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Utah Personal Injury Attorneys Press Releases

  • December 4, 2012 — Law Firm Teams with Richard Holdman to ‘Light Up’ for Christmas — Utah-based personal injury law firm Christensen & Hymas recently decorated their new office building with an animated lighting display put on by Richard Holdman, sharing the Christmas spirit with neighbors and all passersby!  The lights sync with a series of holiday favorites that can be enjoyed by simply tuning into 99.9 FM while next to the building, located at 11693 S. 700 E. in Draper, UT.  Between songs, information about the local non-profit Neuroworx will be shared and an opportunity provided to donate to this worthy cause.  
  • November 28, 2012 — Utah Teachers Jeanne Simpson and Natalie Larsen Win the Golden Apple Award — Christensen & Hymas Gives $100 Gift Card for Classroom Supplies
  • November 21, 2012 — New “No Text-and-Drive Campaign”; Stay Alive: Pledge then Drive — Do you feel safe while driving on U.S. roadways?  According to the AAA Foundation, 1 in 3 drivers say they feel less safe than they did 5 years ago and cited distracted driving as a major source for their concern.  Due to the increasing deaths and injuries associated with distracted driving, organizations around the nation have started “no text-and-drive” campaigns.  After serving those who have been injured in car accidents, and seeing the devastating effects associated with distracted driving, Christensen & Hymas, a Utah personal injury law firm, has launched their own “no text and drive” campaign called, “Stay Alive: Pledge then Drive.”
  • November 14, 2012 — Man Almost Loses Finger to Chihuahua Bite – Christensen & Hymas Recovered $45,000 Losing a finger to a Chihuahua bite seems highly implausible, but for one Utah man, it was nearly a reality.  A neighbor’s small dog bit the man on his middle finger, causing a deep puncture wound and laceration the length of which spanned the distance between the two knuckles nearest his palm.  The wound quickly became infected and swollen to twice the normal size, so he sought medical aid.  Three Intermountain InstaCare visits later, the swelling had not subsided and the infection raged on.  The medical professionals suggested the man seek surgery at a nearby hospital.  After medical bills began to amass, the man pursued legal help.  Christensen & Hymas recovered $45,000 in a settlement for their client from the at-fault party’s insurance company, Allstate Insurance.
  • November 13, 2012 — Man’s Memory Lost after Texting and Driving Accident — Christensen & Hymas recently recovered an undisclosed settlement amount from Allstate Insurance.  Their client was a motor-vehicle accident victim who suffered severe memory loss after his car was rear-ended on the freeway.  The man was stopped in a construction zone when another motorist, traveling at 65 mph, took his eyes off the road while reaching for a buzzing cell phone, looked up too late, and smashed into the man’s car.  This is not an isolated incident.  According to the National Safety Council, “Distracted driving has become a serious health threat.”  They continue, “Distractions now join alcohol and speeding as leading factors in fatal and serious injury crashes.”
  • November 9, 2012 — Deadly Consequences of Medical Malpractice and Methadone — A young father is dead, allegedly due to a medically prescribed over-dose of methadone, a pain-relieving drug.  The man’s surviving heirs, his parents and his child, filed a wrongful death claim against the Utah medical doctor who prescribed the medication; with the aid of the Utah personal injury lawyers at Christensen & Hymas, the doctor’s insurance company, the Utah Medical Insurance Association, settled out of court for an undisclosed settlement amount.  The prevalence and increasing number of methadone-related deaths have caused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue an alert and warning of the dangers associated with the drug.  They urge prescribing doctors to “be familiar with methadone’s toxicities and unique pharmacological properties,” which may cause “death, narcotic overdose, and serious cardiac arrhythmias.” 
  • November 6, 2012 — Utah Teachers Michelle Poorte and Rick Richman Win the Golden Apple Award — Christensen & Hymas Gives $100 Gift Card for Classroom Supplies
  • November 2, 2012 — Teen’s Torso Stuck in Windshield – Christensen & Hymas Recovers $430,000 for Two Car Accident Victims — Christensen & Hymas recently recovered $430,000 for two injured car accident victims, both of them young teens.  Personal injury attorney Ken Christensen strongly recommends motorists obtain greater amounts of insurance coverage (UM/UIM) in order to protect themselves and their families from financial ruin in the case of a car accident caused by another person.
