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Salt Lake City Car Accident Statistics

There has been a steady growth of fatal highway crashes across the state of Utah. The National Highway Administration’s data shows that fatal crashes are happening more and more over the years. It’s becoming a major concern for highway safety. According to the NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), The state of
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3 Definite Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease might not be the first injury that comes to mind when you think about car accidents, yet thousands of crash survivors struggle with this condition for the rest of their lives after suffering back injuries. Degenerative disc disease causes chronic pain and immobility. Most crash survivors do not realize
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Attorney Thaddeus W. Wendt Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2019 Layton, UT -Attorney Thaddeus W. Wendt has been named as a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America, a prestigious, invitation-only organization which recognizes the best lawyers in America. Recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award must demonstrate excellence in their primary practice
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Who Pays in a No-Fault Accident in Utah?

No-fault accidents do not require the determination of an at-fault driver to cover all costs associated with the accident. Although property damage falls under the at-fault policy, bodily injury does not. That is, the court holds the at-fault driver responsible for car and property damage, but not the other party’s medical bills.
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Who Is at Fault in a Rear-End Collision?

When a driver hits another vehicle from behind in a rear-end collision, liability for the incident almost always falls to the trailing driver. However, some rear-end collisions may involve shared liability between multiple drivers. It is sometimes possible for a leading driver to absorb liability after another driver hits his or her
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Should I Get an Attorney After a Car Accident?

Hiring an attorney is a major decision, and it is vital for anyone considering filing a lawsuit to understand the cost of legal fees and weigh them against the potential recovery available in the case. For a relatively minor car accident, the drivers involved may come to a mutual agreement and settle
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Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident Changing Lanes?

Unsafe lane changes are one of the most common causes of car accidents. In 2016, 3,369 car accidents in Utah occurred during lane changes. Over 600 of these accidents caused injuries, while two were fatal. “Leaving traffic lane” was another significant cause of collisions, with 608 such accidents total in 2016. Liability
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What Happens After a Fatal Car Accident?

In Utah, someone dies in a car accident every 36 hours. In 2017, a total of 272 people lost their lives in fatal Utah vehicle accidents. Losing a loved one in an auto accident is a tragedy. The aftermath of a fatal accident can be difficult to navigate as a surviving family
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