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Being Safe in Utah (General Safety)

Solar Eclipse: Know The Risks

Published on August 18, 2017 • Last updated January 6, 2023 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Auto Insurance, Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Community Involvement, Distracted Driving

The upcoming solar eclipse is a rare and exciting event. Luckily, Utah neighbors the states that will experience its full totality. This means there will be many people traveling by car, causing much more traffic than usual. In addition, due to the numerous solar eclipse events occurring throughout the Utah valley, (for those who would…

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Utah Hospital Safety Rankings: How Do They Stack Up?

Published on May 18, 2017 • Last updated December 27, 2022 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Medical Malpractice, Utah Lawyer

Recently, the federal government released patient-safety reviews for many hospitals around the country. Unfortunately, several hospitals in Utah received low marks for patient safety. These low Utah hospital safety rankings are cause for concern. If you are ever in a serious accident, it is important to know that you are receiving treatment in a safe…

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Utah Seat Belt Laws: Do I Have to Buckle Up?

Published on May 9, 2017 • Last updated December 27, 2022 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Car Accidents, Car Safety

While driving, you may have noticed the “Click it or Ticket” billboards encouraging seat belt use. Utah seat belt laws apply to and affect everyone on the road, from drivers to passengers. These laws state that everyone in a vehicle must wear a seat belt. In addition, children younger than 8 years old must be…

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Medical Care After an Accident: Should I Seek It?

Published on April 28, 2017 • Last updated January 4, 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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Common Springtime Injuries in Utah

Published on April 18, 2017 • Last updated December 19, 2022 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Children & Accidents

At this point in the year, many of us have “spring fever,” and just want to enjoy the sunshine outdoors. After so many months indoors during the winter, it’s important to not get overzealous. Whether you’re going for your first run outside or gardening in the yard, accidents and injuries can happen. We atGood Guys Injury…

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Utah Camping Safety

Published on April 10, 2017 • Last updated December 16, 2022 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Utah Lawyer

With 5 national parks and over 30 state parks, Utah is a great place to camp. From red rocks to snow-topped mountains, Utah has it all. Fortunately, most camping trips are fun and safe. However, the great outdoors can pose some serious risks. At Good Guys Injury Law, we are committed to helping our fellow Utahns…

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Most Dangerous Dog Breeds: Protect Against Bites

Published on April 6, 2017 • Last updated December 29, 2022 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Children & Accidents, Dog Bites & Attacks

We all love dogs, and they can be great companions. However, some breeds can be very dangerous. Dogs killed 392 Americans between 2005 and 2016. 297 of those deaths were caused by two general dog breeds — pit bulls and rottweilers. Based on the number of dog bites, attacks, and fatalities, these are two of the most dangerous dog…

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