When Do I Need A Lawyer?

legal-adviceSometimes, you will certainly need a lawyer. For example, if you have been arrested or charged with a crime or have been served with a lawsuit, you know you should immediately hire an experienced attorney. But remember, people regularly hire lawyers for expertise and legal advice for all sorts of other reasons and situations.

While you might be able to wade through a legal problem without an attorney, it is not always the best idea. When deciding on whether to hire a lawyer or not, think about what is at stake. A typical parking summons, for instance, won’t send you to jail and you wouldn’t need an attorney. But just say you have numerous unpaid parking tickets and that results in a warrant being issued for your arrest. In that case, you would likely want to reach out to a lawyer to assist you. He or she may be able to save you some money or even help you to avoid jail time.

Also, it’s best to consult with an attorney to handle very important life and business matters, including adopting a child, negotiating corporate deals, drafting trusts and wills, and tax and estate planning.

Act Fast to Consult a Lawyer

If you think you need a lawyer, you should not hesitate. Deadlines can quickly approach, and good attorneys need time to prepare your case for the best possible outcome.

Remember there are time limits on your right to file a lawsuit if you have been hurt in an accident. The statute of limitations will depend on the type of case, and in some situations, the law dictates that potential defendants be notified about an injury in a very time short period.

A Wise Investment That Can Save You Time and Money

People should always ask themselves, “What do I really want out of hiring a lawyer?” If you are charged with a crime or are a defendant in a civil suit, you will want to avoid going to jail or having to pay your antagonist. If you think you were unlawfully fired, you probably want to get rehired. If you were injured from a defective airbag or another faulty product, you probably want money damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering.

Always be realistic about your chances of winning your case and what the case is worth to you. Also, it’s likely a wise investment to retain a lawyer if you are unsure about your legal rights. The attorney can assess the situation and advise you on all the available legal courses of action open to you.

Your Main Street Attorneys

Formed in 1983 to serve the Collegeville and Perkiomen Valley community in Montgomery County, PA, the lawyers at Keenan, Ciccitto & Associates specialize in real estate law, municipal law, corporate law, wills and estates, commercial law, family law, personal injury claims, criminal defense, and more. Contact us today at 610-489-6170 or 800-959-6170 to see how we can help you.

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