Injuries On Dangerous Roads

Injuries On Dangerous Roads

Utah is widely known for having some of the most scenic roads in the country. While most states dread road construction, Utah’s actually boast about the topic in humorous lighting. All that being said, Utah still sees its fair share of fatal accidents. In fact, there were 128 traffic deaths in 2018 and 20% of those people were not wearing belts, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. “Every crash death has a huge impact on our society,” of the Utah Highway Patrol. While these accidents are often a result of human error, other times it is the sheer quality of a roadway that causes the crash.

Most Dangerous Roads in Utah – Interstate 15

Starting at number one on our list of dangerous roads in Utah is the well-traversed Interstate 15. Running north to south through most of the state, I-15 passes through many of Utah’s most heavily populated regions, including Ogden, Salt Lake City, and Provo, all the way down to St. George. Anyone who has traveled this highway knows I-15 is a traffic hot spot for trouble. Here are the highest risk factors for an accident on this roadway.
Risk Factors:
• High speed limit (75 mph)
• Limited visibility due to large vehicles
• Heavy traffic congestion
• Accident-prone roadway
Interstate 15 has seen thousands of accidents in the last few years, and while Utah cities continue to grow, this highway is not getting any bigger…at least not for now. If you frequently use I-15 or plan to travel through Utah, remember to drive with caution on this route and be mindful of other drivers around you.

Highway 6 In Utah

Highway 6 has not only made it onto our list of most dangerous roads in Utah, but according to NPR, this route is also one of the riskiest rural drives in the country. Since 1996, there have been more than 150 accident deaths as well as a gruesome 500 serious accidents on just that middle portion of the highway. From Spanish Fork down to Price, this 60-mile stretch of roadway snakes through canyons on a tight and twisting route. Here are the risk factors you’ll want to keep in mind when traveling on Route 6.
Risk Factors:
• Narrow traffic lanes
• High freeway speed
• Busy truck route from SLC to Denver
• Frequent risk of head-on collision
Unfortunately, Highway 6 is not the best route to pass slow-moving vehicles on. Many fatal accidents occur on this roadway because drivers end up crossing into oncoming traffic. If you travel along the Wasatch Mountains on Route 6, drive safely and watch for oncoming traffic.

Utah’s Interstate 70

Interstate 70 ranks 3rd on our list of dangerous roads in Utah for having a scenic yet perilous route. Known as one of the main interstate routes connecting the east coast to the west (almost), the portion of I-70 in Utah is one of the few roadways that doesn’t actually pass through any major cities. Nevertheless, this highway presents imminent danger to those unfamiliar with driving on desolate roadway systems.

The following risk factors will help any driver see the true peril of Interstate 70.
Risk Factors:
• Zero services from Green River to Salina
• High elevation peak (7,886 feet)
• Snaking turns through Spotted Wolf Canyon
• More opportunities for distractions
Due to its long stretches of nothingness and steep climbs up to mesmerizing canyon views, it’s no surprise that this highway has made it onto our list. All drivers should be prepared when traveling this route, especially for the 100 miles between Green River and Salina.

Washington Boulevard in Ogden, Utah

The dangers of Washington Boulevard have been on the Utah Department of Transportation’s radar for quite some. A roadway that has seen at least one car accident a week since 2015, this busy route has a history of devastation for motorists and pedestrians alike. Passing through North Ogden’s rapidly-growing business district, if you’re a local commuter consider the following risk factors.
Risk Factors:
• Deadly crosswalk
• Only a two-lane roadway
• Busiest route in Weber County
• High tailgate zone
• Poor left-hand turn visibility
Ogden residents have even asked UDOT to install a crosswalk and light at 650 North on the boulevard to prevent further injuries. Sadly, some traffic is near impossible to avoid, but if you drive down Washington Boulevard often, keep a safe distance between cars ahead of you and make sure you can see oncoming traffic before making a left-hand turn.

Interstate 80: The Transcontinental

Interstate 80 differs from I-70 in that it actually runs from east to west and traverses the entire United States. This route begins in downtown San Francisco, California and travels all the way up to Teaneck, New Jersey. In fact, it is one of the original highways constructed in 1956. Unfortunately though, I-80 ranks third in Utah for having the highest traffic fatalities in the state. Like other roadways on our list, I-80, too, has a higher speed limit. Navigating this area has caused some deadly accidents in the past. Here are the following risk factors to driving on I-80 through Utah.
Risk Factors:
• Passes right through “spaghetti bowl” in SLC
• Dangerous winter road conditions
• Various animal migration areas
• High speeding zone
In the beginning of 2018, UDOT crews installed signs to help drivers know where to stop in case of an emergency. They also installed stretches of fencing to stop tragic accidents with migrating species in the future. If you’re on a cross-country road trip or simply taking a drive on I-80, watch out for nasty road conditions and other speeding drivers.

Road Conditions: Who Is Responsible?

Roadways throughout Utah must be designed to accommodate a wide range of traffic—including bicycles, motorcycles, all types of cars and large commercial trucks as safely as possible. When your town or city fails to do this, the municipality may be held accountable for any resulting damages.
Some of the conditions that may justify legal action in these cases include:
• Fundamentally dangerous road design, including slopes that are unsafe for the traffic mix in inclement weather
• Damaged or non-existent guardrails
• Obstructed or poor visibility at intersections
• The lack of essential warning signs and signals, including those required at railroad crossings
• Improperly designed or marked bike lanes, particularly near roundabouts
• Failure of road crews to observe critical safety guidelines and standards when setting up and working in construction zones
• Road defects and uncollected debris known to UDOT officials or representatives
Dangerous road conditions can include insufficient lighting, improper or obstructed signage, dangerous speed limits, poor road construction, malfunctioning traffic lights, uneven asphalt/potholes, and more.

Dangerous Road Conditions

Not all car accident cases are the same. Sometimes, uncommon circumstances are involved that make proving liability a bit more difficult. This can be the case when dangerous road conditions contributed to or fully caused your accident. There are typically two types of personal injury claims surrounding accidents caused by dangerous roads:
• Government liability: If a road has a defective design or if it has not been properly maintained and results in your accident, you may have a claim against the government. These cases have a unique layer of complexity due to the government’s involvement as a defendant.
• Driver negligence: If a road becomes dangerous due to adverse weather conditions, it is the responsibility of each motorist to adjust his or her driving to ensure safety. For example, if a driver speeds during a heavy rainfall, hydroplanes, and crashes into another vehicle; this driver is responsible for any resulting injuries.
Vehicle Damage Due To Poor Road Conditions: Who Is Liable?
Figuring out who is liable for most car accidents isn’t a mystery. If you are stopped at a stop sign, and the car behind you rear-ends you, then that driver is most likely liable for damage to your vehicle and for any injuries you suffer. But what if your vehicle is damaged (or you are injured) because of:
• potholes,
• shoulder drop-off
• oil and chip
• construction zone
• icy or snowy roads,
• wet roads.
? In many cases, it is the government entity charged with maintaining the road where your accident took place. But there are also times when someone other than the government is responsible.

