Swenson & Shelley Law
- 51 East 400 North, Building 1 Cedar City, UT 84721
- Phone: (435) 767-7777
" Referred by a friend and was not disappointed! Excellent experience working with these attorneys. "- ALEC M.
Have you been hurt in an accident in Cedar City, Utah? If someone else caused your accident, you should not be the one left with a mountain of medical bills, struggling to make ends meet. You deserve fair compensation for the harm you’ve suffered and losses you’ve incurred. A Cedar City personal injury lawyer from Swenson & Shelley can go to work on your behalf to demand the money you need to move forward with your life.
Contact us today for a free case review with a trusted Cedar City personal injury attorney from Swenson & Shelley. We can answer all your questions and help you decide on the best path forward for your recovery.
To get compensation in a personal injury case, you will need to prove the accident that injured you happened because someone else was careless or irresponsible. In a motor vehicle accident case, you might have to prove that the other driver broke driving laws or operated their vehicle in an unsafe manner. In a slip and fall case, you might have to prove that a property owner negligently failed to clean up a spill.
In addition to proving that someone else’s actions or omissions led to your injury, you will need to prove that you suffered losses as a result of the injury. Those losses could include things like medical expenses or physical pain and emotional suffering.
If you have questions about your legal rights after an accident, please reach out to the Cedar City personal injury attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today. We can answer your questions and explain your options in a free case review.
At Swenson & Shelley, our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling a range of cases involving:
We also represent families who have lost loved ones in accidents that could have been prevented, helping pursue justice through wrongful death claims.
No one can say right from the start what your personal injury case will be worth. This will depend on what your losses are, both now and in the future. As we evaluate your claim, we will take into account damages such as:
Once we understand the full extent of your losses, we will be able to demand full compensation on your behalf.
Utah’s statute of limitations gives you four years from the date of an accident or injury to file a lawsuit against the responsible parties. However, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible after an accident. A lawyer can begin collecting evidence immediately and protect you from saying or doing anything that could hurt your claim.
Pursuing a personal injury claim can be a difficult, time-consuming process. Insurance companies will fight hard to deny or minimize compensation in these cases. At Swenson & Shelley, our Cedar City personal injury attorneys can take the stress off you by:
At Swenson & Shelley, our attorneys help clients physically and financially recover after devastating injuries such as:
First, you need to look for experience. This doesn’t just mean how long has the person been an attorney, but how long have they been handling personal injury cases. You also want to choose an attorney who is focused on personal injury claims, rather than someone who takes any type of case.
Trial experience is also important. Insurance companies know if your attorney is willing to go to trial, and they take that into account in settlement negotiations.
If you have been injured due to somebody else’s negligence in the state of Utah:
Seek medical care.
Follow any recommendations that your doctors give you.
Save any evidence, such as photos of your injuries and the accident scene.
Do not give a written or recorded statement to the insurance company.
Stay off social media.
Hire an attorney to help you with your case.
We never recommend taking the first offer. Insurance companies will do everything possible to minimize personal injury settlement amounts. They may make a lowball offer early on, when you are stressed out but don’t understand the full extent of your losses, so you will take the money and sign away your rights.
At Swenson & Shelley, we are skilled negotiators and proven litigators. We will work to maximize your recovery from the insurance company.
This will primarily depend on how long it is going to take for you to recover from the injuries you suffered. We want you to get to a stable point where your medical providers have a good understanding of what your injuries are and what ongoing care you need. At that point, we’ll be able to gather up the bills and the records from your medical providers begin to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company.
Oftentimes, we’re able to resolve cases through settlements. However, if the insurance company is unwilling to come to the table with a fair offer, we would then file litigation.
Most personal injury cases do not end up going to trial. Many cases can be resolved with a fair settlement offer from the insurance company. Even when a case does go into litigation, our attorneys can often continue to negotiate and work toward a resolution.
However, if your case does go to trial, you can feel confident that our attorneys can take a case to a jury verdict. We will make sure that you’re comfortable with the process, understand what to expect, and are well-prepared for a trial.
If you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you deserve compensation for the harm and loss that you have suffered. Contact Swenson & Shelley today and let us help you hold those who caused your injuries accountable. Call us or reach out to us online for a free consultation with a Cedar City personal injury lawyer.