car accident

Can 5 MPH Car Crashes Cause Injuries?

Posted October 31st, 2018

When most people think of car crashes, they envision high-speed impacts resulting in broken bones, lacerations, and even deaths. However, 15 percent of all car crashes are low-speed accidents, defined as those occurring when traveling less than 30 miles per hour. In fact, many crashes happen when one or both vehicles may be going only […]

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car accident

When you are involved in a car accident, you will be under great stress, and thus may not be thinking clearly. As a result, you may neglect to seek medical attention or speak with an attorney right away, thinking it’s not necessary. However, if later on you suffer lingering injuries and decide to pursue litigation, […]

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trax injury

For many people in Utah, riding the TRAX light rail or Frontrunner is quite common. However, while statistically much safer than being in a car or bus, accidents do still happen. Since a TRAX train weighs 27 times more than a car, if it hits a car while traveling only 25 mph, the force will […]

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county fair

Injured At The State Or County Fair?

Posted October 10th, 2018

When you attend a state or county fair, you expect to have fun. However, what starts out as fun may turn into a day filled with injuries. With large crowds of people, amusement rides, and animals present, a variety of accidents can occur. Whether you’re attending the Utah County Fair, Pony Express Days, Fair in […]

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rubbernecking

Rubbernecking: Injuries that Can Happen

Posted September 10th, 2018

What is Rubbernecking? Rubbernecking is the act of staring at something outside of your car. It is considered a form of distracted driving. Car accidents are something that often attracts the attention of other drivers. However, drivers who look at other accidents may find themselves being involved in one themselves. It does not take long […]

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eating while driving

Distracted Driving: Eating Behind the Wheel

Posted September 3rd, 2018

We live in a society where people are constantly on the go. That is why many people eat while they are behind the wheel. Fast food makes it easy for people to get food on the go. While eating behind the wheel may seem like a convenient choice if you are a busy person, it […]

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estate planning

Last May, the Utah Uniform Transfer on Death Act became effective. The basic purpose of the law is to allow Utah residents to pass title from one person to the next while avoiding probate. Before enacting House Bill 199, property in Utah could only pass from one generation to the next through a number of […]

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distracted driving

Distracted Driving: Applying Makeup

Posted August 27th, 2018

Why it is Dangerous to Apply Makeup While Driving Applying makeup while driving is another form of distraction which takes the driver’s mind off of the road. Any time that a driver is distracted, they put themselves and the other people on the road in danger. Every year, 416,000 people are injured in an accident […]

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self driving car

Self-Driving Car Accidents

Posted August 20th, 2018

Whether you like it or not, self-driving cars are being used with increasing frequency on our roadways. Completely driverless cars with no steering wheels or brake pedals are a short time away. Until then, the human being behind the steering wheel of a self-driving car still plays a role in getting from his or her […]

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crosswalk safety

The Importance of Crosswalk Safety

Posted August 13th, 2018

You don’t have to be a personal injury lawyer in Utah to know that distracted driving has been in the news quite a bit recently. Too many drivers aren’t willing to ignore their cell phones, which leads to numerous car accidents and fatalities every year. The problem is so widespread that safety campaigns and laws […]

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