A SHORT GUIDE TO GOLFER LIABILITY I am a golfer.  I play a fair amount of golf, and by “fair” I mean, less than I would like but more than my wife would like. It’s a compromise. During a round of golf it is not unusual for me, or a playing partner, to hit a…

1. Stay calm and remain at the scene. The first actions you take after a car accident could affect your insurance claim. It’s important that you remain calm and in a clear state of mind. 2. Find out if anyone is injured and call 911. Even minor accidents can cause injury. Seeking medical attention at…

Over 4 million dog bites occur each year; 20% result in injuries requiring medical attention. The law governing liability for dog bite injuries comes from a combination of city or county ordinances, state statutes, and case law. Some states implement what is referred to as the “one free bite” rule. In those states the owner is…

Here is an update on our post from last month about the PGA Tour caddie update. Tiger Woods Former Caddie Steve Williams Joins Lawsuit Against PGA Tour | Golf.com.

 Yet another reminder and reason to wear your seatbelt. This is easily one of the simplest things you can do to protect yourself (and your loved ones) while traveling in a motor vehicle. It’s just plain dumb to not do it! Bill passes allowing police to stop drivers not wearing seat belts | KSL.com A…

This will be such an interesting case to observe. I generally prefer cases to settle, but the legal issues involved in this case are so intriguing I want to see it play out for a while. Plus, it speaks to two of my primary interests– the law and golf. I almost wish I’d thought of…

The Utah Supreme Court issued multiple opinions on Friday affecting the rights of of individuals and their families who have been harmed by the negligent and intentional wrongdoing of others. A couple of items to be aware of: 1) If your loved one has been injured by others, resolves their case, and then subsequently dies…

The number of automobile accidents I see in Utah simply astounds me! I investigated a case like this in Anchorage several years ago. The MO is so similar. In my case, the at-fault driver suffered a heart attack and crashed into my client as she exited a convenience store. Very difficult case to handle, but…

Too many people think that just because they were not at fault for an accident then the claim will be easy. Unfortunately, fault (or breach of a duty) is only one obstacle injured persons must hurdle in order to make a claim. The other hurdles are causation and damages. In this case Walmart suggests its…

This article points the finger at BP lawyers for using high school writing tricks when it submitted briefs in Federal Court. Those BP lawyers are not alone in the effort by attorneys to make sure every argument that needs to be made isn’t limited by sometimes arbitrary page limits. http://www.npr.org/…/bp-lawyers-use-old-school-trick-judge-… BP Lawyers Use Old-School Trick;…