Busted But Not Responsible? Tips For Your Defense

If you've been arrested for a crime you didn't commit, you need to defend your legal rights. You have the right to an attorney who can help you present your case. After being wrongly accused of something myself, I learned quickly how to navigate the legal avenues to have my case dismissed. My attorney was a great resource for building the case, and because of my understanding of the law, it worked. I created this site to share what I learned along the way and some other great tips for others who have been wrongly accused and arrested for a crime.

Mistakes To Avoid If You've Been Injured

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If you have been injured, you need to be careful how you move forward. If you think you have a case, you should seek personal injury attorney services to discuss the injury and all other details of your case. There are mistakes you could make that could hinder your case and cause you not to get any money for your case. Read on for some of these mistakes to avoid.

Talking To The Other Side's Attorney Without Representation

Talking to the other party's attorney without an attorney yourself could be a big mistake. Their attorney may ask you questions or ask that you sign something that you just shouldn't do without representation of your own. Do not attend any meetings or even discuss the case by phone without your own attorney. Also be sure not to talk to your co-workers if you were injured at work or talk about the case with the other party without representation. 

Failing To Talk To An Attorney Yourself

You could be responsible for all of your medical bills yourself if you aren't careful. If you've fallen at work, your own health insurance may deny the claim and say your workplace is responsible for payment. If your workplace doesn't pay for it, you could be left footing the bill. This is why having representation is important. Your attorney can fight for payment to be made on your medical bills and fight for compensation for you for loss of wages. Make an appointment with an attorney.

Using An Attorney That Isn't Familiar With Personal Injury

Do not attempt to use an attorney that is not familiar with personal injury. Not all attorneys know every aspect of the law; some specialize in criminal law, some are more familiar with business law, and others will handle personal injury. Find an attorney that specializes in personal injury and not only has handled a number of cases but has actually won the cases as well.

Settling With The First Offer

The other party is going to attempt to give an offer that is probably not even going to cover the costs of the medical bills or just barely cover these costs. Think about what other costs are involved in your case, such as attorney fees, loss of wages, and other losses you've suffered as a result (or future losses). You may need to counter-offer their offer. Don't settle with their first offer if it's not what you are comfortable with accepting.

If you've been injured, there are a number of mistakes that can be made. Always talk to a personal injury attorney first and foremost about your case to help avoid some of these mistakes.


13 September 2018