The Government’s Responsibility to Maintain Roads

As mentioned above, the city, county, or state charged with maintaining the road where your accident occurred may be responsible for any damage caused by poor road conditions. The theory here is, because it is the government’s job to maintain the roads, the government is also responsible for any damage that results when roads aren’t kept reasonably safe. The key here is what is considered “reasonable.” The government won’t always be responsible simply because your vehicle was damages by the questionable condition of a road. State laws typically allow the government a reasonable amount of time to discover poor road conditions and a reasonable amount of time to repair them. Governments generally discovery dangerous road conditions in one of two ways:
• through individuals reporting a dangerous condition, and
• by conducting regular surveys of the roadways.
If the government has not discovered a dangerous road condition, there is a good chance it will not be responsible for any damage the condition causes. The one exception may be, if the dangerous condition has been around long enough that the government should have discovered it. In that case, the government may still be on the hook even though it did not actually know about the poor road condition. Also, the government will not likely be responsible for damage caused by a dangerous road condition if it has not had enough time to repair the condition.

If you are going to make a successful claim against the government for damage to your vehicle caused by poor road conditions, you will have to prove two things:
• the government knew about the poor road condition (or should reasonably have known about it), and
• the government did not repair the poor road condition within a reasonable amount of time.
Making a Claim
The first thing you will want to do is take down relevant information. Record the following:
• the general location of the poor condition, i.e. what businesses/landmarks are nearby?
• the name of the road
• the direction you were traveling
• the exact location of the poor condition in the road
• the physical characteristics of the poor conditions, e.g. size and depth of a pothole
• the names and contact information of any witnesses
If you think you may have a claim, you will need to find out which government body is responsible for maintaining the road in question. You can likely find out which government body is responsible by calling your local county commissioners’ office. If they are not responsible, they can likely tell you who is. Once you determine which government body is responsible, you will need to give the government body notice of your claim. You will probably need to do this quickly. Typically there is a limited amount of time to make such a claim. If too much time has passed, you may lose your right to make a claim.

Proving Your Claim

Chances are, the government is not going to send you a check for your property damage just because you make a claim. You will have to prove the government is legally liable. First, you need to show the government knew about the poor condition. The government may admit to its knowledge of the poor condition. If not, you have a couple of options:
• Request Survey Records: Government bodies conduct regular surveys to check for poor road conditions. You can request these records. Examine them and determine whether someone previously located the poor road condition that caused your vehicle damage.
• Show the Government Should Have Known About the Poor Condition: This could be difficult. It will take some leg work. You will have to take measures to research the area. One way to do this is to interview people who live nearby.

Are There Limits on Damages in a Bad Road Condition Case?

If you file an administrative claim with the government for vehicle damage because of bad road conditions, depending on your state’s laws, there might be a cap on the dollar amount you can recover via the claim process. But this issue is a little more nuanced than that. If you’re asking for more than a certain amount, the government might ask you to specify whether you intend to file any future lawsuit in small claims or regular civil court. Your answers could affect the government’s decision whether to settle your claim. The amount you’re seeking in damages will also dictate your future options. If your claim is denied or no action is taken by the government, and you’re allowed to file a lawsuit, you’ll have to choose whether you’re going to file in small claims court (where you can only ask for up to a certain amount) or in regular court, where there are typically no caps on what a plaintiff can seek. Since these kinds of cases are limited to property damage, which is usually easy to quantify, you should be able to plan ahead and navigate a path that leads to full compensation for your losses.

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It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. Legal problems come to everyone. Whether it’s your son who gets in a car wreck, your uncle who loses his job and needs to file for bankruptcy, your sister’s brother who’s getting divorced, or a grandparent that passes away without a will -all of us have legal issues and questions that arise. So when you have a law question, call Ascent Law for your free consultation (801) 676-5506. We want to help you!

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84088 United States

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ATV Accident Lawyer Riverton Utah

ATV Accident Lawyer Riverton Utah

Riverton is located in the southern end of Salt Lake Valley, the first people of European descent to live in the area that is now Riverton settled in the mid-1850s. These early settlers scattered widely along the river bottom in crude dugout homes. Although the early accounts disagree, Archibald Gardner may have been the first to settle Riverton land. The town was originally referred to as “Gardnerville” prior to changing its name to Riverton. Riverton’s initial growth was slow because of the lack of water for irrigation. When more water became available, the town began to grow. Eventually three canals were built to extend water from the nearby Jordan River to the bench land areas, providing irrigation for agricultural uses to the larger area. By the beginning of World War I in 1914, with its additional irrigation water and influx of people, Riverton prospered as an agricultural community. Its thriving business district was also evident at this time. This building also served as a schoolhouse and a community meeting place for the small town. It was a large one-room structure which was later used as a blacksmith shop. Afterward it was remodeled and converted into a home. As Riverton continued to grow a judicial precinct was established. This took place in 1879. At this time the name of the settlement was officially changed from Gardnerville to Riverton by Judge Charles Smith. By 1886 the Riverton Ward was organized and Orrin P. Miller was made its bishop. The meeting house was enlarged in 1888 with a back addition built on the east end. When completed, the whole building had been given a “T” shape.

Construction was begun on a two-story commercial building in 1893 by Daniel Densely on the corner of 12600 South and Redwood Road. Located on the northeast corner of the street, it was built of brick and housed the largest dance floor in the south end of the valley on its second story. Dances, wedding receptions, political rallies, community plays and traveling group performances were held there. Businesses were housed on the first floor and at one time or another they include a general merchandise store, post office, bank, harness store, implement shop, carpentry shop, shoe repair store, and beauty and barber shops. The Commercial Building was torn own in 1939. The Page-Pixon store was built around the start of the 20th century, west of Redwood Road at 12760 South. The large department store sold everything from building materials, coal and dry goods to groceries, grain and house wares. This building was set back off the road and had a tie rail in front of it for tying up horses. The Jordan Valley Bank was started in 1905 as a community bank. This bank was first housed in the Page-Hansen Store then the Commercial Building. In 1920 it moved across the street, to the south. Other businesses coming to Riverton in the ten-year period before and after the First World War included Bill’s Meat Market, Gilbert Lloyd’s Blacksmith Shop, Riverton Motors, the Riverton, Utah Canning Factory, the Riverton Alfalfa Mill, Utah Poultry Company and numerous others ranging from theaters to mercantile stores. Farming was also a major Riverton business.

