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Christensen & Hymas Monthly Content Digest - March Edition

Mediation in Utah (https://gplnk.me/2lzK47m)

No matter what you think about hiring #lawyers, the fact is that going to court is usually an expensive and time-consuming way to settle a dispute.

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.

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.

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.

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. 
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Enjoying Spring Break (Safely!) (https://gplnk.io/2ntISUV)

For many #students, this time of year not only represents an opportunity to break out the shorts and t-shirts from their wardrobe, but also mean that spring break is looming on the horizon!

Spring break can be a lot of fun, but each year, inevitably, we see headlines about people engaging in dangerous activities that end up getting themselves or others hurt.

These could be alcohol related, vehicle related or something else. Any time there are massive crowds of students together looking to blow off a little steam from their studies it's a roll of the dice! The trick is being prepared with some knowledge before you need it.

The latest blog post on the Christensen & Hymas blog explores a few general safety tips to share with those who might be ready to engage in a little spring reveling. You can find the complete article through the link above, but here is a sample:

HOTEL SAFETY TIPS

When you check in, don’t say your room number loud enough for others to hear.

When you leave your hotel for the day, write down the name of the hotel, phone number, and address, just in case you need help getting back.

Most hotels offer safes. Use them to store your valuables.

We've got more! Just follow the link above to the website.

#Utah #safety #springbreak
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Utah DUI Laws (https://gplnk.io/2o0bebQ)

It goes without saying that is #dangerous and #illegal to drive whilst under the influence of alcohol. However, do you know the facts about drink driving in the state of Utah?

In Utah the courts are notoriously tough on drink driving. If you have a blood alcohol level of 0.8% or higher you can be charged with not just driving while under the influence, but also driving while over the blood alcohol level.

Here are some more key facts about DUI laws in Utah:

First Offence

If you are convicted of your first DUI offense, your drivers license will be suspended for at least 90 days. You must take an alcohol screening assessment to get your license back. You must also complete the driver education and awareness program. Once your license has been reinstated, you may still have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle.

In addition, it is mandatory that you are incarcerated for at least two days. However, you can sometimes serve this through a work service program. You must pay a fine of no less than $700. However, that cost does not include other expenses added on, such as the reinstatement of your license.

The conviction will stay on your criminal record indefinitely. However, if you are convicted a second time, the punishment and fines are doubled.

Find out more about DUI’s in Utah on our blog. If you have been in an accident as a result of drunk driver our attorneys can help you to receive the compensation that you deserve. Contact us to arrange a consultation: (https://gplnk.io/2o0bebQ)

#DUI #lawyer #Utah
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Trucking Accidents In Utah

A #report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has shown that the majority of fatalities and injuries involve tractor trailer accidents involve pedestrians and passengers in other cars. Accident involving trucks are serious and can lead to long lasting and severe personal injury.

At Christensen & Hymas we want to make sure that you have all of the information you need if you have been in a truck-related accident. Here is a sample from our blog regarding trucking accidents:

The majority of fatal trucking crashes happen in rural areas as opposed to urban areas—and nearly four out of five fatal accidents happens on the weekend. More than a quarter of truck drivers involved in fatal truck crashes admit to prior convictions for speeding or driving recklessly—compared to a fifth of all passenger car drivers involved in fatal crashes.

What damages can you seek in a tractor trailer accident liability suit?

Pain and suffering for your injuries
Lost wages
Lost future wages and business opportunities
Reimbursement for medical costs
Reimbursement for legal costs
Punitive damages in extreme accident cases

Find out more facts about truck accidents on our website. Remember our team of attorneys here in Utah are here to help you claim the compensation that you deserve. Contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss your options.

#Utah #attorneys
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When Lawyer Life Comes Home (http://gplnk.us/2hgGGPu)

Something a little #lighthearted today, this comic made us laugh quite a bit. There's certainly something to be said for the kind of communication that happens in the office and at home.

Lawyer speak sometimes requires a translator!

We try and keep it somewhat lighthearted around this page, but the truth of the matter is that personal injury situations are serious for those involved and require an attentive, experienced law firm.

Choosing an attorney has its own unique set of challenges in addition to the details of the personal injury situation. While many law firms spend time talking about themselves, the Christensen & Hymas approach is centered on what's best for our clients.

Without service, integrity, and compassion, we'd be just another law firm. We're dedicated to helping clients after an accident, and we let the results speak for themselves.

Still, it is important to do your research before reaching out to a law firm and we've got plenty of information about the legal process and answers to common questions we receive each day from clients.

You can schedule a consultation with our team anytime from our website, through the link above. Get in touch and get one step closer to getting your life back to normal.

#Utah #attorneys #lawyers #Friday #funny

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Avoid Road Rage! (http://gplnk.us/2mxvx0l)

Everyone can get a little #upset while driving, road rage can be very common, and estimating from the video below, it's not centralized to just humans!

Did you know that March 20th was the International Day of Happiness? Did you feel a slight bump in your overall well being on Monday?

Since being stuck in traffic can sometimes bring out the worst in otherwise friendly drivers, we posted about road rage recently on the Christensen & Hymas blog. Seemed like an appropriate topic given the international observance of happiness.

