Flickinger, Sutterfield & Boulton FAQs

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What can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me With?

A personal injury lawyer takes on cases where any physical or mental injury occurs as a result of another person(s) negligence or recklessness; such cases can include auto accidents, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, and sexual assault. Insurance companies often refer to a personal injury as bodily injury, but they mean the same thing.

Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, chances are you may accrue hefty medical bills, suffer from lost wages, and have to pay for vehicle repairs. A personal injury lawyer will be able to provide you with a free, no-risk consultation to see if you’re able to recover the compensation that you deserve for your injuries and damages.

How Do I Know If I Have a Case?

If you’re unsure whether you’re eligible for financial compensation after an accident, you can always contact a personal injury lawyer. However, the following circumstances are almost always attributed to a personal injury case:

  • Another party’s negligence.
  • Physical injury as a result of the accident. 
  • Proven financial loss due to the injury: lost wages, medical bills, car repairs.

What is the Timeframe for Filing a Claim?

You should file a personal injury claim as soon as the accident occurs; otherwise, insurance companies may question the validity of your case.

Can I Still Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer If I’ve Started My Claim On My Own?

Yes. In fact, most people will attempt to file a claim on their own before finding that it can be stressful and time-consuming, at which point they seek out legal assistance. If you find that you’re unable to keep up with the process, give our experienced attorneys a call.

What If My Insurance Company Told Me I Don’t Need an Attorney?

Insurance companies will always put their needs first, disguising their own personal interests as legal advice. Only a personal injury lawyer will be able to provide you with the unbiased legal assistance you need after an accident, so it’s always best to consult with an attorney, regardless of what your insurance company tells you.

Can I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer If I Don’t Have Money Right Now?

We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that if you don’t get compensated, we don’t either. It will cost you nothing upfront to hire a personal injury attorney, and you’ll only have to pay us a percentage of your claim if we win. Our attorney fees are often 5-15% less than other firms, too.

What Should I Take to My First Consultation?

You should be prepared to bring any documentation related to your injury. This includes a copy of the police or incident report, a copy of your auto insurance, photos of the damages and injuries sustained, correspondence between insurance companies, medical records related to the accident, and estimates or receipts for any vehicle or property repairs.

How Long Does the Process Take?

Every case is different, and complications could slow down the progress. For example, we need to look into your injuries and wait for a response from your doctors before discussing a settlement with your insurance company. It really depends on the cooperation and responsiveness of each party involved and how quickly you recover from your injuries. We promise to always be ready to move forward and get your life back where it was before the accident, or as close to it as possible.

Should I Speak to an Insurance Agent About the Accident?

No, you should never speak to the insurance company before speaking with an attorney. It’s highly advised that you seek out legal advice first, as your personal injury lawyer will be able to get you everything you’re entitled to from start to finish. Agents are trained to gather information that could be detrimental to your claim.

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Provo, UT

3000 N University Ave #300
Provo, UT 84604
(801) 515-2013

West Jordan, UT

9289 S Redwood Rd Suite A
West Jordan, UT 84088
(801) 316-8457

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