For a free consultation about your case, contact Siegfried & Jensen today. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Common Practice Areas
When most people think of personal injury law, help with a car accident is the first thing that comes to mind. While it’s true that motor vehicle accidents are frequently the subject of injury claims and lawsuits, the team at Siegfried & Jensen have the expertise and resources to successfully handle a wide variety of injury practice areas. Some of the types of cases we litigate include:
Nursing Home Abuse
Other Injury Accidents
Personal Injury Compensation
The amount of compensation a victim will receive for injuries depends on the specifics of the case, the extent of the injuries and the ability to prove that the at-fault party was negligent and therefore liable. Consulting an attorney about your specific case is the only way to get an accurate estimate for your claim, however, there are some basic damages that are often awarded in injury cases.
Economic damages are losses that are fairly easy to calculate and justify using bills, pay stubs and receipts. Examples of economic damages include:
- Medical bills
- Ambulance fees
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Home health care
- Lost wages
- Anticipated future medical expenses
- Future lost wages
In short, any out of pocket expenses from gas money to extended hospital stays and rehabilitation can be included as economic damages. Your injury attorney will be able to thoroughly investigate your claim and make sure that no justified item is missed.
Whether you’ve been injured in a car wreck, been disfigured by chemicals at work or suffered brain injuries due to a slip and fall accident, you know that there are losses you’ve endured that go beyond what can be found on a hospital bill. Non-economic damages include the following types of damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of society or companionship
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Severe and catastrophic accidents change the lives of individuals and families forever. You deserve the maximum compensation allowed by law so that you have a fighting chance to get your life back.
Wrongful Death Damages
Tragically, an accident all too often results in a fatality. If you have lost a family member due to the wrongful actions of another party, you may qualify for additional compensation. Wrongful death compensation may include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of support
- Survivor pain and suffering
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of inheritance
At Siegfried & Jensen we understand that no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one. However, financial compensation can ease the tremendous burden placed on your family and is another way to hold the defendant accountable for their actions.
Siegfried & Jensen
If you or a family member have been in an accident in the St. George Ut 84770 area, we are here to help you recover. Call day or night (435) 222-2837.