Utah Personal Injury Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Utah or Court of Appeals of Utah where the terms personal injury or related terms have been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily personal injury and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions personal injury related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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Snow v. Irion - 12/8/2005
For Official Publication Before Judges Greenwood, Orme, and Thorne. Plaintiffs Marion and Roger Snow appeal from an order dismissing their medical malpractice suit against Dr. Richard A. Irion. We reverse. ...

Eaquinta v. Allstate Insurance Co. - 11/15/2005
In this case we must determine whether an insurance company is required to provide underinsured motorist ("UIM") coverage to its insured for the death of a person who is not covered under the relevant insurance policy. The district...

Medved v. Glenn - 11/15/2005
On Certiorari to the Utah Court of Appeals INTRODUCTION In this case, we are asked to determine whether plaintiff Jamie Medved may assert a cause of action for present and future damages resulting from the failure to...

Vaughn v. Anderson - 10/6/2005
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Before Judges Bench, Greenwood, and McHugh. Gerald Vaughn challenges the trial court's use of a special verdict form requiring that the jury find that he incurred more...

Houghton v. Dep't of Health - 9/27/2005
In 1995, plaintiffs filed suit against the Department of Health, the Office of Recovery Services, the State of Utah, and individual defendants (collectively, the "State"), seeking the return of monies paid to the State from...

Sutter v. Benson - 9/9/2005
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Before Judges Billings, Bench, and McHugh. Michael Sutter appeals from an order granting Dr. Stan Benson's motion for summary judgment. Sutter claims that the district...

Pearson v. Lamb - 9/9/2005
For Official Publication Before Judges Davis, Orme, and Thorne. Suzanne J. Lamb (Defendant) appeals the trial court's denial of her motion for a new trial, in which she argued that the failure of Robert Pearson...

Cannon v. Salt Lake Regional Medical Center - 8/25/2005
For Official Publication Before Judges Billings, Bench, and Orme. This is an interlocutory appeal from the denial of Katheryn, Lane, and Roland Cannon's (collectively, "the Cannons") motion to compel the discovery of...

Allstate Insurance Co. v. Wong - 8/19/2005
On Certiorari to the Utah Court of Appeals In this case, we must determine whether the court of appeals properly modified an arbitration award to reflect the policy limits of an insurance contract that was not provided to the...

Burke v. Lewis - 7/12/2005
Original Proceeding in this Court In addressing this petition for extraordinary relief, we must determine whether a district court may, without express authorization by statute or rule, appropriately appoint counsel for an...

State v. Merrill - 6/10/2005
This case presents the questions of whether Utah Code section 77-13-6(2)(b) creates a jurisdictional bar to a criminal defendant's withdrawal of a guilty plea, and whether the thirty-day limitation in which a plea must be withdrawn...

Baker v. Stevens - 5/31/2005
Christine Baker ("Christine") sued doctors Richard Rosenthal and Gregory Stevens (the "doctors"), along with the IHC Health Center in Holladay ("IHC") where Dr. Stevens works, to recover damages for the wrongful death of her husband,...

Tindley v. Salt Lake City School District - 5/17/2005
This appeal concerns the constitutionality of section 63-30-34 of the Utah Governmental Immunity Act, which limits the damages recoverable in actions against the state or its political subdivisions. Plaintiffs brought this action...

Johnson v. Watts - 3/17/2005
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Lucy Johnson appeals the trial court's grant of summary judgment, dismissing Dr. Gary Watts as a defendant in this matter. We affirm. The trial court determined that...

Armstrong v. McMurray - 2/25/2005
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Appellant Donald Armstrong appeals a summary judgment dismissing his complaint for legal malpractice. Appellees Steven McMurray and McMurray, McMurray, Dale & Parkinson...

Smith v. Hales & Warner Construction - 1/27/2005
(For Official Publication) Plaintiffs Kelly Smith and Lisa Nielsen, heirs of Jason Smith (Decedent), appeal the trial court's grant of Defendants' motions for summary judgment on Plaintiffs' claim of wrongful death. We...

