Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re looking for an attorney to help with a personal injury or accident case, knowing where to start can be confusing. If you don’t find that all your questions are answered through our personal injury articles in this resource section, don’t hesitate to call The Advocates office at (801) 326-0809 and an experienced attorney will be available to help you! You can also always chat with a personal injury lawyer through our website right now! Just type your question in the corner pop up.
What will I be asked during deposition?During a deposition, or a pre-trial “discovery,” an Advocate will ask you a couple of questions to get a better idea of your case and how to represent you in the courtroom. An Advocate might ask you:
- Have you had any illnesses or injuries in the past?
- How has your life been affected by your injury or accident?
- If you were treated for it, when was the last treatment?
- When you were injured, were there any witnesses?
- A brief account of how the injury or accident happened to gather as much information as possible
How do I know if I have a Legal Claim?
No matter how big or small you think your case is, please contact an Advocate if you’ve had an accident or an injury. Civil law states that someone who is injured by another party, either intentionally or negligently, can file a claim. One of our most common cases is car accident injuries. If you’ve been in an auto accident, another driver may have caused the accident due to negligence (speeding, running a red light, or driving recklessly.) As you have noticed, many factors can cause an accident and determine who’s at fault. Because of this ambiguity that a lot of victims have about their case, it’s always best to contact a professional attorney who will know and protect your rights.
How much is this going to cost me?
Here at The Advocates, we handle cases that we are confident about winning. You pay nothing unless we win your case.
Why do I need a personal injury attorney?
If you’ve been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another person, it’s important to get the assistance from someone who knows the law in your area. Whether if you’ve had an injury from a car accident, slip and fall, or motorcycle accident, you’ll most likely receive more money in your settlement by having a qualified professional, such as an Advocate, represent you.
What do I need to bring when I meet with an Advocate?
A: When you come in for your free case evaluation with an Advocate, you’ll want to bring any documents you have that are related to your injury or accident. If you’ve been in a car accident, you should bring the police/incident report, insurance information, and any photographs you might have of the damage and your injury. If there is something else we might need to help you with your case, we will let you know!
How long after my accident or injury should I file a lawsuit?
There is no time that is bad to contact an attorney to file a personal injury claim; however, it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury lawyer right away. While Utah law does have a statute of limitations that allots some time for the claim to be filed, up to 4 years, it can be best to contact an attorney sooner rather than later. By doing so you avoid the risk of missing any medical bills you may end up paying out of pocket, lost wages, or other costs associated with your injuries that could be lost, forgotten or misplaced if you wait a long period before contacting an attorney. By working with the personal injury lawyers at The Advocates they can help you defer medical bills until you receive your settlement, will help with your property damage claim, and much more.