What to Think About Before your Sue

 

Have you recently found yourself in a situation that could resort to suing another individual? Before you jump into a legal case you will want to meet with one of the experienced attorneys at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Utah County. We can give you the advice you need before you embark on what could be a very long legal process. Below are some of the things you should think about before you sue.

 

Is your Case Good Enough to Win?

You need to have a genuine legal claim or "cause of action" in order to have a court support your position when suing someone. Such a claim needs evidence in order for damages to be proven. If you don’t have a claim with enough evidence to prove your loss or damages you could end up losing more money and time.

 

Have you Made your Final Demands?

You have the responsibility of communicating and attempting to make arrangements with the person who wronged you. If they know they are at fault and are able to make the situation right, most individuals or businesses will do what they can to resolve the matter, rather than be dragged into court. If you have made multiple attempts to reach a settlement and they still refuse to work with you, you can then begin the legal process and send the case to court.

 

Will you be able to collect a judgment if you win?

 Take look at the financial condition of the party you are going to sue. You want to be reasonably certain that you will be able to collect a judgment before you spend a lot of money on a lawsuit. If the individual or company you are suing is unable to pay then you could be the one owing in time and legal fees.

 

Are you within the applicable "statute of limitations"?

 Check with your attorney at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Utah County to make sure that any time limits for filing a lawsuit have not run (laws that place a time limit on bringing a lawsuit are called "statutes of limitations").

 

We at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson in Utah County want to make sure you are taken care of when it comes to all of your legal matters. For more information on our firm make sure you check out our website.

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Norman H. Jackson, Utah Court of Appeals Judge, Retired, has joined the law firm of Robinson, Seiler & Anderson, LC, effective April 2017.  Judge Jackson was one of the seven founding Judges of the Utah Court of Appeals and served terms as Presiding and Associate Presiding Judge.
 
Judge Jackson was the senior attorney in a Richfield law firm for eighteen years.  The firm engaged in legal, business and tax cases, including practice before State and Federal Courts, U.S. Board of Land Appeals, Utah Public Service Commission and Arizona Corporation Commission.  Clients included counties, cities, banks department stores, communications and credit associations, irrigation companies, auto dealers, building supply stores, farmers, ranchers and small businesses. They took “every type of case that came through the door,” from criminal defense work to a patent royalty dispute for the inventor of the Frisbee. Judge Jackson has been a lifetime rancher doing business in Utah as Jackson Cattle Company and Arizona as EJ Cattle Ranches.
 
Judge Jackson’s professional service includes terms on the Utah State Bar Commission, Bar Foundation (President and Vice President), Air Travel Commission, and Utah Information Technology Commission.  He served on the Judiciary’s Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee for thirteen years and initiated and supervised the Appellate Court Mediation Office.  He developed and advanced a realistic and workable framework for both of Utah’s Appellate Courts to use in reviewing trial court and administrative agency decisions.  He published three editions of Utah Standards of Appellate Review while participating in more than 2,000 appellate court decisions.  
 
Judge Jackson’s experience will complement the other outstanding lawyers at Robinson, Seiler & Anderson, LC.  The firm will continue its representation of injured individuals, as well as clients in real estate, business, estate planning, tax, contract and education matters.
 

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