Car Accident Case Updates

Posted November 14th, 2015

In September 2015, attorney Jacob S. Gunter at Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC negotiated settlements totaling $417,000 in three car accident personal injury cases. The first case was an intersection collision in Orem, Utah, and settled for $12,000. Though it is possible that the case had more potential value, the client chose not to file […]

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On August 20th of this year, the trial lawyers at Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC settled $331,160 in personal injury cases.  The first case was a rear end automobile collision that happened in Moab, Utah in 2010. Utah is a no-fault state, meaning that after you are involved in an accident, no matter how serious […]

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Young couples often overlook the need for a will and other estate planning documents.  Estate planning has a tendency to be thought of as need only for older people or just for the wealthy. More and more, however, estate planning for young couples is becoming necessary and important, especially for those couples with young children. […]

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QUESTION:  Does every Provo, Utah attorney practice personal injury car accident cases? ANSWER:  No.  But it seems like every attorney advertises that they practice car collision cases, even though only a dozen attorneys really specialize in and practice personal injury law.  The confusion gets worse when you search the internet because it is even more […]

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What is Pecuniary Damage?

Posted November 13th, 2014

What is Pecuniary Damage? A: It is another term for money damages. It is the loss of financial assets or income to a person or family as a result of a person suffering injury or death.   For example, if a woman injured in a car wreck worked as an accountant but was permanently injured […]

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Parenting Plans 101

Posted October 20th, 2014

In keeping with our theme this month of children in divorce, today’s article is about parenting agreements and practical steps to help you create a workable parenting plan with your child’s other parent. At the Provo divorce law firm of Howard, Lewis & Petersen we have helped many clients come to amicable parenting arrangements that […]

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Child Custody Defined

Posted September 8th, 2014

Divorces are difficult for all parties involves, especially children. So when the courts make custody arrangements their primary motivation for their decisions is the best situation for the child. As Provo family attorneys of Howard, Lewis & Petersen we also work with the best interests of the children in mind. We have found that oftentimes […]

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Defense Against DUI Charges—Part Two

Posted August 25th, 2014

Last time we began talking about possible defenses for DWI and DUI charges in Utah. We mentioned that the prosecution’s cases must establish that you were driving and that your driving was impaired by alcohol, drugs, or both. We explained that you may have possible defenses relating to driving and to the arrest. Today we’ll […]

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Defense Against DUI Charges—Part One

Posted August 13th, 2014

Especially in Utah, the penalties for DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated) offenses are very serious. So if you have recently been arrested for DUI or DWI and you want to fight the charge, it is important to understand the defenses possibly available to you. In this article, published on behalf […]

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It’s commonly understood that employers must provide a reasonably safe and healthy work environment for their employees. But sometimes, employers fail to fulfill this requirement and employees are injured as a result. These injuries can include everything from broken bones, occupational illnesses, even psychological injuries. In this article, we will examine workers’ rights when they […]

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