Recently we had an individual contact us who was facing a serious legal issue. This person had been sued. He acted promptly, making what he thought to be the best decision he could. To someone exercising common-sense thinking, it would have seemed that he made the right choice. However, the law is a confusing and complicated thing, especially if you are not a trained and licensed attorney. Unfortunately the choice this person made, without consulting an attorney, was a terrible mistake.
In fact, this person made exactly the wrong decision for his situation and his chances of winning his case have now been severely weakened. He finds himself in a much worse situation than he would have been in had he simply picked up the phone and called someone with the right answer at their fingertips.
As attorneys, we hate to see our clients, or anyone in our community, find themselves under the stress and strain of a system for which they know nothing about and haven’t the slightest idea how to navigate. Especially when one false move can have real and lasting negative consequences.
When you are facing a legal matter, no matter how trivial it seems, the attorneys at Skeeters, Bennett, Wilson & Humphrey urge you not to handle it without consultation. If you have been sued and served with a Complaint, speak to an attorney immediately because the clock is ticking.