Just before the turn of the century, the farmers in Riverton gradually began to change from self-sufficient farming to commercial farming. In its early years Riverton’s farmers were mostly self-sufficient, producing almost everything they needed. This was no longer the case when farming became a business. Riverton farmers were becoming specialists concentrating mostly on alfalfa, wheat, sugar beets, tomatoes, poultry, sheep or dairy cows. At this time, on land purchased from Samuel Howard in 1886, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints began to store tithed produce and livestock. It was not long until the hill that this enterprise was located on, at 1150 West 12400 South, became known as Tithing Yard Hill, which is now a residential planned development under the same name. Electricity first came to Riverton in 1912. The metamorphosis was aided by the increasing availability of the automobile. Rivertonians could now easily work in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas. By 1948, Riverton had grown sufficiently to be incorporated into a city. During this time a New City Hall was constructed at the edge of the Riverton City Park at 12800 South and 1400 West.

In 1996 the city purchased the old Riverton Elementary School and its surrounding 9acres of land from the Jordan School District. The city initially put a ballot measure out to fund the school through a general revenue bond, but the measure failed to gain support because it would have raised property taxes for residents of Riverton. Instead the city put together a multi-year plan to convert the old school house to the Riverton Community Center, and some of the land was sold to the County Library System for a new, state of the art library. By 2005–06, the city had successfully renovated the old elementary School into a new Community Center and City hall, which now houses all of the city’s administrative offices. The often contentious city boundaries were in flux between the times of incorporation until the year 2000. At incorporation the boundaries were set from the Jordan River westward to what is now known as the coordinates of 3600 West, and from 11800 South to approximately 13800 South. In 1970, the town of Bluffdale was incorporated, taking in all of the land between 13800 South, southward to the Salt Lake/Utah County Line. 1982 saw the incorporation of the city of Draper, a town once situated at the south-east end of the Salt Lake Valley, their incorporated boundaries, uncontested by Riverton, took area all of the area eastward from the Jordan River to the I-15 freeway, an area that was once “loosely” considered or referred to as Riverton or “Riverton Siding”. In 1996 the city boundaries grew, virtually doubling the physical size of the city, through the annexation of land between Riverton and what was then known as the town of Harriman (now an incorporated city), extending its boundaries from 3600 West to roughly 4800 West, and to 5600 West from 13400 South to 14200 South and points southward beyond the city limits of Bluffdale. Included in the 1996 annexation was the “Foothills” development which had previously been annexed into Riverton during the 1980s, and then later de-annexed after the original developer filed for bankruptcy. The final solidification of Riverton’s boundaries came when the city of Harriman incorporated in 2000, halting any possible further expansion westward by Riverton.

ATV Riding Areas In Riverton, Utah

• American Fork Canyon: American Fork Canyon offers miles of ATV trails, ranging from dirt roads to single-track trails. American Fork Canyon is widely known for the single track motorcycle trails, but it also offers stunning views and roads wide enough for ATVs and UTVs. ATV and UTV/SxS trails, including dirt roads and designated ATV trails, are considered to be of moderate difficulty, although they do include steep drop-offs and edges. Visitors should explore the trails that lead to locations like Silver Lake, Mineral Basin, Cascade Springs, Mill Hollow, Snake Creek Canyon and Soldier Hollow.

• Arapeen ATV Trail System: The Arapeen ATV trail system is located in Sanpete County, two hours south of Salt Lake City, Utah, and includes 750,000 acres of national forest on the Manti Mountain and hundreds of trails to explore on your ATV, motorcycle or UTV. This location is ideal during the summer or for a weekend getaway. You can access the trails from the towns of Fairview, Mt. Pleasant, Spring City, Ephraim, Manti, Sterling, and Mayfield. For more information on the Arapeen OHV trail system.

• Casto Canyon ATV Trails: Castor Canyon, located in Panguitch, Utah, allows you to explore the sandstone cliffs that range in color from white, pink and green while enjoying a nice trail ride on your ATV, motorcycle or UTV. These ATV trails allow you to travel through pine trees and can easily connect you to the Fremont ATV trail. Once on the Fremont trail you can go south and get to Tropic Reservoir and the Great Western trail or head north to the Paiute ATV trail system that is also on our list. Coral Pink sand dunes are located near the town of Kanab, Utah. It is unique, as pine trees grow in the reddish-colored sand, and the riding is great.

• Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park: The Coral Pink sand dunes are located just north of Kanab and are easily accessible right off of the freeway. The sand dunes include 1200 acres of red sand in which junipers and pine grow a very unique site to behold. This riding location also offers a campground with paved roads, restrooms, showers and a sewage dump station. This location is ideal for the whole family, as it is convenient but also full of great riding for ATVs, motorcycles and UTVs.

• Five Mile Pass ATV Area: Located 25 miles west of Lei, Utah, and Five Mile Pass is a popular riding location for ATVs, UTVs and motorcycles. This ATV area allows riders to explore many types of terrain, including hills, washes, desert and mountain terrain. For day users there is a large parking area with many accessible dirt roads for riding and camping. Plans are currently in the works to install facilities, including water and developed campgrounds, but it’s a good idea to come prepared until then. Currently, there are four new restrooms on site. For more information on the Five Mile Pass ATV area, The Knolls ATV area is 80 miles west of Salt Lake City and offers great riding. The terrain includes sand, hard pack, rocks and even salt flats where you can test your speed.

• Knolls ATV Area: The Knolls ATV area is about 80 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah, and only 45 miles east of Wendover, Nevada. This diverse area consists of white sand dunes, mud flats, trails and hills cascading over 30,000 acres of land. This land is managed by the BLM and is open for riding and camping year round. There are toilet facilities available, but no running water. For more information on the Knolls OHV area, Little Sahara in Jericho, Utah, is an awesome place to have a dune session. It includes 60,000 acres of large sand dunes that are up to 700 feet tall.

• Little Sahara Sand Dunes: Little Sahara sand dunes located in Jericho, Utah, has been named one of Utah’s premier riding destinations. This recreation area includes 60,000 acres of large sand dunes (up to 700 feet), trails and rocky hills. Sand Mountain is a drag racers paradise where you can bring your machine and race it against the fastest machines Utah has to offer. When riding here, it is a requirement to use whip flags. A day-use fee or annual permits are also required. When camping or just riding, the main staging areas include Sand Mountain, White Sands, Oasis and Jericho.

