Why hire an attorney? Because you need one to win! In today’s do-it-yourself world, it’s sometimes easy to wonder why you need to hire an attorney at all. Especially in cases where the insurance companies offer quick settlements, people can be tempted to try and represent themselves, mistakenly thinking that they will save themselves money.
The truth is, people are almost always better off choosing to hire an attorney than choosing not to. Hiring a lawyer who is qualified and experienced — especially in the particular type of law that your lawsuit falls in — will almost always result in better results than trying to represent yourself in court.
Here are some questions that people commonly ask about hiring a lawyer:
1. Why should I hire an attorney instead of just someone who knows a lot about the law?
Everyone knows someone who seems to know the legal system pretty well. Maybe that person had to go to court for a personal injury lawsuit due to a car accident or workplace accident. Or maybe that person is a professional with responsibilities that touch on legal matters. Whatever the case, while they may know a good deal about the law, they may also have hidden agendas and personal reasons for how they choose to advise you.
In addition, choosing to hire an attorney instead of a non-lawyer helps protect you from legal malpractice. While you can sue a lawyer for misrepresentation, you cannot sue a non-lawyer for the same sorts of legal malpractice.
2. Why should I hire a lawyer if it’s just going to cost me money?
Good question. This is why when looking for a lawyer, be sure to find one who represents on a contingency basis.
A contingency basis is a “no fees unless you win” policy, and it is especially important when it comes to personal injury lawsuits like those for car accidents, workplace injuries, medical malpractice lawsuits and the like that your lawyer does not get paid unless you are awarded damages. Not only does this give the attorney you hire added incentive to fight your case to the fullest extent possible, it removes any monetary risk from hiring an attorney.
3. Why should I hire an attorney if my problem isn’t just a legal problem?
For cases that people do not necessarily associate with personal injury lawsuits (such as medical malpractice, food poisoning and animal attacks), it’s still important to get qualified legal advice. Not only can hiring a lawyer help you understand your legal rights, it can help protect you from paying for medical bills that you shouldn’t have to.
If you are thinking about hiring an attorney, be sure to find one whom you can trust by picking one who works on a contingency basis and offers free, no-obligation consultations.
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If you are looking to hire an attorney for a personal injury lawsuit of any sort, call us today for a free consultation.
Karl Gebhard aggressively avenues of compensation for his clients, and works hard to make sure that they get the compensation they deserve. And, because Karl works on a contingency basis, he will not accept any fees for his legal services until he successfully wins the case. That’s how his clients know that he is always on their side.
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