Justice Sought for Eric Peterson

In what appears to be an accident that possibly could have been avoided multiple times, Eric Peterson and his girlfriend were struck in their vehicle by a purported drunk driver while sitting at a red light Sunday morning. Peterson is now in a coma on life support, having suffered extensive brain damage and other injuries in the crash. His girlfriend, Baylee King, has since been released from the hospital. FOX13 reports the perpetrator, Ryan Cooke, stole a police vehicle and was being pursued by the police in a high-speed chase when he struck Peterson and King. Thus actions by both Cooke and the police appear to have contributed to the accident. Cooke’s actions are certainly not justifiable, and he will be prosecuted for such; those of the police, on the other hand, are debatable. Peterson’s family is now seeking to hold South Salt Lake Police responsible for the accident. “There needs to be a change in chase laws,” said Michael Peterson, Eric’s father. “The criminal was forced into this as far as trying to get away and innocent people were hurt.” While there are multiple investigations and pending reports related to this accident, one thing is for sure: compensation is entitled to pay for Eric Peterson’s current and future medical costs, as well as pain and suffering. Once liability is determined, this may be pursued. A Utah drunk driving accident attorney, which falls under personal injury law, at Christensen & Hymas will ensure that proper and fair compensation is achieved. In such cases, reparation for the wrongs done is a right, no matter what the insurance companies may say....
Makayla Craig Recovering from Dog Bite

Makayla Craig Recovering from Dog Bite

A 7-year-old girl from Clinton is recovering following a dog attack that occurred on Sunday. Makayla Craig hopped the fence into her neighbor’s yard to collect a personal item when she was attacked by her neighbor’s Malamute. She suffered a torn lip, which required stitches, as well as multiple scrapes, cuts and bites. “We’ve known the dog ever since he was a puppy… It doesn’t make any sense that he would attack me,” KSL reports Makayla as saying. We hope for a full recovery for young Makayla, and that the emotional scarring of the event will disappear with the physical wounds. This encounter serves as a sad reminder: Dogs are not humans, and cannot be regarded as rational creatures. Just because they have acted one way in the past does not mean they will act, or react, that same way again. Though Makayla’s family does not intend to seek compensation for the wounds received, it is important to understand that close ties with the dog’s owner should not prevent you from seeking compensation, should you need it. Choose to see your actions as imperative to your medical and financial wellbeing rather than as a direct attack against the dog’s owner. Contact a Utah dog bite lawyer at Christensen & Hymas today: (801)...
Several injured in Head-on Collision in Kearns

Several injured in Head-on Collision in Kearns

An accident occurred at 5700 S and 5600 W in Kearns late Tuesday night when a woman driving a Corolla swerved into oncoming traffic and hit head-on an SUV. At the time of the accident, no fatalities were reported, although the driver of the SUV and the two passengers in the Corolla were all taken to the Intermountain Medical Center for treatment. Four cars were involved in the accident, in total; the Corolla spun into a third car, and a fourth received the impact of a tire. Such serious accidents occur daily on our roadways—believe us. A Utah personal injury attorney is as familiar with car accident law as he is with the frequency at which such accidents occur. The law is meant to protect victims of such accidents, and as attorneys, we know how to exercise the law so that victims receive as compensation as much as can be retained following an accident. In the event of the accident above, compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc., may be achieved. Let a personal injury attorney help you get what you need—call Christensen & Hymas at (801)...
Elderly Pedestrian Dies in Sunset, UT

Elderly Pedestrian Dies in Sunset, UT

In an early morning pedestrian-vehicle accident, KSL reports that an elderly man has died from injuries sustained in the accident. The accident occurred just before 7 AM this morning as the man was trying to cross the street, apparently trying to make it to a bus stop. There was no crosswalk where the man crossed at Main Street and 2300 North, but there was one on the opposite side of the light. The man apparently crossed against traffic as the light was green for oncoming traffic. The man was well known to the area and was often seen making this particular walk; he was 85 and lived alone. Our thoughts are with this man as well as the individual that struck and killed him, which accident quite evidently was unintentional. We hope that the deceased man’s family will find comfort and the driver may also find a measure of peace....