Cases We Handle
Being in the wrong place at the wrong time can happen to anyone. Accident victims quickly learn how stormy such an experience can be. Attorneys at NUTTALL, BROWN & COUTTS have been helping accident victims “weather the storm” for over 30 years. If you find yourself in such stormy weather following an accident, call the lighthouse lawyers. We would be happy to talk to you about your case.
Every case at NUTTALL, BROWN & COUTTS is handled from beginning to end by an attorney who is experienced in maximizing personal injury recoveries. Most of these cases, if accepted, are handled on a one-third contingency fee basis where attorney’s fees are paid only if we win your case. If there is no settlement, there is no fee.
NUTTALL, BROWN & COUTTS has earned a reputation for insisting on fair treatment for our clients.
We focus on giving clients personalized, individual attention. This is in contrast to the industry trend toward high volume, paralegal-intensive services.
Over the past 35 years, we have helped thousands of people with just about every type of injury claim you can imagine.
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Every case at NUTTALL, BROWN & COUTTS is handled from beginning to end by an attorney who knows how to get the most out of your case. Our clients are not charged for their initial consultation, whether it be in the Cottonwood Heights offices, at the hospital, in the client’s home, or over the telephone.
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As personal injury lawyers, we get a lot of satisfaction from helping injured people after accidents. It is however, even more gratifying to do something before the fact to help people avoid accidents all together. Such is the mission of Lawyers’ Endowment for Accident Prevention, L.E.A.P. for short, which was established as a tax-exempt charitable foundation in 1990. Since then member attorneys funded accident prevention projects, including:
If you are a personal injury lawyer or firm interested in becoming a member of L.E.A.P. and furthering its described purpose, we welcome your participation and will be happy to explain how you can become a L.E.A.P. member.
On the other hand, if you, or an organization you belong to, are effectively involved in saving limbs and lives and minimizing suffering, but you are in need of funding, we invite you to submit a grant proposal to L.E.A.P. We would be pleased to help, to the extent we can.SCOTT D. BROWN, ESQ.
President, L.E.A.P. 6925 Union Park Center, Suite 210 Midvale, Utah 84047-4198 Phone: (801) 255-2102 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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We represent clients who have been injured or killed in all kinds of accidents, including:
If you are looking for an Auto Accident Lawyer you have come to the right place! The attorneys at Nuttall, Brown & Coutts have over 30 years experience helping Auto Accident victims. Call (801)255-2102 and allow the auto accident lawyer at Nuttall, Brown & Coutts to assist you.
If you are involved in an automobile accident, these guidelines may help lessen your legal risk and help assure your health and safety.
The first consideration must be for the safety of everyone. In any accident situation, stop at once. Get yourself and any others you can to a position of safety. But do not move anyone with a back or head injury unless you absolutely have to.
Check to see if the occupants of your car or the other car are hurt, and call paramedics as needed. Call the police in any accident situation. This is generally the safest thing to do, even when damage is apparently minimal. Get the name and badge number of police officers who respond to the scene.
Do not make any statements about who you think was at fault. Do not admit blame to the other parties or witnesses. Liability is a legal question to be determined only after all the facts have been gathered and studied. Give your name, address, date of birth, car license, driver’s license number, and name of your insurance company and policy number to the other driver. Get the same information from the other driver. Write down the names and addresses of all passengers and possible witnesses.
As soon as possible after the accident, notify your insurance company.
If your car was damaged in an accident and is not driveable, you will need to obtain a rental car if you don’t have other transportation. Many insurance companies will not authorize rental cars on a direct billing to them until they have verified liability for the accident, by either interviewing their own insured or reviewing a report filed by the investigating police officer.
If you are injured, you may want to call us at (801)255-2102 and allow us to coordinate rental car arrangements for you. If you are not injured, you can contact the insurance company for the party at fault and request rental car arrangements, or you can contact your own insurance company if you have rental car coverage on your own policy.
You may have to rent a car on your own credit card and get reimbursement from the insurance company. Some companies offer special rates for rented cars in an automobile accident case.
If you have questions about your rights regarding rental cars, repairing or replacing your car, or other matters relating to an automobile accident you may want to consider getting advice by calling Nuttall, Brown & Coutts at (801)255-2102.
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by a driver who has no liability insurance, you should call us at (801)255-2102 at once. Sometimes drivers who believe they are not covered may in fact have insurance from another source that will pay for injuries and damages caused in an accident. It is also possible that the cancellation of that party’s insurance was wrongful, and we may be able to help you prove that the driver actually was covered by insurance.
If you have uninsured motorist coverage on your own policy, or are a member of a household where the insurance coverage exists, you may be able to recover in full for your injuries, medical bills, or lost earnings for the same amount that you would have received if the other party had been insured. The attorneys at Nuttall, Brown & Coutts can assist you in making this claim. Your insurance company then has the right to pursue the party at fault for reimbursement.
