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.
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.
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.
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.
You’ve been hurt in an auto accident in Utah or perhaps another state and, unfortunately, the accident was caused by another party’s negligence. Soon, it becomes clear that you will need to hire a lawyer to ensure that you’re fairly compensated for your troubles.
You have located a reputable personal injury law firm, you’ve arranged for a free consultation. Before speaking with an auto accident attorney, you’ll want to be prepared to get the most out of your free consultation. Before you go into that consultation here are a couple of tips for making certain that a positive interaction occurs.
When you learn that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home abuse, the realization can be painful and emotionally trying. Instead of feeling a sense of despair, there are steps that you can take to end the abuse and get the help that you need for your loved one. There are federal and state laws in place to ensure that your loved one is protected, even if he or she is in a state-run facility. There is no excuse for nursing home abuse, which is any act or failure to act that causes mental injury, physical injury or death to a nursing home resident. There are many forms of nursing home abuse, and it may take the following forms:
William R Rawlings and Associates are your best choice for experienced Utah semi-truck accident attorneys. When you team up with us you can expect the best. We’ll answer your questions and address your concerns throughout the entire process.
We’ll pull together the information needed to build your case, including examining the accident scene and vehicles involved, gathering and evaluating physical evidence and eyewitness testimony, etc. Our experts will stand up to the trucking company’s experts. We’ll make sure the trucking and insurance companies play by the rules and treat you fairly. We’ll help you get what you need to recover your old life or adapt to a new one.
A spinal cord injury means living with a permanent, debilitating condition that impacts every part of your life for the rest of your life. Contact our experienced, award winning injury lawyers and let us help you figure out your options and how to move forward. Our experienced Utah based spinal cord and paralysis lawyers are here to help.
Spinal cord injuries are usually caused by auto accidents, falls, physical assault, and other accidents. Whatever the cause, a spinal cord injury leaves the victim either partly paralyzed (paraplegia) or completely paralyzed (quadriplegia or tetraplegia). Both conditions require life-long care and destroy your ability to lead an independent life.
William Rawlings & Associates as your accident lawyers give free consultations to injury victims throughout the State of Utah almost every day. We are also licensed in the state of California and Idaho should your travels take you there.
Some people have either tried handling their personal injury matter on their own, or are very reluctant to get a lawyer involved because of what they have heard about lawyers, or are unsure about how the legal system works. Most of these people usually end up getting legal representation in the long run because they find out sooner than later that the responsible party’s insurance company is not playing fair.
Commercial vehicle accidents involve vehicles that are owned and/or operated by a business, frequently semi-trucks, delivery trucks, dump trucks, or similar large vehicles. Let our award winning, experienced lawyers help you protect your rights and get what you deserve so you can rebuild your life and move forward.