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Common Defenses Against Personal Injury Claims

When you bring a personal injury claim in Utah, do not expect it to go unopposed. The party allegedly at fault (the defendant) has the opportunity to defend him or herself against liability for your injuries and losses. A defendant may try to use one or more defenses to argue against your
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The 7 Types of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a terrible crime that impacts thousands of senior citizens throughout the US. The most common perpetrators of elder abuse are nursing home employees and caregivers. Many victims do not – or physically cannot – come forward to report elder abuse. If you have an elderly loved one in someone
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How Long Does It Take to Get a Settlement After a Deposition?

It is normal to want to settle your car accident case as quickly as possible. A settlement represents a fresh start with the money you need to finally move forward. Resolving your case, however, may require a complicated insurance process. In some cases, car accident victims have to give depositions. If you
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Understanding Idaho’s Pedestrian Laws

Pedestrian laws protect the most vulnerable people on the road from accidents and injuries. They regulate places where pedestrian and vehicle traffic intersect, providing rules for each party to prevent collisions. Obeying pedestrian laws is critical for preventing serious and fatal bodily injuries. Understanding pedestrian rights and responsibilities in Idaho can help
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How to Spot Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing homes in Utah do not always fulfill their legal duties or take proper care of their residents. Some nursing homes neglect residents through understaffing or lax care requirements. Others have employees who intentionally harm residents through physical, emotional, verbal or financial abuse. If your loved one is living in a nursing
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What Is My Utah Personal Injury Case Worth?

One of the most frequently asked questions in personal injury law is how much a case is worth. This is a very difficult question to answer, as there is no exact calculation used. Insurance companies, judges, and juries determine values on a case-by-case basis according to the specific details of each particular
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Do Liability Waivers Affect Your Utah Injury Case?

While you may never be able to predict a personal injury, the odds of suffering one are higher if you engage in an activity with known risks or hazards. Choosing to participate in dangerous activities such as cliff jumping or go-kart racing comes with a higher risk of personal injuries. You often
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What to Do If You Suspect Sexual Abuse Is Taking Place

Sexual abuse is a common crime in Utah and throughout the US. More than one in three women and one in four men experience sexual violence involving physical abuse during their lifetimes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Both adults and children can experience sexual abuse. If you believe
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Damage Caps in Utah Personal Injury Settlements

If someone injures you in a preventable accident in Utah due to negligence, that person may owe you compensation for your damages. Most personal injury claims resolve with settlements, not trials. A settlement is an agreement between you and the at-fault party’s insurance company to end the case with an amount of
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