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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 […]

10
Apr

“Not Guilty” Vindicates Client Arrested for a DUI

Orem, UT:  Police officers may be gatekeepers of the criminal justice system, but they’re also just like us.  That means, sometimes they can be wrong, like when our client was wrongly arrested for a DUI. Funny thing—Mr. Brenner hadn’t had anything to drink that day.  Because of medications he was taking, he couldn’t drink.  Mr. Brenner […]

28
Aug

Utah Violent Crime increased in 2012, but far below the national average

In 2011-2012, violent crime rose in all areas of the country, (except for the Northeast) by an average of 1.6%. In Utah, however, violent crime only increased .38% (latest data available in the the Semi-Annual Crime in Utah Report). http://publicsafety.utah.gov/bci/crimestatistics.html

22
Apr

Is a Private Attorney Better than a Public Defender?

Utah has delegated the responsibility of providing criminal defense services for the poor, to the counties. This means that, within the state, each county decides the budget and quality of legal care provided to you. The quality of your legal counsel may vary greatly from county to county. In 2010, the ACLU issued a report […]

09
Apr

When to receive medical treatment after a car accident—it can be free!

If you’ve been injured in an accident and are in pain, you want to get better as quickly as possible.  When is the right time to get treatment?  Here are some tips: If you think you have a serious injury (such as fractures or internal bleeding), first go to the hospital for an examination and/or […]

21
Feb

Will the court take my tax return if I file bankruptcy? What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, also known as “fresh start” bankruptcy, allows your debts to be discharged (or canceled).  In exchange, you may be required to give some non-exempt property to the bankruptcy Trustee to pay your creditors.  Your tax return and earned income credits are non-exempt property.  If you do not spend your tax refund before filing […]

29
Jan

Slippery Roads: How to Drive in Snowy Weather

Here’s how you can prevent winter car accidents: 1. If your vehicle skids: Skidding is caused when the rear wheels of your vehicle lose their grip and pass to the front. To correct any skid, let up on the gas and gently turn your wheels in the direction you want to go. Do not re-apply the […]