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All of us here at Cascade Collision Repair want you to know we care deeply for the well-being of our customers and employees. In an effort to minimize the possible spread of COVID-19,we are taking the following measures:

  1. Office employees wear face masks and production employees wear their respirators or face masks.
  2. Disinfect high touch areas in every stage as well as clean the interior and exterior of the vehicle prior to delivery.
  3. Keys are disinfected when received and prior to delivery, gloves are worn, and hands are washed frequently when handling keys.
  4. Practice social distancing by meeting customers outside for drop off and delivery. (Walk-in estimates are still offered those who prefer to do business in person.) If you do not want to come inside, please call our office upon arrival. Lehi-(801)919-8597, Provo-(801)396-8303, Orem-(801)406-8469, Park City-(435)214-1834
  5. Encourage customers who call in for estimates to submit photos online through our website www.cascadecollision.com/quote. We can also text or email a link for customers to enter their contact information and submit photos. Estimates will be written within one business day, at the latest.
  6. Payments can be made over the phone or through an email link and insurance checks can be collected outside prior to delivery if preferred.
  7. Communication with customers is handled by phone, text, or email. Customers who wish to have in person conversations are always welcome inside.
  8. Pick-up and delivery options are available for those who want their car repaired but don’t want to leave their homes.
  9. Require employees to go home if they don’t feel well, even if symptoms are unrelated to the Coronavirus.
  10. Providing all employees the option to work from home whose positions allow them to do so.

We understand the seriousness of this virus and are trying as best we know how to do our part in helping our customers, employees, and vendors remain safe and healthy. As a small business, we hope you will keep your appointment. We would love the opportunity to do everything we can to make the repair process as seamless and convenient for you as possible.


Sincerely,

Cascade Collision Repair

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014

Text a driver, share liability

16924862_SLegislators are continuing to enact more laws in more states banning texting while driving, ensuring those who do face criminal and civil penalties should they injure or kill someone.

But that’s not the only legal pitfall. If states follow the New Jersey Appeals Court’s lead, someone texting from their living room couch might also find themselves defendants in a distracted driving incident.

At issue is the case of an 18-year-old driver who struck and seriously injured two motorcycle riders after receiving a text from his girlfriend.

The victims settled with the driver, but they also sued the 17-year-old girl, claiming she was responsible for the crash as well, because she sent the text.

The Appeals Court found in favor of the girl since she apparently didn’t know her boyfriend was driving when she sent the text.

However, in their ruling the court agreed a person can be liable if they send a text to someone they know to be driving and that person causes a crash.

Many agree texting while driving is dangerous and should be banned but some, including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, question whether this decision goes too far.

The ruling certainly raises a number of questions and a reporter from CNN has attempted to answer some of the legal quandaries this ruling will likely bring to the table.

  1. Is it now a crime to text a driver in New Jersey? No, but the ruling could make a texter civilly liable for injuries and property damage.
  2. Could it lead to new laws? The short answer is yes. State lawmakers have already shown a willingness to tackle the dangers of distracted driving.
  3. How do I know if someone I’m texting is driving? It’s a good question with no easy answer. How can one ascertain an individual in another car is actively texting just before a collision?
  4. How do I avoid liability? Don’t text someone, if you know they’re driving.