Month: June 2019

Punitive Damages for Extreme Cases of Negligence in Utah

You have heard the term punitive damages before involving high-profile court cases. However, when a case goes to trial, punitive damages are only awarded in a very limited number of personal injury claims. To be awarded punitive damages in court, the behavior of the defendant has to be particularly negligent and worthy of extra punishment. We are going to discuss what we mean by punitive damages and when they may be awarded in a personal …

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Do I Have a Case for a Slip-and-Fall Injury Claim?

Private Property Accidents Under the law, slip-and-fall claims are under the jurisdiction of premises liability. This also includes all personal injury claims that are levied against a property owner due to unsafe or hazardous conditions. The owner of any property has a legal obligation or duty to maintain his or her premises, and he or she is meant to use reasonable care to make visitors aware or repair any known dangers present on the property. …

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Truck Drivers at Higher Risk of Workplace Injury and Death

There are apparent reasons why semi-truck accidents are very dangerous. Due to the large size of commercial vehicles and their sheer weight, the occupants of smaller passenger cars are very vulnerable to be injured or killed in semi-truck crashes. However, simply because truck drivers handle better in crashes with smaller cars does not mean they are free of risk — whether they are on the road or just performing their required duties.  Commercial Trucking Industry …

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Damages That Can Be Recovered In A Utah Personal Injury Claim

Slip and Fall Laws in Utah

If you are harmed in a slip and fall accident that took place on someone’s property in Utah, whether it is residential or commercial, you should research your options for recouping compensation for your financial losses — especially when the negligence of the property owner may have played a role in the accident. There are laws in Utah that can impact your lawsuit if you choose to file a claim for your slip and fall. …

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A Construction Worker’s Right To A Safe Workplace

Utah Accident Claims Caused by Negligent Road Construction

Mistakes made in the construction of a roadway can cause severe injuries to motorists. These injuries can often lead to lawsuits filed against the construction companies, resulting in significant liability for sustained injuries. In certain cases, the government may also be liable in a personal injury claim. We are going to discuss and identify some of the common mistakes that create injuries and what a lawsuit for harm sustained by these mistakes in roadway construction …

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