As an expert in the legal field, I can confidently say that it is always a good idea to hire an attorney if you or a loved one has been injured and need help. Don't trust the insurance company representative, who will likely be nice to you until they make a cheap offer. By the time you decide to hire an attorney, it may already be too late. It's likely that you've made several mistakes that have reduced the value of your claim.
A common question is: “Why should someone hire an attorney if Arizona is a community property state, where most of the property is divided equally?” This is an extremely relevant and important question, as it will determine whether or not your lawyer can provide you with a useful service. Even if you don't hire an attorney for the whole matter, a consultation can provide you with significant insight into the process and what the outcome should look like once it's finished. Your lawyer can also search for witnesses or locations that may have security footage of the incident in question. If you feel uncomfortable with the team or with the lawyers in any way, then you should interview another lawyer and leave that firm behind.
This means that a personal injury lawyer could represent you in your divorce and that a family law lawyer could represent you in your personal injury accident or wrongful death case. When facing criminal charges, it is always wise to consult with criminal defense attorneys before charges are filed. You only have the right to a court-appointed lawyer when your freedom is in danger, so this right doesn't take effect until you're arrested. Before making the decision to hire, make sure the lawyer has experience handling complex, high-asset divorce cases and knows how to find clues about hidden assets.
If it can be demonstrated that your lawyer made a mistake that caused you to lose the settlement, malpractice insurance will help cover the compensation and damages you should have received under the settlement. With the downturn in the economy, many people are considering using a document preparation service instead of using an attorney. Family law is a unique area of practice, and any potential client should be wary of an attorney who practices in too many areas or has too many “specialties”. Attorneys who specialize in a specific area of law understand that area of law better than all other areas of law and are prepared to represent your interests in the best and most professional way possible.