Sometimes, when people trespass our property or threaten the safety of our family, we seek legal action against the aggravating parties. However, most people are half-hearted when deciding to file a case, thinking it is not prosecutable or that the case is not strong enough. Others feel that it is too small of a deal to take to the court. When filing a lawsuit for the first time, there might be a lot of doubt and thinking happening in your head. Is it worth the hassle, the cost, and other troubles? What do I get out of it?
If you’ve asked yourself these questions, then you are already one step closer to successfully taking the proper legal action. If you decide to file for a lawsuit, here are some steps that you should consider:
GATHER YOUR FACTS
When we say, “gather your facts,” we refer to your pieces of evidence, recorded anecdotes or witnesses, and other supporting documents. When you meet with your lawyer, these are only a few of the first things that he or she will ask you to provide. It will also help if you have a list at hand of the events that occurred as to why you are filing the suit. During the consultation, the lawyer will ask various questions, and you will need to provide them with details. It is a lawyer’s job to know the facts so he or she can build your arguments properly.
FINDING THE RIGHT LAWYER
For every lawsuit, there is an applicable lawyer. For example, if you are suing for a property, you will need a real estate lawyer; if you are suing for something regarding taxes, then you need a tax lawyer.
Every different part of the law needs different types of expert lawyers. There are various ways to find a lawyer. You can Google them, ask for referrals, and some even advertise themselves.
HIRING THE LAWYER
When hiring a lawyer, here are some of the considerations that you should take note of:
Do some research on the best lawyer/s for your case.
List at least two to three of the lawyers that you think are the most competent to represent you in court.
Review the lawyer’s background. Make sure to check their previous cases, how they have built them and if they’ve won or lost these cases.
Meet the lawyer. You should be comfortable with the lawyer you plan to hire. Meeting them can help you decide whether you want to hire the lawyer or not. For this step, what matters is the character of your lawyer and if you want someone reliable and intimidating or someone with a gentle demeanor but that can sway a jury.
Hire the lawyer. Be sure to put in writing all agreements you have made with the lawyer including the compensation and the protection of your privacy.
We hope that this information was able to help you decide whether to file a suit or not and how to go about hiring a lawyer. Visit our Lawyer Directoryto get you started finding the right lawyer for your case.
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