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What If I get into An Auto Accident With an Unlicensed Driver?

In the United States, millions of people drive without a valid license. Approximately, 70% of unlicensed individuals drive regularly and have a higher accident rate compared to their licensed counterparts. Those most likely to drive without a valid license include teenagers, the elderly, those with certain medical conditions (i.e. Heart conditions, epilepsy, etc), and immigrants …

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Seat Belt Laws in Utah

Utah Seat Belt Laws require all vehicle occupants to wear a seat belt. Additionally, children under the age of 8 must ride in a booster/car seat appropriate for their age, weight, and height. By Utah law, the driver of the vehicle is responsible to ensure all occupants in their vehicle are properly restrained by a …

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How Can a Sudden Medical Emergency Impact Utah Car Accident Claims?

If an auto accident results from an unforeseen medical issue; resulting in a loss of consciousness or loss of vehicular control; the at-fault party can claim a sudden medical emergency as a defense. This defense will protect the at-fault driver from any personal liability associated with accident damages. Most states recognize a sudden medical emergency …

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What If My Health Insurance Changes During my Accident Claim?

In the state of Utah, everyone involved in an auto accident can access Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance regardless of fault. However, once your PIP limit is exceeded, you may have to front the cost of your medical treatment with your own health insurance; receiving compensation once your claim has been settled. But what happens …

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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles offer their drivers a sense of freedom and adventure, however, motorcycles are not safer than passenger vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle accidents have a higher rate of injury and fatality compared to passenger vehicles.  The size of a motorcycle, and it’s lack of safety features like seatbelts …

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Accidents with First Responders

When an accident occurs involving first responders, the post-accident process may become exceedingly complex; as several legal protections exist to reduce their liability. These protections, otherwise known as sovereign immunity, remove liability in certain circumstances, such as auto accidents. However, each state has conditions that nullify this immunity. For instance, if a first responder acted …

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