Personal Injury

Car Accidents

If an accident left you with whiplash, paralyzed a loved one, produced some broken bones, an injured spine, or caused a devastating wrongful death in your family, Salt Lake’s injury lawyer Jose Loayza is here to help protect your rights. The National Highway Traffic Safety Commission concluded in 2012 that:

  • There are nearly 10,000,000 vehicles involved in police-reported traffic crashes nationwide each year.
  • More than 30,000 people die in auto accidents each year.
  • More than 2 million people are injured in car accidents.
  • Rural areas account for a higher percentage of the fatal crash locations than urban areas.

After a car accident, an experienced lawyer such as attorney Jose Loayza can assist victims in obtaining damages for their serious injuries.

Car accidents happen for a variety of reasons. Some of the cases we have litigated deal with such issues as:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Drunken or drug-impaired driving
  • Poorly planned intersections
  • Inadequate road maintenance preparation or management
  • Vehicle defects including defective brakes

Trucking Accidents

Every year in the United States, trucks are involved in 5,000 deaths, 100,000 serious injuries, and 500,000 accidents. Trucking accidents are much more likely to cause serious injury or death due to the difference in size and weight between a truck and a car.

Distracted Driver Accidents

It only takes one moment of distracted driving for a serious car accident to take place. Our Salt Lake personal injury lawyers protect the rights of injured victims and family members of those killed in car accidents caused by another’s carelessness in distracted driving accidents.

Motorcycle Accidents

Fatality rates for motorcyclists are far higher than the fatality rate for passenger car occupants. At Loayza Law Offices, our motorcycle injury lawyer is dedicated to protecting the rights of those injured by another’s negligence, and we understand how life-changing motorcycle accidents can be.

Hit and Run Accidents

According to Utah Law, in the case of an auto accident where one or more parties is injured, the party that is responsible for causing the injuries is required to immediately stop and remain at the scene. Our hit and run accident attorneys will make sure that person is held accountable if they fail to perform this duty.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians are at greatest risk of serious injury and death. Knowledgeable and experienced attorney Jose Loayza can help you through the process if you have been hurt in an accident, and get you the money you deserve to pay your medical bills. If you suffered a serious crosswalk injury as a pedestrian, when hit by a car or truck, an experienced personal injury lawyer can protect your right to pursue full financial compensation from the negligent motorist who struck you.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claims are emotional and life-changing. They are difficult for victims families and often involve serious accidents. At Loayza Law Offices, we understand how important and serious these situations are. We want to help. Legally, these claims have many of the same components of a personal injury claim. Who is liable? How did the accident occur?

Wrongful death claims, however, also have factors unique to fatal injuries and accidents. Who’s claim is it — the spouse’s, the children’s or another relative’s? And how do you value a claim in which a wage earner or young child is lost? Putting a Salt Lake wrongful death attorney in your corner can help you answer all of these questions and more. Let us handle the legal burden so you can move forward with your life and emotional healing.

Brain Injury

Head and brain injuries can involve catastrophic and visible head injuries but more often involve invisible injuries that occur when the brain strikes the inside of the skull twice — once upon initial impact and again upon the rebound from the impact. This phenomenon, called a coup /contra coup injury, can result in injuries and symptoms that can take months to develop, and include:

  • Memory loss
  • Loss of taste, smell or vision
  • Inability to focus
  • Comprehension skills
  • Emotional instability or depression
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of balance
  • Sleeplessness

Following a coup/contra coup injury, accident victims often experience problems reading, find that they can’t remember simple appointments, experience headaches and may experience personality changes.

We have the experience, legal skill level and commitment to handle the most serious injury cases. Our brain injury legal services include:

  • Working with a network of tested medical experts
  • Hiring expert witnesses, including treating physicians
  • Measuring economic losses
  • Working with vocational experts, physical therapists, speech therapists and other experts