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Do I Need a Lawyer for an Injury or Business Damages Case? When and Why You Should Call a Lawyer
There are many circumstances when you should call a lawyer, such as:
- if you are charged with a crime;
- if you are considering a divorce;
- if you need comprehensive estate planning;
- if you are being asked to sign something where you may be giving up rights or accepting money;
- to explain your rights and advise you how to protect those rights; and
- if you need help in negotiating a transaction.
This post, however, will focus on seeking advice and representation if you or a family member have suffered a catastrophic injury or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, or if you are involved in a business dispute with substantial assets at stake (such as a shareholder or intellectual property dispute).
How Legal Counsel is Beneficial in Catastrophic Personal Injury Cases and Business Disputes with Significant Assets at Stake
If you or a family member has suffered from a catastrophic personal injury, or if a family member has been killed, retaining experienced legal counsel will be highly beneficial. As experienced trial attorneys, we work meticulously on behalf of our clients, not only to prove liability against all defendants, but also to seek full and complete compensation for all of the damages that have been incurred.
The fact is, if you or a loved one has been injured or killed, those potentially responsible will be retaining their legal counsel – irrespective of whether you choose to hire a lawyer or go it alone.
Defendants and insurance companies don’t care about “doing the right thing”, and, in fact, have no legal obligation to do so. Their sole goal is to avoid, or minimize, paying you for the damages sustained.
In some cases, they will engage in unfair tactics. They may pretend to “work with” an injured person in seeking to resolve a claim; meanwhile, the statute of limitations may expire and the injury victim is no longer able to bring a claim (in which case they will get nothing).
Similarly, in business disputes, the opposing party will not hesitate to retain legal counsel. You may not even know that legal counsel was retained, while the opposing party, upon the advice of their counsel, is taking actions that will benefit their case.
Because there is much at stake, we offer a free initial consultation so that you can learn about your rights, and find out – for your matter – why it may be critical to retain legal counsel.
Our Initial Consultation with a Lawyer is Completely Free; and there is No Obligation to Retain Us
At our office, we provide a free initial consultation, so that you can talk with us about your legal matter, and we can explain how our firm might be able to help you. Speaking with an attorney for an initial consultation is one of the few cases in our society where it’s possible to speak with an experienced professional with absolutely no cost or obligation.
During this consultation, we can discuss the options available for your consideration. Based upon your description of your matter, we can explain whether your matter is one in which the law provides a venue for your matter; in other words, whether you have a legally-recognizable case. We can also give you a first impression of the strength of your case based upon your description, and the necessary elements of your case that would need to be proven in order to prevail. If we are to accept your case, we will also discuss with you the important time deadlines by which filings need to be made in order to preserve and protect your rights.
By calling us, there is no obligation to retain us for your legal matter. We understand that the decision to retain legal counsel is highly personal, and we want you to be comfortable with whatever decision is best for you.
We accept severe personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we are only compensated for our time and effort if a recovery is made. This type of representation “levels the playing field,” as anyone can get a highly experienced attorney working for them for absolutely no up-front payment of legal fees, and there are no fees due during the case unless and until a monetary payment is recovered.
We are even willing to handle some non-personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis or fees based upon risk-sharing or other methods. During or following a consultation, we can discuss these possibilities.
In some situations, it may be that we can help you with your matter; in other cases, your matter might not be in one of the particular areas in which we practice. Even if we cannot represent you, we endeavor to provide you with advice concerning the options that you might want to consider for your matter.
Your Call and Our Communication are Confidential
When you call seeking legal advice for your matter, our discussion with you is confidential, even if we do not accept representation for your matter. As a result, you should feel to discuss your case with us.
Gain Peace of Mind
One additional benefit for contacting us is to gain the peace of mind knowing about your legal options, and how, if an attorney is retained, you will be protected.
If you have sustained a severe personal injury or are involved in a business dispute with substantial assets at stake, or if a family member has died, please call our firm today to discuss your matter and to learn how we may be able to help.