Utah Drunk Driving Accidents Prevented

Utah Drunk Driving Accidents Prevented

New Year’s Eve is a time of annual celebration and New Year’s resolutions, but this past holiday was a special one specifically because of the increased awareness of potential drunk drivers.   The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Utah Highway Patrol instilled a so-called ‘blitz’.  A blitz is fundamentally when more than 50 troopers are involved in a mission.  This particular mission had the support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and officiated a 12-hour period of an increased number of troopers on the highways.  The result was a victorious effort which prevented numerous Utah drunk driving accidents and consequently made New Year’s Eve a great memory for many rather than a night of anguish.  The highway patrol ultimately arrested 72 individuals who were suspected to be under the influence of alcohol, including a 19 year-old female who backed into trooper’s vehicle with a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit. Drunk Driving Accidents and Accident Books Drunk driving could possibly lead to fatal consequences, which can be very much prevented.  Even though New Year’s Eve in the Salt Lake Valley was deemed safer through the great efforts from highway patrolmen, this is not the case every night.  Included is a list of statistics about drunk driving provided by MADD, which we all should ponder: – An average drunk driver has driven drunk 80 times before first arrest. – MADD serves a victim or survivor of drunk driving every nine minutes. – This year, 10,839 people will die in drunk-driving crashes – one every 50 minutes. – One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash...
Experiencing Memory Loss?–Call A Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

Experiencing Memory Loss?–Call A Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

A traumatic Brain Injury Attorney can help if you have suffered a brain injury caused by someone else’s carelessness.  We all know that the brain is one of—if not the most—important organ in the body; without the brain, existence ceases.  Associated with the brain is our ability to remember.  Memory is the ability to recall information that has been experienced or learned in the past, whether that is playing as a child, or playing with our own child.  Those memories are precious and should be guarded as sacred treasures. Losing precious memories because of someone else’s recklessness is a tragedy.  There is not much that can reclaim lost memories; it may come down to journals and old photographs in order to remember lost thoughts and experiences.  If you have been injured because of someone else, call the Christensen Law Firm (801 506-0800).  They specialize in personal injuries and specifically brain injuries.  They have a traumatic brain injury attorney ready to help you. The Christensen Law Firm also provides a series of Utah accident books that can help you better understand how the law can help you and your loved ones.  There are three main books they provide gratis: 7 Biggest Mistakes that Can Wreck Your Utah Accident Case 1. Delay or doing nothing 2. Failing to tell your doctor everything 3. Not following your doctor’s orders 4. Hiding past accidents and injuries from your lawyer 5. Misrepresenting your activity level 6. Waiting too long to seek legal help 7. Not working as a team with your lawyer The Utah Dog Bite & Attack Handbook This book lays out Utah...
A Personal Injury Attorney Talks About Sarah Burke’s Fatal Injury and $200,000 In Medical Debt

A Personal Injury Attorney Talks About Sarah Burke’s Fatal Injury and $200,000 In Medical Debt

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that famous skier Sarah Burke, while preparing for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Park City, tore a vertebral artery causing her brain to bleed.  She was held at the University of Utah Neuro-critical care unit for nine days until she passed away on January 10th.  Because Sarah is a Canadian citizen she was not covered under any healthcare plan while in the United States, thus her family inherited an estimated $550,000 in medical expenses, of which $200,000 will be charged to them.  At this time, the University of Utah is working with Health Canada to determine what kind of coverage plans are available to pay for the expenses. Currently there is a website set up in the honor of Sarah Burke to raise funds to help her family pay for any medical expenses for which they will be held responsible.  This family not only had to bury their beloved daughter and wife, they have to worry about incurred debt resulting from her fatal injury.  Sarah’s family makes great examples of why appointing a personal injury attorney can be beneficial in such a traumatic time.  We express our sincere condolences to Sarah Burke’s family at this time. Free Accident Books In truth, such an event could happen to anyone. Although there is perhaps a greater inherent risk in a career such as professional skiing, we are never fully in control of our environments and accidents like these can occur. Even in accidents such as this one, some compensation can be sought in certain legal conditions. We had such a client not too long ago, injured...
Whiplash?—Seek a Utah spinal cord injury lawyer

Whiplash?—Seek a Utah spinal cord injury lawyer

Suffering from neck pain due to whiplash is not something anyone wishes to deal with on a daily basis.  Neck pain can be extremely debilitating, especially when associated headaches cause distraction from the task at hand, whether that be studying for school, reading, working on the computer, attending important meetings, or something as simple as watching a movie.  When the pain reaches a certain level, there is not much else to do but seek help.  A Utah spinal cord injury lawyer may be helpful in obtaining for you compensation when your pain is the result of another’s negligent action.  The Christensen Law Firm, PLLC, specializes in spinal cord injuries and will do their best to aid you, making sure you do not suffer any more than you already have. According to emedicinehealth.com, there are many causes to whiplash, and the symptoms can be severe.  Having a clear understanding of the causes, symptoms, and when to seek medical attention is vital to your overall health and recovery. Whiplash Causes Common causes Car accidents Sport injuries Blows to the head Falling objects Being assaulted Repetitive stress injuries or chronic strain Holding a phone between neck and shoulder Child abuse Shaking of a child Whiplash Symptoms Pain in the neck Swelling in the neck Tenderness—back of neck Difficult rotating or maneuvering neck Headaches Shooting pain from neck to shoulders, back, or arm When to Seek Medical Care The best time to seek medical care is immediately after injuries incurred Neck injuries are far too dangerous to self-diagnose and should be treated by a medical professional If the injury causes headaches; shoulder pain;...
Wrongful Death Occurs In Negligent Car Accident

Wrongful Death Occurs In Negligent Car Accident

What is a wrongful death, and when does it occur?  A wrongful death occurs when an individual dies as a result of the negligent actions of another.  This happened recently when a 62-year-old man from Jackson County, West Virginia was killed instantly when another car slammed into him while at a complete stop and waiting to make a left hand turn.  Unfortunately, cases such as this happen quite often.  A wrongful death attorney is an advocate for the legal heir of the deceased to help them receive what they are entitled. Compensation For Family Members in a Wrongful Death Dealing with a loss of family member is already a traumatic event.  Dealing with the expenses that follow any death, including funeral and other medical expenses, only complicates the grieving process.  You may be eligible for compensation.  The list below details some of the expenses that may be recovered: -medical expenses -wage and income loss -pain and suffering -survivors loss Wrongful death is beyond tragic for everyone involved, including the attorneys asked to represent the case.  The grief associated with such an incident is all encompassing, thus as wrongful death attorneys The Christensen Law Firm thoroughly manages the case so family members can attend to their own emotional needs.  If you find yourself in a position of losing a loved one from a wrongful death, call us at 801 506-0800 to schedule a free consultation. If you prefer, you can first increase your knowledge on how best to proceed following a wrongful death by calling 1-800 LAW BOOK to get one of our free accident books....