Many times, people have valid bases for lawsuits. However, they are afraid that they will not be allowed to file the claim without a lawyer. As a result, there are many concerns over paying attorney fees and these keep some from filing these claims. The ultimate result is that the legal wrong may go unaddressed and the person who was wronged may go uncompensated. This article will discuss filing a lawsuit without a lawyer.
Firstly, it is important to determine what the legal wrong was that could form the basis for a lawsuit. Once you have this you will need to research the elements of the case. This is an important aspect. Just because you feel certain that something is wrong does not necessarily mean that it will resolve itself. You will need to go through very specific processes to secure your rights. If you fail to follow procedure you could fail in your claim.
There are many aspects you will need to consider. Such as:
- Does your claim fall into a personal injury claim?
- Is it a tort claim?
- What type of laws govern your state? Fault? No Fault?
- Which legal theory covers it? Negligence? Strict liability?
- What negligence is applicable in your state? Comparative?
The rules and procedures you will need to follow are easy to find. However, this is only true if you know what you are looking for, where to look for it. Also knowing that you even need to look for them in the first place. As such, this is why many people opt to hire an attorney rather than run a case on their own. The reality is that attorneys are specially trained and familiar with these procedures. In addition, they are much less likely to miss something than someone without the experience trying to navigate the process.
For legal advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer, contact the Vinson Law Office, today.