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On October 7, 2017

UTAH LIFE INSURANCE DENIAL

Has your own insurance company denied a life insurance claim? The attorneys at Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC can help you obtain the life insurance benefits you paid into for all those years.  Remarkably, life insurance denial cases are extraordinarily complicated and often involve Federal and state law.  Many times life insurance policies are governed
On September 30, 2017

Utah Personal Injury Legal Glossary

Liability Carrier:  This is the insurance company representing the at-fault driver. Normally there is only one liability carrier, but there can be several liability insurance carriers that share a part of the fault in hurting the injured client. UIM Carrier: The UIM carrier is the Underinsured Motorist Coverage Carrier. This insurance company generally insures the
On September 16, 2017

3 WAYS TO FIND THE BEST UTAH CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

When you are hurt in a Utah car accident, finding the best car accident attorney matters.  Finding a car accident lawyer that regularly and consistently handles Utah car accidents is of great concern. Here are some three characteristics to look for when hiring the best Utah car accident attorney: (1).  Jury Trial Experience.  Does the
On September 8, 2017

Promotion to Major–United States Army Reserves

Howard Lewis & Petersen, P.C. Shareholder Jacob S. Gunter was recently promoted to Major in the United States Army Reserve. Back dated to February 2017. MAJ Gunter has nine plus years of experience on active duty, the Utah Army National Guard and the United States Army Reserve. He commissioned in October 2008 as a 1LT.
On August 22, 2017

UTAH DUI DRUNK DRIVING CAR ACCIDENT CASES

When you are hurt by a drunk driver, your car accident personal injury case is different.  First there are punitive damages available under Utah law for DUI car accident cases.  Normally you have to prove punitive damages by clear and convincing evidence under Utah State Law.  See statute here. However when a DUI car accident
On August 19, 2017

BUS ACCIDENTS.  UTAH TRANSIT AUTHORITY BUS COLLISIONS

When a bus gets in an accident, the forces involved are much greater than regular automobile accidents.  People also don’t wear seat belts in buses operated by the Utah Transit Authority, causing more potential for injuries. Utah buses are generally operated by the State government of Utah.  When a governmental entity is involved and operates
On August 17, 2017

BRAIN INJURIES

Brain injuries from Utah car accidents are terrible injuries.  The insurance carriers often question the mild traumatic brain injury because sometimes you can’t see the injury, even with a brain MRI.  So the insurance carriers are skeptical and worried about insurance fraud.   Yet mild traumatic braining injuries seriously hurt people with long last cognitive effects. 
On August 12, 2017

UTAH BOATING ACCIDENTS

Boating, fishing, skiing and wake boarding are great summer activities.  But when you operate your boat you need to be sure not to hurt other people in the process.  All boats in Utah with a 50 horsepower or more motor require liability insurance at $25,000-/$50,000 bodily injury/death  – $15,000 property damage or $65,000 combined minimum
On August 11, 2017

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PROVO UTAH DOG ATTACKS—WHAT SHOULD I DO

Dog bites can disfigure a person for life.  Young children are especially vulnerable to dog attacks and great precautions should be taken when your children are around dogs.  This applies whether the dogs are in public or at your friend’s house. Here is a guide to handling a Utah dog bite   Use Caution Around
On July 18, 2017

Personal Injury Attorney Jake Gunter lectures on Cross Examination to the 87th Legal Operation Detachment–United States Army Reserves. Judge Advocate Corps.

  On 07/09/2017 personal injury attorney Jake Gunter lectured on cross-examination to the United States Army Reserve Judge Advocates from the Salt Lake and Denver teams of the 87th Legal Operations Detachment.   The program of instruction involved general principles of cross-examination, along with presentations on impeaching with prior inconsistent statements and impeachment with prior