After an accident or injury, you are likely wondering if you have options to receive compensation. Figuring out whether you have the ability to file a personal injury lawsuit is a complicated process.
We can help you determine if you have a case...
Even if you were badly injured, you may not have a valid case for a personal injury suit in Utah.
The best way to figure out if you have a case is to schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney.
In general, there are a few basic questions you can ask to assess the validity of your claim, including:
"Come in. See us as soon as possible. Have a free consultation. Then you can make a decision about whether it's the right thing for you to do, to hire a lawyer from that position, strength from knowledge.
As a legal term, personal injury refers to any injury to your body, mind, or emotions.
While your case may involve compensation for property damage, there must be a significant physical or psychological injury for you to have a legally recognized personal injury case.
In contrast, if you were rear-ended and the accident only caused minor damage to the vehicle and no injuries to your person, this incident likely does not qualify. However, you can still pursue compensation from an insurance company or in small claims court.
Once you have established that you suffered a personal injury, the next step is identifying who is responsible for it.
"Flickinger Sutterfield and Boulton are an excellent group of lawyers. They worked together to help me with my case. All their staff is professional, honest, and efficient. I was impressed with their service. Because of them, I was able to receive all the medical care and money that I deserve for the injured that I suffered."
In order to pursue a lawsuit for a personal injury, there must have been negligence on the part of another person or entity, such as a business or organization.
Negligence essentially means "failing to take proper care." If a person or entity acts in a careless manner and an injury results, they may be legally responsible, or liable, for any resulting harm.
There are three main components to a negligence claim, each of which needs to be proven in order to establish that a certain person or entity is liable for your injury:
The final step in figuring out whether you have a case for a personal injury lawsuit is to determine if your injuries can be remedied by monetary damages.
Damages refer to a sum of money awarded as compensation for your injuries or other losses.
The best way to assess whether you have recoverable damages in your case is to speak with a personal injury attorney.
If you can establish negligence, the court may award you a sum of money to address:
"The attorneys and staff are professional and friendly, and work hard to create the best results for their clients. I have recommended FSB to friends and family in the past and will continue to do so if the need arises. Wonderful people!"
In addition to these main concerns, there is a range of other aspects our attorneys consider before moving forward with a lawsuit.
While you can make a basic assessment of your case based on this information, the best way to find out if you have grounds for a lawsuit is to schedule a free case evaluation with our team.
At Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, we work hard to tailor our legal services to the needs of our clients. Whether you simply need help negotiating with the insurance company or want to pursue a lawsuit in court, our team can help you collect what you deserve.
Our firm has been representing clients throughout Utah since 1993. There are no upfront fees for hiring our attorneys and we do not collect unless you do.