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Should You Hire an Attorney?

Posted by Jamison Mark on Dec 29, 2014 6:37:00 PM
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Hiring the right attorney is a very important decision. Not every matter requires the legal expertise of a seasoned lawyer, however if you want to protect yourself and your interests, hiring an attorney may be the best and only alternative for you.

The saying that one who represents himself has a fool for a client is often true in even the simplest matters. Take a look at these 5 important reasons to hire an experienced attorney. 

1) The law is complicated.

Laws at times are written in a way that can be confusing and filled with legal terms that can seem like a foreign language. An attorney can help you understand the law in simple terms, making it easy to determine whether you have a case and the best way to pursue a cause of action.

2) Court procedures are confusing.

The State of New Jersey and US District of NJ Court are multi-tiered systems, with separate court houses, with different sets of rules, and personal injury cases, in particular, require an understanding of specific regulations. Having an attorney, who is knowledgeable in areas of the law, rules of the court, experience in the court, and understanding the personalities in the court, will prevent you from losing out on a case simply because inexperience.

3) You need a team.

Are you really confident in your ability to handle motions, depositions, and hire experts? Attorneys have a dedicated staff to help with drafting and filing all the necessary paperwork and to follow-up to ensure a timely resolution to your case.

4) Don't take the risk.

Is the risk worth the reward of representing yourself? Representing yourself might seem like a great money-saving tactic at first. In the long run though, without representation, you could lose out on larger settlement if you are unfamiliar with the law. Also, an attorney can provide a fresh perspective in cases where you have been injured, are not thinking clearly or overwhelmed with emotion.

5) Get the result you want.

A lawyer can often obtain a better result.  Attorneys are competent negotiators and understand the nuances of the law. Acting as your own representation could result in putting yourself in worse position. Hiring an attorney will help you avoid common pitfalls that could be time consuming and costly.

If you're considering hiring a lawyer or need Newark fall down injury lawyers, contact us to find out if we are the right fit for your case!

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