You may want to call us at (801)255-2102 before contacting your own insurance company and giving a recorded statement. With our experience we can more fully explain how uninsured motorist claims work and the procedures that are followed in such cases. If you are not injured, but your car is damaged by an uninsured driver, have your own insurance company repair your car under your collision coverage. If you do not have collision coverage, you will have to make a claim against the uninsured driver personally for damages.
If you are injured by another driver, either in your vehicle or another person’s vehicle, and it is not your fault, and if your bodily injury claim is worth more than the liability coverage purchased by the driver at fault, your insurance company may pay the difference between the value of your claim, and what you received from the liability insurance of the driver at fault.
For example, let’s say you have a bodily injury claim worth thirty five thousand dollars and the driver at fault has liability coverage limits of twenty five thousand dollars. In this example, you would receive twenty five thousand dollars from the liability coverage of the at fault driver, and ten thousand dollars from the underinsured coverage on your policy.
This is an important coverage as it protects you and your family for catastrophic injuries you may suffer in an auto accident.
There are other times when underinsured coverage may benefit you. If you have a question regarding insurance coverage, call us at (801)255-2102 as we have over 30 years of experience with accident cases.
Nuttall, Brown & Coutts represent clients with all kinds of injuries, including:
If you are bitten by a dog, the owner or keeper may be liable for your injuries. If you have been bitten by a dog, seek medical attention immediately and contact the police. Request that the dog be impounded and the owner contacted to verify whether the dog has had rabies shots. This information is critical in determining the appropriate medical treatment for your injury.
Dog bites can be serious injuries. The dog owner or keeper and his or her insurance company may be legally responsible to compensate you for the full extent of your injuries including medical expenses, wage loss, pain, suffering, and disability including permanent disfigurement. If you have been bitten by a dog, you should call us at (801)255-2102 to determine your legal rights.
The owner of a dog is generally responsible for injuries caused by the dog to other persons. It doesn’t matter if the dog owner is unaware that the dog may be vicious or that the dog has bitten others before—the dog owner is still liable.
The dog owner’s homeowner insurance policy will normally pay for dog bite injuries caused by the insured person’s dog. There may be other coverage for medical bills from a dog bite in addition to the liability insurance coverage.
You may want to call us at (801)255-2102 before speaking with any insurance investigators or adjusters, so that you will know and protect your rights. Dog bites can be very serious injuries, particularly when children are bitten.
The owner of a dog is responsible for injuries caused to others who are bitten by the dog. These injuries are often painful and serious, especially when children are the victims. The damages claimed in a dog bite case can include all medical bills, any required plastic surgery, an award for any permanent scars, pain and suffering, lost earnings, and other damages that are standard in injury cases, including, of course, future medical expenses. Some victims of dog bites need psychological counseling, and there may be a claim for emotional damages as well as the cost of treatment or counseling.
It is a good idea to call us at (801)255-2102 before giving an interview or recorded statement to any insurance investigators and adjustors.
No-Fault Medical Payments coverage on automobile insurance policies may be one of the least understood types of coverage. It pays the medical bills of the driver and passengers of that particular automobile if there is an accident, up to at least $3,000 per person. This pays regardless of who is at fault for the accident. If you are in an accident, even if it is your fault, the medical payments coverage will pay the medical bills, up to the set limit, incurred by you and your passengers. Medical Payments are usually separate from any general damage settlement for injuries caused by someone else. Medical payments coverage usually has no deductible, and you can select any licensed doctor or health care facility.
If you are injured as a passenger in an automobile that has no medical payments coverage, your personal medical payments coverage on your own car may well cover your medical bills.
No-Fault Benefits can be confusing. Chances are, if you have been injured in an automobile, and you are covered by Utah No-Fault insurance, you may be entitled to Medical Payments, Lost Wages, and an allowance for Household Services while disabled. When in doubt, call us at (801)255-2102 and we can help you.
Many victims of accidents miss time on the job due to the injuries they received in an accident. They may lose pay or valuable personal leave time because of the accident. Lost earnings can be a devastating consequence of injury accidents. If the accident is someone else’s fault, a claim should be made for the injuries and part of this claim can be for lost earnings from employment. We can obtain documentation from your employer of all lost earnings, and make it a part of your claim. If your education has been delayed, or you have missed opportunities for advancement in your employment, the law recognizes your ability to seek compensation for these damages as well.
The measure of your damages for earnings lost due to an accident is usually the gross pay you would have received, before taxes are deducted. If you have been injured in an accident, and have lost earnings or other employment opportunities due to your injuries, you may wish to call us at (801)255-2102 as we are willing to personally answer your questions regarding how you can be reimbursed for your losses. We can also assist you in gathering the necessary evidence to prove your losses to the insurance company, or in court if necessary.
