Many people have misconceptions about attorneys. Hiring a lawyer may seem like a chore or more trouble than it’s worth. It is important to know that an experienced, reputable attorney can only help you in whatever situation you’re in. Why sit back and skip out on the money you’re entitled to, or representation that you need, especially when you’re entitled to such help? There are many reasons to seek legal counsel, and there are five common reasons you should always speak with an attorney.
Thousands of auto accidents occur in the United States every year, and most are attributed to driver negligence. In some cases, the victims are forced to contend with significant car damages or injuries that insurance companies won’t cover. Why should you be forced to pay for an accident that isn’t your fault? A lawyer can help you get the money you need to help cover such costs. Always keep in mind that you should never settle with an insurance company before talking to an attorney, especially if you were injured in an accident.
Bankruptcy is a legal action which helps liquidate your debts so you can eventually get a fresh start on your credit again. This type of legal action may be taken by individuals or businesses, depending on your situation. If you can no longer pay your bills based on your current income, you should speak with a lawyer right away to determine whether bankruptcy is an appropriate course of action.
Most people wouldn’t dream of having to hire a criminal defense attorney. This realm of representation is appropriate for DUIs, property crimes and allegations of fraud. If you find yourself in a sticky situation out of no fault of your own, then you need to speak with an attorney right away.
While the economy is slowly improving, many families still have to contend with home foreclosures. It is easier to get into foreclosure than many people assume—once you miss a few payments, a bank may be unfair and unwilling to work out any arrangements with you. Foreclosure attorneys can help you determine the best course of action in court. This can include working out new payment terms during mediation or making direct loan modifications. Never go into a foreclosure case without an attorney, or else you risk all your rights being stripped away.
Accidents can happen anywhere—you may incur injuries at a store, at a friend’s house or even on the sidewalk in your own neighborhood. Any kind of personal injury warrants a discussion with an attorney to ensure that you get all the money you need to cover it. This includes money for medical bills, healthcare and lost wages. Keep in mind that many injuries worsen after the initial accidents, so you should never give up your rights during an incident.
McFarlin Law offers free consultations for all cases, so you have nothing to lose. Speak with one of our experienced lawyers today to see what kind of assistance of monetary aid you may be entitled to.
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