Personal Injury

Why Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Personal injury law can be complicated if you aren’t well versed in the laws of your state. This is why it is crucial that you always hire a personal injury lawyer, like a lawyer from Ward & Ward Law Firm, if you or someone you care about is the victim…
Pacific Legal GroupMay 10, 2021
Workers compensation

An Overview of Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation insurance protects both an employer and an employee in the event of a worker getting injured or sick from a job-related incident. Each state has slightly different laws when it comes to employers providing workers’ compensation benefits. It can depend on the industry and the number of people…
Pacific Legal GroupMay 2, 2021
Bankruptcy Trends

Can You Buy a Home After Filing For Bankruptcy?

Can You Buy a Home After Filing For Bankruptcy? Many people have a dream of purchasing a home. A place they can relax in after a long day at work or a place their children can run around and grow up in. After filing for bankruptcy, this dream may seem…
Pacific Legal GroupApril 16, 2021

Signs That You Should Fire Your Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, one of the most important things you should do is hire a personal injury lawyer. But what happens when you’ve hired the wrong lawyer to take your case? This happens more often than you might think. However, just because…
Pacific Legal GroupMarch 19, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death Claims

Personal Injury Attorneys A wrongful death claim occurs when someone dies due to another person’s negligence. If you lost a loved one, you may be able to file a lawsuit for wrongful death. Before filing a claim, most clients have a series of questions to ask. Here are three questions…
Pacific Legal GroupOctober 27, 2020
Crime Scene

It’s All About the Benjamins

Was Puff Daddy singing about small towns in Utah and the speeding tickets they write? I attended BYU in the late-1970s and drove through a lot of small towns along I-15 to get home for the holidays and back for school. Those towns funded more than one Policeman’s Ball with…
Robert AveryFebruary 2, 2016
Crime SceneUncategorized

Unconstitutional Penalties

When we hear of unconstitutional penalties, most of us immediately think of the the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against "cruel and unusual punishments." But a statute itself can be unconstitutional if the penalties imposed are disparate and there is no reasonable legislative objective to warrant the disparate treatment of offenders. In Utah, "ll…
Robert AveryFebruary 1, 2016
Bankruptcy Trends

Bankruptcy Filers Beware: Con-Artists Posing As Attorneys

Telephone-Scam Soliciting Wire Transfers Prompts Utah Bankruptcy Court to Issue Warning The clerk of the Utah Bankruptcy Court has advised us that there is a group targeting bankruptcy debtors with a phishing attack. This new scam targets people who have filed for bankruptcy and others just getting started with the process. As…
Robert AveryJanuary 26, 2016
Crime Scene

Public Intoxication

Everybody knows (or should) that you cannot drive a car while intoxicated. However, many people are surprised to find that Utah, like most states, places restrictions on where you can drink and how much. Utah law prohibits you from consuming liquor in a public building, park, stadium, or on a…
Robert AveryJanuary 26, 2016
Crime Scene

What to do When the Police Say they “Just Want to Talk.”

When I was young, my parents always told me that if I were in any kind of trouble, I should try to find a policeman. A man in uniform was always there “to protect and to serve.” Things have changed a bit over the last half-decade and I don’t repeat…
Robert AveryJanuary 22, 2016