When it comes to auto-accidents, Kelly Macfarlane is an attorney who can empathize with what you’re going through. A survivor of several serious car accidents himself, Kelly can help you navigate the insurance claim process, and it matters to us that you are treated fairly. Anyone can be at risk of an accident, no matter how cautious they may be; it’s important to know your rights.
After an accident, you may have many questions about your claim and whether you may be entitled to compensation for your loss. Utah is a what is known as a “no-fault insurance” state – a term that means, among other things, that regardless of who was at fault for the accident, you must file a claim with your own insurance company for personal injury protection or “PIP” coverage. That coverage is typically limited to $3,000 so that damages in excess must then be filed against the at-fault driver.
Depending on the type and severity of the automobile accident, victims are entitled to compensation in ways that are not always apparent to those who try to handle their claim with the insurer on their own. Compensation for personal property damaged, future medical treatments, medical devices, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent disfigurement, permanent impairment, emotional distress, etc. can all be overlooked or ignored by an insurance company. Their interests are often at odds with a personal injury victim, making it even more essential to contact an attorney and protect your rights.
Commercial trucks weigh as much as 80,000 pounds compared to the 3,000-4,000 pounds of a typical passenger vehicle. Under ideal weather conditions, a commercial truck traveling at highway speeds can have a stopping distance that would cover the length of an entire football field. Fully loaded, that same truck would take twice that distance to come to a stop. Large trucks also have blind spots on their sides, rear, and front.
Injuries from a truck collision can be much more severe simply due to the weight and force behind them. Severe and lasting injuries raise the stakes for everyone involved and can make trucking accidents more complex. For example, drivers who carry a commercial license are required to submit to drug and alcohol screening after causing an accident while on the job.
While you focus on recovery, let the Macfarlane Legal Works team take care of the paperwork, gather records, and protect your interests. We understand that the time period following a serious accident is stressful, and it is important for us to ease that stress and help you move forward.
At Macfarlane Legal Works we understand that a motorcycle accident is different from a typical auto accident. Kelly Macfarlane lost his own leg in a motorcycle accident at the age of 17 and has had a passion for helping others who have been injured in similar circumstances.
The comparatively small and unprotected design of motorcycles often results in traffic accidents with more severe injuries. Motorcycles are more difficult to see than larger vehicles, and the details of a motorcycle accident are often harder to pin down. Macfarlane Legal Works can retain the necessary experts to reconstruct the dynamics of your accident, and help make questions of liability clear. The insights that our team will bring can help you defend your right to recovery.
If you or someone you know has been injured while on a motorcycle, contact an attorney who will really understand what you’re going through. An attorney who knows how to protect your right to compensation, and who will do it all at a fair price. Contact Macfarlane Legal Works today.
Workplace injuries should be carefully evaluated by an attorney with experience. Many remedies are limited to worker’s compensation claims, but where your employer is the negligent party you may be entitled to other avenues of recovery known as “third-party litigation”. If someone other than your employer caused your injury, they may also be liable along with any equipment or property that was involved.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a work-related or construction accident, make sure that they contact the attorneys at Macfarlane Legal Works. We will investigate your claim, and help you protect your interests for only 25% before litigation.