Personal injuries have been occurring since the beginning of time. Before there was even one auto accident lawyer, many early civilizations practiced the law of retribution, also known as the “eye for an eye” mentality.
Ever wonder how that primitive process evolved into the legal system that you see today in Salt Lake City and elsewhere? It turns out there were several events that helped to alter the path of personal injury law. From ancient Greeks and Romans to the spread of Christianity, England’s common law and the Industrial Revolution, many events played a part in this legal development.
Check out the timeline of personal injury law below to travel from 10,000 B.C. to present day.