• Mill Canyon ATV Trails: Mill Canyon, just west of Midway, Utah, in the Wasatch Mountains, is best to ride during late spring through early falling. The staging area can be found north of Soldier Hollow golf course and includes parking and restrooms. These trails stretch across 75 miles of mountains. An added bonus to the great mountain views are the chances to spot wildlife, such as deer, elk, moose, coyote, eagles, hawks and black bears. It is best to visit this area during the late spring through the early fall.

• Moab ATV Trails: Moab ATV trails can be found 230 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah. This area is world-renowned for its technical slick rock and off-road trails, but it also offers sand trails. No matter the terrain you are riding, you will see some amazing scenic views. Because of its more technical terrain, riding in Moab is suggested for experienced riders or drivers. Even less experienced riders can enjoy the views by taking a local RZR or Hummer tour. The area is great year round; however, the summers may get unbearably hot.

• Paiute ATV Trail System: The Paiute trail system allows riders to enjoy over 1000 miles of trails, as it is Utah’s longest and one of the country’s most popular ATV trail system. As it is located in south/central Utah, it can be easily accessed from Beaver, Fillmore, Richfield and Salina. Each of the previously mentioned towns offers all the necessary accommodations.

• Pine Lake ATV Trail: Pine Lake Trail, 37 miles east of Panguitch, Utah, offers mountain trails and views of the national forest. It is suggested that you park and camp at the Pine Lake campground because you can ride directly from there. This trail provides riders with great trails and camping. The trails are not technical, and it’s only a 21-mile loop, but you will be rewarded with outstanding views.

• San Rafael Swell Recreation Area: The San Rafael Swell recreation area is 30 miles west of Green River, Utah, in Emery County off of Interstate 70. The 1500 square miles of BLM land consists of beautiful desert, canyon gorges and colorful landscape. When visiting this recreation area, it is a must to ride Devils Racetrack, Iron Wash, Buckhorn Wash, Ernie Canyon and 5 Miles of Hell. Some of these trails may be limited to single track only, but there is a wide range where you can ride your ATV or drive your UTV

• Sand Hollow Sand Dunes State Park: Sand Hollow State Park is a short drive east from Saint George, Utah, in Hurricane. The only access to this park is through Hurricane, Utah. Sand Hollow allows you to explore scenic red sand dunes, sand trails and red rock. There are several challenging trails where you can test your ATV, motorcycle or UTV on rock-climbing obstacles. Beyond the beautiful scenery, camping sites are available, but must be reserved ahead of time. One thing that is unique about Sand Hollow is the lake that is located there. You can ride near the beach and then take a swim or go fishing.

• White Wash Sand Dunes: White Wash sand dunes, also referred to as “Dubinky,” are about 25 miles southeast of Green River, Utah, and 47 miles northwest of Moab. The area is open for ATV use and includes sand dunes, washes, slick rock and desert trails. If you are looking for a trail to test your technical riding skills, you should explore Brian’s Trail and Mary’s Trail for difficult slick-rock sections. East of the slick rock, one can find sand, washes, single track, and two-track.

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If you or someone you love has been injured in an ATV accident, please call Ascent Law LLC for your free consultation (801) 676-5506. We want to help you.

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West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States

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ATV Accident Lawyer Grantsville Utah

ATV Accident Lawyer Grantsville Utah

Grantsville, Utah, in Tooele county, is 24 miles W of West Valley City, Utah and 339 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. Grantsville was originally founded as Twenty Wells in 1848. It was renamed Willow Creek in October 1850. The name of the city was changed to Grantsville after George D. Grant, a military leader who controlled the hostile Native Americans in the area. The city was incorporated on January 12, 1867.

Grantsville and nearby Attractions

• Donner – Reed Pioneer Museum
• Barrick Mining Museum
• Stansbury Park Golf Course
• Tooele City Railroad Museum
• Antelope Island State Park
• Fort Douglas

Things to Do In Grantsville

One can visit the Grantsville Fort Historic Marker while staying in the city. The Donner-Reed Pioneer Museum, the Tooele City Railroad Museum, the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum and the Barrick Mining Museum are in the area as well. The Beehive House and Fort Douglas are also worth visiting. One can enjoy horseback riding, camping, and hiking, swimming and biking at the Antelope Island State Park.

Grantsville is the second largest city in Tooele County and is noteworthy for both the number and excellence of its horses and cattle, which at one time were important means of bringing much wealth into the city. Large tracts of desert land still provide grazing in the winter for livestock, and majestic homes are still standing from the earlier period of prosperity. Located thirty-three miles southwest of Salt Lake City in Tooele Valley, Grantsville is bordered on the south by South Mountain, which divides Rush Valley from Tooele Valley; it is bordered on the west by the Stansbury Range, and to the north by Stansbury Island, both named for Captain Howard Stansbury, an early government surveyor. Across the valley floor east lies the Oquirrh Mountains. A popular grazing area for the herds of Salt Lake Valley stockmen, including Brigham Young, in 1848 the ground on which Grantsville now stands was occupied by a herd house. Thomas Ricks and Ira Willis were in charge at Twenty Wells; but when more permanent dwellings were built by the families of James McBride and Harrison Severe in October 1850, the site was named Willow Creek. Finally, the name was changed to Grantsville in honor of George D. Grant, leader of a military force sent to control hostile Native Americans. The city’s wide main street is bordered by tall, lovely trees; but her rural lanes once lined with Lombardy poplars are dying out now that the once-filled irrigation ditches have been replaced by sprinkling systems. The climate is mild; a very deep accumulation of snow is prevented because of its proximity to the Great Salt Lake. The average summer high temperature is in the 80s; the average summer low is in the 50s; the average winter high is in the 40s; and the average winter low is in the 20s. The average water year rainfall is 11 inches of precipitation.

ATV Investigation Checklist

Successful ATV cases are based on careful preparation. This checklist can help ensure a thorough preliminary investigation.
• Review client interview and file materials.
• Meet with principal lawyer and put together a blueprint for the investigation. Discuss theories, defendants, and anticipated problem areas.
• Locate and fully identify the ATV and all attendant parts and accessories, including damaged and replaced parts. Purchase the vehicle if it is not owned by the injured riders. Store the machine and parts in a safe and secure place.
• Photograph the ATV, including all warning labels and identification plates.
• Locate, identify, and secure the rider’s helmet and other safety gear and all safety gear product documents.
• Obtain and secure all product documents-advertising materials, labels, instructions or warnings, bill of sale, warranties, and operator’s manual.
• Trace the vehicle’s maintenance and repair history and obtain copies of all invoices.
• Document all pre- and post-accident modifications to the ATV.
• Obtain product documents on all optional equipment added to the vehicle before and after the injury.