The most common triggers for road rage include being cut off by negligent drivers, individuals driving too slow in a fast lane, tailgating and drivers antagonizing others with rude gestures.

The AAA recommends drivers who are the targets of road rage follow a few simple guidelines to help de-escalate the situation and keep everyone in the situation safe.

Don't match an angry reaction with anger of your own, put distance between yourself and the aggressive driver, don't make eye contact, and if the aggressive driver continues to be reckless or dangerous call the police.

If you've been injured or your vehicle has been damaged by an aggressive driver Christensen & Hymas can help you win compensation in a personal injury case. Visit our website through the link above to get started.

#Utah #lawyers #roadrage

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Bizarre South Jordan Vehicle Injury (http://gplnk.us/2mtFb4f)

Not every #caraccident is going to fit into a "classic" scenario - in the courtroom or in life, there are nuances to every case that sometimes defy explanation. Lump this story under the category of "rare" however, as reported in +Deseret News, a 4-year-old accident knocked her mother's car into gear in South Jordan, running over her mother in the process.

While the car was parked in the family's driveway, at some point the woman's daughter moved the car into gear which started rolling toward mom. The open passenger side door knocked the mother to the ground and pinned her to the ground between the open door and the vehicle ended up rolling over the top of one leg.

Mom is OK, suffering a potential broken collarbone and miraculously no serious injury to the leg which was run over by the car.

This is one of those head-scratching situations of an accident leading to injury. You can read the full story here (http://gplnk.us/2mtQsBF).

No need for a personal injury attorney identified in the case above, but unfortunately, that's not always the case. If you've become the victim of negligence of others, and the resulting injuries have landed you serious medical bills or other loss of income it might be worthwhile to consult with a personal injury attorney.

The Christensen & Hymas attorney's pride ourselves on the positive relationships we build with our clients. Our firm is omitted to getting your life back on track and in Utah you can schedule a free consultation with us through the link above.

#lawyers #Utah #lawfirm
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Financial Considerations and Personal Injury Attorney's (http://gplnk.co/2hFiR3K)

It's our #philosophy that nobody should be hindered from hiring quality legal services, despite the details of a situation simply on the grounds of financial reasons.

Learn more about how we protect your rights, and your budget, by following the link above to our website. We have a comprehensive breakdown of our fee structure, and the variety of ways we make assertive, and experienced personal injury legal representation affordable for any budget.

And in case you were interested in knowing...

Personal injury victims receive 3.5 times more in compensation when they hire an attorney to help with their case. If you want the resources you need to recover physically and financially, hiring a personal injury attorney is your best choice. Each case is unique, and we urge you to do what is best for you.

We've taken a handful of common concerns from clients over the years (all of them legitimate) and created a handy guide on our website. Chances are, if you're experiencing hesitation around hiring a lawyer, we've got an answer to that question. If not, you can always reach out and speak with someone on our team directly.

#lawfirm #lawyer #Utah
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Going Green in Utah (http://gplnk.us/2mJNnZr)

There are many amazing reasons to be concerned with our #environment. While big changes in this area tend to happen slower than we'd like, it is nice to be able to take personal responsibility and do your part, however large or small, to maintaining the integrity and health of our environment.

What are some of the ways you can think of to help our environment?

Many have embraced reusable bags for grocery shopping. Some people have replaced the plastic food storage containers in their homes with glassware - or even shifted their shopping habits to include buying items traditionally packed in plastic in stores that sell them in bulk and bringing their own containers.

We were particularly proud to see Utah taking steps towards going green recently. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is working on implementing anti-idling technology in Tooele school buses, and replacing old buses in Canyons, Grand, Jordan and Morgan school districts.

Amazing news!

If you're not in a position to own a hybrid vehicle, there are other ways to help keep our roads clean and our environment healthy. Consider taking a bike to work, or using public transportation if you have buses or a rail system in your area. Alternately, consider joining an office carpool or suggest starting one.

We provide a few more tips on our blog, which you can find through the link above!

#Utah #lawyers #environment
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House Fires And How To Avoid Them (http://gplnk.co/2n2ndo7)

Most people take #pride in their #homes. They never anticipate the unthinkable would occur where they could lose everything in a fire.

As unpleasant as it is to think about, house fires do occur. The tragedy of losing your life possessions in a house fire is hard enough to deal with, let alone the fact that fires are dangerous to human health (obviously).

At Christensen & Hymas we want to provide you with information that you need to ensure that you home is as fire safe and prepared as possible.

Here's how we present our advice, you can find a sample below, but be sure to visit the blog by following the link above.

How to prevent and respond to fires

Once a fire starts, it can be hard to put out before it causes serious damage. Therefore, prevention is key. Make sure you regularly test your smoke alarms and replace their batteries. Keep a fire extinguisher near your kitchen and garage.

Also, it can be helpful to keep a fire blanket on hand. Fire blankets are made to smother and put out flames. A ladder can guarantee a way out if the fire blocks doors and other exits. Discuss fire safety and exit routes with your children in case of an emergency.

If you have been injured in a house fire you may have large medical bills. Our attorneys can help you to claim the compensation that you deserve.

Click to read more about personal injury from house fires on our blog: (http://gplnk.co/2n2ndo7)

#Utah #lawyers #personalinjury
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