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Swenson & Shelley Law
  • 2150 South 1300 East Suite 530 Salt Lake City, UT 84106
  • Phone: (435) 767-7777

Salt Lake City Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been involved in an accident, you could be left with painful injuries, expensive medical bills, lost income, and a diminished quality of life. You could also be owed significant compensation if that accident was someone else’s fault, but you may face substantial barriers to getting the money you deserve.

At Swenson & Shelley, our Salt Lake City personal injury lawyers believe that you shouldn’t have to deal with a complicated legal system and tight-fisted insurance adjusters during an already difficult time. Our legal team is ready to lift this weight from your shoulders. Our attorneys have a proven track record of taking on big corporations and insurers. Accident victims deserve the relentless pursuit of justice, and we’re dedicated to it.


Contact us today for a free case review with a trusted Salt Lake 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.

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Our Salt Lake City Personal Injury Attorneys Take on All Types of Cases

The Salt Lake City personal injury attorneys of Swenson & Shelley have a long track record of representing clients in a variety of cases, including those involving:

  • Truck accidents – Our personal injury law firm will help you stand up against the large trucking corporations and insurance companies to demand full compensation and accountability for your injuries.
  • Motorcycle accidents – Our Salt Lake City personal injury attorneys vigorously pursue full financial recovery for injured motorcycle riders, even when insurers try to avoid or delay paying benefits.
  • Car accidents – When you have been the victim of a car crash caused by a careless driver, our attorneys will work diligently to pursue you the financial recovery you need for your expenses and losses.
  • Bicycle accidents – We work hard to help bicyclists who have suffered life-altering injuries at the hands of careless motorists.
  • Pedestrian accidents – When an innocent pedestrian is seriously hurt in a collision with a negligent driver, we pursue maximum financial recovery to help them get back on their feet.
  • Bus accidents – If you were injured in an accident involving an intercity bus, public transit bus, school bus, or any other type of bus, we can help you through what may be a particularly complex case, especially if it involves filing claims against public entities.
  • Boating accidents – After you have suffered injuries in a boating accident, we can help you demand accountability from the negligent boat operator or other liable parties, such as boat owners or charter companies.
  • Construction accidents – Whether you were hurt on the job or merely as a bystander at a construction site, our attorneys will fight for the financial resources you need for your medical treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Slip and fall accidents – If you slipped and fell as the result of dangerous conditions on someone else’s property, we can help you demand fair compensation from the negligent property owner.
  • Dog bites – If you were bitten or attacked by someone else’s dog, we can help you through the process of filing a claim with the homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy of the dog’s owner.
  • Dangerous drugs and medical products – Our firm represents clients who have suffered serious medical harm from dangerous and defective prescription and over-the-counter drugs and medical/personal care products.

Our firm also assists families whose loved ones have passed away due to fatal injuries suffered in accidents that could have been prevented. Although a wrongful death lawsuit can never truly make up for what a family has lost, it can provide a sense of financial relief.

Understanding How Much Your Personal Injury Claim May Be Worth

If you have been injured in an accident that someone else caused, you may be entitled to recover personal injury compensation for losses including:

  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses, including for hospital care, surgeries or other medical procedures, prescription pain medications, physical/occupational therapy, or purchases of medical/mobility equipment
  • Long-term care expenses, such as home health services, to help if you sustain permanent disabilities due to your injuries
  • Lost income if you miss work because of your injuries, or loss of future income and benefits of employment if you are permanently disabled from working
  • Physical pain and anguish
  • Emotional trauma and distress
  • Reduced life expectancy or quality of life because of injuries, disabilities, or scarring/disfigurement

No one can give you an honest assessment of what your case is worth right after an accident. Any immediate settlement offer will not be taking into account long-term losses down the line. That’s why you need an experienced Salt Lake City personal injury attorney who will take the time to assess your damages and determine the full value of your claim.

What Is the Time Limit for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Utah?

After an accident, you have limited time in which to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party responsible for your injuries. Typically, the statute of limitations in Utah gives you only four years from the date you were injured to file suit against those liable for your losses.

If you file suit after the limitations period has expired on your personal injury claim, the court will likely permanently dismiss your lawsuit. And remember, insurance companies are willing to negotiate settlements only as long as the threat of a lawsuit remains a possibility.

A Salt Lake City Personal Injury Attorney Can Take the Stress Off You

If you’ve been injured in an accident in Salt Lake City, you should be focused on treatment and recovery, not on preparing a complex insurance claim or lawsuit. Let our Salt Lake City personal injury lawyers handle this on your behalf by:

  • Investigating the accident that caused your injuries to recover evidence that identifies the parties at fault
  • Hiring accident reconstruction experts and other expert witnesses to provide persuasive testimony in support of your claims
  • Identifying potential sources of compensation in your personal injury case, such as applicable insurance policies
  • Documenting your injuries and losses, including future anticipated losses
  • Filing your demands for compensation with the at-fault parties and insurance companies and aggressively pursuing a negotiated settlement that will provide you with the full compensation you need
  • Taking your case to trial if litigation becomes necessary to fight for the best possible recovery

What Can You Do to Protect Your Rights After an Accident in Salt Lake City?

After any accident, you need to act quickly to protect your legal options for pursuing a personal injury claim. Take as many of the following steps as possible:

  • Take photos or videos of the accident scene using your cellphone. Document important details such as whatever you believe caused the accident or your injuries, as well as lighting and weather conditions, if relevant.
  • See a physician as soon as possible after the accident to have any injuries diagnosed and documented. Follow the treatment instructions and recommendations that your medical providers give you.
  • Avoid posting about the accident or your injuries on social media. Don’t post any photos or videos of you engaging in activities that might undercut your account of your injuries. Insurance companies can use even seemingly innocent posts to contradict your claim for compensation.
  • Keep copies of any invoices, bills, or receipts for expenses you incur due to the accident and your injuries.
  • Have your pay stubs or income statements on hand as well if you take time off work as a result of your injuries.

Finally, speak with a Salt Lake City personal injury lawyer from Swenson & Shelley to discuss how our firm can assist with your case.

We Help People Get Their Lives Back After All Types of Catastrophic Injuries

At Swenson & Shelley, our nationally renowned personal injury lawyers have helped many clients recover financially, physically, and emotionally from injuries such as:

  • Broken bones
  • Torn ligaments, tendons, or muscles
  • Nerve damage
  • Whiplash
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Herniated spinal discs
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Facial injuries and scarring
  • Amputations, or loss of body parts or bodily functions

Get an Experienced Salt Lake City Personal Injury Lawyer on Your Side Now

You should not have to bear the financial consequences of injuries that were caused by the carelessness of others. Contact Swenson & Shelley today for a free, no-obligation consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Salt Lake City. We will listen to your story, answer your questions, and help you demand justice and compensation.