  • November 1, 2012 — Utah Teachers Shelley Liu and Betty Bleak Win the Golden Apple Award — Christensen & Hymas Gives $100 Gift Card for Classroom Supplies
  • October 17, 2012 — Win Utah Jazz Tickets in Christensen & Hymas’ ‘Jazz-O-Lantern’ Contest — As avid Jazz fans eager for the upcoming season, here at Christensen & Hymas we have decided to hold a ‘Jazz-O-Lantern’ contest; we are awarding two tickets to a regular season Utah Jazz game to whoever can incorporate the most creative Utah Jazz-related design into their Halloween pumpkins! We will be awarding first and second place winners with two tickets each.
  • October 12, 2012 — Christensen & Hymas Recovers $200,000 for Motorcycle Accident VictimThe motorcycle accident lawyers at Christensen & Hymas recently recovered $200,000 in an out-of-court settlement against both American National Property Insurance and Foremost Insurance Group for a man who was injured when a motorist made an illegal U-turn directly in front of the man’s motorcycle, cutting off his direction of travel.  Attorney Russ Hymas urges all bikers to obtain ample UIM insurance coverage.
  • October 11, 2012 — Utah Teachers Sarah Fluhman and Olivia Oldham Win the Golden Apple AwardChristensen & Hymas gives $100 gift card for classroom supplies.
  • October 10, 2012 — Neck and Spine Sprained and Dislocated, $50,000.00 Recovered for Car Accident VictimThe personal injury attorneys at Christensen & Hymas recently recovered $50,000.00 in an out-of-court settlement for a client who had injured her spine in a car accident caused by someone else.  The woman thought the accident was minor until the pain in her neck and back persisted.  Utah attorney Russ Hymas urges every motor-vehicle-accident-victim to seek both medical and legal help, even if the incident was thought to be minor; your physical and financial security could depend on it.
  • October 3, 2012 — $76,000 Recovered After Man’s Face Smashed, Nose Fractured in Bicycle/Auto AccidentThe Utah bicycle accident attorneys at Christensen & Hymas recently recovered $76,000.00 from Metlife Insurance for a client who was a victim of a significant bicycle/car accident.  The man was severely injured when a woman, intending to turn left, pulled in front of the cyclist, cutting off his direction of travel.  His bicycle crashed into the driver’s side door, sending his body directly into the metal door of the woman’s car; the cyclist’s face and nose fractured on impact.  The personal injury attorneys at Christensen & Hymas urge all motorists to take the time to notice the possible presence of cyclists on the road.
  • September 24, 2012 — Utah Teachers Crystal Spackman and Randy Olsen Win the Golden Apple AwardChristensen & Hymas Gives $100 Gift Card for Classroom Supplies.
  • September 22, 2012 — Christensen & Hymas Recovers $100,000.00 for Car Accident Victim: UIM Insurance VitalThe personal injury attorneys at Christensen & Hymas recently recovered $100,000 for a man who was rear-ended in his car while waiting at an intersection’s red light.  The force from the distracted driver’s car caused his car to impact the car in front of him.  Due to the violent movement forward and backward of the accident, the man’s neck, back, shoulder, and arms were severely injured.  Utah attorney Russ Hymas urges all motorists to obtain underinsured motorist insurance coverage (UIM), with the highest policy limits, that fall within your budget.
  • September 19, 2012 — Girl’s Skull Exposed in Car Accident, Personal Injury Attorneys Recover $110,000The Utah personal injury attorneys at Christensen & Hymas recently recovered $110,000 for a 3-year-old girl whose head was slashed open by a rearview mirror in her parents’ car.  Court documents show that the young girl was struck by the mirror after an inattentive driver failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic and turned left directly into the path of the girl’s parent’s car.  The force of the impact caused the mirror to dislodge from the windshield, striking the girl, creating a 7cm gash in her forehead.
  • September 18, 2012 — Grille Guards Could Prevent $1.1 Billion in Annual Animal-Related Vehicular Damage — New studies show that there are more than 1.5 million deer-vehicle collisions that occur annually in the United States– and that is only deer!  The combined dollar amount for all vehicular repairs caused by wildlife vehicle collisions is $1.1 billion. Personal injury attorney Ken Christensen urges trucking companies to equip every vehicle in their fleet with grille guards.  Doing so would not only save millions of dollars in vehicular damages, but it would prevent amassing many more millions of dollars in medical expenses.
