From estate planning to personal injury cases, there are many times that it is appropriate to contact a lawyer, such as a real estate attorney or a defense attorney, depending on the nature of the your needs. Some cases will be more intensive over time, such as those regarding estate planning, while others will be concluded more rapidly. However, in most cases, including estate planning and personal injury alike, legal consultation is always recommended. An experienced lawyer or law firm can help you through any legal processes that you may be unfamiliar with, looking out for your best interests.
It is important to contact a lawyer if you feel that you may have a personal injury case. Personal injury cases are common in the United States and are frequently caused by car or other such motor vehicle accidents. In fact, more than fifty percent of all personal injury cases in the U.S. originate from car accidents, followed distantly by cases of medical malpractice and product liability. A personal injury case is likely to be viable particularly in cases of drunk driving (or driving under the influence of another altering drug, legal or illegal both).
Drunk driving is far more common than the average person may realize. It is estimated that as many as three hundred thousand people take to road while intoxicated every single day, though less than five thousand of them are actually pulled over and arrested. And the average drunk driver will drive drunk a total of eighty times before they are stopped and charged with a DUI. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that someone is injured to some extent in a drunk driving related accident once in every two minutes. That means in the span of five minutes, it is likely that more than two people have become injured due to an incidence of drunk driving or driving while otherwise intoxicated. If you are the victim of such a case, it is advisable to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as is reasonably possible (once you are out of medical danger).
But personal injury lawyers are not the only busy lawyers in the United States. Those who deal with divorce proceedings often find that they have their hands full as well. The typical divorce lawyer in the United States will see a large number of divorces each and every year. This is because there are nearly one million divorces in this country alone in that time span, with a new divorce finalized every thirty six seconds (meaning that just about two divorces happen every single minute). A divorce lawyer can help to make the divorce process as smooth sailing as can be hoped for, especially if children are involved in the case. For the more than one million children that become involved in the divorce proceedings of their parents every year, custody issues must be settled. A court appointed mediator can help to negotiate child custody, as can an experienced divorce attorney.
Finally, it is important to contact an experienced lawyer for matters such as estate planning. Estate planning and drawing up a will are hugely important steps to take in any persons life, but very few people are familiar with either estate planning or the importance of a will. Estate planning should always be done with legal guidance when possible, so that the person planning said estate is able to make the most sound decisions that they can.
No matter what you need to hire a lawyer and seek legal aid for, be it for a possible personal injury case or for a matter related to your process of estate planning, it is important to choose the best lawyer that you possibly can. Your lawyer should be experienced, and with a good track record, as well as highly trustworthy.