When a bus gets in an accident, the forces involved are much greater than regular automobile accidents. People also don’t wear seat belts in buses operated by the Utah Transit Authority, causing more potential for injuries.
Utah buses are generally operated by the State government of Utah. When a governmental entity is involved and operates the bus the Utah Governmental Immunity Act is involved and you will have a shorter statute of limitations. The Utah Governmental Immunity Act can be found in Title 63G of the Utah Code. See here.
As a general rule, in most car accidents or private bus companies, the injured party has four years to file their bodily injury claim or forever lose that claim. You should immediately consult with an experienced personal injury attorney to preserve your legal claim under the shortened statute of limitations that applies to government bus accidents. The shortened statute of limitation can also apply to city state or county workers who are driving government cars or trucks.
If you have been involved in a bus accident you should hire personal injury attorney Jake Gunter for an immediate free consultation concerning the particulars of the bus accident. It is completely free to meet with Jake Gunter. Call at (801) 373-6345.