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How to Prepare for Your Free Consultation

How to Prepare for Your Free Consultation

Automobile accidents seem to happen at the most inconvenient times — an accident can happen on the way to work, while picking up children from daycare or even while driving home to Salt Lake City, Utah after spending an evening with friends. Although all of these situations may occur at different times, they all have one integral aspect in common — they should all require a consultation with your attorney.

Come Prepared With a Timeline

As with most things in life, preparation is a key aspect of a successful lawyer consultation. It’s usually helpful to write up a brief, concise timeline of events before going to your appointment; by doing so, you’ll be able to discuss key event details, times and dates with your auto accident lawyer. Having both a physical and mental outline of how the events of the accident took place will be an integral part of your free consultation.

Create a Log of Critical Details

After you’ve reiterated key event details, time and dates within a tangible timeline, go back through and add as many critical details as you can to the timeline. How was the other driver involved in the accident behaving? Who had the right-of-way on that particular street in Salt Lake City? Were there witnesses on the scene? If so, did you get a statement and contact details from them? Any prevalent details that you can remember will help tremendously as you piece together a cohesive picture of the events that transpired before, during and following the accident.


A house fire isn’t something families really plan for. They come at the time when you are least expecting it. Be safe rather than sorry, and create an evacuation plan now in case a fire happens inside your home.

You don’t want any of your family members to slip and fall, maintain a personal injury or worse a wrongful death. Know what can cause a house fire and construct an evacuation plan for you and your family.

Cause of a House Fire

The number one cause of house fires is cooking. Almost 42 percent of all house fires reported are because of action in the kitchen. Nowadays, many houses in the West Jordan, Utah area have open-flame stoves. If left unsupervised, the intense heat from the flames can easily result in a fire.

Cooking utensils can catch fire rather quickly. Pay attention while you are cooking and never leave the stove unsupervised. If your house does catch fire from cooking, call an attorney to help you with your case.

Candles can cause house fires as well. About 18,000 house fires are caused by house fires every year. Most of these fires can be avoided. If you remember to blow out the candles before you leave the house, or trim the wick of the candle, you can easily reduce the risk of a fire.

Fire Escape Plan

Plan a night to sit down with your family and strategize a fire escape plan. Walk through your house as a team to find all the exits and escape routes. Install smoke alarms in every bedroom. Help everyone understand the escape plan. Choose a meeting place outside a safe distance away from the house.

Be fully prepared for a fire. If your house does catch on fire and a family member suffers from an injury, contact an attorney or lawyer who always keep your best interests in mind.

Free Consultation at Ascent Law

It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. Legal problems come to everyone. Whether it’s your son who gets in a car wreck, your uncle who loses his job and needs to file for bankruptcy, your sister’s brother who’s getting divorced, or a grandparent that passes away without a will -all of us have legal issues and questions that arise. So when you have a law question, call Ascent Law for your free consultation (801) 676-5506. We want to help you.

Michael R. Anderson, JD

Ascent Law LLC
8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States

Telephone: (801) 676-5506