Aug 14 2017

Cell Phone Records and Car Accidents 

As your auto accident lawyers, we want you to know it is now standard procedure to obtain the cell phone records of the responsible party in cases involving car accidents.  The number of car accidents  linked to cell phone usage, both telephone conversations and texting, is staggering. According to one study, 28% of traffic accidents occur when a driver is using a cell phone.  Consequently, it is critical to obtain a driver’s cell phone records involving a motor vehicle or any car accident case. One typically obtains cell phone records through a subpoena to the driver’s cell phone provider.

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Aug 08 2017

 Car Accidents and Car Seats

The Utah Department of Public Safety outlines specific rules for car seats.  How long should your child be in a car seat?  When is it safe to transition to a booster seat?  Children under 8 years old must be properly secured in an approved child safety seat.  This is the case until they are at least 57 inches tall.  Children between 8 to 12 years old must be in an appropriate child restraint device or by a safety belt.  Yet the law does not apply to school buses and vehicles manufactured without safety belts.

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Aug 01 2017

 Do You Need A Lawyer For Your Accident Claim?

Do you really need a help with an accident claim? You can certainly try and deal with the Insurance Company on your own.  We find that most people who have suffered major injuries would rather have someone else deal with the adjuster.  They would rather have someone help them with gathering documents.  They would rather work on healing and have someone deal with all the calls, correspondence and medical providers who want payment.

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Jul 26 2017

Car Damaged in an Accident for Total Loss

You’ve been in an accident and you are injured.  Your car is also damaged severely and is a total loss.  Where do you go from here?  What are your rights?

Fair Market Value

Many people want their car repaired after an accident.  Mainly because they do not have the extra money to buy a new car.  Not all cars are repairable after an accident.  The value of your claim generally is determined by the cost of repairing it to its pre-accident condition.  However, if the repair cost is 70% or more of the value of the car the Insurance Company will deem it a total loss.

So now your car is a total loss?  What is it worth?

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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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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 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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Feb 27 2017

Injury Lawyer Tip: What to do after your FREE CONSULTATION

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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.

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Feb 20 2017

Nursing Home Abuse

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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:

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Feb 13 2017

We Are The Right Semi Truck Accident Attorneys For You

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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.

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