The Advocates and American Red Cross Community Blood Drive

Since our first day in business, The Advocates’ mission has been to improve our communities by helping those around us, both in and out of the courtroom. We strive to stay involved and look for opportunities to serve. However, we understand that our efforts wouldn’t be half as meaningful or effective without the contributions of … Continued

Ski Accidents in Utah

One of the best things about living in Utah is the abundance of outdoor winter sports available. With 21 ski resorts throughout the state, along with hundreds of miles of trails, Utah is the ideal location for snowboarding and all types of skiing. Unfortunately, ski and snowboard accidents have risen considerably over the last few … Continued

Is it Legal to Pass a Snowplow in Utah?

Every winter, the Utah Department of Transportation dispatches dozens of snowplows to keep driving conditions safe for motorists. Unfortunately, one of snowplow operators’ biggest struggles is being crowded or passed unsafely by passenger cars. This begs the question: is it legal to pass a snowplow in Utah? The shorter answer is yes. But to keep … Continued

What to Do After a Hit-and-Run in Utah

Any kind of car accident can be a traumatic experience, but a hit-and-run crash comes with an additional air of uncertainty. You may be unsure how you will recover physically, emotionally, and financially if the other motorist flees the scene. If you’ve been hit by a driver who left before you could obtain contact information, … Continued

What to Do With an Aggressive Dog That Bites

Dog bites can cause serious injuries, whether from a large breed dog like a Rottweiler or pit bull, or a small dog, such as a Jack Russell terrier or Chihuahua. Puncture wounds from dog bites can be painful and carry the risk of infection, meaning that every dog bite should be taken seriously. Just as … Continued

The Road Home Apple Tree Campaign

The Advocates are thrilled to partner with The Road Home resource centers to bring back The Apple Tree Campaign. We are honored to do our part to help those in need in Salt Lake City and its surrounding areas. What is The Road Home? The Road Home is a nonprofit social services agency that helps … Continued

Pedestrian Accidents in Utah Are on the Rise

So far this year, Utah has seen more auto-pedestrian accidents than any other year in recent memory, as reported by KSL News. In March alone, eleven people across the state were killed after being hit by a car. As the number of pedestrian accidents climbs, safety and prevention are more important than ever. The Utah … Continued

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Meet the Unified Police Department K-9 Unit

On March 13th this year, police departments and military units across the country honored K-9 Veteran’s Day. This holiday commemorates working dogs’ service throughout the American history. To help pay tribute to these dedicated dogs, Advocate attorney Chris Thresher sat down with Sergeant Ryan Watson and his K-9 partner Cash during our Community Advocates segment … Continued

Slip and Fall Accidents in Utah

  Injuries from a slip and fall can happen anywhere and anytime. More than a million Americans each year require emergency medical treatment following a slip and fall incident. Fair to say not one of them left the house that day planning on a painful and debilitating encounter with the ground. The resulting injuries can … Continued

Teen Drivers are a Real Danger on Utah Roads

Teen Drivers are a Real Danger on Utah Roads There is an epidemic in Utah, and unfortunately for this one there is no vaccine coming. The dangers of teen drivers in the state are well documented. Utah was recently named the ninth most dangerous states for teen driving in the United States. The statistics landing … Continued

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Utah Car Accident Statistics 2020

2020 Utah Car Accident Statistics Car accidents happen in Utah for numerous reasons. From bad weather to inexperienced teen drivers, a car crash can occur in the blink of an eye. Indeed, every year there are upwards of 6 million car crashes in the United States. While Utah sees just a small percentage of these … Continued


Top 4 Safety Issues with Airbags

Did you know that a collision occurs every 60 seconds? According to the CDC, motor vehicles accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Over the last 30 years, car manufacturers have worked vigorously to develop the safest features for drivers and passengers alike. One of the most important safety … Continued

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Razones Para Contratar Abogado de Lesiones

5 Razones Principales Para Contratar a un Abogado Como tu Defensor de Lesiones Personales Un accidente automovilístico ocurre muy rápido. Ahora, ya te encuentras en recuperación y empiezas a retomar tus actividades. Sin embargo, el estrés de tu recuperación sigue preocupándote; las facturas médicas se acumulan y tu dinero se va acabando porque no puedes … Continued

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Two Fatal Motorcycle Crashes on Sunday

Two Fatal Motorcycle Crashes in Utah on Sunday According to a news article featured on KSL’s website, another two motorcycle riders were killed in accidents on Sunday. These two deaths bring the total of motorcycle deaths on Utah roads in 2018 to 40. According to the article, around 2:40 in the afternoon, a Toyota Tacoma … Continued