  • September 8, 2012 — Utah Teachers Marilyn Hulme and Sarah Kohrman Win the Golden Apple AwardChristensen & Hymas gives $100 gift card for classroom supplies.
  • September 6, 2012 — Christensen & Hymas Recovers $8,500.00 in Hit-and-Run Cycling AccidentThe attorneys at Christensen & Hymas recently recovered $8,500.00 in a hit-and-run cycling accident that occurred in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.  The woman riding the bicycle was commuting to work—as she often did—when another woman in a car turned left and struck her, knocking her off the bicycle, this according to the police report.  The victim sustained multiple injuries to her head, neck, and back.  The woman in the car ran over the bicycle, looked at the woman she had just hit, and fled the scene.
  • September 5, 2012 — Family Receives $275,000.00 in Settlement against State Farm InsuranceA terrible car accident took the life of a woman who was a mother and a wife; she is survived by her husband and two children.  The police report alleges the accident was caused by a driver who lost control of his vehicle on a major highway by clipping the shoulder of the road, pulling his steering wheel to the right.  In an attempt to restore control of his vehicle he over-corrected to the left, which caused him to cross the median into oncoming traffic, crashing into the woman’s vehicle.  She died from her injuries at the scene of the accident.  It was later verified by police that alcohol was involved.
  • August 31, 2012 — Man’s Wife Killed in Auto Accident, Receives $975,000.00 in Settlements — The lawyers at Christensen & Hymas recently recovered $975,000.00 for a man who lost his wife in a car accident. He and his wife were both seriously injured when a man, influenced by drugs, crossed the median on the highway, and smashed into their car, causing it to spin into a semi-truck’s path. His wife died on the scene; he was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Christensen & Hymas stress the importance of car insurance; without it, hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and related costs would have been left for him to pay.
  • August 30, 2012 — Man’s Face and Arms Burned, Christensen & Hymas Recovers $20,000 — Christensen & Hymas recently recovered $20,000 for a man who was severely burned after a faulty electric pump spewed acid into the air, covering his face and arms.
  • August 15, 2012 — Woman Injured at Tan Salon, Christensen & Hymas Recovers Confidential Settlement — The personal injury attorneys at Christensen & Hymas recently recovered a confidential settlement for a woman who was permanently scarred and burned by hot tanning bed bulbs after an incident at a local tanning salon.
  • August 10, 2012 — Christensen & Hymas to Hold Open House to Commemorate New Building, New Name — Utah Personal Injury Law Firm Christensen & Hymas recently changed its name and moved into a newly-constructed office building, attesting to the firm’s growth throughout the Wasatch front. An Open House will be held August 17 to commemorate these two events.
  • July 13, 2012 — Distracted Driving Infographic Echoes University of Utah’s Study on Multitasking While Driving — Christensen & Hymas Law Firm has published an infographic on driving impairment caused by cell phone usage. The infographic presents striking statistics of the degree to which drivers become distracted while under the influence of cell phones. Interestingly enough, psychology professors Jason M. Watson and David L. Strayer of the University of Utah have published results of a study they conducted on the effects of multitasking while driving. Both the infographic and the published results from the study clearly depict the dangers of driving while utilizing cell phones.
  • June 20, 2012 — The Christensen Law Firm Builds New Building, Changes Firm Name — The Christensen Law Firm commenced construction on their new building in late September of 2011 and it is now coming to a close. The move into the new building will take place in late June. The building stands as a physical symbol of a resolute dedication to serving those who have been injured. The firm will also change its name to ‘Christensen & Hymas’ to reflect the standing of D. Russell Hymas as managing partner.
  • May 31, 2012 — Christensen Law Firm Releases New Cycling Infographic—‘Cycling Injuries Revealed’ — The Christensen Law Firm has released a new cycling infographic that outlines common cycling injuries and helmet statistics of accident victims. The infographic is timely due to the post-Utah Bike Summit ambiance; there has been an amplified amount of awareness for cycling safety in Utah. The increasing numbers of motorists and cyclists on roadways requires a greater attentiveness to cycling safety, which can be summed up as proper education and proper riding equipment. Also, proposed helmet legislation has caused the cycling community to express differing views on the possible impacts of requiring cyclists to wear helmets.
