THE QUICK AND FAST: WHEN ARBITRATION IS APPROPRIATE IN YOUR UTAH CAR ACCIDENT CASE?

UTAH CAR ACCIDENT ARBITRATION ATTORNEY JAKE GUNTER CALL/TXT (801) 373-6345 FOR A FREE CONSULT.

A Utah car accident case for personal injuries can be resolved in the following ways.

(1).  Pre lawsuit settlement.   Meaning no lawsuit was filed and your Utah injury attorney settles your injury claim with the at-fault insurance carrier directly.  No court.  No deposition, no trials, etc.  This is how most inexperienced attorney handle injury cases because they have never filed a lawsuit in their lives and the insurance company knows it.

(2).  Litigation with Arbitration.  You can’t settle the insurance claim with the adjuster so you have to file a lawsuit.

Jury Track.  Some personal injury lawsuits should be resolved through a jury’s verdict.

Arbitration Track.  Many Utah car accident injury cases are best resolved through arbitration.  Often called 321 arbitration after the code provision, Utah Code Ann. 31A-22-321 (2021).

Benefits of Utah Car Accident Arbitration.

Faster.  Utah car arbitration statute allows for 120 days of fact discovery. Much shorter than a tier 3 jury trial track case.

Cheaper.  Utah’s arbitration doesn’t require you to pay the jury fee upfront, or pay your expert witnesses to attend the deposition.  Many times the only witness is the injured person.   What would normally take 3 days to try to a jury can be done in 1 hour.

Results.   You will never hit a home run in Utah car accident arbitration.  But you will generally always get something.   The split the baby mentality is pretty common. So don’t expect a huge arbitration verdict, but that is the cost you pay for moving your injury case faster and cheaper.