No one wants to have to hire a lawyer but the fact is that reaching out to a Law Firm can be an excellent idea, and can benefit you more than you think. There are specific instances where you might even profit greatly from getting help from a law firm.
It’s important to have a contract when you do business with someone else. This can include agreements for business dealings or agreements for everyday things like renting a home. But contracts don’t guarantee that people will hold up their end of the deal. And you can’t just call the police to report a contract violation because it’s not exactly a clear-cut crime in the eyes of the law, to violate a contract. Only a court order can enforce a contract when someone is not fulfilling the agreement. Depending on the situation, you can try to go through the court system yourself, but that takes time, money, and it can be confusing if you don’t understand the law. A contract lawyer can help you evaluate the agreement and give you some realistic options on the best course of action to help you enforce it.
If you are hurt because someone was negligent in a car accident, a slip and fall, or even hurt at work, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. You could file a claim with the responsible party’s insurance yourself but you may want to hire a lawyer instead. Insurance companies will usually try to pay out as little as possible for claims. But a personal injury lawyer or worker’s compensation lawyer has the experience and know-how to help you get the maximum compensation possible.
When you have been accused of a crime, even if you are guilty, hiring a criminal defense attorney can be beneficial. If you are innocent, the attorney will work to prove your innocence and get the charges dismissed. If you are guilty, the attorney will make sure that your rights are respected by the court system and that the punishment is not unreasonable or more extreme than it needs to be.
Disputes over child custody and visitation or other family law matters can be very stressful and confusing. A family lawyer can help with these sorts of disputes. As the term implies, family lawyers focus on issues that have an impact on families. They deal with matters such as divorce proceedings, adoptions, and child custody. You can hire a family lawyer to help you draft important documents like custody agreements, wills, prenuptial agreements, and to represent you in court if you need it.
Fraud is on the rise and many people don’t realize that hiring a lawyer to represent them in the event of fraud or identity theft is even an option. If someone takes advantage of you, to steal from you, you have rights that may not be enforceable automatically. But a lawyer can fight for your rights with individuals and businesses and even help you file a lawsuit in court if that is what you need to do.
When a person is disabled or is not mentally competent, they may not be deemed competent enough to make their own decisions in the eyes of the law. In these instances, hiring an attorney to represent you or a loved one, can be beneficial. A law firm or attorney can advocate and make decisions on behalf of people who are unable to do so themselves.
If you’ve been sued by a creditor for the collection of a debt, you can hire an attorney to represent you in the lawsuit. If you want help defending against a collection lawsuit, an experienced lawyer can evaluate your case, review any documents or agreements with you and give you some options to protect your assets and reduce what you owe.
The legal field has various practice areas and every lawyer out there has different levels of expertise in each area. For example, some lawyers who handle personal injury cases also handle workers’ compensation cases but some only handle one or the other. At Ghosheh Law form we understand that finding the right lawyer can be a stressful and tedious process. You could search through dozens of websites, look at hundreds of ads, and then call or email various lawyers before you find one that is a good fit for your case. Or…you can call us to consult your case with an attorney who can advise you on what sort of case you have and what type of lawyer you may need.