Deadly Utah Intersection: State Street in Sandy

You can do everything right and still be involved in a crash. However, you can help keep even the most dangerous intersections in Utah safe by respecting the rules of the road and the motorists around you. According to the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), the four most common causes of motor vehicle crashes in … Continued

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How Long Does a Utah Workers’ Compensation Case Take?

If you’ve been injured in the workplace, you may be considering filing a workers’ compensation claim. Workers’ comp claims can help provide injured employees with financial support and medical benefits after a work-related accident. However, workers’ compensation laws can be complex and overwhelming–it’s easy to find yourself confused. The claims process in workers’ comp cases … Continued

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Utah Traumatic Brain Injury Explainer

Utah Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Explainer One of the most unfortunate and most common injuries suffered by motor vehicle accident victims in Utah is the traumatic brain injury (TBI). A traumatic brain injury is a broad classification of several types of injuries to the brain. These injuries can damage several different regions of the brain, … Continued

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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 of 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 Personal Injury Statutes of Limitations

What is a Statute of Limitations?  A statute of limitation is a law that establishes a time limit for how long after an incident you can file a claim for compensation or liability (the time allowed to file a court case). Statutes of limitation exist in every single state for almost all torts, including personal … 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

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 larger sum, keep negotiating until you get a settlement you feel comfortable with. 1. Be Reasonable. Scouring the Internet for negotiation tips does not make you a … 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

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