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Accident Books

Why Is My Accident Settlement Taking So Long?

Published on August 17, 2023 • Last updated August 21, 2023 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Accident Books

Some time ago, you were injured in a collision. Weeks or months later, you’re ready to move on with your life and can’t help wondering, “Why is the car accident settlement taking such a long time?” According to the online site for Black’s Law Dictionary, 2nd Ed., roughly 95% of civil litigation winds up settling…

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Medical Care After an Accident: Should I Seek It?

Published on April 28, 2017 • Last updated March 1, 2023 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Accident Books, Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Car Accidents, Utah Lawyer

Accidents happen, and sometimes you may need medical care after an accident. You’ve probably wondered what you should do in that type of situation. Many times people are hesitant to get medical care. Because, they don’t want to get the other party involved “in trouble,” or they’re worried about the cost. However, getting medical care…

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Personal Injury Settlements: What Do They Cover?

Published on April 3, 2017 • Last updated March 1, 2023 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Accident Books, Utah Lawyer

If you are injured in an accident, you may be eligible for compensation in a personal injury case. If another person or organization caused your injuries, they are often responsible for covering your losses. An experienced injury lawyer can help you reach a proper settlement. Essentially, personal injury settlements are agreements between you and the at-fault…

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3 Questions For Your Doctor During an Appointment

Published on September 20, 2016 • Last updated March 1, 2023 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Accident Books, Utah Lawyer

In any injury case, it is essential to stay in close contact with your doctor. Open communication with a medical professional can increase your chances of winning a case. It is not just how you communicate, though. You should give careful consideration to what you communicate about. Being honest with your doctor and asking the right questions will make…

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Medical Authorization Form: Should I Sign It?

Published on April 21, 2016 • Last updated March 1, 2023 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Accident Books, Other Insurance (Health, Life, Home), Utah Lawyer

It is easy to make mistakes in a personal injury case. Insurance companies have many hidden tactics which they use to take advantage of accident victims. One of our core principles at Christensen & Hymas is educating our clients on the ins and outs of personal injury law. Doing this allows us to work better with…

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When Keeping Secrets Hurts

Published on February 3, 2014 • Last updated December 30, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Accident Books


No one is perfect.  We have all made mistakes, been in accidents, or experienced injuries in the past.  Sometimes the circumstances surrounding injuries and accidents can seem embarrassing or trivial. Under many circumstances, it’s fine to keep the secret, but when it comes to your personal injury case, keeping quiet about the past can be…

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Schafer’s Survival Guide

Published on May 16, 2013 • Last updated December 29, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Accident Books, Teen Driving

Slow down! You are going to kill us! I can not believe that they allow you to drive! Once you get your license I’m never driving again. You are a hazard! These and other comments are often shouted in fear as a parent is driving with their teen. Until a teenager earns a real driver’s…

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3 Things You Should Expect after Filing a Workman’s Compensation Claim in Utah

Published on February 6, 2013 • Last updated January 4, 2023 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Accident Books, Slip & Fall

Hardworking employees throughout the U.S. often opt to take advantage of the workers’ compensation benefits available when they are injured on the job.  While it can be assumed that most employers want to do well by those working for them, it also makes sense that they will want evidence that the injury in question took…

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