Thursday, January 16, 2020

Five Situations in Life Where Pursuing Legal Action Makes Sense

Hiring a lawyer tends to be something that we try to avoid. Not only can hiring a lawyer get incredibly expensive but if you need a lawyer then there’s probably something bad happening in your life. For instance, you might’ve just had a driving mistake that is going to require an attorney to sort out. Similarly, you could be going through a rough relationship with your partner which might lead to a divorce. In other words, if you need a lawyer, you’re probably not in a very good spot.

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As a result, many of us tend to try and avoid getting a lawyer involved whenever possible. A good example of this is when you wreck your car. The other driver involved in the wreck will often have their lawyers suggest a settlement out of court. This usually means paying you a sum of money if you agree not to pursue legal action.

However, you may still want to pursue legal action because the accident wasn’t your fault and you don’t think that justice was served. In this case, it’s possible (and usually recommended) to pursue legal action. But that’s not the only time you should be pushing for more legal action. In this post, we’ll be covering a couple more scenarios in life where it makes sense to pursue legal action instead of agreeing to a settlement.

1. Family law-related matters

If you’re going through a complicated or difficult divorce, then a family lawyer is going to be a huge help when it comes to getting your fair share of assets. If there’s a child involved, then that’s even more reason to pursue legal action.

2. Stolen intellectual property

Running a business is difficult enough as it is, so having other companies stealing your intellectual property and profiting off your hard work is definitely a situation where you should pursue legal action, especially if it’s against a larger company that thinks it can bully you out of the industry.

3. Discrimination in the workplace

Ever feel like you’re being discriminated at work for one reason or another? Do you think it could lead to you getting fired for no valid reason? If you lose your job because of awful managers, it’s a good idea to consider legal action to ensure you get justice for the wrongdoings against you.

4. Car accidents

We mentioned it briefly above, but making a car wreck claim with the help of a professional lawyer is going to ensure that justice is served and that you can claim a reasonable amount of compensation. If you’re confident that the accident wasn’t your fault, then this is the perfect time to pursue legal action.

5. Criminal charges

Be it something small such as a DUI charge or something more concerning such as drug possession charges, it’s critical that you speak to a legal professional as soon as possible for a number of reasons. For starters, it’s important that you try and lower or even remove the charge so that it doesn’t affect your record. This could have negative effects on your employment position and it could even hurt your future if you have a bad mark on your record.


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