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When an accident leaves you injured, the damages and losses that result can permanently alter your life. You deserve full compensation for what you’ve been through, and a Utah personal injury lawyer can help you get it.
If you’ve suffered a serious injury in an accident, you’re likely already well aware of how thoroughly it can change your life for the worse. From draining your finances to damaging your quality of life, few life events are as overwhelming as a catastrophic injury.
Fortunately, Craig Swapp & Associates can bear the brunt of the burden when it comes to handling the legal hurdles keeping you from the compensation you deserve. A Utah personal injury lawyer from our office can ensure that you get fairly compensated while focusing on getting your life back to normal.
With few exceptions, nearly any accident that causes a catastrophic injury can qualify you to seek compensation for injury losses and damages. Every injury claim starts with a thorough investigation into what happened, so you’ll want a personal injury lawyer in Utah on your side who has experience handling claims for a wide variety of different accident types:
Accidents involving cars, buses, motorcycles, and 18-wheelers are easily the most common cause of injuries. From drunk driving to cell phone use to dangerous roads, many different parties can be at fault in these situations.
Cell phone batteries that explode, electric blankets that catch fire, medication that doesn’t work—the examples of products that cause injuries through no fault of the consumer are nearly endless. If this is how your personal injury was caused, you might have grounds for a product liability case in Utah.
Every property owner has a legal obligation to maintain safety on his or her grounds. Whether you were attacked by a vicious dog or slipped and fell on a slick surface, if the owner failed to address a problem and you suffered an injury as a result, you might have a viable personal injury case.
While injured workers often think they have to settle for work comp, if willful negligence, malice, or a third party outside of your employer caused the accident, you might be able to pursue an injury claim.
There are many types of accident injuries, but some that are considered to be extensive injuries leading to heavy losses are the following:
These are very serious injuries that lead to cognitive issues and can affect your ability to work for life.
Burn injuries can be extremely painful injuries leading to mobility loss, permanent nerve and tissue damage, and scarring.
Broken bone injuries can be very serious injuries and may never heal fully, leaving you with pain and mobility issues.
All internal injuries are serious, and your health could be majorly impacted.
The loss of a limb is a traumatic injury that could change your life forever, leading to extensive lifestyle changes for you and your family.
Damage to the spine can be quite serious, even causing partial or total paralysis.
If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident, you can’t afford to take risks with your compensation—your future well-being depends on it. By working with Craig Swapp & Associates, you’ll benefit from experienced legal representation, a proven track record of success, and substantial legal resources, all of which will be employed to bring your case to the most successful conclusion possible.
Your personal injury case starts with a free consultation to go over the details of your accident with a Utah personal injury lawyer. To arrange a time for yours, simply call 1-800-404-9000 or complete the contact form found at the bottom of this page.
For your convenience, we’ve answered a few frequently asked questions about injury claims below.
When you suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you can recover compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, property damage, lost enjoyment of life, and many other damages.
In Utah, you have four years from the date of your accident to file your claim. If you don’t file within that time frame, then you will not be permitted to file a claim. It’s also best to file your claim as soon after the accident occurred as you possibly can. If you delay, important evidence could be lost and witnesses could forget what happened.
You can still file an injury claim if you were partially to blame for your accident, with one main caveat. You must be less than 50 percent responsible or you will not be able to seek damages from the other party. In addition, your damages will be reduced by the percentage of blame that rests with you. This is called comparative fault.
If you’ve been injured in Utah, it’s important to take certain steps to protect your health and legal rights. Here are some things you should do after an injury in Utah:
No, not every Utah personal injury lawsuit has to go to trial. In fact, most personal injury cases are settled outside of court through negotiations between the parties involved.
Settlements can be beneficial for both parties, as they can help avoid the time and expense of going to trial. In a settlement, the injured party agrees to accept a certain amount of compensation in exchange for dropping the lawsuit and releasing the other party from liability. Settlements can be reached at any point in the legal process, including before or after a lawsuit has been filed.
That being said, some personal injury cases may require a trial if the parties cannot reach a settlement agreement. This typically happens when the parties cannot agree on who is at fault for the injury, or on the amount of compensation that should be paid.
If your personal injury case does go to trial, it will be heard by a judge and/or jury, who will determine the outcome of the case. This can be a lengthy and expensive process, but it may be necessary in order to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Ultimately, whether your personal injury case goes to trial will depend on the specific circumstances of your case and the willingness of the parties involved to negotiate a settlement. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your legal options and guide you through the legal process, whether you ultimately decide to settle your case or take it to trial.
In Utah, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally four years from the date of the injury. This means that if you fail to file a lawsuit within four years of the date of your injury, you may lose your right to seek compensation for your damages.
However, there are some circumstances under which the statute of limitations may be extended or “tolled.” For example:
If the injured party is a minor at the time of the injury, the statute of limitations may be tolled until the minor reaches the age of 18.
If the injured party was mentally incapacitated at the time of the injury, the statute of limitations may be tolled until the person regains their mental capacity.
If the defendant left the state or concealed their identity to avoid service of process, the statute of limitations may be tolled until the defendant can be located and served.
In addition, there may be other circumstances under which the statute of limitations can be extended or tolled, depending on the specific facts of your case. If you believe that you may have missed the deadline for filing a personal injury claim in Utah, it’s important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can review the facts of your case and help determine whether there are any options for extending the statute of limitations.
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