Can You File a Lawsuit Without Hiring an Attorney?
In the United States, anyone who believes they have been the victim of a crime or accident has the right to file a lawsuit and represent themselves in court. In fact, while it is much more convenient to hire an attorney, people are encouraged not to get one for petty crimes or small cases.
In many situations, when a person thinks about going through a legal process, they may feel intimidated and worried about the high costs involved in hiring an attorney, which may even lead them to give up filing a lawsuit. Unfortunately, by making this decision, many injustices go unpunished, and people are left without obtaining the compensation that could greatly help them recover.
Lawyers have the necessary experience to represent you in a case, and they know how the system works. For example, in personal injury cases, an attorney can help you determine what type of compensation you are entitled to and what other things should be considered in that amount. In addition to medical bills, lost wages, and property damage, you may also be entitled to damages that you cannot quantify, such as pain and suffering, emotional stress, loss of company, lifestyle, etc.
The attorneys are also experienced in managing, communicating, and negotiating with insurance companies. And this is where you may find that having an attorney by your side would make a huge difference when fighting for what you deserve. You don’t have to settle for the small amounts that many insurance companies offer in an attempt to save money.
You should look for a lawyer specialized in the area in which you have the problem, be it personal injuries, accidents of different types, legal proceedings in labor matters, etc.
Many law firms offer various forms of payment for their clients. Some work on a “contingency basis,” which means that you don’t pay anything unless they win your case, and the payment is usually deducted from the compensation obtained.
Most also offer free initial consultations where they can help you determine whether or not you have a valid case on your hands. These consultancies are an excellent place to start the process and see if it is feasible to move forward.
If you are considering filing a lawsuit and have questions about it, contact Nourmand Legal. We are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.