Personal Injury Q & A: Personal Injury Liability of Children

Question: Can a child be held liable for personal injuries that they negligently cause to others? Answer: It depends. On March 24, 2016, the Utah Supreme Court ruled that children under the age of five (5) cannot be held accountable for their negligence. See Nielsen v. Bell, 2015 UT 14, 20131047. Above the age of five (5), whether or […]

Construction Accident Lawyers

The construction industry is very dangerous, and one can get seriously injured on the job site. Normally, an injured construction worker is only entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for their injuries on the job. However, if you were injured due to the negligence of a third party, you are entitled to further compensation above workers’ […]

Abogados De Lesiones Personales Y Abogados De Seguros

At Head Law, servimos a todo el estado de Utah para los casos de lesiones personales y negación de seguros, incluyendo: Lesiones personales • Los accidentes de automóvil, motocicleta, y camiones;• Las lesiones cerebrales;• lesiones de la médula espinal;• Las mordeduras y ataques de perro;• Resbalones y caídas;• Muerte injusta;• Negligencia médica;• El abuso de […]

Toxic Tort and Toxic Exposure Personal Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been harmed due to exposure to toxic chemicals or substances at work or at home, it can cause severe and long lasting harm or even death. Such exposure can come from improperly handled chemicals, asbestos, mold, pharmaceuticals, contaminated water, or other hazardous materials. If you or a family […]

Mechanic’s Liens, Construction Liens, and Construction Bond Lawyers

If you have performed work or supplied materials on a construction project, you are entitled to get paid. Under Utah Law, you can protect your right to payment by filing a mechanic’s lien or through a bond. However, one has to comply with strict statutory requirements and deadlines in order to do so. In fact, […]

Personal Injury Q & A: Statute of Limitations for Sexual Abuse, Rape, & Child Abuse

Question: If I am the victim of sexual abuse, rape, or child abuse, how much time do I have to file a civil lawsuit against the perpetrator? Answer: The amount of time you have to file a lawsuit is commonly known as the statute of limitations. See Utah Code § 78B-2-102. Generally, the statute of limitations for a sexual […]

Sexual Abuse, Rape, & Child Abuse Personal Injuries

Tragically, sexual abuse, rape, and child abuse are epidemic in our country. Every year, there are around 293,000 victims of sexual assault in the United States. See In other words, about every 107 seconds another person is sexually assaulted. See id. Sadly, the criminal justice system often fails to bring justice to the victims of sexually related […]