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6 Ways You Could Use the Help of A Lawyer

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People view lawyers in two ways: either as helpful professionals or people who make money out of other peoples’ problems. It is interesting to learn that the people who use personal injury lawyers usually obtain a higher compensation payment than those who don’t. 

Many attorneys offer free consultations and have a ‘no win no fee’ policy. On this basis, employing a lawyer is frequently the best course of action. Let’s look at six different scenarios where they can help.

  • Car Accidents

When looking at the number of deaths by car accidents in Sacramento, the figure in 2017 was 189 for every 100,000 people. According to a Sacramento car accident lawyer, their prime objectives are to determine who was liable and to seek the maximum compensation. Many personal injury lawyers feature helpful articles on their websites, covering such questions as ‘What should I do immediately after an incident?’ or ‘What do I do if the insurance company makes a settlement offer?

  • When Buying a Home

Our homes are usually our biggest purchase and greatest asset. It is therefore crucial that the house buying process runs smoothly. Lawyers will know the legal documentation that needs to be created and exchanged. They will have a greater understanding of the house deeds. These may have significant entries relating to rights of way and land covenants or boundaries. 

Homebuyers experience a less stressful time when they can leave things in the hands of the professionals. Attorneys can deal with all the relevant parties on their clients’ behalf, and even oversee the purchase money. 

  • If Wrongly Accused 

When someone is slandered the repercussions can be permanent. Such people urgently need a legal advocate who can advise them from day one. Defendants need to be told their legal rights. They should be warned against commenting on social media or approaching the accuser directly. 

Victory occurs if an attorney finds out the motivation behind the wrong accusation. If legal proceedings have been in place, there can then be a counter case where the defendant seeks compensation. This will be to cover their legal fees and the emotional trauma involved in being wrongly accused. 

  • When Divorcing 

This can be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. People are emotionally involved, and not in the best place to adequately represent themselves. When a lawyer steps in, they can advise on settlement figures. The person divorcing may be unaware they can claim for retirement benefits as well as assets. 

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Things like child custody, asset distribution, the sale of the matrimonial home, or the payment of debts are hugely emotive considerations. Divorce attorneys become the mediator between the husband and wife and advise how best to respond to each communication. 

  • Dog Bites 

If someone is bitten by a dog they may seek financial compensation for the traumatic experience, and to pay any medical expenses. The value of employing a lawyer is that they will be looking to determine who is responsible. Was the owner negligent at the time of the injury? Was the dog off its leash? Was the dog a dangerous breed? These are all key questions an attorney will ask to help a victim receive justice. 

The bite may have occurred in a public place. It may be that the dog owner did not insure the pet, or that the owner is unknown. In cases such as these, a lawyer can definitely help.  

  • Sports Injuries

It may not be the actual sportsperson who receives the injury; it could be a spectator. Personal injury lawyers know the right questions to ask. They will want to know if the sports grounds or stadium was compliant from a safety angle, or if negligence was involved. 

If a sportsperson was responsible for inflicting an injury on another, was it their fault or were they poorly coached? If emotional unrest broke into violence, what security measures were put in place – and were staff aware of the possibility in advance? Skiing accidents are common, and they can occur when people are inadequately trained or if they were using faulty equipment. 

At the end of the day, we don’t know what we don’t know. Solicitors can bring their expertise and good track records into the equation. They can represent us from start to finish. Lawyers know what documentation to gather, be it photos, medical reports, or witness statements. 

Attorneys know how much compensation to request, and how likely we are to obtain it. They can advise whether to accept or reject a settlement offer. Lawyers can ensure there are no nasty shocks after a house has been bought, or help achieve a fair divorce settlement. 

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Alice Instone-Brewer

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