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02
Jul

After Loss, Family’s Hearts Begin to Mend

What if you lost a child in a tragic accident?  How would you recover? In spring of last year, the Smith* family was eagerly preparing for all the activities summer would bring; barbecues, camping, and trips to the local pool.  They loved spending time outdoors, especially their youngest son, Brian, a well-liked, thoughtful teenager. Then […]

22
Aug

Getting that extra $25,000 (UIM insurance)

Last week, we settled a personal injury claim for $25,000.00. This amount was in addition to the money our client had already received from the other (at-fault) driver’s insurance. He had been very injured in the car accident and needed the extra money to pay his medical bills. How did we get him the extra $25,000.00? […]

23
Jun

Speeding and Aggressive Driving Cause Accidents

Every day in Utah, there are 143 crashes, with 61 people injured and 1 person killed, according to the most recent Utah Crash Summary report, issued by the Department of Public Safety. In 2011, there were 52,287 total reported traffic crashes, with 22,325 people injured and 243 people killed. While those numbers are high, in 2011 traffic deaths were […]

07
May

Bad Weather? Utah Law says “Drive Below the Speed Limit”

Come rain, snow or sandstorm, Utahans have been hitting the roads—and hitting each other—this past week.  It’s no surprise that car crashes increase with bad weather.  If you’ve found yourself driving in these conditions, keep in mind the law may require you to drive under the posted speed limit. Utah law says: “A person may not operate a vehicle […]

02
May

Utah No-Fault (PIP) Insurance Covers Medical Bills

Personal Injury Protection (PIP), is part of every car insurance policy in Utah.  Under Utah law, every insurance policy must cover up to $3,000.00 in injury costs from a car accident.  These injury costs generally include your medical bills, such as hospital care, chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture and doctor’s visits.  PIP must also pay […]

02
Oct

What to Do After a Car Accident

When you’re involved in a vehicle accident, following a few simple guidelines will help you to obtain the most compensation for your accident.

07
Sep

Illegal Immigrants Can File for Bankruptcy

Many immigrants have debt from businesses, credit cards, medical bills and mortgages—undocumented workers can file bankruptcy and eliminate these debts. You do not need a Social Security card to file bankruptcy, but must have an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number). This is the number you get when you pay your taxes to the US Government. […]

26
Feb

Attacking Field Sobriety Tests

You can fail a field sobriety test for a variety of reasons, even if you are not legally intoxicated.  Field sobriety tests are difficult. And if you’re tired, uncoordinated, and anxious, you may not pass The prosecutor’s introduction of the horizontal gaze nystagmus test may present your Salt Lake City DUI lawyer with a good […]

19
Feb

Cross-Examination in DUI Cases

With respect to the cross-examination phase of DUI hearings, an experienced Salt Lake DUI lawyer will generally already have a plan in mind that will be consistent with his or her presentation that was made during the opening statement.  Cross-examinations have a specific function and all witnesses can be cross-examined (even though some cross-examinations will […]