Practice Areas

Suffering a personal injury can be devastating for you and your family. If you have sustained any type of injury in an accident, you may be uncertain whether or not you should hire a Salt Lake City personal injury attorney to represent your interests. The Salt Lake City personal injury lawyers at Sykes McAllister Law Offices have a track record of success in all types of accident injury cases in Utah. Although no attorney can guarantee a positive outcome in your case, the assistance of an experienced attorney can greatly increase your chances of receiving the money you deserve for your injuries.
Auto Accidents

 

Each day on our state's highways, distracted and reckless drivers can be found texting or talking on cell phones, speeding, tailgating, changing lanes without signaling, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. When these drivers cause accidents and injuries, they deserve to be held responsible for the damage caused by their irresponsible behavior. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Utah, it is important to discuss your potential case with experienced Salt Lake City auto accident attorneys who can offer useful advice regarding your legal options.

Defective Products

Products liability is the area of law that deals with the liability of the manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer of a product for injuries resulting from that product. Research from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission indicates that defective or unsafe products cause 29.4 million injuries and 21,400 deaths each year.  Virtually all products are subject to products liability law, including food, drugs, appliances, automobiles, medical devices, medical implants, blood, tobacco, gases, real estate, writings, maps, and even commercial jets. We aggressively represent clients who are injured because of a product defect to help them receive full compensation for their injuries.

Civil Rights

 

Your civil rights are the body of rights and privileges to which you are entitled as a citizen of the United States. These rights are granted by the U.S. Constitution and other laws, and they apply equally to all citizens. A violation of your civil rights can occur as a result of police misconduct, such as an illegal search, seizure or arrest. A violation of your civil rights can also occur in prison or jail, such as deliberate indifference to a serious medical need. If you believe your civil rights have been violated, it is important to discuss your potential case with experienced Salt Lake City civil rights attorneys.

Trucking Accidents

Accidents involving large trucks are among the most serious and most deadly in the U.S. Trucking companies are required to follow Federal Safety Regulations concerning their equipment and their drivers' hours of service. Careful examination of records after an accident often shows serious and even fraudulent violations of those safety regulations. However, trucking companies are only required to maintain many of those records for six months. Without obtaining those records before they are destroyed, the injured person or survivors of a person killed in a truck wreck has a much more difficult time proving the trucking company's negligence.

Medical Malpractice

 

Medical malpractice happens whenever a doctor, nurse or medical specialist fails to use the level of care expected from people working within the medical profession. A 2012 report released by the U.S. Dept. of Health revealed that medical treatment errors, surgical errors and other mistakes made by medical professionals are reported by hospitals in only 14% of cases. That means that about 86% of medical malpractice events go unreported. If you believe that you or your loved one has been the victim of a medical error, it is essential that you seek the advice of an experienced medical malpractice attorney.

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death claim is a suit that arises when a death is caused by the conduct of another. A wrongful death suit is different from other types of personal injury claims because the family members or the estate bring the suit. As such, a wrongful death claim is brought to recover damages for the injuries that the surviving family and/or estate have suffered due to the death of the victim. At Sykes McAllister, we understand that no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one. However, we help our clients achieve financial security so they can focus on recovering from their loss.

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