Colosimo v. Roman Catholic Bishop of Salt Lake City - 11/26/2004
(For Official Publication) Ralph and Charles Colosimo (collectively, Plaintiffs) appeal a trial court order dismissing with prejudice their claims against the Roman Catholic Bishop of Salt Lake City, doing business as the...

West v. Holley - 11/19/2004
This opinion is subject to revision before final publication in the Pacific Reporter. Plaintiffs StephenR. West and Holley West appeal the trial court's denial of their motion for additur, a new trial, or judgment...

Miller v. United States - 11/19/2004
This opinion is subject to revision before final publication in the Pacific Reporter. Federal Certification This case comes to us from United States District Court. We are asked to determine: "Whether a federal government...

Judd v. Drezga - 11/5/2004
Plaintiff Heidi J. Judd, personally and as the parent and guardian of Athan Montgomery, appeals the trial court's reduction of a jury's general damage award from $1,250,000 to $250,000. We affirm. BACKGROUND In 1997,...

Regal Insurance Company v. Canal Insurance Company - 2/27/2004
On Certiorari to the Utah Court of Appeals In this case, we address the statutory procedure applicable to Utah insurers seeking reimbursement of no-fault or personal injury protection ("PIP") benefits from other insurers. An...

Paulos v. Covenant Transport - 2/20/2004
(For Official Publication) This is an appeal from a jury verdict finding Covenant Transport (Covenant) not negligent after a trial for personal injuries and wrongful death resulting from a motor vehicle accident. We affirm. ...

Labelle v. McKay Dee Hospital Center - 2/20/2004
Helen Labelle and her sisters, the daughters and heirs of Norma Mary Harriman, sued McKay-Dee Hospital Center, Intermountain Health Care, Drs. Wright, Vonk, and Rankin, and other unnamed health care providers for medical malpractice....

Martin v. La-Z-Boy - 2/12/2004
MEMORANDUM DECISION Not For Official Publication Petitioner Shawn Martin seeks judicial review of a decision denying workers compensation benefits. This case is before the court on a sua sponte motion for summary...

Davis County v. Jensen - 12/26/2003
(For Official Publication) Davis County appeals the district court's order granting summary judgment in favor of Progressive Northwestern Insurance Company. We affirm. BACKGROUND On June 20, 1998, James Jensen...

State ex rel M.M. v. State - 11/25/2003
On Certiorari to the Utah Court of Appeals The juvenile court terminated T.S.'s parental rights to her three children. T.S. asked her appointed counsel to appeal. Her counsel failed to file a notice of appeal before the...

Newman v. Sonnenberg - 11/21/2003
(For Official Publication) Charlene S. Newman appeals the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Brent C. Sonnenberg, D.D.S. We affirm. BACKGROUND Newman's regular dentist referred Newman to...

Jensen v. IHC Hospitals - 11/14/2003
Shelly Hipwell died following a series of events that occurred after she had an emergency cesarian section. Ms.Hipwell's mother and her husband ("plaintiffs") filed suit against Dr. Michael J. Healy and IHC Hospitals, Inc. (doing...

Russell/Packard Development - 9/18/2003
(For Official Publication) Russell/Packard Development, Inc., and Lawrence Russell (collectively, Russell) appeal from the district court's order granting motions to dismiss in favor of Joel Carson, William Bustos, and John...

Kraatz v. Heritage Imports - 6/12/2003
(For Official Publication) BACKGROUND This appeal originates from an employment contract signed by Appellant William Kraatz and Appellee Heritage Imports (Heritage) in May 1990. Heritage hired Kraatz as its manager, and...

Dennis v. Vasquez - 5/30/2003
(For Official Publication) Appellant Ilia Dennis appeals the district court's grant of Appellee David Vasquez's summary judgment motion. We affirm. BACKGROUND Dennis brought suit in small claims court for...

