Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer in Cincinnati?
Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer in Cincinnati if I Have Been in a Minor Fender Bender?
If you are in a truly minor fender bender, and no one is hurt, and it is pretty clear who was at fault, you will probably not need to hire a lawyer. The person at fault should call their insurance company. The insurance company should be able to adjust the claim and make reasonable payouts to repair the damaged car or cars. If, at any time, you do not feel like you are being treated fairly, you should reach out to a lawyer.
Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer in Cincinnati if I Have Been in a More Serious Car Accident?
Yes, if you are in a more serious car accident, meaning a car accident that involves physical injury, you should hire a lawyer. A lawyer will probably be able to get a higher settlement for you than you will be able to get for yourself negotiating alone. Remember, if you have been hurt, you are entitled to recover damages for pain and suffering. Individuals who are not lawyers have a hard time deciding how much pain and suffering is worth. You need a lawyer for that.
I Do Not Need a Lawyer in Small Claims, Do I?
Well, that depends. If the case is absolutely straight forward and the other side does not have a lawyer, you probably do not need a lawyer. Additionally, you may have trouble finding a lawyer who will work in the context of a small claims case because the lawyer usually gets a percentage of what the plaintiff wins. In a small claims case, that might not be much.
If the case is a little more complex, or the other side has a lawyer, you will probably get run over if you do not also hire a lawyer. Keep looking until you find one. Otherwise, you may need to call an agency that might help you find a volunteer lawyer.
Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer in Cincinnati if I Have Been Hurt by Medical Malpractice?
Yes, medical malpractice cases are too complex to fight alone. Additionally, you can be sure that the doctor or hospital you are bringing the claim against will have a lawyer.
Of course, the cost of a lawyer probably plays into whether you decide to hire a lawyer. You might want to look at this article about the cost of hiring a lawyer.
Attorney Kimberly Beck
Attorney Kim Beck is the managing member of Beck Law Center, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has 15 years of experience as an attorney, mostly on the defense. She now represents plaintiffs in personal injury cases involving a variety of injuries caused by defecting drugs/ pharmaceuticals, medical malpractice, and other series accidents. If you would like more information about her background and experience, please review her profile page.
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