You might not need an attorney in every case – take a speeding ticket for example. But, in other (more serious) situations, you’d be wise to not go in the ring alone. And while good representation isn’t cheap, it can help you avoid a string of problems down the road.
And, did we mention all those court fees? Save yourself time, headaches and your pocketbook by hiring a lawyer. Each person’s legal standing may be different, but there are times when you simply need a hand. Keep reading to learn why it pays to be precise.
Our legal system is complicated pure and simple. Whether it’s state or federal law, a solid case can quickly unravel without the help of an attorney. Clients often attempt to negotiate deals prior to hiring a lawyer. And while we’re prohibited from guaranteeing results, involving a lawyer almost always produces a better financial recovery. Think about it. Their knowledge of similar cases gives them the ability to determine whether a client’s deal is fair.
Another pro of hiring a lawyer is their skill in challenging claims and evidence. Everyone has a different story when situations arise like vehicle accidents, divorces, PI cases, general litigation and wills. You may not even realize a certain piece of the puzzle was improperly obtained or contradicts an earlier statement. It’s the duty of an attorney to review all the aspects of a case – especially the ones that could mean the difference between a win or loss.
Additionally, a lawyer ensures you’re properly filing all court documents and handling legal procedures. More than likely, you’re not experienced with deadlines and protocol for legal documents. A simple “Whoops, I’m sorry” doesn’t cut it with the judges and could run the risk of your case being thrown out.
Have a private detective on hand? Yeah, we didn’t think so. Another perk of having an attorney on your side means an extended network of professionals to help in your case. Additionally, a good lawyer can strike up a good settlement, plea bargain or negotiation if you need it. In this scenario, experience and precision are pure value that you simply can’t find out on the street.
Here at EHM, we try to take the guesswork out of things. So, if you have a case on your hands or could simply use some legal guidance, give us a call at (580) 234-4334!