An incident on the road, even a relatively minor one, can leave you reeling and wondering what to do next.
If you were in an accident, you don't have to go it alone...
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, you are likely facing physical injury, property damage, or worse.
You need someone to help you sort through the complicated legal and financial considerations.
Our team of car accident lawyers at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton has been helping injured Utah citizens recover for over 25 years.
We can work with your insurance company or pursue a lawsuit against those responsible for your injuries, be they another driver, an auto manufacturer, or another negligent party.
"What people need to understand first and foremost is that the insurance company they're dealing with on the other side is not a charitable organization. They are not there to look out for the rights of the people who have been injured..."
"We're able to negotiate and resolve these claims at a much higher rate than somebody without a lawyer because ultimately the insurance company knows if they don't treat our clients fairly, we have the ability to take them to court and get a successful resolution there...."
At Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, we strive to tailor our methods to each individual client.
Our client-centric approach means you receive personalized legal care from the lawyer you hire, not a paralegal.
After a car accident, you have options for pursuing compensation.
You can file a claim with your insurance company or sue the responsible individuals for negligence.
The best way to determine which route is right for you is to meet with a member of our team and let us assess the details of your case.
Schedule a meeting with one of our knowledgeable car accident attorneys or learn more about how collecting compensation can help you recover...
"When there has been a serious auto accident and all you can do is concentrate on getting your critically injured family member well again, you need someone who will have your back.
That someone is Mark Flickinger. He is qualified, capable, confident and will fight for your best interests. His staff are supreme and articulate. Together they made our lives good again and will always be our heroes." Karen S.
Understanding the cause of your car accident can help determine the most effective route for seeking compensation.
According to the Utah Department of Health, a crash occurs in Utah every 10 minutes.
Of those car accidents, a person is injured every 23 minutes and someone dies every 36 hours.
The team at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton has relationships with experts in the accident reconstruction field. We can investigate your car accident and identify the cause.
In addition to the top causes of accidents, a range of other circumstances can lead to a serious car accident.
In Utah, the amount of compensation you can recover from a car accident is governed by two laws: no-fault and modified comparative fault.
Utah law requires that before you can sue another individual, personal injury protection (PIP) insurance must cover your injuries unless they include:
This rule allows you to collect damages from any driver more at fault for the accident than you are.
The court will decide what percentage of fault each party involved has concerning the accident. How much you are able to collect is directly connected to how much fault you share in the accident.
For example, the court determines you are 20 percent at fault for the accident and the other driver 80 percent at fault. If you suffered $10,000 in damages, the court would award you $8,000.
In Utah, there are several statutes of limitations for car accident cases.
"After we were rear-ended on I-15, all members of our family were injured to varying degrees... I went back and forth with the insurance company for about eight months on my own before retaining Zeb at FSB...
With Zeb's help, we received about twice as much money as the insurance company said were their final offers. (Almost double even after taking out FSB's fees and costs.) Zeb and his team were responsive and great to work with. I would recommend him without hesitation." James H.
While it is possible to handle a car accident case on your own, an attorney can help you receive the level of compensation you deserve.
When working with the insurance company, it is important to remember that their goal is not to help you recover. Insurance providers are focused on looking after their bottom line, and this typically means paying as little as possible for accidents.
Our team can negotiate with your insurance company and hold them to their commitments so you get the money you need to recover.
In addition, our team can file a lawsuit on your behalf against others responsible for your accident to supplement insurance coverage.
"I was recently in a car accident and wasn't sure what to do so I called Flickinger, Sutterfield, and Boulton and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Brett Boulton is my attorney and he did a great job of handling everything for me. We all know car accidents can be stressful and he took that stress out for me...
At the end of it all I received a great settlement and all my doctors bills were paid for. I would HIGHLY recommend and refer any of my family. friends to go see Brett." Benjamin R.
For over 25 years, our team at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton has represented injured individuals throughout Utah.
We have the professional connections and legal skills to help you collect, whether from your PIP benefits, another party's insurance company, or a negligent individual or organization.
We understand how stressful and overwhelming a car accident can be. Our client-centric philosophy means our team is here for you as you navigate this difficult time.
There are no upfront fees for hiring an attorney from our firm and we do not collect unless you do.