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5 Steps to Take During Your Injury Case

Filing a personal injury claim can feel overwhelming without the right legal guidance. Don’t worry. The Advocates are here to help make the process easier for you so you can focus on recovering. The steps provided below are designed to help make your personal injury case go more smoothly. These tips outline critical components of … Continued

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Statements to Avoid After an Accident

The scene of an accident is certainly not easiest place to think clearly. Emotions are running high and the stress can make it very difficult to find the right words to say, let alone process the collision in general. Unfortunately, you can do everything right behind the wheel and still be involved in an accident … Continued

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Does a Car Crash Affect My Insurance Costs?

What is the Average Car Insurance Increase in Utah After an Accident? Being in an accident can often leave drivers wondering whether their car insurance will increase or not. When calculating how much your annual rates will increase, it’s important to remember that determining who is at-fault for the accident is one of the leading … Continued

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The Most Dangerous Roads in Connecticut

Did you know that nearly 16,000 car accidents occur in the U.S. every day? Even the third smallest state in the nation sees its fair share of motor vehicle crashes. However, knowing the best routes to travel and what the most dangerous roads in Connecticut are can help you and your loved ones get to … Continued

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What is the Cheapest Car Insurance in Utah?

If you’re looking for the most affordable coverage, here’s where you should begin: Finding the right car insurance isn’t always easy. We get it. However, once you have a clear picture of how you use your vehicle and your priorities, it’s time to start browsing for coverage. When it comes to shopping for the cheapest … Continued

Utah Truck Driver Charged in Fatal DUI Crash

Driver Kills One and Leaves One Injured A Utah truck driver was recently charged with vehicular homicide and a DUI following a tragic accident that killed a Wisconsin woman and left her husband injured. The crash occurred on Sunday, January 5, around 7:30 p.m. on Interstate I-80, about 4 miles southwest of Grand Island, Nebraska. … Continued

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Most Dangerous Roads in Massachusetts

A trip through Massachusetts can feel like touring a living history museum. Although one of the smallest states, its 187 historical landmarks is second only to New York. The Bay State has so much more to offer than just a history lesson though. Boston is known for its baked beans, cream pie and sports teams. … Continued

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The 4 Most Dangerous Roads in Vermont

Despite its diminutive size, Vermont is known for many of the things it did first. First state to join the Union, first state to ban slavery and the only state to pass legislation on how apple pie is served?! Boasting the highest cow-to-person rate in the nation and capped by lush forests, Vermonters in the … Continued

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The Top 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Arizona

The Grand Canyon State is best known for its scenic tourist destinations and ultra-hot weather. Sometimes getting there is half the fun, but here it can also mean navigating the Top 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Arizona. The chance of an individual car accident to have at least one fatality is actually 33% higher in … Continued

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Top Causes of Summer Car Accidents in Utah

Utah’s summers are renowned for being long, hot and bristling with open-air concerts, festivals and the opportunity to explore the great outdoors. As the snow slowly yields its icy grip on the Wasatch Mountains, ski resorts turn into hubs for rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking. Areas once impassable turn into vast paradises waiting to … Continued

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Semi Truck Accident Kills 1 in Beaver County

A woman was killed in a semi truck accident late Thursday night just south of Cove Fort. The semi truck was carrying pigs when it crossed the center-line of Interstate 15 and hit the vehicle, a Kia Optima, being driven by the semi truck accident victim. The semi truck was driving south along I-15 when … Continued

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Driver That Hit Motorcycle “Believed the Intersection to Be Clear”

Tuesday afternoon, the victim of a motorcycle accident was taken to a hospital after being hit by a pickup truck on River Road in St. George. According to an article on St. George Utah’s website, at roughly 4:45 p.m., the St. George Police Department responded to the collision near 2450 South. Reports say the motorcycle … Continued

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Riverton Accident Kills Teen, Injures Two

A 14-year-old girl was killed after a serious accident Tuesday morning. According to an article on KSL’s website, a sixteen-year-old girl and child were also injured in the crash. The crash occurred at 12600 S. 2700 West around 7 a.m. The two lanes heading east were closed for nearly two hours as the police cleared … Continued

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Herriman Single-Car Crash Kills Three

Three people are dead after a car crashed into a ravine in Herriman. According to an article on KSL’s website, police reported that the vehicle had been in the gully for several hours on Sunday when someone saw the car in the ditch. Crews worked Sunday evening to retrieve the three victims from the vehicle. … Continued

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