• Inspect and photograph any other vehicle involved in the accident.
• Inspect and photograph the accident scene (in the presence of the plaintiff or a key witness if possible). Take detailed measurements. Obtain aerial photographs if possible.
• Identify and photograph all warnings and posted markers at the scene.
• Decide whether to have the scene surveyed.
• Map the scene.
• Obtain contour and topographic maps if available.
• Determine whether the accident site is frequented by ATV riders. If so, videotape others traversing the same terrain.
• Consider videotaping a reconstruction of the accident at the exact accident site.
• Consider canvassing the area for potential witnesses.
• Obtain copies of all reports from all entities that investigated the accident. (These may include but are not limited to law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, landowners, the U.S. Forest Service, the manufacturer; the CPSC, and the coroner.)
• Get complete statements from all investigators.
• Get copies of all statements and photographs taken in the course of the above investigations.
• Get statements and “trip reports” from emergency vehicle medical personnel.
• Check with emergency, medical personnel, law enforcement agencies, and newspapers for photographs of the accident.
• Get copies of all written or recorded statements that were given by the plaintiff.

• Get a copy of the plaintiff’s driving history from the appropriate state agency.
• Get relevant records of the plaintiff’s criminal history, if any.
• Get relevant records regarding any prior claims or lawsuits in which the plaintiff has been involved.
• If towing was involved, get statements from the person who towed the ATV from the accident site.
• Get statements from all others injured in this occurrence, all eyewitnesses, and any other people who may have pertinent information on this accident.
• Get statements from everyone involved in instructing the plaintiff how to operate the MW and any other people the plaintiff has taught to operate ATVs.
• Attempt to get a statement from the salesperson who sold the ATV.
• Consult your expert to determine if any repairs or maintenance could have been a factor in the accident. Decide whether to get statements from individuals who have performed service or maintenance work on this vehicle.
• Consider obtaining and photographing promotional materials from the dealer.
• Consider investigation to deter-mine dealer sales techniques, availability of rider training, manufacturer’s position regarding hazards, claims made in advertising copy, etc.
• Obtain copies of any instructional materials to which the plaintiff was exposed, including but not limited to tapes from the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, an industry body that is headquartered in Irvine, California.

ATV Accidents and a Major Cause of Injury and Death in Grantsville

More than twenty years after a U.S government safety agency declared ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) and ROVs (recreational off-highway vehicles) “imminent hazards,” questions remain about the stability and safety of certain models. ATV accidents are preventable, though number in the tens of thousands. As of December 31, 2014, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) received reports of 13,617 ATV-related fatalities occurring between 1982 and 2014. An estimated 700 ATV related deaths occur each year, many of them preventable. ATV accidents are responsible for over 300 deaths in Utah alone in the last 10 years.

All-terrain vehicles accidents are responsible for hundreds of deaths just in Utah. Typical injuries may involve the vehicles instability. Certain models manufactured by Polaris Industries have safety risks that go beyond rollover accidents, including severe fire and burn risks that have injured hundreds of consumers. In one high-profile ATV recall and accident report, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) charged that Polaris received information that their RZR model could catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to drivers and passengers. Despite having this information that the RZRs contained a defect that could create a substantial product hazard and risk of serious injury of death, Polaris failed to immediately notify the CPSC of the defect as required by federal law. By the time Polaris reported the defect, it had received reports of 150 fires, including one that resulted in the death of a 15-year old passenger, 11 reports of burn injuries, and a fire that destroyed ten acres of land. Following an ATV accident and injury, if the vehicles are found to have a faulty design or missing safety features, victims and their attorneys can file claims against Polaris or other ATV manufacturers.

Causes of ATV Accidents

Despite manufactures’ assurances on safety, rollovers are the most common cause of an ATV-related injury. A rollover can be a frontal rollover, side rollover, or rear rollover. Each type of rollover is equally as dangerous, and may result in the driver being thrown from the vehicle or being crushed. Among ATV riders killed in single-vehicle crashes in 2014, 64 percent involved the ATV rolling over during the crash. Rollovers are especially common when driving an off-road vehicle on a paved surface. This makes sense because ATVs and ROVs are designed for off-road terrains. At least 900 deaths over a four-year period were related to ATVs being ridden on paved roads or parking lots. ATV tire blow outs are also a common cause for injury. Any tire issue creates an extremely dangerous circumstance. Blow outs result in loss of control and vehicle rollover. Common causes of ATV tire blow out include:
• Defective design
• Incorrect air pressure
• Improperly mounted tire
• Improperly mounted rim
Other common causes for accidents include the following:
• Poor driver training
• Negligent entrustment by owner
• Poorly maintained trails
• Inadequate manufacturer safety instructions
• Brake failure

Deaths of ATV riders on public roads have increased more than nine-fold since 1982. These statistics don’t include most accidents, which occur off road. As of August 13, 2016, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) said it has documented 335 fatalities this year involving what it calls “off-highway vehicles.” That represents a 10 percent increase over last year at this time. In 2014, there were an estimated 93,700 ATV-related emergency department-treated injuries in the United States. Many of these injuries were quite serious and resulted in death. The most serious injuries included:

• Spinal cord injury
• Crush injury
• Burn injury
• Orthopedic trauma
• Traumatic brain injury
• Wrongful death
• Amputation

ATV Accident Lawsuits

If you have had an accident with an ATV, please contact an experienced attorney. It is critical that the accident scene and vehicle in question are preserved for an adequate investigation.

Do I need insurance for my ATV?

• State laws differ, but generally speaking, you must have insurance on your ATV if you ride anywhere besides private land
• 4-wheelers are NOT fully covered under your homeowner’s insurance plan
• There is a wide range of options to choose from when picking your ATV insurance plan
• If you race ATVs or use them in business ventures, you need a special type of insurance plan

Do I need to have insurance for my 4-wheeler if I am going to ride it on public land?

Although many states don’t require your 4-wheeler to be insured if ridden on private property, the rules are completely different if you plan on driving your ATV on state-owned land or a public park. You will be required to at least carry liability insurance if riding on public land and in some states you may be required to carry more coverage than just that. If you need to get insurance for your ATV or 4-wheeler it is probably not going to be through your homeowner’s policy but through a stand-alone ATV insurance product much like car insurance.

