The personal injury lawyers in Sandy, UT, have experience addressing a seemingly vast catalog of injuries. Car accidents, for example, fall under the same category of injury as slips and falls, not to mention nursing home abuse and medical malpractice.
With that in mind, the category of personal injury cases can be more broadly understood as catch-all lawsuits addressing dangerous accidents. If you have questions about your right to a legal case after such an accident, you can meet with the 1Law team. Our lawyers can help you establish a personal injury claim elaborating on your right to post-accident compensation.
The term “personal injuries” is broader than you might first believe. When you bring a personal injury claim forward in civil court, you need to be specific when citing what manner of injury it is that you want to address. This specificity helps a judge better prepare for your case.
The category of personal injury lawsuits can more specifically cover:
Car accidents are often the result of another driver’s roadway negligence. However, there are other parties who can be liable for the losses you face on the road. Mechanics, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and even automotive manufacturers can be to blame for Utah’s car accidents.
Establishing liability in a car accident requires you to submit evidence of fault. Once you’ve determined who you want to hold liable for your accident’s losses and what data you have to prove your position, you can demand damages in court. You may have the right to pursue legal action in the wake of:
If you’re not sure whether or not your losses qualify you for legal action, you can discuss your case with a Sandy personal injury attorney via our free legal chat.
You have the same rights after a truck accident that you do after a car accident. However, the question of liability tends to be more complicated after a truck accident than it is after an accident involving a truck. If a trucking agency opts to protect its drivers, the claim you file may name that agency as the party liable for your losses.
Matters are simpler if you get into an accident with an independent contractor. These accidents see you take up your claim against the individual, as they don’t benefit from a company’s protection. With that in mind, make sure you know what a liable party’s status is within their company before you submit your claim.
You should also double-check whether or not the party in question was on duty at the time your accident occurred. Some trucking agencies are reluctant to offer protections to drivers who weren’t on the clock when an accident occurred. Our team can help you ask the right question and subsequently name the appropriate party liable for your losses.
Your elderly loved ones are some of the most likely parties to fall victim to abuse. While detecting nursing home and/or elder abuse can be challenging, both you and an abuse survivor have the right to pursue legal action to challenge this misconduct. Our team advocates for the fair treatment of elderly parties by nursing home institutions.
If there’s overlap between a nursing home abuse case and a medical malpractice case, our team can break down the specifics of your loved one’s losses. We can then fight for justice on two fronts.
There’s some significant overlap between property liability and slip and fall cases. Slip and fall accidents can occur when a property owner fails to take care of their land. That said, not all property liability accidents are slip and fall accidents. Instead, this category of claim covers:
Your right to file a property liability claim also hinges on your role on another person’s property. If you’re an invitee or a licensee, you may benefit from a comprehensive duty of care – and a lawsuit, if that duty’s violated. If you trespass on another person’s property, you’re still entitled to the right to leave that property without enduring threats against your person.
Children are a special case when it comes to property liability lawsuits. Children who trespass onto another person’s property are protected by the attractive nuisance doctrine. Parents pursuing lawsuits on a child’s behalf should acknowledge this doctrine when advocating for accident compensation.
If you want to request compensation for a personal injury, you need to make sure that your related claim is as comprehensive as possible. This means using your document to establish liability for your losses. It also means presenting evidence of that liability in the form of quantifiable data.
What’s more, your claim needs to elaborate on the compensation that you want in return for your losses. You can calculate the value of your case ahead of time and negotiate that value with applicable parties as necessary. Our attorneys can help you establish your initial estimate and defend your right to comprehensive financial support.
A comprehensive personal injury claim isn’t the only thing that gets your concerns into civil court. You must also submit your personal injury claim within Utah’s statute of limitations. This statute of limitations is designed to keep the cases that come before a civil judge recent. In turn, survivors and defendants are more likely to have accurate recollections of their losses.
Utah Code Ann. §78B-2-307 is generous with the amount of time it gives its survivors to file their personal injury cases. You have four years from the day your personal injury accident occurs to present your concerns to a county clerk.
Note, however, that this deadline may change depending on the losses that you want to pursue. You can go over your losses with a Sandy personal injury lawyer and discuss if you may need to file your case sooner rather than later.
The vast array of personal injury cases can make it difficult to determine when, specifically, you have such a case on your hands. Fortunately, the broad categorization of these cases makes it easier for survivors to pursue compensation for their losses, particularly if they’re unable to more specifically categorize their cases.
Depending on your circumstances, you could pursue compensation under the banner of personal injury should you overcome a terrible accident. Our personal injury attorneys in Sandy, UT, are prepared to help you build up your initial complaint. To begin formatting your argument for support, you can call the 1Law office or contact us through our website.