In 1820, American author Washington Irving penned a short story called The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which remains among the best-loved American works of literature to date. In it, a scheming schoolmaster named Ichabod Crane is haunted by the legendary ghost of the Headless Horseman—a Hessian soldier who was accidentally decapitated by a cannonball during America’s war for independence. Sleepy Hollow’s local gossips hold that the Headless Horseman prowls over a bridge at night, waiting for lone travelers, whose heads he covets.

It is a terrible thing to fall victim to an injurious accident, but head-hunting is not the answer. If you have been hurt as a result of someone else’s dereliction of duty, don’t wallow in bitterness. Call a Utah personal injury attorney at Christensen & Hymas at 801-506-0800 to begin the process of procuring compensation for your losses. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can heal sufficiently to put the accident behind you.