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Personal Injury Claims & Settlements

Knowing what your case is worth can be a challenge.  Certain factors can significantly influence whether you have a case or not.  Understanding what these factors are is important.  This section will help you increase your knowledge about the claims and settlements process.

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Dog Bite

Typically, when someone’s dog bites another person, the dog owner is liable for the dog bite.  The state of Utah has a “strict liability” on dog owners, meaning the injured person doesn’t have to prove the dog owner did anything wrong.  If the dog bit someone, then the owner is liable.  Two exceptions being the person was not legally allowed to be where the bite occurred, and the victim did not provoke the dog.

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Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer - Salt Lake City, Utah - the Advocates

Vehicle Accident Articles

Learn more on what to do if you’ve been injured in a vehicle accident in Utah. Here we go over the most common question from people who have been in an accident.

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Wrongful Death

A wrongful death occurs when someone dies because of the recklessness or negligence of another. In these sensitive cases, a surviving member of the family or personal representative can sue. Wrongful death cases can be challenging because of the sensitive nature of someone’s death. A wrongful death case must be handled delicately and by a personal injury lawyer who understands many of the potential complications of these types of cases.

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Slip and Fall Articles

A slip and fall occurs when someone slips and falls and is injured as a result on another person’s property. A person may sue when the accident occurred due to the neglect or negligence in maintaining the property. In these situations, a victim may hold the property owner responsible.

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Educational

Personal injury cases can be complex. There are many different factors that can affect a case and the compensation you receive. When a client is better informed, this makes the job of the lawyer easier. In this section, you can find additional information that can help educate you regarding your claim. Although the articles are meant to be more general in nature, some of the principles may apply to your case.

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Two Personal Injury Attorney Myths Debunked

Tips

When you or someone you love has been the victim of a serious accident, you are likely suffering immense stress. Sometimes stress can impede your decision making, making it harder to know what to do with your case. Having a list of tips can help inform your decisions. It can help you know what to do and when to do it.

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Freedom of Speech

Let’s face it: we all get annoyed by advertisements (except maybe during the Super Bowl), but advertising is an extremely important part of modern media. Not only do these advertisements pay for our entertainment, but they educate people on what products and services are out there and how one might compare to another. This type of commercial speech is protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution.

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