What sorts of coverage can I get or need for my ATV or 4-wheeler?

Here are the types of coverage you may want to consider when buying a 4-wheeler:
• Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability: This will cover the cost incurred with damaging property or injuring a person.
• Comprehensive & Collision Coverage: This coverage will protect you in the event that your 4-wheeler gets into an accident with another object or vehicle. It takes care of any non-vehicular incidents that caused damage to your 4-wheeler – fire, theft, vandalism, and collision with an animal.
• Medical Payments Cover: This is a good type of cover to have because it provides compensation for the medical services given to you after being hurt in a 4-wheeler accident, regardless of who is at fault.
• Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Again, like car insurance, if you have the unfortunate fate to get into a terrible accident where the other motorist either has minimum coverage or no insurance coverage at all, this type of cover provides you peace of mind that you are covered.
• Accessory and/or Safety Apparel Coverage: This protects all electronic equipment and gadgets as well as upgrades installed in your 4-wheeler apart from the factory-installed ones. Also, trailer, covers, helmets, and other safety apparel or accessories related to your 4-wheeler would be covered.

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Michael R. Anderson, JD

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8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States

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West Jordan is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is a rapidly growing suburb of Salt Lake City and has a mixed economy. According to the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 103,712, placing it as the fourth most populous in the state. The city occupies the southwest end of the Salt Lake Valley at an elevation of 4,330 feet (1,320 m). Named after the nearby Jordan River, the limits of the city begin on the river’s western bank and end in the eastern foothills of the Oquirrh Mountains, where Kennecott Copper Mine, the world’s largest man-made excavation is located. Settled in the mid-19th century, the city has developed into its own regional center. As of 2012, the city has four major retail centers; with Jordan Landing being one of the largest mixed-use planned developments in the Intermountain West. Companies headquartered in West Jordan include Mountain America Credit Union, Lynco Sales & Service, SME Steel, and Cyprus Credit Union. The city has one major hospital, Jordan Valley Medical Center, and a campus of Salt Lake Community College, which is designed to become the main campus by 2020. West Jordan received its name from Mormon settlers who entered the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 under the leadership of their prophet, Brigham Young. These first European-Americans named the river flowing west of their first settlement, Salt Lake City, the Western Jordan, a reference to the River Jordan in Israel. The name was later simplified to “Jordan River”.

Like its Middle Eastern namesake, the Jordan River flows from a fresh water lake (Utah Lake) to an inland salt sea (Great Salt Lake). West Jordan was founded around 1849 on the western banks of the Jordan River. One of the first sawmills in the area was built in 1850 in the city by Archibald Gardner. Gardner was a devout Mormon whose legacy can still be seen in modern West Jordan. His collection of mills and houses, now historic, has been renovated into a specialty shopping district known as Gardner Village. Early West Jordan relied primarily on agriculture, mills, and mining activity to form the base of its economy. The first leather tannery west of the Mississippi River was constructed in the city in 1851. Today, West Jordan is one of the fastest growing cities in Utah. Growth has been phenomenal, beginning in the 1970s and continuing unabated since. The population grew from 4,221 in 1970 to 27,327 in 1980, 42,892 in 1990, and 68,336 in 2000, reaching 103,712 according to the 2010 Census. Sears chose the city as its first Sears Grand location, a new store concept, which opened its doors in 2003 at the Jordan Landing shopping center. Transportation issues along with school overcrowding are the city’s top concerns as it attempts to deal with rapid population growth. Current major construction projects include the completion of Jordan Landing, a new main campus for the Salt Lake Community College, the expansion of Jordan Valley Hospital, and Midvale’s current transit-oriented development on the east border in the Jordan River bed. Future plans for the city include the Mountain View Corridor highway and the “Mid-Jordan” TRAX light rail line. Old downtown West Jordan is in the process of being reconstructed as a transit-oriented development called “Briarwood.” The plans called for an expanded Main Park, a history museum, an indoor recreation center, a senior center, and a large courthouse to serve the Utah State Third District, most of which are now complete. The second phase calls for the demolition of a dilapidated commercial area, to be replaced by six-story buildings housing a performing arts center, a large library, a hotel, an education center, a conference center, retail and office space, a trail linking to Gardner Village and the Jordan River trail, and a cultural pavilion to house the planned light rail station. As of 2014, the library and TRAX light-rail have been completed and opened. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.9 square miles (80.0 km2), all of it land. West Jordan is bordered on the west by the Oquirrh Mountains and on the east by the Jordan River.

The western neighborhoods of Webby, Copper Hills, and Jordan Hills are rapidly growing regions located along the lower slopes of the eastern Oquirrh Mountains. The fastest development is currently taking place between 4800 west and State Route 111, a highway that traverses the slopes of the Oquirrh Mountains. The city lies approximately 18 miles (29 km) southwest of downtown Salt Lake City. The city is bordered on the north by Taylorsville and Kearns, on the south by South Jordan, on the east by Sandy, Murray and Midvale, on the west by Coppertone, and on the extreme northwestern corner by West Valley City. West Jordan was incorporated on January 10, 1941. Today, West Jordan has a council-manager form of government. The city council is composed of seven individuals: the mayor and six council members. The mayor presides at city council meetings. The city council appoints a city manager to act as the chief executive or administrative officer. The city council provides policy and direction for the city. The city council meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:00 PM. The mayor and city council members are elected to four-year terms. Four city council members are elected from four districts within the city, while the other two are elected at-large or citywide. The mayor and the two at-large council members are elected during the same election cycle, while the four city council members representing their districts are elected offset by two years, last one held in 2015. All terms begin on January 1 following their respective election. Interstate 15, a twelve-lane freeway, is located east of the city limits, providing access from the north and south, while Interstate 215, an eight-lane beltway, is located northeast of the city. Banterer Highway (State Route 154), a six-lane expressway, traverses the center of the city, just east of South Valley Regional Airport and the Jordan Landing shopping center. Due to severe traffic congestion plaguing the rapidly growing city, a ten-lane freeway in the Mountain View Corridor (SR-85) is planned to have three exits in the city (7800 S, 9000 S, and Old Bingham Hwy.) and run north-south at about 5800 West in the south and bend west to 6400 West in the north.

