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Category: Car Accident

On July 1, 2017

A PERSONAL INJURY CAR ACCIDENT INSURANCE CLAIM [START TO FINISH]

A Utah Car Accident Happens: Proper Car Insurance Selection. Before you even get into a car accident you should be selecting high and appropriate insurance coverages for yourself and in case you hurt someone else.  These types of insurances called liability insurance and underinsured/uninsured coverages.  Liability coverage is where you hurt someone else and your
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 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 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
On November 30, 2016

$160,000 in Settled Cases. November 2016

Attorney Jacob S. Gunter settled $160,000 in car accident cases in November 2016. In one case the initial offer was $3,200.  Mr. Gunter immediately sued because the insurance company and his client’s offers were too far apart.  A week after filing the lawsuit, the insurance company settled the case for $19,500. In another case, the
On November 21, 2016

JURY TRIALS IN UTAH SMALL CLAIMS COURT

Prior to June 1, 2016, Utah citizens did not have the right to a jury trial in Utah Small Claims. This all changed with the Utah Supreme Court’s decision in Simler v. Chilel, 2016 UT 23. As a result, Utah Small Claims Rules were changed adding Rule 4A and changing Rule 12. The consequence for
On October 18, 2016

NO FEES UNLESS YOU RECEIVE A SETTLEMENT

  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 until you receive a settlement. Case Costs. A real, experienced personal injury
On October 11, 2016

Top Insurance Defenses to Utah Car Collision Cases

Top Insurance Defenses to Utah Car Collision Cases The majority of my legal work is personal injury, and specifically, car accident cases. I always represent the injured, not the insurance carrier. I see what the common objections and defenses insurance adjusters take, along with their attorneys. Here are the top insurance adjuster defenses and how