Personal Injury

Auto Accident

Utah personal injury lawyer Mike McKell will discuss your auto accident with you. Whether you were in a minor fender bender or a major collision, you soon realize you are obligated to manage numerous details. You must: receive proper medical treatment, pay for medical expenses, file insurance claims with your company as well as the other party’s insurance company, deal with insurance adjusters from more than one company, and properly secure a rental car. Selecting the right Utah attorney to handle your auto accident case is crucial.
Utah laws that explain your rights and obligations after an automobile accident are complex. You cannot rely upon insurance adjusters to protect your rights.

Contact McKell Christiansen, PLLC to discuss your automobile accident case before you talk with a claims adjuster from the insurance company of the person at fault. Insurance adjusters have only one goal – to save their insurance company as much money as possible. Insurance adjusters are specially trained and are skilled at asking questions in such a way as to minimize your recovery. You could forfeit your valuable legal rights if you give a recorded statement or sign the wrong papers without seeking an experienced attorney’s advice. If you, or someone you care about, has been injured in an automobile accident, contact McKell Christiansen, PLLC for a free and confidential case evaluation: 801-798-9000.

Premises Liability

Landlords, employers, elevator companies, mass transit authorities; they can all be responsible for injuries on their property or by equipment they operate. Each year, people are injured in accidents that occur when premises or equipment are not properly maintained and managed. If you, or someone you care about, has been injured due to premises liability, contact McKell Christiansen, PLLC for a free and confidential case evaluation.

Insurance Disputes

In Utah, insurance companies are required to live up to contractual obligations made to their policyholders under the policy of insurance. When a company fails to honor these obligations, it is said to be acting in “bad faith.”
Examples of an insurance company acting in bad faith may include:

•Refusing to pay or reimburse an expense covered by the insurance policy.
•Using outrageous delay tactics to prolong the payment of a claim.
•Subjecting a policyholder to unreasonable and extreme measures in order to process a claim.
•Refusing to settle a claim made against one of the company’s policyholders.

If your insurance company acted in bad faith, you are entitled to recover your policy benefits and, in addition, the insurance company will be required to pay reasonable attorneys fees and court costs. In some cases, damages in excess of the policy limits may be awarded to you. If you, or someone you care about has a legitimate insurance dispute, contact McKell Christiansen, PLLC for a free and confidential case evaluation.

Wrongful Death

When another person’s negligence kills a loved one, surviving family members may have mixed feelings about making a monetary claim for the death. Certainly no amount of money can bring the departed loved one back to life.

However, a monetary award is the only way civil law can recognize the value of the decedent’s life, compensate for the death, and penalize the party at fault. If someone you care about has been a victim of wrongful death, contact McKell Christiansen, PLLC for a free and confidential case evaluation.