The first phase of the project was completed December 15, 2012. New Bingham Highway, mostly a four-lane road, begins as 7720 South at State Street (U.S. Route 89) in Midvale, curves into 7800 South as it enters the city, and finally heads southwest to end at Coppertone. Redwood Road (State Route 68), a six-lane road, runs through the eastern portion of the city. In the far western extremes of the city, State Route 111, a two-lane road, runs through the developing rural area along the foothills. Development has recently begun to expand beyond SR-111. West Jordan is served by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) bus system, which runs every half-hour during peak hours. All of the routes running into the city connect to nearby TRAX stations in Midvale and Sandy or to downtown Salt Lake City. Service in the city was increased during the August 2007 redesign of the bus system. A TRAX light rail line also serves the area. This line begins at the Fashion Place West station in Murray and run southwest through West Jordan, with 6 stops in the city, before turning south and terminating at the Daybreak Community in South Jordan. The route was opened on August 7, 2011. Transportation has been a major issue in city politics. The city’s population has expanded rapidly from about 4,000 in 1970 to over 100,000 in 2010, outstripping the capacity of roadways and infrastructure. At city council meetings it has been common for residents, particularly those on the western edge of the city, to complain about having one-hour commutes to downtown Salt Lake City, a distance of 26 miles (42 km). The mayor has blamed this situation on the fact that the city is the most populous in the state that is not directly served by a freeway. In addition to significant road widening projects throughout the city, the Mountain View Corridor freeway is currently under construction to service the western portion of the city.

ATV Accident Liability

All-terrain vehicles, also known as ATVs, are kinds of vehicles that be driven through all kinds of terrains and surfaces. ATVs, although fun, have a higher center of gravity and a narrow wheel base that creates a high risk of rolling over, even on flat surfaces. This makes the chances of personal injury very high and approximately 75 percent of ATV accidents cause serious long-term damage to the head or spinal cord. Other injuries could include broken bones, crushed limbs and lacerations. In many states, not only is there no minimum age law to ride ATVs, there are no safety helmet laws either. Safety is really important when it comes to having fun on ATVs, but accidents do happen. An ATV accident is one that results in property damage, injury or death. These accidents can occur for many reasons, but with the risk of driving an ATV, most cases are due to the improper handling of the vehicle from the driver.

Victims of ATV accidents cannot collect compensation unless they prove the accident occurred through negligence. To show an accident was due to someone else’s negligence, the incident must fall under at least one of the following criteria:
• Caused harm to the victim
• Caused by another’s carelessness
• Was the fault of another
Comparative negligence could be a factor if there is more than one person that could be at fault for the accident. In other words, the liability is placed on the person who more than likely caused the incident. If the accident occurred due to a faulty part in the ATV, this could be a case for product liability. Manufacturers and sellers are responsible if they sell a defective product. On the other hand, if one utilizes an ATV for recreational use at an outfitter, the land owners must take precautions to carefully mark land boundaries. These markers should be clearly visible. Unmarked wire and rope boundaries could be fatal to people riding ATVs. If an accident has occurred and there are damages to the ATV, the driver may be responsible for reimbursing the ATV outfitter for the cost of the ATV at its current market value.

West Jordan ATV Accident Attorneys

One of the most commons types of cases our legal staff handles involve ATV accidents. For over a decade the lawyers have been aggressively representing people that have been involved in a ATV accident. They know how to analyze the details of an accident to help determine who was at fault and what situations may have led to the accident. They work hard to achieve financial compensation for their clients. This includes monetary settlements for pain and suffering, damage to the vehicle, medical bills and time away from work. Legal claims can be an extremely negative circumstance to go through. As a misleading name, an all-terrain vehicle is not truly made for every type of terrain out there. These recreational machines are usually characterized by fun, vacationing, and off-road adventures. Unfortunately, many individuals climb on to an ATV without properly understanding how the machine operates and what to do in the case of an emergency.

The following are several facts about the hidden dangers of ATV accidents, provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. While there is no direct cause of all ATV accidents, many of these incidents involve the negligence or recklessness of the driver or another person nearby. Causes of ATV accidents range from drunk driving, to speeding recklessly, to hill-climbing, to vehicle rollover; the list virtually goes on and on. These accidents are also caused due to some unsuspecting reasons, such as exceeding capacity on the ATV. Many of these vehicles are designed to hold one passenger and one passenger only. When a second or even third passenger is put into the picture, a recipe for disaster ensues. In some cases, the accident involves the second passenger falling off the ATV. In other cases a passenger will not be able to shift their weight as intuitively as the driver, therefore throwing the entire vehicle off-balance. One last hidden danger, among many others, is the chance that the ATV has a defective auto part installed in its system. Defective parts can range from virtually any part of the vehicle the tires, throttle, clutch, shifter, gas tank, fender it can be anything. If you suspect that the dangerous part caused the incident, you may be able to file a product liability claim. ATV accidents are extremely dangerous in nature, but many individuals still believe that the fun in riding this vehicle outweighs the possible disadvantages. If you are one of the many that enjoys riding an ATV on the weekends, be sure to always follow the rules of the law, these are all set in place for the safety of you and those around you. Never drink and drive, and make sure that you always have your helmet and protective gear on when riding. If you should be involved in an ATV accident and you believe it is the fault of another person or manufacturing company, do not hesitate to involve a personal injury attorney.

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Michael R. Anderson, JD

Ascent Law LLC
8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States

Telephone: (801) 676-5506

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About 136,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) related injuries in 2004. And from 1982 to 2004, almost 6,500 people died in ATV-related accidents. Nearly a third of all these deaths and injuries involved children under the age of 16. But not only is the number of ATV-related accidents and injuries high, they are increasing at an alarming rate (injuries doubled in a recent five-year period). This is due in large part to their phenomenal popularity. Four-wheel ATVs in use in the U.S. has increased from about 2 million to over 6.9 million in the last decade. The first ATVs were sold in the U.S. in 1971. These three-wheelers were involved in so many rollover accidents that the United States Justice Department filed a lawsuit alleging that ATV manufacturers were violating the Consumer Product Safety Act. By 1987, ATV manufacturers discontinued making three-wheeled ATVs, but they did not recall the 2.4 million that had already been sold. Some of these dangerous vehicles remain in use today. Even four-wheel ATVs are being blamed for accidents caused by design and manufacturing defects.

When you need a Park City ATV Accident Attorney Lawyer, Call Ascent Law Right Away

Numerous ATV Accident Lawsuits have been filed against ATV manufacturers for “failure to warn” that the manufacturers knew of a hazard with regard to their vehicles yet did not warn consumers about it. Since 2000, hundreds of thousands of ATVs have been recalled.
Another problem with these types of vehicles is that children often ride ATVs intended for adults instead of the youth models. ATVs are not toys, especially when one considers that adult ATVs can weigh up to 800 pounds and travel at 60 miles per hour. In fact, the Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 90 percent of children under the age of 16 who died in an ATV-related accident were driving or riding as a passenger on an adult ATV.

