Should I Hire A Lawyer?

 In Criminal Law, Employment Law, Law, Workers' Compensation Law

One of the most commonly asked questions about legal matters is should I hire a lawyer? Every situation is different and can warrant a different response. These are some of the more common instances where we think hiring an attorney is in your best interest.

When To Hire A Lawyer

Criminal Law

If you have recently been a victim or accused of a crime, contacting a lawyer would be in your best interest. An attorney can help in various ways depending on your case and the position in which you stand. Cases can move quickly and you may not understand everything that is happening. Your lawyer is there to further research and investigate the convictions or actions of others. In addition, they can help negotiate bail, charges, and sentences.

Family Law

Family law is the area of law that involves family dynamics. This can include divorce, adoption, custody, and so much more. If you are beginning the divorce process, a lawyer can be extremely helpful. They can help negotiate terms and file proper paperwork on your behave. They can also advise you on sensitive matters including child custody or child support.

Workers’ Compensation

Accidents happen every day, including those that occur on the job. If you have recently suffered an injury at your job, workers’ compensation could be in your near future. This is a process that moves quickly and needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. Do not hesitate to fill out an incident report or report your injury to your employer. Unfortunately, even if you have a good relationship with your employer, they have to keep the company’s best interest in mind. You need to do the same for yourself. If you have any issues receiving care or compensation from your employer, contact an attorney.

Employment Law

Employment law is the area of law focused on the workplace. We have come so far in the laws put in place to protect both employees and employers. Unfortunately, inappropriate things still occur in some workplaces despite the law. Things like sexual harassment, discrimination, and violation of employee rights are some of the most common. You should seek out legal assistance if you are the victim of inappropriate treatment at your job. Your lawyer can help you navigate the issues and make sure you are properly protected.

Still not sure if you should hire a lawyer? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Contact The Slaughter Law Firm today to find out if it’s time for you to get an attorney and how we can help you.