Why We Go To Trial We go to trial because we represent people who are harmed by professionals. When professionals act or failure to act cause harm it is the American way to seek redress in the civil justice arena. The eye-for-an-eye and tooth-for-a-tooth era of days gone by are no longer accep...
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Why Should You Hire an Experienced Burn Injury Lawyer in Utah?
What you need to know when searching for a burn injury lawyer in Utah.
What Questions Should You Ask Before Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer in Utah?
The practice of law is becoming more and more specialized—across the nation and in Utah. In the not-too-distant-past a lawyer may have been a general practice attorney representing people in personal matters such as wills, trusts and estate law and when that person was injured their attorney...
What is Utah Law on Cell Phone Use in Vehicles
Many states across America restrict the use of cell phones and every state has different laws. In this blog we will explore and explain the lawful use of cell phones in Utah.
What is Litigation in a Typical Personal Injury Case in Utah
What we are going to talk about here is formal litigation in a personal injury case in Utah. We are not talking about the process of settling a case—litigation is what happens after negotiations to settle have been exhausted and the case cannot be reasonably settled without going to court.
How Long Does It Take to Settle a Car Accident Injury Claim in Utah?
When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident and have injuries you want an attorney who does things right. Once you get an attorney this is what happens. Doing things right takes time—this is why.
What is Informed Consent & Who It Protects
There is a disconnect between health care providers and patients. Informed consent means different things to each of these groups.
How Is Fault Determined in a Car Crash in Utah
How Is Fault Determined in a Car Crash in Utah including legal terms of fault, negligence and cause.
What Happens If You are Partially at Fault in Your Car Accident in Utah?
When you are in a car accident in Utah the insurance companies will investigate and assign percentages of fault to each driver. The insurance companies often disagree and often assign higher fault to the driver they do not insure—go figure.
What is the Average Car Accident Settlement for Bodily Injury?
When you are involved in a car crash you first and foremost concern should be recovering from the crash—as best you can. Finally, when you are recovered as best you can, you and your attorney should start to consider what the claim is worth.
How is pain and suffering calculated in a car accident case?
Although non-economic damages are not capable of being exactly measured, and there is no fixed rule, standard or formula for them, a reasonable way to calculate pain and suffering is to base it on the past and future medical costs and then multiply that figure by three.
What To Do When In a Car Crash
When you are in a car crash there are five things you should keep in mind.
Premises Liability in Utah AKA Slip & Fall Cases
When a person is invited onto property in Utah, the owner or operator of the property must make the property safe for use. An "invitation" is not a personal invite but the law uses the word "invite" to mean that a property owner or operator holds their property open to the public for use by the invitee--any brick and mortar store is an example. The property may be owned by a corporation or an individual and leased or rented to the operator.
Medical Malpractice & System Failures in the State of Utah
Medical Malpractice & System Failures in the State of Utah. Hi my name is George Tait, I'm an attorney here in Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm an old registered nurse before I became an attorney and we do a fair amount of medical malpractice cases here in Utah Medical malpractice is complicated litig...
What You Must Prove in a Medical Malpractice Case in the State of Utah?
What You Must Prove in a Medical Malpractice Case in the State of Utah? A lot of medical malpractice is governed by statute and by common law and these are the things you need. Number one, you need a duty. Not a doody but a duty. There must be someone or somebody that owes you a duty to perform...
WHAT IS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE IN THE STATE OF UTAH
My name is George Tait, I'm a medical malpractice attorney here in Salt Lake City, Utah. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE IS THE SAME THING Medical malpractice and medical negligence is the same thing. Medical malpractice also known as medical negligence occurs simply when a doctor fa...
Premises Liability – aka slip & fall personal injury
Maybe you have questions about what premises liability is. I'll tell you what it is through story. A potential client came to us saying she injures her foot in a hair salon when she fell on some hair. I first thought, well, you're at a hair salon, of course there is going to be hair on the floor....
The Dangers of Aggressive Driving
Think back to the last action movie you watched. Chances are that it included a high-speed car chase, in which the heroes confidently and aggressively weaved their way through traffic to catch “the bad guys.” It looks effortless, easy, and cool. However, that's all Hollywood movie magic, made in ...
Bicycle Safety for Drivers
Topic: Bicycle Safety For Drivers No doubt, bicycles are growing in popularity nowadays, be it for physical exercise, saving the environment or money. It is also saving a lot of time by helping you avoid the traffic. But how many of us know the basic bicycle safety for drivers? The thing that m...
Car Crashes – Are Injured People or Their Lawyers Lying?
You know the story, “Oh – it was just whiplash…” or “The impact did not cause much damage to the car…” or “The speed was less that 10mph…” These are what I call BS stories. If you do not have a broken bone or some other injury that is readily seen you will have a steep uphill battle getting any ...
When Things Go Wrong at the Dentist
Some people have a fear of going to the dentist, there is sedation dentistry to help those individuals. There are others that going to the dentist is only a twice a year check-up. Either way, when going to the dentist, everyone expects a hassle-free experience. Although, there are those times whe...
Fall is in the Air – Driver and Pedestrian Safety
It's that time of year again, school is starting up which means more people on the road during rush hour. Whether you are walking, biking, or driving to your destination there a few things to remember to keep everyone safe. Drivers, obey the traffic laws, pay attention, and be defensive in drivin...
It's the dog days of summer and temperatures are heating up and people are heading to the pools for relief. Pools or waterparks are fun and relaxing they are also dangerous. Water makes surfaces slick, regardless pool owners have a duty to reasonably care in the design, construction and maintenan...
What to Do with A Burn Injury
Fire is not the only culprit that causes burns, hot liquids like soup, hot chocolate, and coffee can cause injury too. Electricity, radiation, and chemicals like acid can also burn someone. There are also thigs that we do daily that put us at risk of being burned, like baking cookies or a cassero...
Avoid Being Bitten by a Dog this Summer
Dogs are a man's best friend and can be one of the most reliable companions in life. Having a furry side kick makes life less stressful and owners more active. Animals can be finnicky at times and act aggressively in certain situations. No one wants to be bitten by a dog it can be scary if it's a...