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Service With Integrity and Compassion When You've Been Injured
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A Closer Look At Ken Christensen (https://gplnk.me/2li1lRD)

Spotlight on the #staff of Christensen & Hymas today. as we go a little deeper into Ken Christensen and what makes him tick! This post is an extension of a recent blog topic we posted on our Utah personal injury attorney blog. As you might have been able to tell from the name of our firm, Ken is the founder and one of the partners at Christensen & Hymas and is a Utah local.

After growing up in Draper, Ken became a lawyer specializing in personal injury.

Ken Christensen founded Christensen & Hymas, a premier Utah personal injury law firm. Mr. Christensen is a dedicated attorney and invests time in his work, his family, and the occasional fishing trip. He understands the difficulties faced by injury victims, and is always ready to help clients build successful cases and receive fair settlements. He takes great pride in defending the rights of injured Utahns.

He is experienced and successful in all kinds of personal injury cases, including wrongful death claims, car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, brain injuries, and dog bites. He strives to provide helpful and affordable legal help to all injured people in Utah. As part of this effort, he wrote three books to help injury victims in Utah better understand their rights.

Ken has also published three books about personal injury in Utah!

7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Utah Accident Case
The Utah Bicycle Accident Handbook
The Utah Dog Bite & Animal Attack Handbook

To read more about Ken and the three books that he has written check out our blog post here (https://gplnk.me/2li1lRD)

#Utah #lawyers #personalinjury #lawfirm
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Some Christensen & Hymas Client Settlements (https://gplnk.me/2l5L55K)

We wanted to take an opportunity today to discuss our #Utah client victories today, as we make abundantly clear on our website, every client's case is different and gets our undivided personal attention.

That's part of the reason that our clients go with Christensen & Hymas, and we like to think that the results we provide don't hurt either! Take for example our client, ST:

Rear-ended by Texting Driver

He was driving north on I-15 where traffic had stopped due to a construction site. A driver behind our client reached to grab a cell phone that had begun to ring and missed the slowing line of traffic. In order to avoid a rear-end collision, the driver served into ST's lane and rear-ended his car. The resulting whiplash injuries and chiropractic care were settled against Allstate for $12,500.

Pedestrian Hit by Car Backing Up

LB was loading groceries into her car after placing her children in the backseat. A driver backing out near LB mistakenly used the wrong pedal while trying to break, lunging into LB's car while she was loading the groceries. There was a $15,000 settlement again st Progressive for the resultant neck, back and knee pain.

There are plenty of other examples we share on our website, you can follow the link above and visit our website and even schedule a consultation online.

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The 10 Most Common Accident Injuries (https://gplnk.me/2l2DTr8)

According to the #NHTSA, over 3 million people are injured in traffic accidents every year in the United States. That's a lot of people when you think about it - and that statistic includes both major and minor injuries.

We have compiled what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports as the top 10 most common auto accident injuries on our website. If you've recently been involved in an accident and are suffering with any of the injuries mentioned in the list, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Here's a brief clip from our post:

NECK AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE INJURY

Whiplash is a very common injury, often resulting from auto accidents. While the seat belt does wonders to hold people in place, it cannot protect the neck, and in some cases harms it (though this injury is much less serious than being thrown around, or out of, the vehicle). When a vehicle collides with something, especially at high speeds, it often results in a rapid decrease of speed, but unfortunately your head and neck continue to travel at the same rate, and are subject to flying forward and jerking backward (whiplash). According to NHS, whiplash can cause your arms and shoulders to hurt, as your neck has many nerves connecting to these parts of the body. Like brain trauma, the pain is usually not evident until later, usually the next day. Whiplash can be incredibly painful as it involves the bruising of the neck muscles.

You can read more about the most common injuries through the link above to our website.

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Dealing With Insurance Companies (http://bit.ly/2kKoikM)

We'd all like to believe filing an #insurance claim is as simple as picking up the phone (or visiting a website) and filling out a claim, then waiting a short amount of time before a check arrives to help cover our expenses.

In practice, most people don't have an experience quite like this.

Depending on the level of need, the claims process can be long and drawn out - often times people are uncomfortable when it starts to feel like a "you vs. them" situation. Some folks elect to simply hire a lawyer straight away to circumvent the whole process, whether that is an option you're pursuing or you're committed to handling the case on your own, we've got some advice for you.

You can follow the link above for additional tips, but here are a couple we wanted to share today:

Don’t assume that the adjuster has your best interest in mind: Whether the insurance company that is covering the costs of your injuries is your own insurance company or the insurance company of the at-fault person, you have to remember that the companies’ first priority is to take care of themselves. They are businesses and they have to make a profit to keep going. This profit is made by keeping the amount that they pay out in claims and settlements at a minimum.

Prevent Under-Coverage: Make sure you are fully covered in every area of your life where insurance is necessary. You should find a limit that will adequately cover you through whatever trouble life may throw at you. It is easier to receive full compensation from a policy that you are already paying for than trying to receive compensation above what you are insured.

If you'd like to discuss your situation in more detail, feel free to schedule a consultation on our website.

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Scout Camp Safety (http://gplnk.co/2mgfaRq)

Many children in #Utah love participating in scout camps and activities. Being a member of a scout club gives children the opportunity to spend time in nature and to learn important life skills.

