It can be difficult to decide on your own if you need to work with an attorney or not. The best way to find out would be to consult with a lawyer, and then decide if you want legal representation.
How do I know if I need a lawyer?
There are a number of reasons why a person would choose not to work with an attorney, but a common reason would be that working with an attorney could be expensive. This is not always the case though. The Pickett Law Firm works on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid until you reach a settlement or trial verdict. If you have questions regarding your case, you can call firms, like us, who will answer these questions, during a free consultation. Then you can make the decision of whether or not you would like to initiate legal representation.
You may call an attorney, explain your situation, and they will guide you in the right direction – even if you do not need legal representation. Sometimes, there is peace of mind from simply calling a professional who can help your outlook on the situation.
You should consult with an attorney if you or a loved one has experienced any of the following areas:
- Personal injury
- Medical malpractice
- Police misconduct
- Employment discrimination
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle or pedestrian accidents
- Wrongful death
- Other areas
It can be tricky to decide whether or not you want to work with an attorney. It’s understandable that there would be some hesitation when your future is at stake. We’ve gathered the top three reasons to hire an attorney.
1. Insurance companies might only want your money
Many insurance companies will arrange facts in a light manner that is most favorable to their own company. This means that your best interests are not at the forefront. To them, you may just be another claim that needs to be handled.
Attorneys understand that you as a person have feelings. You have a family and you have your own stress. Your future should be in the hands of someone who will stand up for you and get you the compensation that you deserve.
2. You can focus on healing, grieving
When you have been injured, discriminated against, or have lost a loved one, your first priority should be healing. Whether that healing is physical, emotional, or financial, you should focus on returning to your normal, or new normal, and moving forward.
If you’ve lost a loved one, an attorney can help figure out the logistics of your potential case so you can spend time with family and friends. An attorney can help you recover costs from medical bills, pain, suffering, funeral costs, and more.
3. The law is complicated
Attorneys have dedicated several years of education and their careers to helping people understand the law. The average American is unaware of many rights they possess as a citizen, and attorneys are available and willing to explain how we can fight for those rights.
It’s important to remember that taking legal action does not make you a bad person. You can stand up for yourself and protect your rights with dignity. Working with a lawyer will provide you with stability throughout your legal process. An attorney can explain to you whether or not there is liability involved in the actions that led you to be injured.
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