Truck, SUV Collision Leaves 3 Injured

Three people were injured Tuesday night when a semitrailer and SUV collided at the intersection of Highway 89 and Cherry Lane in Layton. FOX 13 reports that the SUV, which was towing a small trailer, turned left just as the stoplight was turning yellow. The semi came through the intersection at that point, and according to Layton police officer Jeff Roderick, “the [SUV] went in front of the semi.” Fortunately, it appears that neither of the two passengers in the semitrailer nor the lone passenger of the SUV sustained serious injury, though two of the three were taken to the hospital. We wish for the swift recovery of all three of the individuals involved. But if medical bills in such an accident are in access of what is available beyond PIP (No Fault) insurance, and if fault is attributed to at least one party, an attorney can intervene and secure compensation for the victim in the accident. Sometimes these costs can mount quickly, especially if surgery is involved or future medical care is necessary. If you are the victim of such an accident, do not carry the financial burden, for it is not yours to bear. Call Christensen & Hymas today at (801) 506-0800 to receive expert legal...

4 Pit Bulls Used in Vicious Attack

A man has been charged with aggravated assault after siccing 4 pit bulls on a man and punching him in the face. Shaun Tyler Mower attacked Gilberto Pinela after Mr. Pinela entered Mr. Mower’s lawn on July 21. Mr. Mower told his 4 pit bulls, saying, “Let’s go get him,” to attack Mr. Pinela. The victim was bit numerous times and suffered injuries that required stitches. Such actions are deplorable, and deserving of criminal action, as has occurred. At such a time, one might also wonder how to find a Salt Lake City dog bite attorney? Such an attorney can help secure means with which to pay medical bills and other pain and suffering. If you are in such a situation, call Christensen & Hymas today at (801)...

Companies Can Help Reduce Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Employees

The responsibility of employers in fostering a safety culture among employees has come under the microscope recently, after car accident lawyers named several employers in employee-related accident lawsuits.  It’s clear that employers can no longer ignore their responsibility to foster a sound traffic safety culture in the workplace. For employers who want to introduce a “safe driving” message in the workplace, there are a number of places to begin.  Unlike just a couple of decades ago, where the concept of employers being responsible for the driving practices of employees while on official work or when driving a company-issued car, was vague.  These days, there are plenty of resources available for employers who want to phase in a “safe driving” campaign in the workplace. The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety offers a number of resources for employers who want to invest in traffic safety training for their employees on its website.  Those resources include everything from posters and promotional materials, to advice on how to go about implementing a Drive Safely to Work Week in your office. However, dedicating a single week in the year to traffic safety may not be sufficient.  For safe driving to become ingrained in an employee’s workplace ethic, it is important that employers make traffic safety a part of their workplace culture. Employers can start right at the beginning when they hire an employee.  Refuse to hire an employee who has a checkered motor vehicle safety record.  Several tickets for drunk driving, citations for cell phone use while driving and an otherwise blotted traffic safety record should alert you to the fact that the applicant is a high-risk...

AT&T’s Don’t Text and Drive Pledge Day

Today is AT&T’s Don’t Text and Drive Pledge Day in Utah, and with the frequency with which these accidents are occurring, the importance of adhering to a ‘no text and drive’ policy cannot be stressed enough. Perhaps some of you have seen commercials or YouTube videos as part of AT&T’s campaign to combat accidents involving texting while driving. These videos are heart wrenching, as individuals have life swept out from under them in a fraction of a second—much less time than it takes to respond to a text. It seems that even heavy fines and even jail time are not enough to combat this rising trend. Utah is one of the states that has made texting and driving entirely illegal, stamping a $750 fine and up to three months in jail for simply engaging in the act. If another is injured in the accident, a fine of up to $10,000 and a possible 15 years could be staring you in the face. It is the role of the law to hold such persons accountable, and is able to levy a significant toll upon the lives of such individuals. It is the role of a car accident lawyer to ensure that victims of such acts do not bear the financial burden for these accidents they did not cause. If you have been the victim of the negligent driving of another, call Christensen & Hymas today (801) 506-0800 to make sure you are compensated. Life may sometimes be unfair, but we will ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and...
2 Motorcycle Officers Injured

2 Motorcycle Officers Injured

2 police officers on motorcycles were injured today as they were directing traffic and were hit by a motorist. The officers had positioned themselves in the middle of the intersection at 400 West and 400 South in Salt Lake City due to a fire truck that was approaching the intersection with its sirens on. After having successfully blocked traffic so the fire truck could pass through, a female motorist hit the two officers from the side. Minor injuries ensued, though the accident was deemed entirely unintentional and there was no evidence of distracted driving or other negligence. The woman could later be seen crying in the back of a police squad car, according to KSL. Potential charges were pending as of today. Fortunately, the consequences of this event do not seem to be far reaching. Should either of the officers choose to, they would be able to file an insurance claim and, without filing a lawsuit or ‘suing’ the woman, have received the means necessary to pay for these injuries. Often times, a motorcycle accident lawyer is able to help secure compensation when insurance companies are too obstinate to pay what the victim is rightfully due. If you find yourself in such a predicament with unjust insurance companies, call Christensen & Hymas today at (801)...