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Mistakes to Avoid in a Personal Injury Case

 

When you are involved in a personal injury case the last thing you will want to do is take any action that will hinder your case. The personal injury attorneys at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo will guide you on the process of a personal injury case and what you should and should not do. Below are just some of the mistakes you will want to avoid when going through a personal injury case.

 

Not Following your Doctor’s Instructions

Not being compliant or following your doctors specific instructions after seeking treatment after a personal injury can be daunting to your case. Gaps in treatment are something that insurance companies use against plaintiffs – if they don’t follow through with treatment, if they’re not compliant, if there are gaps – because they will say that if there’s a gap, then there could have been another cause for the injuries.

 

Giving a Statement to Insurance Companies

While you assume that insurance companies are going to do the right thing in regards to your case you need to realize they are going to do what they can to avoid a payout. They’re looking out for their insured’s interest, their company’s interest, and their own monetary bottom line. You are not required to give a statement to any insurance company and it should be avoided until you speak with your personal injury attorney at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo.

 

Settling Early

In some instances, plaintiffs will cut themselves short in that the insurance companies will pressure them to settle even before they’ve undergone treatment done or right after an initial round of treatment. It is impossible to tell if your injuries will continue on and require more treatment and even more money, which is why settling early will end up hurting you in the long run. 

 

Personal Injury Claims are hard to go through on your own. Your focus should be on healing and getting the money you deserve for treatment, let the personal injury attorneys at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo take care of the rest. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

 

 

Facts about Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are always unfortunate for everyone involved. The more you know about what causes motorcycle accidents and how to avoid them the better. If you do find yourself to be the victim of a motorcycle accident you can trust the personal injury attorneys at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo to help you with your case and get you the money you deserve. Below are some facts about motorcycle accidents we want you to be aware of.

 

·         Only about ¼ of motorcycle accidents are single vehicle accidents involving the motorcycle colliding with the roadway or some fixed object in the environment.

·         In multiple vehicle accidents, 2/3 of the accidents are caused by the other vehicle violating the motorcycle's right-of-way.

·         The failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the predominating cause of motorcycle accidents. The driver of the other vehicle involved in collision with the motorcycle did not see the motorcycle before the collision, or did not see the motorcycle until too late to avoid the collision.

·         Visibility and conspicuousness of the motorcycle is a critical factor in the multiple vehicle accidents, and accident involvement is significantly reduced by the use of motorcycle headlamps (on in daylight) and the wearing of high visibility yellow, orange or bright red jackets.

·         Motorcycle riders between the ages of 16 and 24 are significantly overrepresented in accidents; motorcycle riders between the ages of 30 and 50 are significantly underrepresented. Although the majority of the accident-involved motorcycle drivers are male (96%), female motorcycle passengers are significantly overrepresented in the accident data.

·         The typical motorcycle accident allows the motorcyclist just less than 2 seconds to complete all collision avoidance action.

·         The likelihood of injury is extremely high in motorcycle accidents: 98% of multiple vehicle collisions and 96% of the single vehicle accidents resulted in some kind of injury to the motorcycle rider; 45% resulted in more than a minor injury.

·         The use of heavy boots, jacket, gloves, etc., is effective in preventing or reducing abrasions and lacerations, which are frequent but rarely severe injuries.

·         The most deadly injuries to the accident victims were injuries to the chest and head.

·         The use of the safety helmet is the single most critical factor in the prevention of reduction of head injury.

 

For more information regarding personal injury claims make sure you talk to one of our experienced personal injury attorneys at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Provo. We can give you the answers you need.

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Norman H. Jackson, Utah Court of Appeals Judge, Retired, has joined the law firm of Robinson, Seiler & Anderson, LC, effective April 2017.  Judge Jackson was one of the seven founding Judges of the Utah Court of Appeals and served terms as Presiding and Associate Presiding Judge.
 
Judge Jackson was the senior attorney in a Richfield law firm for eighteen years.  The firm engaged in legal, business and tax cases, including practice before State and Federal Courts, U.S. Board of Land Appeals, Utah Public Service Commission and Arizona Corporation Commission.  Clients included counties, cities, banks department stores, communications and credit associations, irrigation companies, auto dealers, building supply stores, farmers, ranchers and small businesses. They took “every type of case that came through the door,” from criminal defense work to a patent royalty dispute for the inventor of the Frisbee. Judge Jackson has been a lifetime rancher doing business in Utah as Jackson Cattle Company and Arizona as EJ Cattle Ranches.
 
Judge Jackson’s professional service includes terms on the Utah State Bar Commission, Bar Foundation (President and Vice President), Air Travel Commission, and Utah Information Technology Commission.  He served on the Judiciary’s Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee for thirteen years and initiated and supervised the Appellate Court Mediation Office.  He developed and advanced a realistic and workable framework for both of Utah’s Appellate Courts to use in reviewing trial court and administrative agency decisions.  He published three editions of Utah Standards of Appellate Review while participating in more than 2,000 appellate court decisions.  
 
Judge Jackson’s experience will complement the other outstanding lawyers at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson, LC.  The firm will continue its representation of injured individuals, as well as clients in real estate, business, estate planning, tax, contract and education matters.
 

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