General damages for pain and suffering compensate a person for the physical and mental distress suffered from an injury, including actual broken bones and internal ruptures, but also the aches, pain, temporary and permanent limitations on activity, potential shortening of life, depression and embarrassment from scarring, all of which are part of the “general damages” recoverable by someone injured by another’s negligence or intentional attack. The dollar value of damages for pain and suffering is subjective, as distinguished from medical bills, future medical costs and lost wages which can be calculated, called “special damages (LAW.com). The attorneys at Nuttall, Brown & Coutts can be extremely helpful in proving and collecting such damages.
Evaluating a personal injury claim can only be done after a complete investigation of all aspects of the case. This includes a detailed analysis of the injury itself; past, present, and future medical status; the rights and liabilities of the parties, as well as their ability to pay.
The opposing lawyers, with their respective client’s consent, often settle personal injury cases out of court. In those rare instances when a case does go all the way to trial, a jury usually decides the question of liability and damages. Damages awarded in personal injury cases usually include payment of medical bills and reimbursement of lost wages, but may also include payment for future medical bills and future wage loss. In most cases, damages are also awarded for physical pain and suffering, disfigurement, or disability that results from the injury.
The unexpected death of a loved one is always a tragic event. The loss of a husband, or wife, or family member often has painful consequences for the entire family. If a family member dies due to the wrongful or negligent act of another person, family members may be entitled to damages for their pecuniary loss. Pecuniary loss is a monetary value that includes not only lost wages and support, but also the advice, comfort, assistance, and protection which the family member would have given had they lived.
The surviving spouse and children may be entitled to recover damages for the loss of future earnings caused by the death of a spouse or parent. To determine a fair amount to provide for the future financial needs of the family, the deceased’s previous occupation, earnings, and health are considered.
Other family members may recover damages for pecuniary loss based on their relationship with the deceased, and the guidance, comfort, assistance, and protection lost because of the death.
There are two major types of head injury. One is an injury to the brain, caused by a penetration of the skull. The other type is a closed head injury which may result from a severe whiplash, with or without striking the head, or by a blunt trauma to the head. Either type of traumatic brain injury may trigger a wide range of symptoms including attention and memory deficits, vision or balance problems, personality changes and problem-solving difficulties.
Spinal injuries caused by an accident can include soft tissue injury to the neck, often called whiplash. This occurs when the neck is forced violently back and forth. Damage can also occur to the discs between the vertebrae. A disc injury may range from grade 1, called a bulging disc, to grade 3, called a herniated disc, depending upon the severity of the symptoms and CT or MRI scan results. If you suspect a disc injury, you should consult a specialist right away. These are potentially serious injuries that could have a long term impact on your life. Prompt evaluation, treatment, and documentation of these injuries maximizes your chances of recovery, physically and financially.
Calling the attorneys at Nuttall, Brown & Coutts at (801)255-2102, as soon as possible after the injury, helps preserve the evidence, advance the claim, and secure the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Persons injured by the carelessness of commercial truck drivers are well-advised to contact us as soon as possible. Truck accidents are often serious and complicated. This is especially true in accidents involving big semi-tractor trailers.
At NUTTALL, BROWN & COUTTS, our largest recoveries have been on behalf of those injured or killed by the carelessness of commercial truck drivers or bus drivers. If you or your loved-one has suffered injury or death as a result of the carelessness of a commercial driver, call us at (801)255-2102. Chances are good we can help.
If you or your loved-one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s carelessness, you will be relieved to know that the attorneys at NUTTALL, BROWN & COUTTS are well qualified and experienced in handling such cases successfully.
Spinal cord injury typically affects not only the injured individual, but also that person’s spouse or care-giver. At NUTTALL, BROWN & COUTTS, we will tell you whether the spouse or care-giver has a claim (known as “loss of consortium”) that can be pursued in your case. If so, we will assist you in recovering both spinal cord injury and loss of consortium damages.
These are serious cases that warrant serious legal representation. We would be honored to answer any questions you may have. You can reach us at (801)255-2102 or toll-free at (800)503-2102.
We help our clients collect all recoverable damages, including:
If you are looking for an Auto Accident Lawyer these guys are the real deal. I wasn’t afraid I would do or say anything wrong and I felt like they took great care of me. There are a lot of misconceptions about getting a personal injury lawyer and I am glad that I got one. I had no idea how much they did and how much stress it would take off to get a lawyer.”
I really appreciate what Nuttall, Brown & Coutts have done for me/us in taking care of our needs in this automobile accident. They were very professional and accommodating and very truthfully in all the transactions. Thank you so much for all your help.”
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We can answer questions about what to do at anytime throughout your case. If you just had an accident and you don’t know how to proceed, call the lighthouse lawyers and we can walk you through what measures to take to ensure you take the proper steps.