Three Times in Life When You Should Definitely Call Your Attorney

The first principle of my blog is Creating Ecosystems of Success and key focus is Health/Wellness. Throughout our lives there are times when unexpected things occur. Typically we think of illness, but there are also unforeseen legal crises. These crises require competent legal counsel. The following contributed post is entitled, Three Time in Life When You Should Definitely Call Your Attorney.

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Sometimes life can be really challenging. When you find yourself in deep water, it can be hard to know when you should try to sort the situation out yourself, and when you need a lawyer in your corner.

Even if you are well aware that a lawyer’s help would be to your advantage, the high fees can be difficult to afford when you are already in a sticky situation.

Sometimes it does make sense to handle things for yourself. But in other more complex situations, it would be a mistake not to hire a legal professional. But how are you supposed to tell which situation falls into which category? These cut-and-dry scenarios will help you make an informed decision.

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You Are a Victim of Defamation

In the legal world, defamation law refers to the area of law which deals with people’s reputations, be it online or in the real world. If someone is publicly attacking your character, it can be extremely harmful for your future, so it’s important to take it extremely seriously. You can’t just tell someone to take back what they wrote about you in the newspaper or online because people have a right to express their views. Even if they did remove the article, you can’t be sure that there are no existing copies. To mitigate the damage that has been done and prevent no further damage to your career and financial future, it is essential that you get a lawyer’s help. An internet defamation attorney can help with one of the most tricky defamation cases, as they specialize in the removal of damaging online material.

You Are Charged With Criminal Activity

Even if you are completely innocent, being charged with a crime is one situation in which you absolutely must pick up the phone and call a lawyer. Do this before you speak to anybody else, as your words can be twisted by the accusers to be used against you. Do not—under any circumstances—make an attempt to defend your own case without the aid of legal representation. Even something that seems like a minor accusation can potentially impact your future in many negative ways that you haven’t even thought of yet. Everything from immigration to getting a loan to invest in property one day depends in some way on having a clean criminal record, so if you have been charged with a crime, it is imperative that you get a lawyer to help you clear your name.

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A Passenger Was Hurt When You Crashed Your Car

If you were unfortunate enough to have been involved in a motor collision while driving and somebody in either your car or the other vehicle was hurt in the accident, you will almost certainly need a lawyer. Legal representation becomes essential if the fault for the accident is assigned to you. This won’t necessarily mean that it was your fault, per say. It simply means that based on the evidence available to the insurance companies and police on the scene, you were the driver with the greater duty of care in the crash situation and are therefore liable. This is a complex situation with extremely serious consequences, so it’s important to have a good lawyer on your side.

Deciding whether to hire a lawyer is not always easy, but sometimes the decision is clear. These situations require a lawyer almost every time.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.