When Should I Call My Lawyer?

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Most people will hire a lawyer at least once in their lives. You don’t always need a lawyer to work out conflict or navigate difficult situations, but sometimes, you do.

Whatever you do, do not let the fear of embarrassment, privacy concerns, or prohibitive costs keep you from seeking legal help. Many lawyers offer free consultations, and all consultations are confidential. Attorney-client relationships are also privileged, which means everything you say to your attorney stays with your attorney. Your lawyer is not going to judge you. Rather, they will help protect your rights and best interests – every step of the way.

You can turn to a lawyer for legal help the same way you go to the doctor for health problems. Using this metaphor can also be helpful for deciding whether to call your lawyer. For example, you wouldn’t go to the doctor for an everyday cold, and you wouldn’t call a lawyer for an inexpensive parking ticket.

But when should you call a lawyer? Keep reading to find out.

When You Are Arrested or Accused of a Crime

If you get arrested or accused of a crime, call your lawyer. When it comes to the criminal justice system, it is never too soon to call your lawyer. As soon as officers start talking to you, contact an attorney. Having a lawyer walk you through an investigation could save you from an arrest and criminal charges.

If you do end up getting arrested, exercise your right to remain silent and do not speak with authorities until your attorney arrives.

When You or a Family Member Gets Seriously Injured or Killed

Whether you have unknowingly bought a home infested with mold and asbestos, gotten into a serious car accident, or slipped at a shop or restaurant, you may need compensation to help you move forward from your injuries and illnesses.

While your accident is probably covered by some kind of insurance, insurance companies will rarely offer you a fair settlement the first time around. An attorney can help you negotiate with insurance companies, so you can secure your future after a serious car accident.

When you involve a personal injury lawyer, a successful settlement or verdict can include damages for:

  • Medical bills
  • Missed wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Changes in your quality of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • And more

If you lose a loved one, you can also recover compensation to help with funeral costs and give you the time you need to grieve.

Who Should I Call?

If you need help with criminal defense or personal injury, look no further than Foley Griffin. We are proven trial attorneys who will treat you with dignity and respect. With more than 75 years of shared legal experience, we have the knowledge and skill you need on your side.

Our values include preparation, prompt investigations, integrity, attention, and care. We are dedicated to quality, and we are dedicated to you.

When it is time to call your lawyer, trust us – call us at (888) 966-8480 or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation.

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