Following are some common-sense tips for safer operation of ATVs:
• Children should only operate appropriately sized ATVs and should receive specialized training. Engine sizes between 70cc and 90cc should be operated by persons at least 12 years of age; engine sizes over 90cc by those 16 years of age or older. Both children and adults should enroll in an ATV safety course. Contact the ATV Safety Institute.
• Wear DOT- and Snell ANSI- approved helmet, gloves, goggles, long-sleeve shirt, long pants, and boots that cover the ankles.
• Do not carry passengers.
• Be aware that any attachments affect stability and breaking.
• Never operate ATVs on paved roads, streets or highways.
• Carefully read the owner’s manual.
If you are involved in an ATV accident, you should generally follow the same steps as those for an automobile accident, including getting medical attention, collecting as much information as possible, and writing down a detailed account of the accident, whiles your memory is fresh. Please search our directory of injury lawyers to speak with an experienced ATV accident attorney near you. All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are popular for recreation use and work on many farms and ranches. The summer months (May through September) are typically the most deadly time for ATV related deaths. ATVs are inherently dangerous due to the high speed and weight of the vehicle. The risk of danger increases with the addition of passengers or when no helmet is present. Furthermore, drivers and passengers typically have minimal protection which many times results in devastating injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), on average, 564 adults and 123 kids (under the age of 16) die each year in an ATV accident. Of all ATV fatalities from 2009-2012, 33% occurred on paved surfaces.

Common causes of ATV accidents

ATVs are rugged, heavy vehicles capable of reaching speeds of 65 mph. Even for experienced drivers, ATV’s can be extremely dangerous and pose serious risks. Some of the common causes of accidents:
• Speeding
• Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
• Inexperienced driver
• Driving on paved roads
• Lack of safety equipment/no helmet
• Careless driving
• Multiple passengers

Who is responsible for an ATV accident?

Determining who the responsible party is following an accident will be one of the first steps a lawyer will take. If the vehicle itself was defective or malfunctioned, you may have grounds for a product liability claim against the manufacturer. If you were on the ATV owner’s private property, a claim with the homeowner’s insurance policy or against the owner may be the next step. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our ATV accident lawyers will carefully listen to your account of the accident, determine your legal options and identify the best course of action moving forward. While hiring a personal injury lawyer won’t take away the emotional or physical pain of an accident, we may be able to ease the toll that ongoing medical bills continue to take on your bank account and your mental well-being. We will fight to secure financial security for future medical treatment and care of your loved one.
Common types of ATV accidents include:
• Collision with another vehicle
• Rollover
• Hitting a stationary object
• Falling or being thrown off
• Being run over
Common ATV/four-wheeler injuries:
• Lacerations
• Fractures/Broken Bones
• Facial Injuries
• Spinal Injuries
• Traumatic Brain Injuries
• Quadriplegia
• Paraplegia
• Death

Future Medical Care and Expenses

Unfortunately, for many accident victims and their families, life will never be the same following an ATV injury. It is not uncommon for catastrophic injuries, such as severe brain and spinal injuries, to require lifelong medical treatment and care. For parents, spouses or other caregivers, the thought of being unable to provide future care for their loved one when they are no longer able or alive to do so can be devastating. It is imperative that you contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible following an accident in order to preserve your right to file a potential claim. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in or died as a result of an all-terrain vehicle accident caused by the negligence of another person, contact the personal injury lawyers.
What sorts of coverage can I get or need for my ATV or 4-wheeler?
Here are the types of coverage you may want to consider when buying a 4-wheeler:

• Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability: This will cover the cost incurred with damaging property or injuring a person.
• Comprehensive & Collision Coverage: This coverage will protect you in the event that your 4-wheeler gets into an accident with another object or vehicle. It takes care of any non-vehicular incidents that caused damage to your 4-wheeler – fire, theft, vandalism, and collision with an animal.
• Medical Payments Cover: This is a good type of cover to have because it provides compensation for the medical services given to you after being hurt in a 4-wheeler accident, regardless of who is at fault.
• Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage: Again, like car insurance, if you have the unfortunate fate to get into a terrible accident where the other motorist either has minimum coverage, or no insurance coverage at all, this type of cover provides you peace of mind that you are covered.
• Accessory and/or Safety Apparel Coverage: This protects all electronic equipment and gadgets as well as upgrades installed in your 4-wheeler apart from the factory-installed ones. Also, trailer, covers, helmets, and other safety apparel or accessories related to your 4-wheeler would be covered.

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West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States

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When you have been in a car accident also called a traffic collision, many times you will need to find a good Utah car accident and personal injury lawyer regardless of whether the accident was your fault or not. You may wonder why that is – the answer is that you need to protect your rights and a good attorney on your side will assist you and protect you. Those who are at fault will need a Utah motor vehicle accident lawyer to help them get out of the charges against them while the victims will need a Salt Lake City motor vehicle accident attorney to help them get the payment they need for injuries and the like. So, regardless of which situation you are in, you will follow similar methods to find a good car accident injury lawyers, like those at Ascent Law.

First of all, you want to find a lawyer whose main practice focuses on car accident injuries. When you find this type of lawyer you know that you will have representation knowledgeable of the ins and outs of car accident injury claims. If you get a different type of lawyer to represent you then it won’t be long before you find out how important a lawyer is who is knowledgeable about the specific problem you have. Now, once you find a car accident injury lawyer you need to find out their record of winning and losing similar cases. If you go with a lawyer who has never won a case like yours before then you don’t have a whole lot of hope that his luck will change. But, if you find a lawyer who has a high success rate winning cases similar to yours then you have a much better chance of winning your case. Don’t be embarrassed to ask questions when you are talking to accident injury lawyers. The more questions you ask up front the better informed you will be and the easier it will be to make a decision as to whether or not you want that particular lawyer to represent you.

Now, you may be wondering how to actually go about finding the accident injury lawyers for you to pick from. The yellow pages are always a good answer if you are looking for local accident injury lawyers but the Internet is another great way to find local injury lawyers. You may also find reviews on particular attorneys when you review the web and this is an excellent way for you to find out what attorney will be best to represent you. Always remember that when you are looking for a lawyer you need to find one you feel comfortable with and one that has the necessary credentials to support you.

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If you need a car accident lawyer or know someone who does, contact Ascent Law today at (801) 676-5506. We are ready to help you now.

Michael R. Anderson, JD

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8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States

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