Christopher M. Ault’s Answers

Christopher M. Ault

Salt Lake City Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. If you were involved in a multi-car accident how do you determine fault?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher M. Ault
    2. Jeffrey Reid Butler
    3. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    4. Kevin Coluccio
    5. Scott J. Corwin
    5 lawyer answers

    fault will be determined on a totality of the evidence standard and may be apportioned between all of the parties. Any police citations are not admissible evidence in any civil suit brought after the accident. If you were injured and want to make a claim as long as your fault does not exceed the total fault of the other drivers you should be able to obtain some type of recovery. there are different types of damages that can result and each type is addressed differently. If an insurance...

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  2. How much pain and suffering should I ask for?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher M. Ault
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3. Bret A. Schnitzer
    4. Gary A Kester
    5. Garrett S. Handy
    5 lawyer answers

    You generally want to wait until the medical is finished so that you know where the total bills are going to be and to know what type of recovery you are going to have. Two different people can have very different outcomes from a surgery which would result in very different amounts that were reasonable for pain and suffering. If you are uncomfortable with the advice your attorney is giving you remember that you are always the one in control, and you can change attorneys if you are not...

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  3. Should I plead no contest or guilty?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Stephen Edwards
    2. Christopher M. Ault
    3. Zev Goldstein
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to be very careful how you approach this case. Any conviction involving underage drinking or drugs will result in a suspension of your driving privilege. In similar cases I have been able to work out a probationary deal where at the completion of a drug and/or alcohol program the client would be eligible to terminate probation and then get their driver's license back. You should consider this, and seeing as your driving privilege is the most important thing make any way to retain it...

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  4. When do I pay my Lawyer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher M. Ault
    2. Cory R Wall
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    4. David P. Gilbert
    4 lawyer answers

    You should probably call around to a few lawyers and find one that you think you can work well with. Many, like my firm, will offer a payment plan. Also, many cases can be done for less than you may think, especially if you have a clean record and the prosecutor makes a reasonable offer. I have had several cases that have been under $1000 total simply because we were able to get the case done without much work. Good luck.

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  5. I was bitten by a german shepheard walking on the sidewalk. the dog was in fenced yard. what do i do?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher M. Ault
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    3 lawyer answers

    The first thing you should do is address your injuries, both physical and mental. After you have addressed those injuries, or while you are in the process of, you should probably contact an attorney to determine whether you have a good case or not. Good luck with your recovery.

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  6. I want to get a divorce but need financial assistance, what can I do?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Christopher M. Ault
    3. J. Richard Kulerski
    3 lawyer answers

    The Utah courts, (www.utcourts.gov) has what is called Online Court Assistance Program. This is a program designed to help people pursue certain legal matters without the assistance of an attorney. Luckily for you, divorce is one of the most common types of case that this system uses. In order to use this system you simply go to the Utah OCAP link that I have provided fill out their forms and file them with the Court. The filing fees in Utah for a divorce are $310 plus $8 for a vital...

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  7. What will happen? Will they help me or just take my license away immediately?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Christopher M. Ault
    2. Kevin S. Vander Werff
    3. Christopher J. Salcido
    4. Aric M Cramer
    5. Joseph Rodney Franks
    5 lawyer answers

    they may take your drivers license, there is a statute that says with a conviction you lose your license. It is going to depend on how the plea is entered and what is said to the prosecutor. I always recommend that clients do not talk to the prosecutor: anything you say can and will be used against you.

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  8. Is an owner of a building liable for an injury caused by stairs not built to code or is the lessee of the building?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. G. Steven Sullivan
    2. David Herman Hirsch
    3. Christopher M. Ault
    4. Matthew West Driggs
    5. J. Denise Carter
    6. ···
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    Very possibly. There are many factors that will determine the level of care owed by the property owner and the property possessor and their respective duties to you. You should definitely consult with a local injury attorney, most will offer free consultations as we do at my firm.

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  9. Can i go to jail for assault even though I'm a minor?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher M. Ault
    2. Russell Stephen Pietryga
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, it is possible to go to jail even though you are a minor. However, based on what you have said, it does not appear that a jail term is likely. One, you are a minor. Two, it does not sound that the assault was serious. I would recommend either asking for the public defender or hiring a private attorney to represent you. You will most likely be in the juvenile court system, however I have seen cases where the prosecutor waited until after the person's 18th birthday to file charges....

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  10. Is it legal for an 17 or 18 year old male to have sexual contact or sex with a 41 year old uncle in Utah?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher M. Ault
    2. Peyton Hunley Robinson
    2 lawyer answers

    No, it would most likely be a violation of the Utah Code 76-5-401.2, if the person is under 18.

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