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Student Pedestrian Accident in West Valley City

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Pedestrian accidents are always serious, but they are especially unfortunate when they involve older or younger individuals.  On Tuesday morning, December 12th, an 8th-grade student was involved in a pedestrian accident outside Kennedy Junior High School.  According to KSL, the 13-year-old ...

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Are You Prepared for Poor Driving Conditions?

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  After the recent snow storm and fog the last few days, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) issued a warning for drivers to prepare for poor road conditions.  According to a spokesman for UDOT, John Cleason, “So far it’s been very mild, we’ve gotten off easy this season, ...

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What Should I Do if I Have Been in a Rush Hour Accident?

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If you are on your way home from work and you find yourself in a fender bender, do not lose your cool. A lot of people get into rush hour accidents. The Utah Highway Patrol says it is their busiest time of day. Keep your wits about you, and treat it like any other accident...

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What Exactly Is Personal Injury Law?

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  Personal injury law is an area of law that protects the rights of those who have been hurt, whether it is physically or psychologically due to the recklessness or negligence of another.  Personal injury law falls under the larger umbrella of tort law.  Tort law is defined by the Legal ...

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What is the Difference Between a Criminal and Civil Case?

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When it comes to court cases in the United States, there are basically two types of cases.  These two case types can be significantly different in how they are handled.  A civil lawsuit is the type of cases that we handle here at The Advocates.  In these types of cases, someone has been ...

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Bicycle Safety Tips

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 Safety Tips At The Advocates, we understand the benefits of cycling regularly and believe that it should be done with the utmost knowledge. We are supplying these bike safety facts, so we can all be as prepared as possible. Bike safety equipment. Obviously anytime you are considering riding a ...

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Workers’ Compensation Law

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Workers’ Compensation serves as a type of insurance that can protect employees if they are ever harmed while on the job.  Whenever an employee is injured while performing a job-related task, he/she is entitled to workers’ compensation.  Worker’s compensation can include lost wages, ...

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What is Estate Planning Law?  How Can I Find A Good Estate Planner?

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Estate planning is an area of law wherein the lawyer arranges the transfer of a person’s estate.  This process can occur during the person’s lifetime or after their passing.  The goal of the lawyer is to minimize any taxes, both on the federal and state level, that might apply including ...

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Need a Criminal Defense Attorney?  Three Simple Considerations!

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  Sometimes, here at The Advocates, we are asked if we can help in a criminal defense case.  Unfortunately, our area of focus is exclusively personal injury cases.  A criminal defense attorney is a lawyer that specializes in defense of someone who has allegedly committed a criminal ...

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Thanksgiving Trekking: Your Guide to Safe Travels

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Miranda couldn’t wait to see her family.  She couldn’t believe that it had been almost eight months since she last saw her mom.  She was able to take off from work a little early to do some of the packing before her husband got home and they would leave.  After packing all of her clothing,...

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Seven Things to Do After You’ve Been in a Car Accident

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Car accidents are often traumatizing and the aftermath can be confusing. Whether an accident scene is chaotic with many people injured and cars overturned, or whether people are merely shaken up, it can be difficult to know if you’re doing or saying the right things following a crash. The ...

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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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