Having to hire a lawyer or Being involved in a lawsuit, is extremely stressful, especially if you actually find out that there are some things your lawyer is not telling you. There are so many reasons why people seek legal assistance. It can be quite difficult for those who are unable to hire a private lawyer to actually know what they are supposed to know.
It is a known fact that you must always do whatever your lawyer wants you to do in relation to your case, but how would you know when your lawyer is hiding something? In this article, we will be talking about some of the most common things your lawyer doesn’t want you to know, and some of them might shock you.
A LAWYER’S HELP IS NOT ALWAYS NEEDED
Sometimes, all you need is legal advice and not necessarily a private lawyer. For instance, if you received a letter and you don’t understand what it actually says, all you need is to go to a public attorney and ask them to explain what it says.
LAWYERS WILL NOT TELL YOU HOW MANY CASES THEY HAVE LOST
A surgeon would never tell a new patient that most of his or her patients died under his or her care, also, an engineer wouldn’t tell a new client that most of his or her buildings collapsed. Same applies to lawyers, they might tell you how many cases they have won, but it is your job to actually have the nerve to ask how many they have lost, since you will be paying him or her to defend you, and you wouldn’t want to lose your case just because you hired a bad or half-baked lawyer.
SUING IS NOT IDEAL
Lawyers generally wouldn’t tell their clients that there are times that it is not really ideal to sue. Lawsuits can be extremely expensive, time-consuming and at the same time exhausting, not just for the attorneys, but also for the clients. If there are matters that can be settled simply by having proper communication or dialogue, then a lawsuit is not necessary. You could simply ask for legal advice, which can even be free if you go to a public attorney.
EVERYTHING CAN BE NEGOTIATED
A law firm is basically a business, if you’re going to hire a private lawyer, he or she will most likely be a part of a law firm. There will be standard fees to pay, however, one of the most common things lawyers hide from their clients is that some of these fees are actually negotiable and more flexible than you thought, though this depends on the firm or the attorney, it’s all about business after all. Examples of fees that can be negotiable are their hourly rate, costs of faxes, phone calls, etc.
A lawyer’s job is not easy, that is why there will be times that your lawyer won’t be able to share every detail with you, especially if it doesn’t directly involve you or your case. You must always think thoroughly when it comes to filing a lawsuit because it takes so much time and effort, and of course so much money.