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Steps to Take if You Are in An Accident With A Police Vehicle

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Oops. I Hit A Police Car. What Do I Do Now? If you are involved in an accident with a police car, a fire engine or any other emergency services vehicle, treat the situation like you would any other accident. Follow the post-accident checklist, but be more guarded and cautious than you would be in...

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Will My Personal Injury Case End Up In Court?

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How Do I Know If My Case Will Settle Or End Up In Court? If you have just started working on your personal injury claim your attorney has probably explained that the best outcome for your case is to negotiate a settlement and avoid any courtroom litigation. Settlements are faster, simpler, less ...

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Steps To Take If You Have Witnessed a Car Accident

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I Witnessed a Car Accident. What Do I Do Now? If you have witnessed a car crash, you may stay and help out and serve as a witness for any police investigation. Follow the below dos and don’ts to protect you from harm and liability. Avoid putting yourself in danger. If there has been an...

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Why Are Police Reports Important After an Accident?

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I Was In A Car Accident But Did Not File A Police Report. Should I Have? If you have recently been in a car accident you may be wondering how many people you have to tell. Can you keep a secret from your father or your husband? Do you really have to call the police?...

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What Are The Most Common Symptoms After an Accident?

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What Are the Most Common Symptoms After a Car Accident? This article does not constitute medical advice. I am not qualified to give medical advice. I am not a medical professional. If you have been in an accident, please see a medical provider as soon as possible. Prompt medical treatment can ...

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Can A Private Investigator Help My Personal Injury Case?

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Hiring Your Own Private Investigator Can Help You Build Your Personal Injury Case. If your personal injury claim is large, complicated, or unlikely to settle outside of court, you will need to amass as much evidence about the incident as possible. Hiring an investigator is a helpful tool for ...

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Common Injuries After Car Accidents

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What Kind of Injuries Can I Get From A Car Accident? If you have recently been involved in a vehicle collision you may be feeling sore. This is a simple list of the most common auto accident injuries. This article does not constitute medical advice. It is always a good idea to see a medical...

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Determining Fault in Auto-Pedestrian Accidents

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Can I See An Attorney? What Documents Should I Bring To My First Appointment? It is important to know that if the police officer at the scene gives you a ticket, you are not automatically at fault for the accident. You will most likely be found at fault when the insurance company looks at the...

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Mistakes To Avoid When Negotiating Personal Injury Settlements

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8 Things You Should NOT Do When Negotiating Personal Injury Settlements If you are headed to the negotiating table to resolve your personal injury claim, try to avoid these eight possible pitfalls. Coming to the Negotiating Table Without an Advocate I am not going to tell you that you cannot ...

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Do Not Speak to Another Party’s Insurance Adjuster Without an Attorney

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Should I Speak With the Insurance Adjuster Without My Attorney? The short answer is no. The long answer is that you better not. The general rule is that you should never speak to another party’s insurance company without an attorney present ever. In fact, if you have already contacted an ...

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Why do some states have different DUI laws?

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Everyone is aware of how serious the implications of a DUI charge can be. Just a single DUI conviction can potentially ruin many aspects of your life, including your career, social status, and overall reputation. Generally, most DUIs will be charged as a misdemeanor, meaning you could face ...

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Utah Car Accident Statistics

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Does Utah Have to Worst Drivers in the Nation? Utah drivers have a reputation nationwide for being terrible drivers. I do not know what angers everyone about us, but it is an opinion held by many. However, if you look at the crash data provided by the Fatality Analysis Reporting System provided ...

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Spine Injuries After an Auto Accident

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Spinal cord injuries may occur in many different types of injury accidents, and they may be devastating. Your spinal cord is comprised of delicate nerve tissue, and it is enclosed inside of your vertebral column. The vertebral column is made up of stacked bones called the vertebrae. These bones ...

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64th Annual Wendover Ride for the Cure

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The Advocates Motorcycle Community Involvement Every year toward the end of May, The Advocates, along with the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association), Harley-Davidson of Salt Lake, and other companies proudly sponsor the Ride for the Cure campaign. For over 60 years, the Ride for a Cure has ...

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Trauma Symptoms

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Intrusion According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (APA, 2013) roughly one in four motor vehicle accidents (MVA) lead to post traumatic stress symptoms. The issue is that everyone knows the physical symptoms of a MVA (whiplash, concussions, broken bones) but not ...

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Will an Accident Hurt My Car’s Trade-In Value?

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Will Dealerships Take My Trade-In After I Wrecked It? Imagine you are driving down State Street minding your own business, paying attention to the traffic, and following all the traffic laws when all of the sudden you hear and feel a “thump.” The characteristic sound of someone hitting ...

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How Do You Determine Auto Accident Negligence?

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How Do You Prove Negligence After a Car Crash in Utah? Law students spend a large portion of the first year of law school learning about all sorts of different torts intentional or otherwise. However, in practice, most cases of personal injury are based on negligence. Common law negligence has ...

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Why Do PI Lawyers Have a Bad Reputation?

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Personal Injury Lawyers Bad Reputation Does Not Portray the Truth “I swear my face is going to end up on the side of a bus!” Facepalm. Sigh. This is a common declaration of probable failure used by law students during finals week. It is known, even among baby jurists, that accident ...

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Does My Lawyer Actually Care About Me or Just Want My Money?

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What Are Ambulance Chasers? Are All Injury Attorneys The Same? During the 2008 Presidential Primary, democratic hopeful John Edwards received attention and condemnation in the press for his expensive lavish haircuts. The man and his campaign paid at least $400.00 per trim not including travel ...

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