Month: March 2019

How To Respond To A Hit And Run Incident

In recent years, we have seen a giant influx in the number of hit and run accidents we see across the United States. In 2018, the number of hit and run incidents reached a record high across the nation, with over a 60% increase in the total since 2009. Sadly, across our nation, we have also seen a 7.2% increase each year in the number of fatal hit and run incidents since 2009. In Utah, …

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Tips For Pedestrians To Remain Safe On Roadways Across Utah

Whether you are out taking a stroll through your community or a walk in a busy downtown area, we have all been pedestrians on busy roadways at some point in our lives. Although we all assume general safety during these situations, based on traffic and pedestrian laws in Utah, it remains a very unfortunate fact that pedestrians are hurt and killed in motor vehicle-related accidents each year. Sadly, many of these accidents could have been …

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Determining Fault In A Multi-Vehicle Accident

In most automobile accident situations, determining fault and liability is a simple and straightforward process. One of the two drivers involved in the incident is usually to blame. Thus the liability for damages and injuries generally falls on them. Unfortunately, this is not always the case for all motor vehicle accidents. Accidents which involve multiple vehicles are far more complex. There are many factors you should consider if you have been involved in a multi-vehicle …

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Premises Liability – When Accidents Happen Outside Of The Home

When we hear someone speak about being involved in an accident, we often assume they were hit by a car or involved in a motor vehicle accident that left them injured. Quite often, we neglect to consider that accidents can happen at any time and any place – for virtually any reason. For this reason, we have an area of personal injury law referred to as “premises liability.” This area of personal injury law covers …

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Trends In Personal Injury Cases In Utah

Over the past decade, we have seen an overwhelming sense of change in the cause of injuries across Utah. The increased use of technology wreaks havoc for drivers on the roadway. Sadly, individuals become too distracted with electronics and other devices in their vehicles that they fail to pay attention to the road ahead. This creates a serious risk for drivers and others sharing the roads. Over the past 30-years, attorneys at Siegfried & Jensen …

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