May 30 2017

Drunk Driver Car Accidents: New DUI Laws

Car Accidents caused by drunk drivers have a whole new meaning in Utah.  Injured by a drunk driver?  Contact the award winning car accident lawyers at William Rawlings and Associates.  We have over 35 years handling car accidents caused by drunk drivers.

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May 17 2017

Personal Injury Lawyer

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When you have been injured in an accident, you may need a personal injury lawyer.  We will  help you get fair compensation from the insurance companies. The insurance companies have a team of lawyers with their best interests in mind.  So if you want fair compensation you need William Rawlings & Associates.  We are a Salt Lake City and Provo personal injury lawyer team.  We have the experience and expertise you need to get a fair settlement or court-awarded compensation.   Many people associate hiring an attorney with big upfront costs.  However, when you work with William Rawlings & Associates you don’t pay until we win or settle your case.   If you suspect you may need a personal injury lawyer, don’t wait until it’s too late.  Call us now at 801-553-0505.

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May 03 2017

Hit and Run Lawyer:  Do I Get Involved?

Witness to  a hit and run accident?  You don’t ordinarily need to get involved, legally speaking.  State laws don’t impose any kind of legal duty on bystanders.   There is no legal obligation  to help out or to remain at the scene of an accident.

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Apr 20 2017

CAR ACCIDENTS: AFFECTED BY TIME CHANGE?

The daylight-saving time change will force most of us to spring forward and advance our clocks one hour. This effectively moves an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening, giving us those long summer nights. But waking up 1 hour earlier may not be so easy, having lost an hour of precious sleep and perhaps driving to work in the dark.  How time changes actually affect you depends on your own personal health, sleep habits, and lifestyle.

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Apr 13 2017

SHOULD I SETTLE MY CASE OUT OF COURT?

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When an accident or wrongful death occurs, the injured party has a legal right to compensation. Most individuals assume that the best way to collect this compensation is by taking their case to court and letting a judge or jury decide. If you have a good lawyer, this can be a valid option, but it would be wrong to assume that it’s your only one.

Many people have received just compensation and avoided the hassles of courtroom trials by negotiating a settlement. Recent studies indicate that as many as 95 percent of American civil cases never make it to trial. An experienced and aggressive lawyer, like those at William Rawlings & Associates negotiate a compensation agreement, settlement is made and both parties leave satisfied.

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Apr 05 2017

AVOIDING PEDESTRIAN AUTO ACCIDENTS

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Driving is a dangerous activity but is very necessary for our busy lives.   Not only is it threatening for those who find themselves directly behind the wheel of a vehicle in Salt Lake City, Provo, or elsewhere in Utah, but it can also be a point of concern for pedestrians.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each and every year, roughly 5,000 pedestrians are involved in fatal automobile accidents. Even more harrowing, upwards of 76,000 pedestrians are injured in many an auto accident in which they seemingly should have no part. Oftentimes, a lawyer is needed to make sure claims are handled fairly with the Insurance Company.

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Mar 28 2017

Avoiding Auto, Truck and Pedestrians Accidents

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The standard Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations defines defensive driving skills as “driving to save lives, time, and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others.” This definition is taken from the National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course.  It is a form of training for motor vehicle drivers that goes beyond mastery of the rules of the road and the basic mechanics of driving. Its aim is to reduce the risk of collision by anticipating dangerous situations, despite adverse conditions or the mistakes of others. This can be achieved through adherence to a variety of general guidelines, such as following the assured clear distance ahead and two second rules, as well as the practice of specific driving techniques.

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Mar 20 2017

Drive Defensively Around Semi-Trucks

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Trucking accidents are usually much more severe than any other auto accidents. This could be due to the fact that semi-trucks weigh about 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. Since other cars usually weigh significantly less, their damage is much more severe. William Rawlings & Associates has handled hundreds of injury cases involving semi-trucks.  We know the laws that govern these truck drivers and their responsibility while on the road.  Put our experienced Semi-truck accident lawyers on your side.

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Mar 12 2017

Auto Accidents: Determining who is at fault?

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Auto Accidents: Determining who is at fault?

In the case with nearly all personal injury claims, one question comes to the mind of every person involved in an injury accident:   Who is at fault? The answer can make all the difference in whether compensation is made available. In Utah and elsewhere, the guilty party usually pays for damages, so naturally this question is of the utmost importance.

Depending on the case, any number of factors may determine fault. Whether it’s for wrongful death or any other type of claim, it’s always going to depend on the situation. The injured party—represented by an experienced personal injury attorney—should expect its retained lawyer to investigate all the facts, visit the scene of the accident, talk to witnesses, gather medical records etc.

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Mar 05 2017

WHICH SEASON HAS THE MOST CAR ACCIDENTS?

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Statistically, whether you consult the Utah Department of Public Safety or any one of America’s many insurance companies, you’ll always hear that summer is the most dangerous time to drive. Specifically the months of June, July and August have the highest mortality rate due to auto accidents. While this may seem contradictory to what most people would think, there are many valid reasons that explain this phenomenon.

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