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Car Accident in Magna

Posted by on 2:20 pm in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

I was recently contacted by a client who was involved in a car accident in Magna, Utah. Unlike most of my posts, where I discuss past clients, this client, who was in a car accident in Magna, is still a current client- so I won’t be able to give many of the details about the case or the car accident in Magna. My client was hit from behind in this crash in Magna and was injured. If you are hit from behind, the fault almost always rests with the driver that hit you from behind, although there can be exceptions to this. Most of my clients are hit from behind while waiting at a stoplight or a stop sign. A few of my former clients have also been hit from behind while moving, typically if they are either slowing down or accelerating after a change in the stoplight or on the freeway slowing down or accelerating due to traffic ahead. If you were hit from behind, like my client in Magna, you can feel pretty comfortable that the other party will likely be at-fault, but feel free to call us to confirm. Sometimes we have to set-up the claim for one or more of the parties. If the other party has not reported the claim to their insurance company, that is fine. You or your representative should be able to open a claim on their policy. This happened with this car accident in Magna. Our office had to contact at least one of the insurance companies to set up a claim. If you have been hurt in a car accident in Magna, West Valley City, Kearns, West Jordan, or Salt Lake City, please give us a call for a free consultation. 801-738-9999. We never charge for the initial phone call or...

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Car Accident in Kearns

Posted by on 7:05 pm in blog, Car Accidents, Personal Injury | 0 comments

I recently assisted a client who was involved in a car accident in Kearns. My client was hurt when the vehicle he was in was rear-ended by a van at a stop light. The crash caused substantial damage to both vehicle. In fact, looking at the pictures of the vehicles, you would automatically assume that those involved had been injured seriously. The front of the van was smashed in all the way to the driver’s compartment. Also, the back of his vehicle was smashed in so it was hardly recognizable. It almost looked like a small bomb went off, rather than a violent crash on the road in Kearns. My client suffered significant injuries and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. At the hospital, he was diagnosed with a broken bone. Unsure what to do, the client contact me. As my client was a passenger in the vehicle, he did not have fault for the crash in Kearns. While it is possible that a passenger could cause an accident, the circumstances would be very rare, and typically passengers are not responsible for crashes. A review of the police report confirmed that the driver of the van was at-fault for the crash or caused the crash. I contacted the insurance company of the van driver. They soon agreed that they had in fact caused the crash. As my client continued to receive treatment, it became apparent there would be several issues in the case. One of the issues was that the driver of the van did not have sufficient insurance as my client had serious injuries. We worked through this issue by getting involved with secondary insurance, which is often necessary in these type of car crashes. A second issue was getting my client the treatment that he needed. We helped him through this and made sure that he was taken care of by medical professionals. In the end, we were able to satisfactorily resolve my clients case. We try to take of all of our clients to their satisfaction. If you were in an accident in Kearns, West Valley City, West Jordan, Salt Lake City, Sugarhouse, or any where in the Salt Lake valley, contact us for assistance. We would be happy to meet with you and we even do meetings at your house or work! Call today- 801-738-9999!...

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Disputed car accident in West Valley City

Posted by on 2:07 pm 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

Posted by on 5:57 pm 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 Salt Lake City, West Jordan, West Valley City, Magna, Kearns, 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

Posted by on 3:07 pm 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

Posted by on 1:52 pm 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?

Posted by on 3:56 pm 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, which they will later use against the person.  Sometimes they will add leading questions or begin an question by improperly suggesting the previous answer was something different. There are many techniques that they use, which is why it is often best to simply hire an attorney to communicate on your behalf. Secondly, never, under any circumstances, accept a settlement immediately or soon after a car crash for injuries. I have heard of people getting offered a minimal amount of money to sign away their rights to pursue an injury claim the day of the crash or soon after. Some of those who accept this minimal amount later realize that they actually had more serious injuries and now they are bound by the release they signed with the insurance company. While there are some ways to get out of such releases, many times there is not a way out and you will be legally bound to the settlement. Some of these people end up paying out of pocket for medical bills, unfortunately. Third, be honest with the insurance company. I’ve seen...

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Woman Killed in Car Crash In Salt Lake

Posted by on 5:48 pm 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 killed because they were not wearing a seatbelt. So in sum, in comes down to math. It is very unlikely that a seatbelt will harm you more and highly likely that it will save your life and limit the extent of your injuries. If you have been hurt in a car accident, call me today. I’d love to help. 801-738-9999. Here is the KSL video below. Use the back button in your browser to return to this...

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Car Crashes from Snow Storm in Utah

Posted by on 3:29 pm 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

Posted by on 5:09 pm 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 symptoms.  Spinal stenosis can create symptoms such as pain, balance issues, loss of bladder control, stiffness or weakness. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident and have a back injury, whether it’s minor or severe, you will need to consider treatment options.  If the car accident was the fault of someone else, you can receive compensation to help pay for things like surgery, rehab, acupuncture or even Chiropractic care. If you’ve been in an accident, don’t just ignore a back injury, go an see a doctor immediately so that they can have a record as to what issues you are having, how the back injury was caused and what treatment options you will need. This will, in turn, be on record so if down the line you need to hire a lawyer, you will have valid proof that you were indeed hurt in the car accident.  You can also receive temporary or permanent loss of income compensation as well.  This works well for people that need a few weeks or months off for rest and rehab or are permanently...

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