Estate of Berkemeir v. Hartford Insurance Co. of the Midwest - 3/20/2003
(For Official Publication) Hartford Insurance Company of the Midwest (Hartford) appeals the trial court's grant of partial summary judgment in favor of the Estate of Dorothy Berkemeir (the Estate) and the denial of Hartford's...

Alder v. Bayer Corp. - 11/26/2002
INTRODUCTION Plaintiffs Leslie Alder, aka Leslie Roberts, and Jackie Jones (Technicians), former radiography technicians at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, brought this action against defendant Bayer Corporation's AGFA...

Dowling v. Bullen - 11/7/2002
(For Official Publication) Appellant Suzanne Dowling appeals the trial court's grant of summary judgment to Appellee Kathleen Bullen. We reverse and remand. BACKGROUND The operative facts of this case are...

Harding v. Bell - 11/5/2002
This appeal concerns a medical malpractice action. Harding, the appellant/patient, asserts that the trial court exceeded its discretion in not excusing three prospective jurors for cause. In addition, she claims that there was...

WebBank v. American General Annuity Service Corp. - 8/16/2002
American General Annuity Service Corporation ("American General") appeals the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of WebBank. We reverse and remand. BACKGROUND The instant case arises in connection with a...

Laney v. Fairview City - 8/9/2002
This case addresses whether Utah Code Ann. § 63-30-2(4)(a) (Supp. 2000) violates article I, section 11, the "open courts" clause, of the Utah Constitution. The district court held that Fairview City (the City) is immune from suit for...

Taghipour v. Jerez - 7/30/2002
On Certiorari to the Utah Court of Appeals On a writ of certiorari, Namvar Taghipour, Danesh Rahemi, and Jerez, Taghipour and Associates, LLC, seek review of the decision of the court of appeals affirming the trial court's...

Travelers/Aetna Insurance Company v. Wilson - 6/27/2002
(For Official Publication) Keith Wilson and his minor daughter Trisha Wilson were passengers involved in an auto accident in Utah. The relevant facts leading up to the accident are undisputed. BACKGROUND Around...

Parks v. Utah Transit Authority - 6/14/2002
INTRODUCTION In this wrongful death case, the parents of the deceased, plaintiffs Ron and Cindy Parks, appeal from an amended judgment they obtained against defendant Utah Transit Authority (UTA) that had been reduced by the...

Tucker v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company - 6/11/2002
Dee Voy and Marian Tucker appeal from the order of the trial court granting summary judgment in favor of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company ("State Farm"). Because the complaint was barred by the statute of limitations in...

Regal Insurance Co. v. Canal Insurance Co. - 2/7/2002
(For Official Publication) Third District, Salt Lake Department The Honorable Ronald E. Nehring Defendant Canal Insurance Company (Canal) appeals from a summary judgment ruling in favor of Plaintiff Regal Insurance...

Tretheway v. Furstenau - 12/20/2001
(For Official Publication) Third District, Salt Lake Department The Honorable Leslie A. Lewis Appellant Sandra L. Tretheway, Trustee of the Tretheway Family Trust (Tretheway), appeals the district court's grant of...

Greene v. Utah Transit Authority - 12/18/2001
Third District, Salt Lake The Honorable Stephen L. Henriod Teresa Greene filed a complaint against the Utah Transit Authority ("UTA"). The trial court dismissed her complaint, holding that she failed to comply with the Utah...

Kilpatrick v. Wiley - 12/14/2001
Third District, Salt Lake County The Honorable Glenn K. Iwasaki Plaintiffs brought this legal malpractice action against the law firm Wiley, Rein & Fielding ("Wiley Rein") and against Richard Wiley, senior partner at Wiley...

Campbell - 12/13/2001
(For Official Publication) Third District, Salt Lake Department The Honorable Ronald E. Nehring Appellant Janice Debry appeals from the trial court's order denying her motion for an extension of time, pursuant to rule...

