3 Bus Accident Tips

3 Bus Accident Tips

Did you or a loved one get injured from a bus accident? Check out these 3 bus accident tips, then give our Utah lawyers a call to get started.

Choosing a Bus Accident Attorney

3 Bus Accident TipsIf you have been injured in a bus crash in the state of Utah, selecting the correct attorney is critical in your claim. You need to choose an attorney who has experience in dealing with commercial vehicles and understands the different laws that apply to people and operators of a commercial vehicle. There are different rules that apply to these vehicles that don’t apply to smaller cars. At Swenson & Shelley, we’ve dealt with a number of these crashes before. We understand the different rules, and we understand the ways to hold drivers of commercial vehicles responsible for the injuries that they cause.

Bus Accident Insurance Adjuster

If you’ve been injured in a bus accident in the state of Utah, you might get asked to give a recorded statement to insurance adjusters, insurance attorneys, or their representatives. You are not required to do that. I would recommend that you talk to an attorney before you give any kind of recorded statement. The reason I do that is because they’re going to ask the questions, and they’re going to control the conversation in the way that they want to, and they’re going to try to indicate that you’re not hurt or if you are hurt, you’re not as hurt as you think you are, or you’re doing better, or you did something in the crash that you shouldn’t have been doing. Their entire purpose is to say the value of your case is not what it’s really worth.

If you’ve been injured in a bus accident in the state of Utah, you might get asked to give a recorded statement to insurance adjusters, insurance attorneys, or their representatives. You are not required to do that. I would recommend that you talk to an attorney before you give any kind of recorded statement. The reason I do that is because they’re going to ask the questions, and they’re going to control the conversation in the way that they want to, and they’re going to try to indicate that you’re not hurt or if you are hurt, you’re not as hurt as you think you are, or you’re doing better, or you did something in the crash that you shouldn’t have been doing. Their entire purpose is to say the value of your case is not what it’s really worth.

Bus Accident Injury Claims

If you have been injured by a bus in the state of Utah, there are some differences that are important that our clients need to be aware of. First, buses are typically much larger than the objects or the vehicles that they strike, and so the forces are different.

You need to understand what those forces are and how that impacts the type of injuries that you sustain and how severe those injuries are.
Second, you’re typically dealing with a corporate policy, which typically carry higher insurance limits, so there usually is a greater amount of insurance to cover the injuries you sustain. A third issue is, lots of times, buses are owned by either states or cities, or municipalities or school districts, which are governmental agencies, and if the bus that injured you is owned by a governmental agency, there are different rules that apply. You have a shorter amount of time to bring a claim. There are certain steps you have to take, and if you fail to take any of those steps, you could lose your right to make a claim.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a crash and have questions about our 3 bus accident tips?
Contact our dedicated Utah bus accident lawyers at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation.
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