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On June 8, 2017

UTAH CAR ACCIDENT ARBITRATION–WHAT REALLY HAPPENS

I am a Utah personal injury attorney who mainly helps people who are injured in car accidents. As a result, I often use arbitration to resolve my client’s car accident insurance claims. Here is what arbitration is for Utah car accidents and the pros and cons of using arbitration compared to a jury trial. What
On May 27, 2017

Happy Memorial Day 2017!!

Happy Memorial Day 2017!!   Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC has a long history of lawyers who served in the United States Military.       Founder Jackson Howard.  United States Navy. Founder Don Petersen.  United States Army. Partner John Valentine.  United States Marine Corps. Partner Jake Gunter.  United States Army. We wish you the
On May 17, 2017

$50,000 Rear End Car Accident Verdict [TRIAL]

Don Petersen and Jake Gunter, attorneys at Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC recently obtained a $50,000 verdict on a Provo, Utah car accident. The case was tried over two days with multiple expert witnesses. The last offer on the eve of trial was under $20,000. When you are in a car accident in the Provo,
On April 4, 2017

NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT

NOT GUILTY JURY VERDICT.    Attorney Jake Gunter at Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC obtained a not guilty verdict from a Salt Lake County jury on 04/03/2017.  The jury deliberated for 30 minutes before returning their verdict.  This was Jake’s 13th jury trial in his nearly 13 years of practicing law.
On March 15, 2017

WHAT TO EXPECT AT A UTAH PERSONAL INJURY ARBITRATION

Introduction: More and more cases whether business, divorce or personal injury cases are being resolved with alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) which consists of both mediation and arbitration, and employs means of settling cases that do not involve a judge ruling on the matter. ADR settlements are out-of-court settlements, conducted by voluntary agreement of the parties.
On March 14, 2017

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE DIES IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR UTAH CAR ACCIDENT CASE?

When either the Defendant-wrongdoer or the injured plaintiff dies as the result of a Utah accident, Utah Code Ann. 78B-3-107 governs the legal case. You can read the full statute at the end of this article. Here is what you need to know if someone dies during the middle of a Utah car accident case:
On February 28, 2017

TOP 3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A UTAH CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

  Top 3 reasons why you should hire an attorney after a Utah car accident: 1. Medical Documentation/Injury Validation. The insurance carriers do not want you to hire a personal injury attorney immediately after the collision because that personal injury attorney will insure that you receive adequate and appropriate medical care to validate your physical