St. George Rollover Puts Woman in Critical Condition

In St. George this last weekend, Sunday afternoon, a woman was traveling on I-15 when she crashed. At around 4:30 pm, the 25-year-old driver drifted from the center of the road, then over-corrected, forcing the vehicle to roll. Her name is not available as of Sunday, but she is from the St. George area. According to the Utah Highway Patrol statement, she was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car. The women was in critical condition, and a strong possibility of being paralyzed. Alcohol is not  currently not a factor at this moment in the investigation. I-15 shut down for 45 minutes while emergency teams responded to the scene, including a medical helicopter. An accident like this can turn a life upside-down. Many times, an accident case can be treated poorly, many times a victim can be taken advantage of. At Christensen & Hymas, we feel like every citizen should have access to information about accident cases. This book is a short, helpful guide, which provides specific and useful information. The best part is, the handbook is written in plain English, not confusing legal jargon. Make sure you protect yourself, your rights and your family with this practical knowledge. The book is absolutely free, and should you have any questions it’s contents or the specifics of your case, please call the firm Christensen & Hymas, where a Utah accident attorney would be happy to give you a free consultation: 801-506-0800   Image courtesy of ksl...
Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Gives 5 Tips To Preventing Injury

Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Gives 5 Tips To Preventing Injury

Deseret News reports that 14 year-old Teagan Marti survived a traumatic incident where she fell from the 100 foot Terminal Velocity ride at a Wisconsin amusement park with no safety nets to catch her.  Her multiple injuries include severe spinal cord injuries, pelvic fracture, along with massive brain swelling.  Seventeen months later, Teagan, walking on her own accord and accompanied by her mother, attended a promotional event supporting an expansion of the American Family Children’s Hospital.  This is the same hospital that contributed to her recovery.  Moreover, the family had won a settlement that will help pay for continued physical therapy for Teagan.  It is more than likely through the hard-work and dedication of a spinal cord injury attorney or similar attorney that this settlement was even possible. Guide Books For The Community Spinal cord injuries may not always be preventable; however there are ways to protect yourself from enduring such a fate.  The following five tips provided from the Mayo Clinic could possibly prevent many spinal cord injuries if taken seriously: Drive safely. Traffic accidents are the most common cause of a spinal cord injury.  Remember to always wear your seatbelt! Ensure water depth is deep enough before diving.  Make sure the depth is at least 9 feet or deeper. Prevent falls.  Buy a step stool and always use handrails when provided. Wear protective gear when playing sports.  Take any precautions necessary to protect yourself. Don’t drink and drive. In the event of an injury, it could be a very frustrating experience to deal with the aftermath of the incident.  There must be a concentration on physical healing,...
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;...

Manti Woman Injured in Utah Car Accident Involving Runaway Toyota

55-year-old Kathy Whitaker is still recovering from serious back injury at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center following a car accident that occurred on Monday, April 5, 2010. Her spinal cord injuries include broken vertebrae and multiple disc bulges. What Caused this Utah Auto Accident? According to Sanpete County Investigators, Ms. Whitaker was driving about 40 mph in a school zone when she drove through 100 feet of chain link fencing in front of Manti Elementary and ended up on the yard of a neighboring home. The police officers confirm that Ms. Whitaker was not under the influence or impaired in anyway and they believe that it is quite likely that her gas pedal stuck. According to Ms. Whitaker, when she realized that she couldn’t stop or slow down she turned onto the grass to purposely avoid any collisions with vehicles or pedestrians. She told KSL news reporters that she just kept praying out loud that her car would stop. Fortunately, the accident occurred early in the morning when children had not yet begun to walk to school. Only the driver was injured in this runaway car accident. Liability Issues Liability on behalf of the manufacturer is likely to be a tricky issue here. Toyota listed the 2009-2010 RAV 4s as having sticking accelerator pedals and has since recalled these models. Ms. Whitaker’s vehicle was a 2006 RAV 4 Model and has not been recalled. Further investigation into the 2006 models and motor vehicle accident is needed to assess whether the manufacturer is liable for the injuries Ms. Whitaker sustained. Hiring the Best Lawyer When hiring the best lawyer for...