No matter what type of case you think you might have, it’s always in your best interest to consult with a legal professional. More time than not, a person is more likely to have a higher settlement if they hire an attorney. As someone with years of professional and legal experience, your representation and case will carry more weight than if you were to represent yourself. As mentioned on our previous case, we briefly went over the three most common legal cases.
Below you will find information on why hiring an attorney is a smart decision for you case, depending on your type of case.
Personal Injury Case
There are many cases that fall under the umbrella of “personal injury.” The most common example is if you’ve been injured in a automobile accident and you weren’t at fault. A common process will be along the lines of: You get into a car accident, you’re not at fault, and go to file an insurance claim for repair costs, lost wages, and medical bills. Insurance companies will typically low-ball your settlement and the pay out is substantially less than what is actually required.
A personal injury lawyer can help you with:
- Getting a fair and proper settlement
- Receiving compensation for lost wages because of an injury
- Assistance with medical bills
If you’ve been arrested or charged with a crime, you have nothing to loose by consulting with a criminal lawyer. A good criminal defense attorney can help you understand:
- The nature of the charges filed against you
- Any available defenses
- What plea bargains are likely to be offered
- What is expected after trail or conviction
He or she can possibly help you:
- Reduce your criminal charge to lesser offense
- Less the severity of the punishment for the crime
- Reduce or eliminate jail time
- Help you develop a defense strategy
Real Estate Law
A real estate lawyer can help you understand the legal process of buying or selling a home, foreclosure, and property rights. The two most common “sides” are a buyer and a seller.
So what can you discuss with a real estate lawyer?
- Out of town buyers
- Buying property that is bank owned or a short sale
- Buying Commercial Property
- Buying property with structural issues or located in problematic areas (prone to floods, tornadoes, etc.)
- Selling a property in a state of distress or injury
- Selling a property of a deceased individual
- Selling a property with a non-cooperative partner
- If you have any judgement or leans