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Disputed car accident in West Valley City

By on Jul 11, 2018 in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Over the years, I have represented numerous clients who have been injured in car accidents all over Utah and Salt Lake County. A large percentage of my clients are involved in car crashes in Salt Lake County, especially West Valley City and West Jordan. Earlier this year, I represented a client who was involved in a car crash in West Valley City, Utah, while a passenger in a vehicle driven by her friend. They collided with another vehicle at an intersection. Who was responsible for the car accident was disputed by both insurance companies. Each insurance company pointed the finger at the other driver. Since I represented a passenger, my client did not have any responsibility for the car accident. After a while, each insurance company decided to take 50% responsibility for the car accident there in West Valley City. So I told my client we would make claims with both insurance companies. Indeed, we did send demand packages to both insurance companies. After some negotiating, I was able to secure two good offers for my client. She actually ended up with more than usual due to the circumstances. My client healed well and was happy with the results we provided her. This is typical of most clients. Most clients are satisfied with the work that we do for them and are happy with the results we are able to get for them. It can be a nightmare for clients to deal with insurance adjusters. For us, we know them and work with them on a daily basis. If you have been in a car accident in West Valley City, Utah or anywhere in the Salt Lake City or County and need a lawyer, please give me a call. I would love to assist you with your car accident injury case-...

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Car accident again in West Jordan

By on Jun 26, 2018 in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

A little while ago, I was contacted by a former client who was involved in another car accident in West Jordan, Utah. The client wondered if he would have a case since he was injured in a prior car crash. I explained to him that he would indeed have a case, especially since his injuries from the prior crash have healed. Even if he was still treating from the first car accident, I could still help him with the second car accident in West Jordan. Each driver from each accident is responsible for the new injuries and damages done to my client.  Also, under Utah law, a responsible driver must take the other party, as the party is, even if that person is more susceptible to injury than a normal person. This is true, even if the person is more susceptible to injury in a car accident from a prior injury. For example, if your back was injured in a prior car accident, and then injured again in a later accident and your injuries from the second accident were worse because of the prior car accident, the driver in the second accident is responsible for all new injuries to your back. Just like my client from West Jordan, do not be afraid to contact an attorney if you have had multiple car accidents and injuries over the years. In fact, it doesn’t even matter if you caused some of the prior car accidents, as long as the current car accident was not your fault. Unfortunately, due to the high number of car accidents, many of us will be involved in a car accident in our lifetimes. Many of us will also be involved in several car accidents in our lifetimes, so this situation is not uncommon.  It also does not matter where the accident took place, whether your accident was in California, Utah, West Jordan, West Valley City, or Sugarhouse. Call us today. We would love to help you on your car accident case....

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Injury in West Valley City

By on Jun 4, 2018 in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

I recently assisted a client that was injured in West Valley City in a car accident. The client was actually initially represented by an attorney in a large firm here in the Salt Lake Valley, but the client was extremely disappointed in the service he was receiving. The former attorney would never call or contact the client, instead relying on a paralegal who often did not have the answers to his questions. When the client contacted me, he was extremely frustrated, especially in dealing with his vehicle, which was going to be a total loss. I helped him maximize the amount he received on his vehicle, and even more than that, we helped him get a cash advance on the amount he was going to get for his vehicle so that he could purchase a vehicle that weekend, rather than wait for the insurance company check to arrive. My client was extremely happy for this assistance, as he had a very busy schedule. After getting the property damage resolved, we focused on his injury. I requested a copy of the police report for the West Valley City police department. Then we focused on helping this client get the treatment he needed. There were many options for my client for treatment in West Valley City. In fact, it doesn’t matter which area of the Salt Lake Valley you live in. There are always options to help you get feeling better and get back on your feet. My client ended getting his case resolved. If you have been injured, especially hurt in a car accident, please give me a call. I would love to see if I can help you out or even give you advice. Whether the accident was in West Valley City, West Jordan, Sugarhouse, or Magna, it does not matter, as we will come to you. Injured? Call or text us today....

