4-Car Pile-Up Causes Major Delays

4-Car Pile-Up Causes Major Delays

In a story from KUTV, there was an impactful accident on the highway monday morning. A four-car crash caused delays on I-15 during the commuters’ rush hour. Early in the mooring, a Honda Accord stalled in the second-to-right most lane on I-15 near the exit 2900 South. A Chevy Avail traveling closely behind the Accord attempted to swerve to avoid a crash. Another vehicle, a Ford Ranger pick-up truck rear-ended the first car. Then the Avail lost control, and hit a wall. A fourth car, a Blazer, hit the Ranger as he swerved across traffic lanes, ending in up in the HOV lane. For a stretch of 3 exits on the highway, only two lanes were open for traffic to continue by. Utah Highway Patrol worked hard to clear the accident so traffic could start moving again. Some of the people in the accident had minor injuries, but they all declined medical assistance or even attention. These four drivers are very lucky to have sustained only minor injuries. Accidents involving multiple cars can be particularly dangerous. Multiple-car accidents usually occur in high traffic volumes, and high traffic speeds, because in these situations, if one car develops a problem, or suddenly stops/slows, the cars traveling behind may not have enough space or time to react and avoid hitting the car in front. This can cause an obviously dangerous chain reaction. If you or a friend has been in a multiple-car accident, and have any questions concerning the legal implications of your accident, or how to proceed legally, call Utah Accident Attorneys at Christensen & Hymas for a FREE consultation: 801-506-0800.  ...

Lindsay Dyches and Child Hit by Drunk Driver Update

In a follow-up on last week’s article from the Salt Late Tribune, KSL gives us more details about Lindsay Dyches and her 7-year-old daughter, Presley and their accident where they were hit head-on by a drunk driver. Presley was in intensive care, but is now recovering. The child had intensely critical injuries including broken ribs and internal bleeding. Lindsay was also injured, with a broken left arm and ankle, which will prevent from working for 3-6 months. Her husband will have to take over the responsibility of running the family business as well as taking care of their three children without her physical help. When the accident happened, they were on their way to Presley’s school where she was excited about a playdate for following day. But they did not make it to school; they ended up in the hospital. Presley’s classmates and friends gathered together to make a “get well soon” card while she was in the hospital. The drunk driver, 33-year-old Aaron Moorman crossed into  the wrong lane of traffic on SR 198 in the morning. Jen Sothwick, a friend of Lindsay’s said, “It breaks my heart. I think especially that early in the morning, you think, ‘Oh, I’m just going to take my kids to school real quick.’ It’s not on your mind that you have to watch out for drunk drivers…It just makes you think twice… you never know what’s going to happen.” Southwick only speaks highly of Lindsay and her family. We wish them both a quick and full recovery. We are extremely happy that this man’s negligent behavior did not do more harm, and hope...
Pit Bull Attacks 11-year-old Girl

Pit Bull Attacks 11-year-old Girl

In Cottonwood Heights, Utah on Saturday afternoon, an 11-year-old girl was attacked by a pit bull. The girl will need plastic surgery after the attack. Family was gathering in a home Near 7100 South and 2800 East, the owner had put the dog out of the way of the guests, in a back bedroom. The family’s 11-year-old niece opened the door, without knowing the dog was behind it. The pit bull attacked, biting her several times in the face. She was taken to Primary Children’s Medical Center for treatment. The owner called Cottonwood Heights police, reported the incident, had animal control seize the dog, and asked that he be put down. Sgt. Gary Young with Cottonwood Heights police said that the owner did exactly the right things. He put the dog in the back room, even though he had not experienced the dog being previously aggressive. He also reported the incident immediately. As of Sunday afternoon, the child is waiting for plastic surgery. Dog bites can produce serious after-effects. If you or a friend has experienced an attack Ken Christensen has written “The Utah Dog Bite & Animal Attack Handbook” to help you understand the next steps to take. The purpose of the book is to help educate Utah residents about their legal rights they suffer a dog bite or animal attack. It touches on everything from liability statues and prevention, to further resources for both medical and legal implications. Receive a FREE copy of the handbook, and if you have any questions, please call Christensen & Hymas, the experts here would be happy to answer any questions you...
Lindsay Dyches and Child Hit by Drunk Driver

Lindsay Dyches and Child Hit by Drunk Driver

The Salt Lake Tribune shared a story of an intense crash this morning. A head-on collision on Highway 198, between Spanish Fork and Salem left three people, including a child, severely injured. 33-year-old Aaron Moorman, from Springville, plowed his Chevrolet van into Lindsay Dyches’ Nissan sedan around 8:10 am this morning. Lindsay’s 7-year-old daughter, Presley was also in the car at the time of the crash. Both drivers were transported via ambulance to the local hospital in serious condition; Presley was in critical condition as she was flown to Provo Regional Medical Center. Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson has since said that the child’s vital signs are stabilized now. Moorman was cited for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a serious offense in the state of Utah. Here at Christensen & Hymas, we wish the victims of this accident a speedy recovery. It is always tragic when a child is involved in such a situation. Our hearts go out to the Dyches family as we hope for little Presley’s improvement. If you or a loved one have ever been in an accident like this, we would like to help. Going through a scenario such as the story above can turn your world upside-down. The legal ramifications can be overwhelming, the jargon can be confusing, and unfortunately many times insurance companies are difficult to work with.We want to make sure that your family’s pain is overlooked or dismissed. Call Utah Accident Attorneys at Christensen & Hymas for a FREE consultation today: 801-506-0800, our expert lawyers would be happy to help you figure out what your next steps...

Mary Burgener Recovered from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Wednesday of last week, a family was rushed to the hospital because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Mary Burgener was in her home with her 12-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter. Mary’s brother, Adrian was downstairs next to the furnace–the source of the leak. When Burgener woke up and smelled some kind of gas, she knew something was amiss. She found her brother downstairs, lying unconscious. Mary and her two children just had their last treatments in hyperbaric chambers to clean out the carbon monoxide in their system, and the three of them are doing well. Adrian is still unconscious. The family had a carbon monoxide detector, but it had not been checked in a while, and had stopped working. Carbon Monoxide is colorless, odorless and tasteless, but deadly. You have to be vigilant about watching out for it. Make sure your carbon monoxide detector has been checked, at least in the last year. It is designed to go off when abnormal levels of CO are in the air. They should be as crucial to a home or office as a smoke alarm. Be aware that CO emittance can come from furnaces, and carbon-based materials and fuels, car exhausts, and even refrigerators. Every home or office is in danger of carbon monoxide pollution to some extent. You can have CO poisoning without realizing it. If you feel flu-like symptoms that may come and go, or are exacerbated in certain places or at particular times of the day, you should get yourself checked out. Even animals can be effected by the gas. Protect yourself by prevention, and then quick action. From all...