Bus Accident Attorneys in Salt Lake City
We Fight the Complex Cases Other Firms Won’t Take
As the home to privately owned buses, public transit buses, and the TRAX light-rail, Utah sees multiple serious bus accidents each year. These collisions can injure several people at once and put victims in a situation where they struggle to receive fair compensation.
If you or a family member has been injured in a bus accident, contact our experienced trial lawyers at Cutt, Kendell & Olson. We have the experience and resources to undertake complex litigation against large public and private transportation providers. Our award-winning lawyers have represented clients in cases involving Greyhound, the Utah Transit Authority, and Trax light-rail. We know how to handle these cases and can create a personalized legal strategy to help you find justice after a serious injury.
Schedule your free consultation today by calling our Salt Lake City office at (801) 901-3470. Our trial lawyers fight every case until the very end.
Causes and Liability in Bus Accidents
Professionals like bus drivers must be held to a higher standard than the rest of us, not least because the size of their vehicles means they can cause a large amount of damage in just one accident. A bus driver’s employer is typically liable for these accidents. Our team can investigate the accident to determine who (or what) was to blame and where you can turn for help.
Depending on the accident the bus driver, bus company or transportation municipality could be considered legally responsible for your injury:
- Bus driver was texting
- Bus driver was distracted by passengers
- Bus had defective or poorly maintained parts
- Bus driver did not pay attention to hazardous conditions
Our goal is to always obtain maximum compensation for our clients. However, when taking on a large company like Greyhound or a government entity like the Utah Transit Authority (UTA), justice is not assured. These large organizations have significant resources and formidable teams of experienced defense lawyers. To give yourself the best chance, you should find a tough lawyer at an established firm who is ready to fight for you.
Buses Carry Many Passengers. Will There Be Enough Insurance?
When a large number of people are involved in an accident, there may not be enough insurance to cover every injury claim. If you can prove that the bus driver is at least somewhat at fault, you open up the much larger liability policy carried by the bus owner, increasing the total available liability insurance limits.
For instance, if a private car owner causes an accident involving a bus you would want to be able to hold the bus driver at least partially responsible in order to increase your chances of receiving a full settlement for your injuries. After all, issues like fatigued driving, poor driver training or screening, poor load balancing and equipment malfunctions can also contribute to an accident.
Finding Justice for Bus Accident Victims
Cutt, Kendell & Olson has the reputation, resources, and proven litigation skills to prevail in complex claims. We can help you prove liability and obtain the compensation you deserve for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages you have sustained.
Our attorneys have a proven record of results in complex personal injury litigation. We have obtained numerous six-figure recoveries for our clients through diligent preparation, aggressive negotiation, and the readiness to take every case to trial if necessary. If you or a loved one was injured in a bus accident, reach out to our team today to see how we can support you.
Speak with one of our knowledgeable bus accident attorneys today by calling (801) 901-3470 for a free consultation. We’ve been serving Salt Lake City for over 20 years.