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$2.495m Settlement after Verdict in Auto Accident

There was an appeal after verdict of $2.2M that secured a $2.495M settlement after verdict for the client. After the verdict, defense counsel challenged and appealed the verdict as excessive. The appellate courts disagreed and the defense lost a second time on appeal. Afterward, the defense counsel attempted to negotiate for an amount lower than the verdict; Read More …

What is a lien on my case?

Personal injury cases take time – sometimes a year or longer. Whether the insurance company agrees to pay a fair settlement or your case ends up going to trial, you are generally going to incur significant medical expenses before you receive compensation for your injuries. Your doctor and the hospital may agree to wait until the end Read More …

Attorney Earner challenges Super Bowl winning QB Joe Theismann

From April 10-12, 2019 Attorney Earner attended the Mass Torts Made Perfect conference in Las Vegas, NV and challenged Super Bowl winning quarterback Joe Theismann to a game of skeeball. Unfortunately, Captain Bubbly crushed it, leaving Earner in the dust with a score of 330,000 – 180,000. The Mass Torts Made Perfect conference is a biannual gathering Read More …

Attorney Earner named National Trial Lawyer – Top 40 under 40

Congratulations to Attorney Earner who was recently named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 Civil Plaintiff Attorneys. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.   Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under Read More …

9/11 Victims Fund Claims

It took almost 10 years after September 11, 2001, for Congress to create the The James L. Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which is also called the “Zadroga Bill.” The legistlation was originally made law by President Obama and was reauthorized again in 2015. This piece of legislation created two very important programs for anyone who Read More …

Elder Abuse in State and Private Facilities

Just over 1.4 million people reside in one of the 15,401 certified nursing homes located in the United States at any given time. Slightly over 1 million people reside in Assisted Living facilities (ALFs). Nursing homes and ALFs differ from one another in two primary ways. Nursing homes are regulated for safety by the federal government whereas Read More …

Can Lawyers Collect Evidence in a Case?

There is one big misconception about evidence and who can gather it. I can tell you upfront, that police aren’t the only people who do. In fact, almost everything a lawyer requests, asks about, or collects, is to evaluate it as evidence.  We are going to discuss a few different types of evidence attorneys collect, why they Read More …

How Do I Sue UPS?

United Parcel Service is one of the largest shipping carriers in North America, so it’s no surprise that in the last year alone there were over 5000 crashes across the country that involved UPS trucks and other vehicles. If you’ve been in a traffic collision with a UPS truck and have suffered losses or damages, you want Read More …

Utah Car Crashes by the Numbers

Here are the most recent Utah Crash statistics compiled by the state. A motor vehicle crash occurred every 8 minutes. A person was injured in a crash every 19 minutes. A teenage-driver crash occurred every 40 minutes. A speed-related crash occurred every 45 minutes. A driver age 65 years or older was in a crash every 64 Read More …

What Are My Rights as a Passenger In a Car Accident?

Have you been involved in a motor vehicle accident but you weren’t driving? If you were a passenger and injured during a car accident, don’t sign your rights away. Yes, you still have rights as a passenger in a bad car accident. In fact, as a passenger in a vehicle that was in a crash, you have Read More …

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle

When you are hit by a car while walking, it is called a pedestrian knock down case under the law. Pedestrians are more at risk in high population areas, but these type accidents also happen in rural areas as well. Typically, the time of day is also a factor with accidents happening more often during low visibility Read More …

Do I need to replace my car seat after an accident? (What you need to know)

This is probably the most asked question after a non-serious car accident involving children. The short answer is – “it depends.” We know, that is a very “lawyer like” response, but its true. The long answer is that it depends on the severity of the accident.  In prior years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), recommended Read More …

Car Accidents in Utah

One of the worst things to happen in life is to to be in car accident. Not only is it terrifying, but often a person can suffer lingering issues for their entire life. And, many can suffer from serious injuries. Often when you suffer from an accident you’ll have escalating medical bills and lost wages. Even dealing Read More …

Dog Bites

Dogs can be cute and cuddly members of our families. Unfortunately, sometimes dogs bite. According to the Center For Disease Control (CDC), approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur in the United States every year. Unfortunately, many of these bites result in severe injuries. What to do if you are bitten by a dog? Call 911 and report Read More …