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West Valley City Car Accident

By on Apr 26, 2018 in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  West Valley City Car Accident I had the opportunity to assist a nice gentleman from West Valley City, Utah recently. He was driving in West Valley City when he was hit from behind by another car. The damage was not huge, but it did do damage to his vehicle. The other car was determined to be at-fault for the car accident per the West Valley City Police. Pain after the Car Accident This gentleman began to feel neck and back pain after the crash, so he went to see a chiropractor in West Valley City. After seeing the chiropractor for a few weeks, he decided to call me. At first, the gentleman was unsure if he needed a lawyer. We discussed his case over the phone and I indicated that I could help him with this car crash in West Valley City. Too busy to meet a lawyer? He had a busy schedule, so I got all the information I needed from him right over the phone. He did not even need to come into my office to meet with me. After getting his e-mail address, I sent him our retainer agreement to be signed. Once he signed it, he took a picture of the agreement and texted it back to me. That’s how easy it can be to hire a lawyer for a car accident. All you need is to call us. Even if you don’t have e-mail, we can mail you any documents you need to sign for your car crash. You do not need to meet with us with your busy schedule to get help for a car crash. If you have been hurt in a car accident in West Valley City, Utah, call me today. I can help and all you need to do is call or even just text....

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Dealing With Insurance- Car Accident?

By on Apr 18, 2018 in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Car Accident: Dealing With Insurance After A Car Accident? One of the most common questions I get is, “How do I deal with the auto insurance company after a car crash?” Many people start the process after a car accident believing that insurance companies are not going to treat them fairly. I believe this belief is not unfounded. While I have seen insurance companies treat people fairly, I have also seen them treat people very unfairly. On one side, I have seen certain insurance companies treat their clients and others very fairly. On the other side, I have heard stories and tactics used by insurance companies that are shocking and unethical, in my opinion. Interestingly enough, there are certain insurance companies that I know who tend to usually be more fair and generous in their offers and service, while their are others that nearly always tend to be unfair and offer low settlements. I’m not going to name the specific insurance companies here, but certainly there is a difference between insurance companies. My first piece of advice would be to not talk directly to the insurance company of the person who hit you or who was also involved in the car accident if you have any significant injuries. On the other hand, if the car accident was minor and did not involve much property damage, then you could be okay discussing the claim with the other auto insurance company. The tricky situation is when you are hurting after a car crash, but not sure how injured or hurt you might be. In those situations, it is best to err on the side of caution and not communicate with the other insurance company. However, if you need to communicate with the other insurance company for the damages to your vehicle, for example if you do not have full coverage or  you have a high deductible for property damage, then in those situations I would communicate, but limit your communication to the property damage issues and discuss nothing else, which you are entitled to do. Unfortunately, I have heard recordings and seen situations where the insurance company adjuster will try to twist people’s words in such a way to minimize their injuries,...

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Woman Killed in Car Crash In Salt Lake

By on Mar 27, 2018 in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death | 0 comments

Sadly, several media outlets, including KSL, are reporting that a woman was killed in a car crash when her vehicle hit a concrete barrier on I-80 near 700 East in Salt Lake City. This is near our office in Sugarhouse. According to news reports, the woman was not wearing her seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle. Although it is unknown whether or not a seatbelt would have saved her life on this particular occasion, many studies by the government have shown that seatbelts do save lives. We do not know the reason why she did not have her seatbelt on, nor will I speculate. The point of this blog is to suggest that we can all do better wearing our seatbelts. I have been handling car accident cases in Utah for years and years. Most of my clients are from the West Valley City area or West Jordan, although I have clients in every part of the Salt Lake Valley. I can tell you from my experience, based on the severity of injuries I have seen from my clients, that seatbelts do indeed make a huge difference. Not only do seatbelts prevent death, but they also limit how bad injuries are during an accident. For example, head injuries can be some of the most devastating injuries. Although my clients do survive, they can have severe cognitive and memory limitations for months or even years. This can disrupt everything from work, to school, to even relationships. Many times, although not always, a seatbelt can limit the persons range of movement enough that their head will not strike anything inside the car during an accident, thereby limiting concussions and head injuries. Some will argue that a seatbelt might limit them from escaping their vehicle if they drive into a river or if the vehicle catches on fire. While that is true, you have to examine the likelihood of those circumstances happening. As I mentioned, I have handled a couple thousand auto accident injury cases. I have never seen either of those scenarios in all the cases I have handled. On the other hand, I have seen quite a few cases where passengers or drivers were ejected from vehicles and...

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