Color Country Management v. Labor Commission - 12/6/2001
(For Official Publication) Original Proceeding in this Court Color Country Management and Mid-Century Insurance Company (collectively Color Country) petition for review of the action of the Labor Commission pursuant to...

Sanders v. Leavitt - 8/31/2001
Third District, Salt Lake The Honorable Homer F. Wilkinson Plaintiff appeals the dismissal of sixteen of the eighteen defendants named in plaintiff's complaint. We affirm. FACTUAL AND PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND ...

Regal Insurance Co. v. Bott - 8/10/2001
Third District, Salt Lake The Honorable Timothy R. Hanson Plaintiff Regal Insurance Company, Inc. (Regal), filed suit against defendants, Laurie and Evan Bott (the Botts) and the estate of Jesse Bott, seeking a declaratory...

Arredondo v. Avis Rent a Car System - 3/27/2001
Third District, Salt Lake County The Honorable Dennis M. Fuchs Eddie, Noe, and Orilyn Arredondo filed a complaint against Kai Walston, Ortrud Walston, Avis Rent A Car System, Inc., and Continental Casualty Company. The...

Coleman v. Stevens - 12/15/2000
Third District, Salt Lake The Honorable William B. Bohling James Coleman appeals from an adverse jury verdict in his action for medical malpractice. We reverse in part and remand in part as to taxable costs, but otherwise...

Gorostieta v. Parkinson - 12/15/2000
First District, Logan Dep't The Honorable Clint S. Judkins Jaime and Marie Gorostieta (the "Gorostietas"), as guardians ad litem for their daughter Dalinda Gorostieta, appeal from a judgment rendered in regard to their...

Young v. State - 11/28/2000
Third District, Salt Lake The Honorable James S. Sawaya Plaintiff appeals from a final judgment of the trial court ordering her to pay defendant hospital's costs following plaintiff's unsuccessful action against the hospital...

Price v. National Railroad Passenger Corporation - 11/24/2000
(For Official Publication) Third District, Salt Lake Department The Honorable Anne M. Stirba This wrongful death action arose from a collision between a train and car, which resulted in the deaths of the car's...

Richardson v. Navistar International Transportation - 8/15/2000
Certification from the Federal Court On Certification from the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, The Honorable Deanell Reece Tacha Pursuant to rule 41 of the Utah Rules of Appellate Procedure, the...

Hodges v. Howell - 6/8/2000
(For Official Publication) Third District, Salt Lake Department The Honorable Homer F. Wilkinson Plaintiff appeals the trial court's grant of summary judgment to Defendant, dismissing Plaintiff's action for alienation...

Reisbeck v. HCA Health Services of Utah - 5/26/2000
Third District, Salt Lake County The Honorable J. Dennis Frederick Elizabeth Reisbeck appeals the district court's denial of her motion for extension of time to file her notice of appeal. In the underlying case, Reisbeck sued...

Esquivel v. Labor Commission of Utah - 5/23/2000
As amended August 15, 2000. Original Proceeding in the Court of Appeals On Certiorari to the Utah Court of Appeals On writ of certiorari, petitioners seek review of the Utah Court of Appeals' decision to affirm the...

Hales v. Oldroyd - 3/16/2000
(For Official Publication) Fourth District, Provo Department The Honorable Ray M. Harding, Jr. Marilyn Hales appeals the trial court's dismissal of her complaint against Dr. J. Jay Oldroyd and Dr. Nolan B. Money (the...

Butler v. Naylor - 9/10/1999
This opinion is subject to revision before final publication in the Pacific Reporter. FILED Third District, Salt Lake County The Honorable J. Dennis Frederick INTRODUCTION Plaintiff Nina E. Butler brought this...