  • May 16, 2012 — Christensen Law Firm Sponsors 2012 Utah Bike Summit — The Christensen Law Firm was pleased to sponsor the 2012 Utah Bike Summit held in Ogden, UT on May 4, 2012. The main purpose of the event was to facilitate community leaders in coming together and discussing the current status and future plans for biking in Utah. Participants and organizers, such as UTA’s General Manager Michael Allegra, worked together by sharing ideas, strategies, and program insights in order to better understand the complex issues associated with biking in urban and mountainous areas. Local businesses and cyclist advocates worked together to further understanding of what biking has done and will do for Utah’s economy. Overall, it was a unique forum where many representatives could come together and share ideas in the hopes of future implementation. The Christensen Law Firm was pleased to participate in and sponsor such an upstanding event.
  • April 27, 2012 — Car Accident Victim Andraya Nelson gets Victory in Court Case With Aid of Christensen Law Firm — For some accident victims, compensation for injuries suffered can be a longtime coming. For Andraya Nelson, it took three long years. The Christensen Law Firm battled an insurance company in court who argued Andraya’s injuries were less significant than claimed. It was only after a long drawn out process that her case was able to come to a close, with an ultimate victory going to Andraya. Even though she did come out on top, this case ended up being not only about her and her needs, but it set a precedent for other accident victims whose court judgments exceed the guilty party’s insurance policy limit.
  • April 17, 2012 — Free Bicycle Accident Book: Utah Personal Injury Attorney Presents Book on ABC’s Good Things Utah — Russell Hymas, a Utah personal injury attorney from the Christensen Law Firm, recently appeared on ABC’s Good Things Utah in order to present the second edition of his book, The Utah Bicycle Accident Handbook. This free book provides valuable information for all people; whether just getting interested in biking, or an avid cyclist who wants to freshen up on specific bicycle laws, or a motorist who commutes with cyclists, this book is for you.
  • March 30, 2012 — Teachers Kathie Jorgensen and Kathy Wilkins Win the Golden Apple Award — The Christensen Law Firm Gives $100 Gift Card For Classroom Supplies
  • February 29, 2012 — Utah Personal Injury Lawyers Appear in Newsweek and Major Media Networks — A string of recent media appearances has highlighted a firm that already stands out in excellence amongst fellow Utah personal injury lawyers. The mounting accolades awarded to attorneys Ken Christensen and Russ Hymas of the Christensen Law Firm witness of their dedication to their clients and the community as a whole.
  • February 17, 2012 — Golden Apple Award Winner Rita Allen Shows Compassion In And Out Of The Classroom — The School Supplies Gift Program, sponsored by Utah-based Christensen Law Firm, PLLC, is pleased to announce that Mrs. Rita Allen, a kindergarten teacher at Wellsville Elementary in Cache Valley, UT, is this week’s recipient of the Golden Apple Award.
  • November 30, 2011 — Christensen Law Firm to Release New Book — The Christensen Law Firm discusses the release of it’s new guide explaining what to do after your family has experienced a wrongful death.
  • November 30, 2011 — Protect Your Bike Against Theft — The Christensen Law Firm discusses how to insure your bicycle against theft
  • October 31, 2011 — Golden Apple Award Winner Heather Sullivan Takes Teaching To A New LevelThe Christensen Law Firm Gives $100 Gift Card For Classroom Supplies
  • October 4, 2011 — New Infographic Outlines U.S. Oil Usage In Reader-Friendly Way — Christensen Law Firm designed and published an infographic to inform citizens about U.S. oil consumption and production rates
  • September 23, 2011 — Christensen Law Firm Breaks Ground on New Building — The Christensen Law Firm, a Utah based company, is growing and expanding in an economic downturn. It expects to keep growing and adding more jobs to the Draper area.
  • September 14, 2011 — Mountain High School Teacher Cheryl J. Richards Struggles To Help Provide Food For Hungry Students — Christensen Law Firm Gives $100 Smith’s Gift Card for Pantry Supplies to Mountain High School in order to feed students who are going with out.

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