Delaying the decision to speak with an attorney when faced with a legal issue is a common mistake many people make. Whether it's due to concerns about the cost of hiring counsel, fear of the legal process, or simply hoping the issue will resolve itself, putting off seeking legal advice can often lead to bigger problems down the line. Unfortunately, as longtime attorneys, this is something we see frequently at Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Humphrey.
Recently, a potential client met with our team of lawyers to discuss a legal matter. He badly needed skilled legal counsel and representation. The problem? He needed an attorney several years ago when the legal issues began. Sadly, this was our first meeting, and, at this late in the game, there wasn't much we could do for him. Because this person procrastinated, he had few--if any--legal options. The lesson: Even the best lawyer in the world can't help a client win their case if they've waited too long to seek counsel. After learning that it was too late for him to do much of anything legally, our potential client was extremely frustrated and upset. We did what we could for him: We listened to his problems and let him know we took them seriously.
We Offer Complimentary Initial Consultations
Worrying about whether they can afford to obtain counsel is one of the main reasons people put off talking to an attorney when legal issues arise. Fortunately, many law firms, including Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Humphrey, offer free initial consultations so you can discuss your case, your rights, and your options with a member of our accomplished legal team without cost or obligation. We strongly recommend contacting a lawyer for a consultation the second you suspect you have a legal problem on your hands.
Making the Most of Your Consultation
Write down a list of questions and concerns and bring them to your consultation, along with all documents relevant to your legal issue. This is also a great time to discuss possible litigation costs. Hearing a knowledgeable and experienced attorney's thoughts on your situation can provide the clarity and guidance you need to determine your next steps.
Don't Wait to Secure Skilled Legal Counsel
When it comes to addressing legal issues, it's essential to take action sooner rather than later. Though you don't have to rush into making a decision, don't wait to consult a lawyer. Speaking to an attorney as soon as possible could save you from significant future frustration and legal turmoil.