When people talk about contacting their lawyer, we immediately assume that they’re in trouble. But there are plenty of day to day occurrences and processes that would be helped by legal input. Many of us can be reticent to contact a lawyer, feeling that it is somehow an admission of guilt. But if you’re willing to think logically about the situation that you’re in, then having a lawyer to hand will present itself as the most sensible choice. You will be more informed in your choices, and you will ultimately avoid any trouble that you might have otherwise found yourself in.
To help you on your way, we’ve assembled a few examples of situations when you should contact your lawyer. Whether you believe you will need their services for a day or a year, contacting them with regard to any of these occurrences will notify them in advance. It will prepare you for the proceedings to come, and it will also mean that if the situation does escalate then you are better prepared to face it. Here are a few of the situations when you should pick up the phone straight away.
Car crashes are big business. Whether in insurance or personal injury claims, there is a lot of money changing hands when someone comes off the road. If you crash, contact your lawyer, whether they’re a general practitioner or a specialist. You should already know not to admit to anything, as it can change the way that your insurance companies will interact. But a lawyer can add a whole extra level of sophistication to the proceedings, ensuring that you are covered at every juncture. They will also be aware of any compensation that you may be entitled to as a part of the proceedings, whether through insurance or personal injury practice.
Before signing any deed or contract on a house you should be contacting your lawyer. In the same way that you should have a surveyor look over the house before you buy it, you should have a lawyer look over the contract before you sign anything. A lawyer will be worth their weight in gold in this regard. They will be able to tell you what obligations your new property will bring with it. Whether it will mean that you have to maintain certain parts of a public path or be responsible for certain elements of the waterworks infrastructure. A lawyer will tell you all you need to know.
Starting a New Job
Before signing a new work contract you should show it to your family lawyer. You should, of course, be carefully reading it over yourself. But a lawyer may spot some inconsistencies or aspects of your agreement that you had not formally considered. With their training in contract work, they will be far better equipped to understand the agreement than you would ever be. It is very much worth enlisting their guidance in matters such as this.
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