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What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

 

Choosing a personal injury attorney to investigate and handle one’s claim is important if they are to get the compensation they deserve. However, one will likely find numerous hits when thy search for such lawyers in Provo. So how exactly does one choose the right one? Here are some suggestions.

 

Experience

 

The value of experience when it comes to assessing and investigating claims is incomparable. An experienced personal injury attorney will know what to look for and where, and will understand what it means for the case. Every state has laws relating to negligence, causation, and risk. An experienced lawyer will understand the avenues through which the case will get bigger traction. Going for one without experience means taking unnecessary risk.

 

Focus

 

This might not seem important, but the focus of the personal injury lawyer can have huge bearing on the results of the case. The personal injury attorney chosen should have adequate skills in determining issues relating to liability and negligence. Since majority of personal injury cases are concluded outside the court, knowing how to negotiate for a fair and reasonable settlement should also be part of their skill set.

 

Reputation

 

Without a recommendation, one might find it difficult navigating through the large field of potentials. The attorney’s reputation, therefore, will go a long way in determining whom to choose. A lawyer with a good reputation will almost always be able to handle personal injury cases quickly and fairly. However, it is important to note that reputation adds value, not only on the part of the plaintiff, but also from the perspective of the defendant and the court. This puts the client in a position to recover as much as they deserve.

 

Objectivity

 

The attorney hired should have the interests of the client at heart. Make sure they are objective, and are not simply looking to wrap up the case and move on to the next one. An objective attorney will likely look to leave no stone unturned.

 

Personality

 

Everyone looks at the ability of the lawyer in dealing with the case, forgetting the fact that the way they deal with their clients also determines a lot. There is no need to discuss the case every other night, but the lawyer should always be available to give updates and status reports.

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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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