Are you concerned about the possibility of a bus accident case trial? Read this article to find out how our experienced Utah injury attorneys can help.
Do I need to be concerned about a bus accident case trial?
If you’ve been injured in a bus crash in the state of Utah, you might be wondering if your case is going to go to trial. That is a question that we get from a lot of our clients. In the beginning of a case, it’s really hard to determine this. It depends on a number of factors. One of the big ones is the insurance company making you a fair offer to settle your case. In a lot of situations, insurance companies are unwilling to make a fair offer. When that happens, we are ready and prepared to go to trial. We help our clients be prepared and comfortable with the trial process so that they know exactly what a trial is going to be and what their involvement is, and we help our clients step by step through the trial process.
Even if it is less common that a case goes to trial, we will still prepare from the beginning in anticipation for needed to do so. That does not always mean that it will happen. When we find that there is nothing to agree about with the insurance company and negotiations are not getting you the results you deserve, then we are going to fight all the way through trial.
Here is what you need to know about how compensation works in Utah so that you know why we may need to go to trial to protect your rights fully.
Utah is a state that follows shared fault rules which affects how much compensation you may be eligible for. Here is how the rule works: If you are found to be 50% or more at fault for the cause of the accident, you will be completely barred from compensation altogether. If you are found to be less than 50% at fault, then your compensation will be reduced. If you share no fault in causing the accident (you were a passenger sitting on the bus when it collided with a car) then you would get full compensation. To give you an example of how the reduction of compensation works, let’s say you were deemed 10% to blame for the accident for whatever reason. Now, let’s say your compensation reward is $10,000. Because you shared fault under 50%, you have to have a reduction in your compensation. You would take 10% away from that $10,000 reward which would give you $9,000. Our Utah bus accident lawyers work hard to get you the fullest and fairest amount of compensation possible.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a crash and want to know if you should be prepared for a bus accident case trial?
Contact our dedicated Utah bus accident attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation.
Let our experience work for you.