In some situations, calling a lawyer for legal help is obvious: if you are arrested, are filing for divorce, have been in a major car accident, or are charged with a crime. But what about a smaller injury at home at a party? Or in a simple fender bender at the grocery store? When is it important to call a lawyer?
The primary question you need to ask if you are going to contact a lawyer is: “what is at stake?” If a case or situation is likely to affect or has affected your personal finances, liberties, or personal health and well-being, it is likely reasonable to ask for legal help. Even something like a single speeding ticket can affect insurance rates and can have a cumulative affect on your driver’s license.
A great rule of thumb is that in situations where you feel you cannot resolve the situation by yourself, it is likely appropriate to contact a lawyer. You may be able to obtain a free consultation with a professional who will at least look into the matter and give you preliminary advice.
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If you are looking to start a business or LLC, drafting a will, or managing your estate, The Decker Law Firm can assist you in making those documents. Having a knowledgeable partner through these processes will help give you peace of mind and ensure that everything is done efficiently and correctly the first time.
When should I contact a lawyer?
If you do decide that legal help is the best option in your situation, then it is normally best to contact a lawyer immediately. If you have been injured in an accident there may be certain time limits that you need to abide by when filing a lawsuit. They can vary across state lines and can vary depending on a number of other factors. Also, witnesses move, memories fade, and evidence may be harder to secure the more time passes. Additionally, many lawyers you hire will likely need time to prepare before any legal process, therefore enlisting one early on will give them ample time to build your case.
At The Decker Law Firm, we focus our practice on a range of personal injury cases, traffic accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, business law, and estates and trusts. And we encourage you to contact us about any related case where you feel you require legal help.
If you need the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer, contact The Decker Law Firm at 757.622.3317 for a free initial consultation.