Utah Motorcycle Trooper in Crash, Personal Accident Lawyer Likely to Assist

Utah Motorcycle Trooper in Crash, Personal Accident Lawyer Likely to Assist

On May 27, 2011, a Utah Highway Patrol motorcycle trooper collided with a car at roughly 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon when a car made a left turn in front of him. The crash occurred at 5600 South and Commerce drive. After striking the car, the trooper was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The Murray City Police Department is currently investigating the accident. What Happens In This Case  This type of case is one commonly seen by personal injury lawyers. Automobile drivers often do not notice the presence of motorcyclists on the road. In particular, many cars collide with un-noticed motorcycles while making left turns. Most accidents involving a motorcyclist are the fault of the other party. Our prayers and condolences go out to the injured officer. A lawyer can help injured motorcyclists recover damages from negligent drivers and insurance companies. If the other driver is responsible for the accident, a lawyer can help an injured motorcyclist recover financial compensation for current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and damages to the motorcycle. Contact a Personal Accident Lawyer If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contacting a personal accident lawyer is the first step you can take to receiving the financial compensation you deserve. The personal accident lawyers of the Christensen Law Firm will listen to the particulars of the case and inform you of all of your legal options. Our goal is to make sure you know your case as well as your personal accident lawyer. Call us at 801.506.0800 to find out how one of our personal accident lawyers can help...
SUV Crashes Through West Valley Taco Bell

SUV Crashes Through West Valley Taco Bell

On May 2nd, KSL reported that an SUV crashed through the newly installed drive-thru window of a West Valley Taco Bell. According to police, two known gang-member juveniles occupied the vehicle at the time of the incident. Fowler says in his article titled “Unfocused Driving By Teenagers” that teenagers are 4 times more likely to sustain a traffic collision injury than any other age bracket. Statistics also show that teenagers are more likely to disregard basic safety practices like following the speed limit and wearing a seat belt. The age group’s immaturities towards driving combined with inexperience are all too often ingredients for tragedy. Speed, distraction, and inexperience cause most of these crashes. These things, however, can be controlled. Parents need to remind their teenagers that an automobile can be a weapon, and driving is a heavy responsibility. The three most important things teenagers must remember when getting behind the wheel are: 1) Wear seatbelts 2) Obey speed limits 3) Refrain from alcohol and drugs. No one wants to see an incident when a teen was lost because he or she gave into the peer pressure of friends and recklessly caused an accident. It is important that parents begin discussing driving safety early and pay attention to their teenager’s driving habits. Parents must be involved in their teenager’s life and impose rules of driving conduct. But remember, the fact that your teen has been in an accident does not mean the traffic accident was your teenager’s fault. Contact the Utah accident attorneys at the Christensen Law Firm today to find out how we can help you.  Photo Courtesy of...
Victim Survives Facial Impalement in Utah Car Accident

Victim Survives Facial Impalement in Utah Car Accident

28 year old Andrew Linn was impaled by a 2 inch fence post on his way home from Las Vegas in a terrifying car accident. The pole punctured the wind shield and entered Andrew’s mouth exiting the back of his neck, but miraculously leaving him alive. The accident was likely caused when Linn fell asleep at the wheel and collided with the fence and a trailer. After the impalement, Linn was conscious and even tried calling for help on his cell phone. A few centimeters separated the post from Linn’s vital veins. His survival is truly a miracle. Utah Car Accidents Caused By Drowsy Driving On one hand, Linn’s Utah car accident is extremely rare. On the other, it is not all that uncommon. Drowsy driving is the cause of many car accidents in Utah. It is vitally important to be alert and awake at the wheel, for your own safety as well as others’. Take the time needed to ensure that you are properly rested before driving. Utah Car Accident Attorney’s Defend Drowsy Driving Victims If you are injured in an accident by a driver who is drowsy, intoxicated, or otherwise impaired, you may be able to recover money from the liable driver. Medical expenses and pain and suffering caused by an accidents can be both emotionally and financially devastating. A Christensen Law Firm  attorney will listen to your case and explain the legal options available to you. Call (801) 506-0800 to find out how a Utah car accident attorney can help. Photo and...
Teenager Narrowly Escapes Deadly Accident

Teenager Narrowly Escapes Deadly Accident

19 year old Ian Blackwelder is expected to make a full recovery after narrowly escaping a car accident that claimed the life of his sister. After a collision with the median on southbound I-15, Blackwelder and his sister, Briana, were thrown from the vehicle. The cause of the accident is yet to be determined. Rainy weather may have been a cause, but the condition of the road may have also contributed to the accident. News Anchor Dies in Same Location in Another Accident Strangely, longtime television and radio news anchor Gaylen B. Young died in an accident in the same spot three days earlier. The coincidence of the two fatal crashes occurring in the same location in such a short time span has lead to some speculations as to whether or not the road itself played some role in the unfortunate accidents. Though the road is somewhat steep, it is fairly level and does not appear to be difficult to navigate. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Blackwelder and Young families at this difficult time. Information concerning seat belt use in these cases is as of yet unreported, but the Zero Fatality website reports that improper seat belt use has been identified as a contributing factor in 40% of fatal Utah accidents...