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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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Car Crashes from Snow Storm in Utah

By on Feb 21, 2018 in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Large snow storms hit the Salt Lake Valley area February 19, 2018. All areas of the valley were affected including West Valley City and West Jordan. According to many news outlets, Sandy city was hit the hardest with some areas receiving two feet of snow! All of this snow lead to dangerous driving conditions all over the Salt Lake Valley. Many new outlets reports over 300 crashes alone on February 19, 2018. It can be very difficult to drive in snow storms and avoid crashes. The most simple rule is to slow down. Some drivers feel that because they have superior tires, this rule does not apply to them. It does. Any car or truck can slide on black ice. Snow often turns into black ice. So slow down when it is snowing. It is not worth risking injury or death to arrive at your destination 10 minutes earlier. Some vehicles were hit multiple times after being involved in the initial collisions. To avoid this from happening and possibly getting seriously injured in a subsequent impact, the Utah Highway Patrol has requested that if the initial crash involves minor property damage or no injuries to move the vehicles off the highway or freeway to a safer location. Once in a safer location, police can respond to that location to assist. In fact, many police vehicles were involved in subsequent impacts on Monday. Therefore, it is not only dangerous for the occupants of the vehicle, but also for police officers as well. We have all probably seen videos of vehicles sliding out of control on ice and striking police cars or people. Let’s try to avoid that this year in Utah. Obviously, if you are seriously hurt in the initial impact in your car or truck, then it may be best to remain where you are and many times your vehicle will be immobile anyways. If you are hurt in the snow storm car crashes and need assistance, feel free to call or text us anytime. We can advise you as to your rights and assist you with your injuries....

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Most Common Types Of Back Injury From A Car Accident

By on Feb 8, 2018 in blog, Personal Injury | 0 comments

Your spine is one of the more common areas to be injured during a car accident.  Even with technological and safety features such as airbags and seatbelts, you can still get a back injury from the impact of another car or object. Today we will be taking a look at those most common types of back injury in auto accidents that you can suffer from. Whiplash A whiplash is one of the more common types of an injury in a car accident.  This type of an injury occurs when the neck is snapped backward.  While whiplash will go away with rehab and rest, sometimes this can cause more severe issues down the line.  Whiplash will cause everything from a back injury to headaches, stiffness, even dizziness. Spinal Fracture While seatbelts are meant to keep us in place and safe when a car accident happens, they aren’t fool proof by any means.  A seatbelt, while it will keep you safer than not wearing one, still allows the top part of your chest and head to still move around.  Add in the force of another car hitting you, you hitting another car or an object and this can result in a back injury such as spinal compression fracture. Often these will heal on their own, but sometimes they will require surgery and rehab.  A spinal fracture can cause muscle weakness, bladder issues, pain, and numbness. Disc Herniation The discs between your vertebrae can absorb a lot of pressure and force when you’re in a car accident.  It’s no surprise that these discs can shift out of place an when that happens the discs can actually compress your nerves.  Most all of the disc herniation cases can be fixed with natural home remedies and conservative care such as applying hot or cold packs to the area.  However, in some special cases, surgery will be needed. Onset Symptoms From A Previous Back Injury You can also have worsening symptoms from previous injuries which can cause things like spinal stenosis.  Special stenosis isin’t usually caused by a car accident, but if you already had issues with your back or had a back injury prior to the car accident, the accident can actually bring onset...

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