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Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?


That's a question that many people ask themselves after they've been involved in an accident or suffered an injury. The decision is up to you, of course, but the attorneys here at Younker Hyde Macfarlane believe that it's in the best interests of all injured victims to seek legal counsel and medical attention should they be injured through no fault of their own. We can help you answer the question, do I need a personal injury attorney, at our firm in Salt Lake City, UT.

We can call upon a vast network of expert witnesses to ensure we have the resources, experience, and skill to take on any defendant, large or small.

At our practice, we can review your case, determine your case eligibility, provide you with sound legal counsel so you can make informed decisions, and recommend a course of action.

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The Basics of Starting Personal Injury Claims

If an individual is injured as a result of another party's negligence, the liable party can be held accountable for damages. However, this accountability exists only if the injured party brings a claim against the liable party. If you fail to take action, you forfeit your right to compensation and allow the liable party to go unpunished. If you do take action but do so without legal representation, you also risk forfeiting your right to compensation. By soliciting counsel from an attorney, you provide yourself with the best chance at a successful resolution to your case.

The Danger of Going Into Legal Matters Without Representation

You can represent yourself in court, but why would you? The answer to why do I need a personal injury attorney, is that the defendant will be sure to have legal representation working on his or her behalf, putting you at a significant disadvantage should you not have a lawyer representing you. With personal injury lawsuits handled on a contingency fee basis - meaning your attorney will not accept compensation for legal services unless he or she is able to obtain compensation on your behalf - there is no financial advantage to Pro se representation either.

Quite simply, not seeking counsel from a personal injury lawyer is handicapping yourself. At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, we don't want you to be handicapped or at a disadvantage should you suffer an injury as a result of another party's reckless actions. We want your legal rights to be protected and your interests represented in court, and we pride ourselves on providing such services.

The Importance of Immediate and Appropriate Action

If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident, as a result of medical malpractice, or due to a dangerous product or unsafe premises, we urge you to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. A statute of limitations exists on personal injury claims, and the window in which you're allowed to file a claim typically starts at the time of injury, in some cases even if the injury itself hasn't been discovered (internal injuries that are diagnosed at a later date, for example). For this reason, it's extremely important to take action sooner rather than later.

Should you not file a claim within the allotted time frame, you permanently forfeit your right to file a claim for damages. If you have suffered injury but feel that you still have sufficient time to file a claim, it is important to be mindful of the time required to prepare a case for trial. Even if you seek legal counsel before the statute of limitations expires, it may still not be possible to file a claim in time.

A Personal Injury Lawyer is Your Best Chance at a Successful Resolution

The medical malpractice and personal injury group of Younker Hyde Macfarlane focuses on medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. We can call upon a vast network of expert witnesses to ensure we have the resources, experience, and skill to take on any defendant, large or small. If you want to ensure your best chance at a successful resolution and definitely answer the question of do I need a personal injury attorney, we encourage you to call us at (801) 335-7025 or contact us with details regarding your injury today.

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They were extremely knowledgeable, extremely helpful experts. The team helped me with all aspects of my case, including medical and financial, and understood that it affected more than me but also my family.

- Jill S.

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