Car Accident Lawyer
An accident on the road can have serious physical, emotional, and financial consequences that leave you feeling overwhelmed.
Lynn C. Harris can help you collect the compensation you deserve.
Why should people in Salt Lake City, UT, and other areas of the state contact our car accident lawyer in the aftermath of an accident?
What Sets Us Apart?
Lynn Harris has handled personal injury lawsuits for more than three decades. He has experience negotiating just settlements for clients, and when it is in the best interest of the client, he is not afraid to litigate cases in court.
A Network of Experts
Lynn Harris will speak to witnesses and work with experts such as medical professionals, economists, and accident reconstruction specialists to build a compelling case and help you obtain maximum compensation.
Protect Your Best Interests
It is common for insurance adjusters, or other individuals representing the at-fault party, to investigate you and avoid taking full responsibility for the accident. A car accident lawyer can work directly with these individuals to protect your case and negotiate a fair settlement.
Obtain Fair Compensation
By settling with an insurance company without an attorney's help, you run the risk of receiving a lower amount than you are entitled to. Before signing anything, speak to an attorney who is personally invested in helping you recover the most compensation possible.
An Attorney Can Offer Immediate Help Get Free Legal Guidance
Lynn C. Harris has over 30 years of experience practicing law and helping clients win auto accident and personal injury lawsuits. He has achieved success on behalf of his clients in Utah, Idaho, and California with a wide network of resources and professional connections that are invaluable to winning your case.
You can benefit from a free consultation to help you decide the best course of action after an auto accident. Our compassionate, knowledgeable team will help guide you every step of the way if taking legal action is appropriate in your situation. Contact our firm at one of our conveniently located offices in Salt Lake City, Provo, Park City, and Lehi, UT, to talk to an experienced personal injury attorney today. You can reach us online or by calling:
Call Us: (801) 375-9801
What to Do after a Car Accident
How We Have Helped Our Clients
"My husband was killed suddenly in a car accident...When the insurance company was trying to get out of paying, Lynn did extra work reconstructing the accident and the variables. We did win the case and were able to get some college funds for the girls and some financial security. Lynn has helped our family tremendously. Lynn really did care about us and has become a dear friend."
You Shouldn't Suffer Due to The Negligence of Others
Thousands of Car Accidents Occur Each Year
Sometimes An Accident Is Unavoidable... But We Can Help You Recover
Considering how much time we spend on the road, whether it be commuting to work or making a quick trip to the store, the high number of car accidents is a reminder that all drivers need to do their part to avoid causing an accident.
Lynn C. Harris is a skilled car accident attorney who works with victims in Salt Lake City, Provo, and other areas of Utah to help you recover financially and receive additional support during this challenging time.
Do not delay action...
Car Accident Time Limits How Soon Do I Have to File Suit?
Every state has a statute of limitations (time limit) for filing a lawsuit. In the state of Utah, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases such as car accidents is four years after the date of your injury.
Although this seems like plenty of time to file a lawsuit, keep in mind that delaying action could make it more difficult to build a compelling case on your behalf. The best way to ensure you take appropriate action in a timely fashion is to contact our Salt Lake City law firm.
What Is the Cost of Hiring an Attorney? We Offer No Risk Representation
It is important to choose an attorney you feel comfortable with since you are trusting this individual with your future security. Mr. Harris handles personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so you don't pay anything out of pocket until you receive compensation for your injures. Our fees are always fair, and we cover the upfront, out-of-pocket expenses to investigate and build your case.
Lynn C. Harris also offers a no-risk, free consultation for anyone who has been involved in a car crash. We serve clients throughout Utah and can even travel and meet clients at a more convenient location to discuss their case. Schedule an appointment online or call us at our Salt Lake City office at:
Call Us: (801) 375-9801
Why Clients Trust Lynn
"Not only was Lynn knowledgeable, he was persistent and caring. He treated us not as "clients" but as friends. Lynn is unpretentious, knowledgeable, understanding and not afraid to share his information. He kept us informed and explained to us the intricacies of the law in terms we could understand. We would not hesitate to highly recommend Lynn Harris to any and all of our friends and acquaintances who are in need of legal advice. In fact, we have done so several times." Ken and Michell Hardman
Determining Fault Who Is Liable?
Determining liability in certain types of accidents, including rear-end collisions, unprotected left-hand turns, and DUIs, is fairly straightforward. No-doubt liability cases usually result in quicker settlements because the other driver is at fault in the vast majority of cases. Still, it is important to document witness contact information, take photographs, and file a police report, even if liability seems obvious; it is more difficult to obtain a good settlement or award without this evidence.
Our car accident lawyer is knowledgeable about state regulations regarding car accidents and negligence. The state of Utah employs comparative negligence, which determines your percentage of fault compared to the other driver. Utah is also a "modified comparative negligence" state, meaning you can still recover damages in a lawsuit, but your compensation will be reduced according to your percentage of liability. A car accident lawyer will seek the maximum amount of damages that align with your percentage of fault.
It is the responsibility of the insurance company's claims adjuster to investigate liability when car crashes occur. The adjuster will review all available evidence, such as police reports and eye-witness testimony, to determine responsibility. It is important to be careful what you say to a claims adjuster or the other driver. Even saying a simple "I'm sorry" in the heat of the moment or out of politeness can be interpreted as responsibility. Your lawyer will handle all communication with claims adjusters to protect your right to compensation.
After a car accident, you have options...
Settlement vs. Trial
In order to determine your best course of action, schedule a consultation with Attorney Lynn Harris at our Salt Lake City, Provo, or other Utah offices.
Although filing a car accident claim with an insurance company is typically a faster process, there is no guarantee that they will offer just compensation. This is especially true if you don't have a car accident lawyer that has experience dealing with the insurance company on your behalf. Some instances of "no-doubt liability" will make it easier to reach an agreeable settlement. However, it is best to speak with a lawyer about what you may be entitled to before agreeing to any sum.
A trial will take longer, but it may be the best way to collect what you are actually owed. Mr. Harris works with economists, medical experts, life care planners, and other experts to calculate the full extent of your injuries and seek damages accordingly. Further, if you decide to pursue legal action, you can always settle at any time during the car accident case if reasonable compensation can be reached through negotiation. Attorney Lynn Harris will work hard for you every step of the way to obtain the best possible outcome.
|You file a claim with the other driver's insurance||Your attorney will present your case in court|
|The insurance company will offer a settlement, which your lawyer can assess||A judge or jury will decide the outcome of your case|
When Settling Is Not an Option Lynn Harris Fights For You
“On February 29, 1997, I was involved in a car accident. The medical bills were mounting and State Farm approached us with a figure of $90,000.00. This was a slap in the face for us considering our medical bills had far exceeded this amount. The hope of settling out of court was becoming less and less of a possibility. This case ended up going to court with an eight-person jury.
The end of my story is a pleasant one. Lynn won my case, and it happens to have been the largest amount awarded to a person in Box Elder County. Lynn is a fighter and he will get you every penny you deserve.” Rhonda Merriweather