Effects of COVID-19 on Youth Substance Abuse

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Residential Treatment Center Youth

The coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly caused significant harm to individuals and families across the globe. Economic problems, mental health issues, social disturbances – the list of problems that can be put at the feet of the pandemic is substantial. That’s why it would be reasonable to assume that the pandemic would also increase youth substance use – but the opposite … Read More

Confusion in Nursing Homes Over Initial COVID-19 Vaccines

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Nursing Home Vaccine for Covid-19

With the much-anticipated release of a COVID-19 vaccine this month, people across the country are eager to learn when they will be allowed to get vaccinated. Few groups are more in need of vaccination than nursing home residents. The pandemic hit nursing homes hardest of all, leading to at least 100,000 deaths. Hopefully, with adequate vaccinations, the worst of the pandemic’s … Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes Inadequacies of Nursing Homes

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Covid-19 Elderly patient in nursing home neglected

Nursing home neglect in Utah and throughout the U.S. has been a problem for decades. Unfortunately, the pandemic may have made it worse. A recent article published by the Associated Press predicts that in addition to the 90,000 nursing home deaths directly attributed to COVID-19, tens of thousands more residents have likely died due to neglect during the pandemic. The fact that … Read More

How to Choose the Right Residential Treatment Center

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Choosing the right residential treatment center in Utah

There are few situations more challenging than recognizing that your young family member needs residential treatment. But once you have accepted the fact that professional treatment is necessary, the next steps become obvious. You need to choose a treatment center and begin the recovery process. But how do you choose? There are over 100 residential treatment centers in Utah alone, so you … Read More

Why You Should Never Accept a Motorcycle Accident Payout Without Consulting an Attorney

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Motorcycle Accident Utah

Many people in Utah – including motorcyclists – want to trust others. That’s why it is so common for victims in motorcycle accidents to accept settlements when insurance companies offer them. But the truth is, most would be better off not trusting insurance companies.  Insurance companies are in business to make money. They do that by paying out as little … Read More

Texting and Drunk Driving: What You Need to Know

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Even minor automobile accidents in Utah can be traumatic. But if you have been involved in an accident with a driver who has been grossly negligent, such as one who was drunk or texting while driving, the damage to your health and property may be extensive. The good news is that if it can be proven that the other driver … Read More

Colleen Cowles: November 2020 Teacher of the Month

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Colleen Cowles

Ms Cowles teaches 9th-11th Grade Math (pre-secondary, secondary 1, and math 1030) at Venture High School. She has been teaching for 6 years. Thank you, Colleen! Above and beyond Mrs. Cowles is one of the most hard-working teachers around. All teachers work hard so that is really saying something! Mrs. Cowles goes above and beyond for her students and her … Read More

Semi Truck Accidents: Who Can Sue, and Who Can Be Sued?

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Trcking accident Attorney Utah

If you’ve been in a motor vehicle accident with a semi-truck in Utah, you may feel like you are outmatched and underrepresented. Shipping by semi-truck is a multi-billion dollar industry. As a policy, these companies have excellent insurance and legal representation. However, if you have suffered injury or damages to no fault of your own, you can and should seek … Read More

Sexual Assault in Utah: Know Your Rights

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Utah Sex Assault Attorney

At Carlson Injury law, we believe that everyone should know their rights – but we believe it is particularly important for sexual assault victims. Victims often worry about being shamed or not being believed, which unfortunately results in underreporting of sexual assaults in Utah and across the country. We know that if victims are aware of their rights, they are … Read More