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Golf Carts and Low Speed Vehicles: Are They Street Legal In Utah?

There was a time where the only place you might see golf carts being driven off the course would be in planned retirement communities. But now you can drive through many Utah neighborhoods and see teenagers and parents alike, driving down the road to the community pool, a friend's house or the grocery store in a golf cart. The "Golf Carts on Steroids" craze has taken off across the nation.

Commercial truck accidents produce complicated legal claims

After a commercial truck accident, you may have a number of questions about what steps to take next. Depending on the nature of the accident and the injuries or damages you suffered, you may have grounds to file an injury claim against the responsible party. Unfortunately, while an injury claim addresses a victim's needs after an accident, navigating the process of filing and pursuing a claim can prove surprisingly complicated and difficult.

Don't allow the complexities and frustrations of properly pursuing a personal injury claim keep you from doing so. You may deserve sizable compensation for your injuries and losses, and without building and pursuing a strong claim, you may never receive all — or any — of it.

Distracted Driving Awareness

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the National Safety Council is urging families to take a pledge to avoid distracted driving. What constitutes distracted driving? There are three main areas of distraction: Visual: taking your eyes off the road; Manual: taking your hands off the wheel; and Cognitive: taking your mind off of driving.

3 tips for parents involved in car crashes

It is a parent's worst nightmare, being in a car crash with one's children. It's hard to imagine hearing your children crying or even being silent after such a serious crash. In many cases, children actually survive with fewer injuries than other passengers thanks to their child safety seats, but it doesn't make it any easier to fear for your child's life.

As a parent who has been involved in a crash or who is worried about being involved in a crash, there are a few things you can to do be better prepared in the future. Here are three tips to follow after a serious crash that can help you and your child.

Protecting your rights after experiencing a car accident

Depending on the actions you take after a car accident, you may sacrifice important protections or possibly bring yourself unnecessary legal trouble. It is normal to feel disoriented after an accident, but it is still important to keep your wits about you and avoid actions you may later regret. From the moment an accident occurs, the actions you take may either protect or harm you and your interests.

Immediately after the accident, check to make sure you and your passengers don't have any notable injuries. Even if you do not see or feel any injury, it is important to seek out medical treatment as soon as you can. You may have injuries that are not yet causing pain, and catching them early can save you months of recovery and suffering.

Delayed abdominal pain after a car accident?

After you experience a car accident, you may leave the scene thinking that you got away without injuries, despite your frustration at the turn of events that you did not expect that day. However, in some cases, the injuries you sustain in a car accident do no cause pain until hours or even days later.

We refer to these as delayed pain injuries, and they may include injuries to the head, the muscles groups in the neck and back, damage to the spinal column or nerves within the column, and abdominal injuries. While all of these injuries are potentially serious and deserve medical care as soon as possible, abdominal injuries pose more serious threats than the others. If you experience abdominal pain after a car accident and do not seek medical attention immediately, your injuries may quickly turn fatal.

Know the various types of car crash injuries

Motor vehicle crashes cause various types of injuries. You can't ever truly be ready to deal with a car crash or the effects of one, but you can try to understand some of the types of injuries that might occur so that you are aware of what to watch for after the accident.

Many people assume that the injuries you suffer in an accident will show up right away. This isn't always the case. Some injuries, even serious ones, might not be noticeable until days or weeks after the accident. Here are a few types of injuries of which you should be aware in the event that you are ever involved in a crash:

Can I pursue loss of consortium damages?

Ever since your spouse was catastrophically injured in a collision caused by a drunk driver, you have been catering to all of her needs. You've also been responsible for picking up the slack — taking care of the kids, driving them to school, preparing lunches, keeping the house clean — all while continuing to earn income for your family as its sole provider.

You're devastated for your spouse, because you know she's in pain, but have you taken a few moments to think about yourself and how her injuries have also harmed you?

Traumatic brain injury types: Open and closed injuries

If you suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of a car accident, you may want to learn a few things about these serious injuries. It's important that you understand that you may have a long road ahead of you to recover and heal. For one, you'll want to know what kind of TBI you have. Secondly, you need to learn what symptoms are the norm for serious injuries like yours.

There are two primary categories of traumatic brain injuries — open traumatic and closed TBIs.

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