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On October 28, 2017

Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC–Attorneys Helping Injured People

39,000 Cases and Counting   Jacob S. Gunter is a personal injury attorney at Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC.  Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC is one of the oldest law firms in Utah County. Since Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC started counting, we have opened over 39,000 plus legal files serving thousands and thousands of
On October 27, 2017

CHOOSING THE WRONG UTAH PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

              How do you know which dentist to hire for your serious root canal?  How do you know which heart doctor to perform your surgery?  Here is the insider scoop on how to pick the WRONG Utah personal injury attorney:   (1).  They Always Settle.  If the Utah personal injury attorney always settles their personal
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 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
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
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 June 30, 2017

Happy 4th of JULY 2017!

From Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC, we wish everyone a wonderful 4th of July.  The attorneys at Howard Lewis & Petersen, PC have a long history of military service. Jackson Howard.  Founding partner.  0-6 Captain in the United States Navy. Don Petersen.  Founding partner.  United States Army. John Valentine.  Retired partner.  United State Marine Corps.
On June 26, 2017

THE CONTINGENT FEE AND A JURY DEMAND

As a general rule, all Utah personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis.   Further, nearly all Utah PI cases request a trial by jury.  Not a judge, or bench trial.  The jury right is endowed in the Federal and State Constitutions. A contingency fee is where the lawyer only gets paid