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What Are the Leading Causes of Auto Accidents?

Six million auto accidents occur every year on American roads, leaving two million people with permanent or fatal injuries. This sobering statistic begs the question: what causes so many motor vehicle crashes? Sadly, most stem from driver behavior that is well known to be dangerous. Here are five of the most common car accident causes. Read More

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Fatal Truck Accidents Continue to Rise

Late in 2019, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its 2018 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes report, and the results are a mixed bag. The good news is that total motor vehicle crash-related deaths dropped by 2.4 percent in 2018. But a closer look reveals that fatalities were not down across the board. Continuing Read More

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Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that Read More

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Common Head, Neck and Back Injuries Suffered in Car Accidents

Cars today are safer than ever before, thanks to air bags, crumple zones, and other engineering advancements, but millions of people still suffer injuries in auto accidents every year. Some of the most common — and most serious — are injuries are to the head, neck and back. As a personal injury law firm serving Read More

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Snow, Sleet and Slush: Winter Driving Facts You Should Remember

It’s no secret that we see our fair share of snow in Utah and Idaho. Our mountains are home to some of the best skiing in the country and our kids hope for at least a few snow days every winter. But as much fun as winter can be, the snow, ice and slush make Read More

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Is the Ski Resort Liable if I’m Injured on Vacation?

Is the Ski Resort Liable if I’m Injured on Vacation? They might be, but they are not responsible for everything happens on their property. Skiing is an inherently dangerous activity — you’re zooming down a mountain at 10-20 miles per hour on the bunny slopes; up to 60 (possibly more) mph on the Olympic slopes. Read More

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Have You Suffered a Personal Injury While on Vacation?

Have You Suffered a Personal Injury While on Vacation? You’ve saved and waited for it since last year and, suddenly, you or a loved one is in the emergency room. Amusement park ride, campsite fire, general premises injury, pool injury, water ski or jet ski mishap, ski or snowboarding crash, transportation (airplane, boat, bus or Read More

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Who is at Fault when Auto Parts Fail?

Who is at Fault when Auto Parts Fail? The carmaker and the part maker may share liability, and, if it fails in one car, it may have failed in many others. This might not be a simple product liability; it may be a class-action suit. If it is, that’s all the more reason to have Read More

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The Dangers of Bicycle Commuting in an Urban Area

The Dangers of Bicycle Commuting in an Urban Area The US Census Bureau estimates bicycle commuting has increased by almost 50 percent over the last two decades. More than 800,000 people now regularly bike to work. Auto-bicycle, bicycle-pedestrian and other bicycle accidents have increased as well — about 840 cyclist-commuters died in 2016. The rules Read More

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Banana Peel Jokes Aren’t Always Funny

Banana Peel Jokes Aren’t Always Funny Slip-and-fall jokes were a staple of Vaudeville and early movies, but, in the real world, no one’s laughing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate over 1 million Americans suffer slip-and-fall injuries annually and over 17,000 people die. You have the right to be safe and the Read More

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