Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Consult an Attorney.

October 2, 2014

1.  Attorneys are kept abreast of many areas of the law, including changes in the law that you may not be aware of.

2.  Legal terminology is taught in law school.  Unless you are familiar with the terms, it is very easy to become confused and not understand the true meaning of what you are reading.

3.  Typically, you are told to sign a contract or agreement because the language is “standard.”  There is really no “standard contracts” and you may be bound by specific terms that are far from “standard.”

4. Attorneys are generally good negotiators.  Even disputes that are not in court, may benefit from the negotiating skills of an attorney.

5. Sometimes an attorney’s advice seems to go against common sense.  However, attorneys are adept at thinking out all consequences whereby your action now might not be detrimental, but may put you in a disadvantageous position down the road.

6.  Attorneys are experienced in assessing the viability of a legal action.  You may feel that you have a case; but, after speaking to an attorney, you may learn that you do not have a case.

7.  Conversely, you may feel that you don’t have a case but an attorney can accurately assess your situation and determine that, in fact, you may have a case.

8.  Just as people go to a doctor for a second opinion, you may find that a second legal opinion could benefit you as well.

9.  Attorneys can give you sound business advice as well as common sense advice.

10. If you’ve had an adverse experience with a company or product, an attorney can inform you if others had similar experiences and if they filed a lawsuit.