Should I hire an attorney?

Should I hire an attorney?

Not every dispute requires a trip to the courtroom but, there are times in a person’s life when it makes sense to hire an attorney. When, where, and why you should retain legal advice is based on a number of factors that can include legal complexity, loss of income or the worst case scenario possible jail time. The questions becomes, should I hire an attorney?

While each particular situation can be different because of a number of factors, there are times that legal help make sense financially. In legal cases that involve damage awards or contract disputes, the advice of a professional makes sense and can substantially increase the amount you could possibly receive.

But in other cases, legal assistance is not needed and only serves to enrich a small portion of the legal service that preys on the unwary. For instance, if you were to have a small fire in your home, chances are very good that you and your insured could reach an agreement. However, if as the result of building code changes, your rebuilding expenses rapidly increase you may find yourself in an adversarial position with your insurance company regarding that claim. If that is the case, you may need to hire a lawyer who is well versed in property damage cases.

On the other hand, if you were to accidently run over your neighbor’s mailbox, I am sure that if you were to submit the claim it would be handled quickly and fairly because of the simplicity of the loss.

Sometimes though a “Rule of Thumb Is Needed!” below is a list of some of those times a lawyer might be recommended.

You might need a lawyer if… your catering business serves day old Tuna Surprise

You might need a lawyer if… you have an unsuccessful parachute repair

You might need a lawyer if… you sideswipe an unmarked police car

You might need a lawyer if… the alligator from your petting zoo escapes

You might need a lawyer if… your wife starts an marriage advice service for newlyweds

You might need a lawyer if… you have a dispute with a business or institution

While some instances (like the above) are self-evident, others may not be so apparent. In those situations it never hurts to be more safe than sorry.

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A college graduate with a firm grip on what he didn’t want to do; Clarence has managed electronic stores, restaurants, and security departments. In 1989, he joined his brother and established one of the first groups of independent insurance agent clusters. From that point on, Clarence has not done anything he considers work.

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