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Dewsnup, King, Olsen, Worel, Havas, Mortensen brings suit against Polaris for UTV fire which injured two Utah passengers, caused blaze over more than 100 acres
DKOW is representing Utah family members who were seriously burned while riding a Polaris RZR Model Utility Task Vehicle, suffering injuries that required skin grafts. The American Fork Canyon fire became so intense that the U.S. Forest Service made water and fire retardant drops on a blaze that spread to more than 100 acres. The fire was not an isolated occurrence, as there have more than 200 recent incidents of fire and burn hazards involving Polaris vehicles, including three deaths, and at least eight recalls by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in three and a half years, including four in 2016 alone. In July this year, members of a Utah family were enjoying a Pioneer Day weekend recreational outing in American Fork Canyon while riding a Polaris RZR Model Utility Task Vehicle, unaware that the back seat was about to burst into flames. Two passengers – the mother and…
Paul M. Simmons was recognized for his work as a mentor to new lawyers with a Utah State Bar Outstanding Mentor award on February 24, 2016.
Edward B. Havas selected as a member of the Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Edward B. Havas, of Dewsnup King & Olsen, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.
On January 17, 2014, Mike Worel and Jessica Andrew obtained a $4 million verdict in Mobile County, Alabama against Defendant Kendrick Farms for serious injuries sustained by Gerald Lymon, an employee of the farm who was injured while working with a post-hole digger. While Mr. Lymon was manually handling the post-hole digger as instructed by his employer, an unguarded pin in the spinning auger bit caught Mr. Lymon?۪s clothing and pulled him into the auger, resulting in a severe degloving injury that required multiple surgeries and caused Mr. Lymon chronic pain, ongoing infection, disfigurement and other injuries.