Nov 08 2012

Four Things to Consider When Hiring a Utah Accident Lawyer

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car accident

Nobody wants to have an accident, however, if you find yourself in that situation and have suffered serious injury and property damage, it could have a catastrophic effect on your life, both financially and emotionally. So where do you start and who do you turn to for help? There are hundreds of lawyers out there, so how do you find a good Utah accident lawyer? You should consider the following points:

Professional qualifications: It is easy to determine if the lawyer you are considering has met the professional qualifications and credentials to practice in your state. You can contact the State Bar Association or obtain this information online. This source will tell you if the attorney is in good standing and has had any malpractice cases brought against him or her and whether they have ever been disciplined by the State Bar ].

Experience level: While you should consider the experience level of the lawyer you are hiring, it also makes sense to determine the lawyer’s success rate in cases similar to yours. Review and study the lawyer’s web site. Generally, it will describe the type of law practiced and the number of years the lawyer has been practicing. Further, there more than likely will be information of cases successfully settled and/or taken to trial with their results.

Reputation within the legal community: Let’s face it, the judge is a lawyer, the opposing side has a lawyer and you have a better shot at winning or settling your case for top value if the lawyer you have selected has the reputation of being tops in the personal injury arena and is respected among his or her peers. Ask your perspective lawyer if the Firm has won any awards, like, “Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year” or has been voted or recognized by any legal associations like, “Top 100 Trial Attorneys”.

Reputation within the local community: THIS IS PROBABLY THE M OST IMPORTANT POINT TO CONSIDER. Ask your family and friends who they have used as their accident and/ or injury lawyer in the past. What was their experience? Was their lawyer available to them and kept them up to date on the case? Were they able to call and get their questions answered? Did the lawyer seem knowledgeable and caring? Communication is the key! Interview a couple lawyers. Most initial consultations are FREE. You should have a good feeling after the interview. After all, this is the person who is supposed to help you get your life back on track.

Our Utah accident lawyers strive to meet the criteria set above and we work to exceed your expectations. Contact Us for a FREE Consultation with an Attorney TODAY! WE WILL COME TO YOU, YOUR HOME, OFFICE OR HOSPITAL.

William R. Rawlings & Associates, LLC

Accident, Injury & Wrongful Death Attorneys
William R. Rawlings & Associates, LLC

11576 S State St, Building 401
Draper UT 84020-7122