worst utah accidents

Guide to the 5 Worst Accidents in Utah History

Worst Accidents in Utah History An accident is one of the worst experiences of a person’s life. From regular fender benders to a crash on the Frontrunner, accidents can cause immense trauma. Although, after an accident, you never want to hear someone say, “it could have been worse.” This observation is usually true. The worst … Continued

Can Plaintiff Contact Defendant Directly

During Litigation, Can the Plaintiff Contact the Defendant Directly? The short answer is yes. The legal answer is there is no rule against speaking with an opposing party, but your lawyer would rather you did not for the sake the litigation. Listed below are a few ground rules. Always Be Polite Depending on the size … Continued

Diminished Value and Loss of Use Utah

What is a Diminished Value Claim in Utah? A diminished value claim or a diminution claim is a rarely used tort in personal injury law. Utah law allows for such claims, but they are hard to prove in cases involving automobile value. Imagine that you have a new minivan, and someone on their phone hits your driver’s … Continued

Utah Statutes of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases

Utah Statutes of Limitations: an Explainer A statute of limitations is a law that controls for how long after an incident you can file a claim for compensation or liability. Statutes of Limitations exist in every single state for almost all torts. That means, if you were in an accident, you only have between one … Continued

What are the Steps of a Lawsuit?

If it appears as if your attorney and the other side are going to be unable to reach a settlement agreement without taking your personal injury case to court, the next step is litigation. Your attorney is going to have to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. You may be wondering what comes next, … Continued

How Do I Know If I Have a Winning Personal Injury Case?

Do I Have a Winning Personal Injury Case? In order to recover in a personal injury claim, you must prove that you have been damaged by the accident. The fact that an accident happened is not enough. The theory is that the settlement will make you whole again by putting you in the same position … Continued

Can I Reject a Settlement Offer I Think is Too Low?

If an insurance adjuster offers you a settlement in your personal injury claim, you are not obligated to take it. If you think you are entitled to a large sum keep negotiating until you get the settlement you feel comfortable with. 1.Be Reasonable. Scouring the Internet for negotiation tips does not make you a negotiating … Continued

Arbitration? Deposition? Mediation? What is the Real Difference?

Explanation of Arbitration, Deposition, and Mediation Sometimes it can feel like your attorney is speaking Greek. Well, it is probably more like bad Latin. Here are three common personal injury procedures explained. Arbitration Arbitration and mediation are both forms of what the legal profession calls alternate dispute resolution. In ADR, the parties are supposed to settle … Continued