Collins v. Wilson - 6/4/1999
No. 970257 This opinion is subject to revision before final publication in the Pacific Reporter. Third District, Salt Lake County The Honorable Homer F. Wilkinson Plaintiff Steven Collins appeals from a judgment...

Tallman v. City of Hurricane - 6/1/1999
This opinion is subject to revision before final publication in the Pacific Reporter. Fifth District, Washington County The Honorable James L. Shumate This is a wrongful death case arising from the death of Timothy...

Snow - 5/18/1999
No. 970079 This opinion is subject to revision before final publication in the Pacific Reporter. Fifth District, St. George Dep't The Honorable James L. Shumate Defendant James Tanasse seeks review of a court of...

Day v. State - 5/11/1999
This opinion is subject to revision before final publication in the Pacific Reporter. Third District, Salt Lake County The Honorable Richard H. Moffat On certiorari to the Utah Court of Appeals Mary Day brought this...

Dalebout v. Union Pacific Railroad Co. - 5/6/1999
(For Official Publication) Second District, Ogden Department The Honorable Roger S. Dutson Union Pacific Railroad Company (Union Pacific) challenges a jury verdict for Mark S. Dalebout. We reverse and remand in part and...

Stevenett v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. - 3/18/1999
This opinion is subject to revision before publication in the Pacific Reporter. OPINION (For Official Publication) Third District, Salt Lake Department The Honorable Frank G. Noel Defendant Wal-Mart Stores Inc....

Sulzen v. Williams - 3/11/1999
(For Official Publication) Third District, Salt Lake Department The Honorable Stephen L. Henriod Plaintiffs Robert and Kathleen Sulzen, individually and on behalf of their grandson, Brandon Holton, over whom the Sulzens...

Craftsman Builder's Supply Inc. v. Butler Manufacturing Co. - 3/5/1999
This opinion is subject to revision before final publication in the Pacific Reporter. Fourth District, Wasatch County The Honorable Anthony W. Schofield Craftsman Builder's Supply, Inc., appeals from the district court's...

Slisze v. Stanley-Bostitch - 3/5/1999
This opinion is subject to revision before final publication in the Pacific Reporter. Appellant Kevin Slisze sustained head injuries in an accident involving the use of a pneumatic nailer ("nailer"). Slisze brought suit against...

Brinton v. IHC Hospitals - 12/29/1998
opinion is subject to revision before final publication in the Pacific Reporter. Third District, Salt Lake County The Honorable Leslie A. Lewis Plaintiff James A. Brinton appeals the district court's grant of summary...

Wilkinson v. Union Pacific Railroad Co. - 12/29/1998
opinion is subject to revision before final publication in the Pacific Reporter. Third District, Salt Lake Div. I The Honorable Anne M. Stirba Barbara Wilkinson ("Wilkinson") filed a complaint in Third District Court under...

SLW/UTAH - 12/8/1998
Plaintiff Lorin Pennington appeals the trial court's ruling dismissing his action and requiring him to pay defendant Allstate Insurance Corp. ("Allstate") $15,000 in attorney fees as a sanction under rule 11 of the Utah Rules...

HARNICHER v. UNIV. OF UTAH MEDICAL CENTER - 7/31/1998
Plaintiffs David and Stephanie Harnicher, parents of triplets born after in vitro fertilization using donor sperm, brought this action for medical malpractice alleging negligent infliction of emotional distress against defendant...

LARSEN v. JOHNSON - 5/14/1998
Plaintiff Debra Larsen appeals the jury's verdict finding defendant Melinda Johnson negligent in an accident involving the two parties, but concluding that defendant's negligence was not the proximate cause of plaintiff's injuries....

OSMAN HOME IMP. v. INDUSTRIAL COM'N - 4/30/1998
Osman Home Improvement (Osman), United Staffing, and Credit General Insurance appeal an Industrial Commission (Commission) determination that Osman was the sole employer of Arnulfo Steven Sosa (Steven) when Steven suffered an...

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