Does Hiring a Lawyer Really Make a Difference?

Whether you’re facing Criminal charges or you or someone you love has been injured or killed in an accident, it is absolutely imperative that you hire a lawyer to help you. Here’s why:

Personal Injury or Wrongful Death Cases:

The main focus of insurance companies in personal injury cases is to pay as little money as humanly (or corporately) possible. They don’t give a crap about you personally nor do they care about your well-being (although they will tell you otherwise). What the claims adjusters care about is ‘how much money can I save the company.’ As a non-lawyer, the average injured person does not have a clue about how to present his or her case to an insurance company in a compelling way. More importantly, they don’t possess the requisite skills needed to effectively bring a case to a jury, which is what the insurance companies typically want to avoid. Trials are risky. The injured person could walk away with nothing or could walk away with a verdict significantly higher than anything offered by the insurance companies. Insurance adjusters do NOT want to be responsible for not settling a case when they could have only to have a jury tag them with a huge verdict at trial. That’s where a skilled lawyer comes in. One who knows how to prepare the case as if it is going to trial so that the adjuster knows he’s got to really put up some money to get it settled. Without a lawyer, I can assure you that you will not get the compensation you deserve. For one small example of the many outstanding results I’ve obtained, see the Case Studies section of this website as well as Testimonials.

Criminal Defense:

There may be no greater truth than that stated by this old proverb: ‘he who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client,’ especially as it applies to criminal cases. If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense, it is incredibly important to consult a lawyer about the charge. There are so many pitfalls in criminal law and so many defenses to charges that the average person has absolutely no knowledge about. You may think that it will be fine, and cheaper, to just go in court and plead out to that little misdemeanor charge, but there are often other things in play that could cost you a whole lot more down the road. You might lose your driver’s license for the offense; you could face deportation even though you are legally within the United States; or you could lose your business or professional license as a result of the charge. If you are facing a felony charge, you should immediately hire a lawyer to help you build the best defense you can. Otherwise, your very freedom is at stake. Contact me today for a free consultation to discuss your charges.

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