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Do I Have Grounds for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

The loss of a family member is always a grievous tragedy, but the experience can be particularly devastating if your loved one died due to the negligent or malicious actions of another person. Pursuant to Utah Code section 78B-3-106, if your family member died due to the wrongful act or negligence of another person, you can pursue damages by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

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Want to Avoid Drunk Driving Accidents over Memorial Day Weekend?

Drunk driving is a primary cause of serious accidents throughout the year, but alcohol-related crashes are particularly common over holiday breaks such as Memorial Day weekend. In 2010, more than 390 people lost their lives in traffic accidents over the Memorial Day holiday period—and drunk driving contributed to nearly 40 percent of those deaths.

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How Should I Take Photos of a Car Accident Scene?

It can seem impossible to think clearly after a serious collision, but your statements and actions in the immediate aftermath can have a profound impact on the success of your personal injury claim. In addition to contacting the police and recording the contact information of eyewitnesses, it is essential that you take pictures of the accident scene.

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What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in Utah?

If you were injured due to the negligence of another person or organization, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. Every state has a specific deadline, called a statute of limitations, by which personal injury claims must be filed. If you attempt to file your claim after the statute of limitations has expired, it is likely that the court will dismiss your case.

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Is Your Child Using the Appropriate Car Seat?

Multiple studies show that the use of an appropriate child seat or booster seat significantly reduces the risk of injuries in the event of an accident. For this reason, Utah law mandates that children younger than 8 sit in an appropriate restraint system. This rule does not apply to kids who are at least 57 inches tall, at which point it is permissible to use a lap and shoulder belt without a booster seat.

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Will Self-Driving Cars Reduce the Number of Personal Injury Claims?

The world’s leading auto manufacturers are racing to produce the first mass-produced, self-driving vehicles. Uber took a revolutionary step with the introduction of its driverless fleet in 2016, but the trial has been marred with reports of the cars running red lights, driving in bicycle lanes, and breaking other traffic laws.

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What Is Black Box Data and Why Is It Important Evidence after an 18-Wheeler Crash?

If you were injured in a truck accident, the success of your personal injury claim will hinge on the strength of your evidence. Your personal injury attorney will have to show evidence to prove negligence, liability, and the value of your damages. Over time, though, it is common for evidence to disappear or become unavailable, which is why it is so important to take legal action as soon as possible.

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How to Avoid the Top 3 Causes of Car Accidents

Motor-vehicle accidents are the second most common cause of unintentional deaths in the United States. Utah certainly sees its fair share of serious wrecks; according to the Department of Health, a collision happens in our state every 10 minutes. Every 36 hours, a person dies in a crash.

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What Are the 4 Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycles offer a thrill that no other vehicle can match, but that excitement comes with inherent risks. According to the Insurance Information Institute, more than 4,500 riders died and 92,000 suffered injuries in 2014.

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Do You Know the Top 3 Causes of Wrongful Death?

Losing a family member is one of life’s most heart-wrenching tragedies. The grief is compounded when a loved one dies unexpectedly due to another person’s malicious or negligent actions.

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