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3 Things to Consider When Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer in Utah

By on Nov 17, 2016 in Personal Injury |

If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be wondering whether or not to file a claim. In most cases, you can file a claim and be compensated if the injuries were as a result of the actions of another party. However, you will not always win a claim simply because you filed one. There are a number of things that can determine whether or not you have a strong case. A Utah personal injury lawyer can help you understand whether you can be compensated.

Below are three things to consider when looking to hire a personal injury lawyer:

Extent of your injuries

Consider the extent of your injuries. Just because you have been injured does not mean you are entitled to compensation.  To be entitled for compensation, the injuries must have caused you extreme physical, emotional, or financial damage.

For example, if you were involved in a car accident but only suffered minor injuries, such as a few cuts and bruises, filing a claim for the injury will not make sense. However, if the injuries were more severe and physically limiting, you should hire a personal injury lawyer to file a claim on your behalf.

Specialization  of the lawyer

Consider the specialization of the lawyer you want to hire. Utah personal injury lawyers may have different personal injury specializations such as auto accidents, medical malpractice, reputation damage,  and so on.

Look for an attorney who specializes in the kind of injuries you have sustained. The attorney will know how to build your case to ensure you are compensated.

Evidence available

Consider the evidence available. Your attorney should be able to prove that the actions of the party you are accusing resulted in your injuries and/or losses. If there is no proof that the other party was responsible for your injuries, getting compensation will be difficult.

If you had a role to play in the accident, you will not be fully compensated. In most cases, the attorney will consider the extent of your liability to determine how much compensation to demand.

You need to work with an experienced lawyer to win your injury case. A Utah personal injury lawyer can advise you on whether you have a case worth pursuing in court or whether you should settle the matter out of court. Contact Symkoviak Law Firm today for a free consultation about your injury case.