Often, scout activities include hiking and camping in the wilderness which can be great fun. Unfortunately, if not properly prepared for, these two activities can also come with danger and lead to personal injuries.

At Christensen & Hymas we want to do our part to help minimize personal injuries from occurring. Recently, on our blog we wrote an article about the key ways that scout leaders can avoid and prevent these injuries from happening in the first place.

Knowledge of first aid is essential in treating scouting injuries. If a fellow scout suffers a sprain or fracture, ice and elevate the area. Stabilize the injury with a splint or medical tape. Then, seek medical help immediately if the injury is serious.

In the case of an open wound or cut, clean out the injury. You can do this with water or hydrogen peroxide. Next, use antibiotic ointment and a bandage to cover and protect the injury site.

After contact with poison ivy or poison oak, clean the affected area with soap and water. Clean the clothes you were wearing that day. And of course, resist the urge to scratch!

Click the link to read the full article on our blog, through the link above.

#safety #lawyers #injury #prevention

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An Overview of the Legal Process (http://gplnk.co/2lcHOn6)

Many #Utah clients retain the services of Christensen & Hymas because of our expertise in the area of personal injury and our impressive track record of successful settlement cases. Client education is a vitally important part of what we do each day, and we thought we could bring some of that knowledge to you here online.

You might be loosely familiar with how court proceedings work, but if you'd like a more in-depth review, check out the link above today's post where we dig into the legal process.

ARBITRATION: WHAT, WHEN, AND WHY

Arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution process and civil law is geared towards solving the matter out of court, however, not all cases can be settled through arbitration. Cases dealing with crimes, status, and family law are not arbitrable. Matters dealing with private rights between two parties can be handled through arbitration. Arbitration does not limit a party’s right to seek a specific solution, but simply shifts the venue for finding that solution from the court system to an arbitration forum. If you think arbitration is right for you, or if you want to know more about it, please visit our arbitration page.

Feel free to link the link above to familiarize yourself further with common legal processes.

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Utah Lawyer Spotlight - Jake Lee (http://gplnk.co/2l9Ohiy)

We wanted to shine the spotlight on one of our #Utah personal injury attorney's today, Jake Lee. We want our clients to be aware that we only hire members of our team who embody the practice philosophy; every client's case is different and gets personal attention.

Compared to other Utah personal injury attorneys, We truly provide Service with Integrity and Compassion when you’ve been injured. Our dedication to our clients is what separates us from other Utah law firms. From the moment you call us or visit our office, you will feel the passion we have for helping our clients.

You can click on the link above to schedule a consultation with Jake, but here is what he brings to the Christensen & Hymas family, according to our website:

He is authorized to practice law in all courts in the state of Utah. He has spent his legal career defending the rights of injured and disabled individuals. His career led him to focus his research on a variety of disabling conditions and their impact on society. He wrote The Utah Social Security Disability Handbook, a comprehensive guide to disability benefits and applications which is available for free.

Speaking of free books, have you seen the resource section on our website dedicated to free legal resources? Check it out here (http://gplnk.co/2l9JGNj)

#laywer #attorney #lawfirm #personalinjury
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Here When You Need, Talk to a Live Person (http://gplnk.co/2hJfcCi)

We don't underestimate the kind of #emotions a person is going through when they are seeking legal counsel, especially when it comes to personal injury matters.

On top of trying to recover your own personal health, one might be dealing with insurance companies, hospital bills and mechanics - it is all a lot to deal with in your time of need.

This is precisely why we provide the ability for visitors to our website to reach out and speak with a member of our team directly. It remains part of our commitment to our clients, they are everything to us and we go out of our way to demonstrate that through every stage of the process.

Most law firms just want to talk about themselves, their awards, and their accomplishments. Our focus has always been on what’s best for our clients. Everything we’ve accomplished, everything we’ve achieved for our clients, is based on this simple principle. And while we’ve received some wonderful awards over the years, it’s not about us. It’s about you and how we can help after an accident.

We understand that every case is different, and there is no such thing as a cookie-cutter personal injury case - so why choose an attorney who can't adapt to your individual needs?

We will provide you with helpful information, take the time to answer your questions, and even point you in the right direction if we can’t help.

Click on the link above to visit our website and find out exactly what we mean.

#Utah #lawyers #attorney
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Heard of Our Internship Program? (http://ytlnk.co/2lH9gwh)

Future #lawyers thrive on internship experience. It's a program as old as time and we're let you know young folks, who want to gain work experience in a variety of fields, have the opportunity to do so with Christensen & Hymas.

Our programs last approximately four months and start during January, May and September. There are a variety of disciplines we provide internships for, and to learn about them all, follow the link above. Here's a bit about our legal internship:

LEGAL INTERNSHIP

English, Humanities, or Communications/Journalism students who are skilled in writing and research, this internship would be a perfect fit for you. We are in need of an intern who wants to write for a professional business and build their portfolio. As a writing & research intern, you will compose daily blogs for the firm’s website and blog sites, edit and write articles, compose press releases, and brochures for the firm, and much more.

More about the program, including an application here (http://bit.ly/2lHc9wY).

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