Normal everyday life typically goes off without a hitch. You wake up, you get dressed, you toy with the idea of having breakfast but realise yet again that you haven’t left enough time so you’re going to have to eat something at work, and you head out for the day. The same thing is happening in households up and down the country, all year round. However, into each life a little rain must fall, as the saying goes. In brief, things sometimes go wrong. And when they do, you may want a lawyer.
For example, let’s say you receive a call from the hospital to let you know that a loved one has unexpectedly passed away whilst under the hospital’s care. Depending on how things progress from this point, you may want to get in touch with a wrongful death lawyer (Orlando). Perhaps you may be injured yourself, or perhaps you may wish to speak to a lawyer about a debt litigation issue. Whatever the reason, you may want to know some reasons as to why you should find a lawyer.
Understanding of proceedings
The law exists because disputed grey areas need clarification. Where there is no dispute over the way that things should be done, at least not insofar as to bring undue suffering in some way to one of the parties involved, new laws are unlikely to be required to weigh in with clarification. Lawyers have an understanding of the legal process, including why different grey areas may overlap and how to consequently put together a case that makes reasoned use of the available evidence.
Experience counts for a lot
The law is a wide topic. Depending on the type of case, there may be many prominent similar cases that have gone before. Knowing about the existence of prior cases where precedence has been set can light the way for new cases, showing how time can be spent to achieve or avoid the results from the past. Experience can also simply mean having an understanding of the nature of the courts, meaning that the lawyer could explain timeframes and next steps.
Expedite the outcome of a claim
Some people may believe that, under certain circumstances, they do not need a lawyer because the nature of their claim is straight forward. An example could be an injury at work such as Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). However, you may find that your employer’s initial interest in your injury wanes over a period of days and even weeks, wherein you begin to become uncertain as to whether your claim is being looked at by any decision makers at all.
A lawyer knows how to inform the other side (in the case of the ‘work place injury’ example, the terminology ‘other side’ would be used to describe the employer) of your intention to bring a claim, and how to file the correct paperwork – supported by the necessary evidence – with the courts to begin the claim. Without the process in place, the other side may not feel that they are under any pressure to act.