When Should You Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

by Michael R. Casper on November 7, 2012

There are many reasons that people require the services of a lawyer. In some instances, like wanting to sue someone or being injured on the job, it is easy to know that you need someone to help you through the legal process. But there are other situations where one might not be sure if you can represent yourself or if you need legal counsel. While every situation is different, there are a few questions you can ask yourself to see if you need an attorney.

Is this a legal problem that I can’t solve?

Some legal problems such as a parking ticket may not require legal counsel to pay or even fight the ticket. But there are some situations in which there is a legal problem that you are not able to solve without professional council. For example, if you have papers that you have been served from another party or from the court that you don’t understand, it is a good idea to have a lawyer to help you understand and plan the next step for you. In many cases, having legal advice from an attorney up front can save you money and hassle down the road.

What is at stake with my problem?

If your problem is something that you cannot afford to lose, then it is always a good idea to seek legal representation. Situations such as an injury from an automobile accident or a death claim case that was caused due to the wrongful act of another are all instances where you have extreme financial obligations and suffering on the line, and in almost all cases, would benefit from having an attorney help you navigate through the process.

Does this represent a major life change?

When you are going through what you would consider a major life change, many times you could use the advice of a lawyer. If you were in an automobile accident or were hurt on the job, a lawyer can help make sure that you are protected and get the compensation you deserve as you move forward. If you lost a family member due to the wrongful act or negligence of another, you should be compensated for medical expenses, funeral costs and pain and suffering amongst many things. These are just a few of the major life changes where you would benefit greatly from using an attorney to help you through.

This guest blog was written by Michael R. Casper, P.C. Attorney at Law, a personal injury attorney in Gainesville, GA. He has been serving Georgia for more than 30 years. Michael R. Casper is also a dedicated truck injury lawyer in Gainesville, Georgia.

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