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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
On February 9, 2017

NO FEES UNLESS YOU RECEIVE A PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENT

UNLESS YOU RECEIVE A PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENT YOU DO NOT OWE US ANYTHING A major concern of people hiring an attorney is how much will it cost? This is a very reasonable concern. In talking to attorney Jacob S. Gunter about a car accident, the consultation is always free and you will not pay anything
On February 4, 2017

UTAH Personal Injury Protection Insurance (“PIP”)

OVERVIEW OF PERSONAL INJURY PROTECTION BENEFITS Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) is a mandatory part of all Utah car insurance policies.  See Utah Code Ann. 31A-22-302(1).  Not every state has PIP, so you may want to check what your policy covers if you just moved to Utah. PIP is not required for motorcycles, ATV, Trailers or
On February 3, 2017

Utah Car Accident Head Injuries

Car Accident Head Injuries. Utah car accidents can cause serious physical injuries. One particular terrible harm is a head injury. If you are in a Utah car accident, Provo car accident attorney Jacob S. Gunter can help. Here are the top action items to do if you are in a Utah car accident and have
On December 31, 2016

UTAH CAR ACCIDENT CLAIMS. START TO FINISH. A BRIEF OVERVIEW

  When you are injured in an Provo car accident, you enter the maze of the insurance industry, which for many is complex and new.   This article outlines generally what happens in a Provo car accident case from start to finish.  The same general principles applies to motorcycle crashes, passenger car cases, boating accidents, ATV
On December 20, 2016

PERSONAL INJURY LIENS

WHY PERSONAL INJURY LIENS ARE IMPORTANT In personal injury cases, whether it be a dog bite case or a car accident case, liens occur and the personal injury attorney has to manage these liens or the case can go south in a hurry. Liens can be helpful, or they can be deadly to a personal