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How a Lawyer Can Help if You Sustained Injuries in a Utah Public Transportation Accident

Public transportation is a great and accommodating way for people to get from one place to another without having to use their own vehicles. Whether it’s the bus or the rail, residents of the Beehive State can quickly and affordably transport themself around town. However, as with any other form of transportation, public transportation runs the risk of an accident. If your bus or rail is involved in a collision or malfunction, what are your rights as a passenger? 

If you have been injured due to another party’s recklessness or negligence, an attorney from Feller & Wendt can help you investigate your accident and file a personal injury claim for damages. We understand the impact a personal injury accident can have on your life and are here to help ease some of that stress for you. 

How Can a Lawyer Help After Your Public Transportation Accident? 

Don’t try to navigate the aftermath of your public transportation collision without the professional guidance of an experienced attorney. Filing a claim on your own can result in shifted blame, low settlement offers, and even dismissed claims due to missed deadlines. Instead, when you partner with a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney from Feller & Wendt, you are allowing yourself to concentrate on recovering while our team gets to work on the following: 

Gathering Evidence

Our first task after your initial consultation is to immediately begin an external investigation into the circumstances surrounding your accident. This will primarily include the gathering and analysis of any potentially relevant information to be later used as evidence of negligence. Examples of evidence for a public transportation accident can include eyewitness accounts, traffic or security camera footage, police records, manufacturer’s reports, detailed medical records, and expert opinion. 

This evidence will be used to demonstrate you were owed a standard of care, that this care was breached, and that this directly resulted in the accident and your injuries. This proof of negligence identifies a liable party, allowing your attorney to hold them accountable for their actions. In the case of a personal injury accident involving public transportation, the at-fault party can range from the manufacturer to the bus or rail company. 

Filing Your Claim

The statute of limitations for personal injury accidents in Utah is currently four years. This deadline begins on the date of the accident or the date of reasonable discovery. Our attorneys will help file your claim with the appropriate party’s insurance and handle all other aspects of the process from here, including scheduling, communications, and negotiations. 

Fighting for a Worthy Settlement

Utah currently allows victims of personal injury accidents to recover both economic and non-economic damages for their injuries. This includes compensation for the following potential losses:

  • Medical bills and hospital visits
  • Lost wages due to the inability to work due to your injury
  • Any required prescription medications
  • Emotional trauma, including loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Any assistive equipment or devices, such as wheelchairs

Our team is committed to demonstrating the full extent of your losses and helping you recover the most possible compensation for your accident. If a worthy settlement offer cannot be reached, we will help you defend your future and your rights in court. 

Schedule Your Free Consultation With a Dedicated Lawyer

When public transportation fails to provide the safety you trust every day, the consequences can reach far beyond the immediate injury. At Feller & Wendt, we understand the unique complexities of accidents involving buses, trains, and other public transit systems. Our seasoned team is well-versed in the laws and regulations governing these cases, and we’re committed to ensuring your voice is heard. With our client-focused advocacy, we’ll strive to secure the justice and compensation you deserve for your hardships.

Don’t let the aftermath of a public transportation injury overwhelm you. Reach out to Feller & Wendt today for compassionate and competent legal support. For a no-cost evaluation of your case, call our Utah office at (801) 499-5060 or connect with us through our contact form.

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