Take the First Steps
A serious accident or injury can leave your world spinning. Even if you believe you have a solid case for a lawsuit, it can be difficult to know how to get started.
We can help…
Steps to Take
AFTER AN INJURY, ACCIDENT, OR ILLNESS
Seek Medical Attention
Your first step if you have suffered an injury is to receive the medical care you need. Be sure to keep detailed records of any care provided and the costs associated with it.
Anything that can point to who caused the accidentcan be useful when you file a lawsuit. In addition, photographs and other evidence related to the damages caused can help.
Keep careful track of everything that happened to you after the incident, including medical bills and any lost work or wages.
It is a good idea to get the names and contact information for anyone who witnessed your accident or can provide evidence to support your claim.
Contact an Attorney
As soon as you can, get in touch with our firm for a free case evaluation. We can help you with every stage of the process and ensure you are treated fairly.
Based on Your Case Evaluation,
OUR ATTORNEYS CAN:
Investigate Your Case
After your free consultation, we can investigate your case further. Depending on the type of case, we may analyze the police report, examine the accident scene, or interview witnesses.
Work with the Insurance Company
We can present our findings to the insurance company and negotiate with them on your behalf for a fair settlement. In most cases, their first offer is much less than you actually deserve.
File a Lawsuit If Necessary
If we cannot reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, we can take them to court and handle all aspects of the lawsuit. We can also sue other responsible parties to ensure you receive what you deserve.
How Do I Know If I Have a Case?
Even if you were hurt very badly, you may not have a valid claim for a personal injury lawsuit.
There are three basic questions which can help assess the viability of your case:
- Did you suffer a personal injury?
- Was another person or entity’s negligence the direct cause of your injuries?
- Does your case have recoverable damages?
The best way to answer these questions is to schedule a free case evaluation with our team at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton.
Our attorneys can assess your case and determine whether you can collect compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Terms to Understand
In legal terms, an injury covers almost any type of physical, emotional, or financial damage. While a lawsuit may help you pay for damages to your property, a personal injury lawsuit is only applicable if you have suffered injuries to your body or psyche.
When a person or entity fails to act with a reasonable level of care, this is referred to as negligence. If their negligent actions cause injury to someone else, they are legally responsible – or liable – for those injuries.
As a legal term, “damages” refers to a sum of moneyawarded to an injured individual to compensate them for their losses. If the liable party has no assets, you won’t be able to recover damages from them and should likely not pursue a lawsuit.
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Preparing for Your Consultation
HOW TO MAKE THE PROCESS AS EASY AS POSSIBLE
Your initial consultation at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton is an opportunity to learn more about your legal options.
To help us better assess your claim, there is some information you can gather in advance.
It is a good idea to have the names and information of:
All individuals who were involved in the incident
The ambulance service if one was used
The emergency room if you were admitted
All doctors who examined you
Any chiropractors or physical therapists you visited
Each insurance provider you spoke to
You should also keep track of the dates you were admitted to the emergency room or hospital, as well as the dates you missed work due to your injury.
Any documents associated with your claim could help us investigate your claim. If possible, please bring:
All medical bills
Receipts of any purchases related to your injury
Copies of any written statements
The police report
Your car insurance policy if you were in an auto accident
Receipts for any damaged property you had to fix
Your renters or homeowners’ policy
Disability or medical insurance policy
“If You Have Been Injured, What’s Most Important Is That You Know Your Rights…”
“The right time to hire a lawyer is immediately after that person’s been injured…One ounce of prevention early on in a case can really save a pound of headaches later on…”
Our initial consultations are free of charge and can help you figure out whether or not you have a case.
If You Were Injured or Wronged,
WE ARE HERE TO HELP
From left to right: Zeb Weeks, Mark Flickinger, Brett Boulton,
Kevin Sutterfield, Bruce Franson
When an accident or injury occurs, you want to focus on healing and recovery. Often, you are instead faced with crippling medical expenses that prevent you from moving forward with your life.
If your injuries, whether physical or otherwise, were caused by the negligence of another person, you have rights and you do not have to go it alone.
Our attorneys at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton can help determine if you a case. Then we can walk you through the process of getting started.
There are no upfront fees for hiring one of our attorneys and we accept most cases on a contingency basis.
Contact our office online or call our Provo location at (801) 753-1616 to learn more about your legal options today.
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