Utah Personal Injury Lawyer

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Personal injury lawyers provide legal representation in cases of personal injury or wrongful death as a result of the negligence by a third party. An experienced Utah personal injury lawyer will protect the client's best interests and help obtain the due compensation for the pain and suffering endured by the victims and their families. A knowledgeable lawyer understands how the justice system works, and will be proficient in personal injury law and understand the policies governing tort law. If you have been a victim of a negligent act, you will need expert legal guidance and professional advocacy to recover fair compensation.

A personal injury is defined as an injury to the emotions, mind, or body, in order to distinguish it from an injury to a piece of property. A personal injury lawsuit will typically involve a plaintiff who has been injured due to another person's carelessness. There are many different types of personal injuries, including trip and fall or slip and fall accidents, assault claims, dog bites or other animal attacks, accidents at work, accidents in the home, holiday accidents, medical and dental accidents, and defective product accidents. A personal injury does not have to result from an accident, however, but can also include industrial disease cases. These include occupational stress, contact dermatitis, mesothelioma and asbestosis, chest diseases, and repetitive strain injuries.

Many people are injured or killed because of dangerous and defective products every year. Personal injury lawyers can also represent individuals who have been injured by defective products, and help them to recover damages from the manufacturer, distributor, retailer or installer of the product. Products are also sometimes defective in design and these flaws may cause harm when used by unsuspecting consumers. The absence of adequate warnings on known risks of injury can also be a basis for staking a claim on defective product-related injuries.

Most medical lawsuits on defective products include drugs and implants produced by manufacturers whose primary aim is profits, and who release products without adequately testing for safety. Sometimes products are defective because of the manufacturing process which could have been negligent, particularly in the case of processed food products that are not adequately treated and may result in the spread of disease or introduce foreign material into the consumer.

If you have been injured by a product, it is important to preserve what remains of the product and any other evidence of purchasing the product, such as sales bills and the packaging that the product came in. Never discard or destroy the product, as that is evidence critical to evaluate your case. In cases of products or devices that have been recently repaired, the possibility of negligence during the repair may also be investigated and this may help claim liability for the damages.

Astonishingly, an average of 11,200 accidental injuries that are considered disabling take place every hour. The most common accident at construction sites are falls. And, every year about 11,000 people in America suffer from a traumatic spinal cord injury, many of which will turn into permanent disabilities. About 6,500,000 construction workers were active in 1995 in the United States. Out of those, there were 1,040 construction related deaths and 350,000 disabling injuries. The part of the body that is the most commonly injured is the back, accounting for about 25% of all work-related injuries.

Damages can be claimed on several defective products, such as lawnmowers with no protection, saws with no guards, faulty helmets or those made of plastic, tires made from defective rubber that blow out and cause wrongful death and injury, automobiles that are assembled inefficiently and have engines that may blow up, defective electrical circuiting in electronic items, and so on.


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