When Do You Need To Hire A Lawyer?
If you are ever in trouble and unsure what to do, hiring an attorney as soon as possible is your best bet. The statute of limitations requires that if you want to file a lawsuit, you have to do so in a specified period of time. The amount of time you have to file depends on the nature of the case as well as other factors surrounding the case, but most do have a time limit. This is extremely important because waiting too long to file a case and hire a lawyer can prevent you from being able to file a suit at all. While the limitation periods differ, here are some reasons why you should hire an attorney sooner rather than later.
Loss of Evidence
Hiring a lawyer right away is imperative because each day that goes by is another chance to lose credible evidence. Consider this: you and your loved one are hit by a drunk driver, leaving you in critical condition and causing your loved one to pass away. By hiring a lawyer immediately, they will be able to experience every bit of the case and further help your case in court—they can arrive at the scene of the crime and see the aftermath of the accident and speak with witnesses—they can visit you in the hospital and take into account your injuries—they can attend your loved one’s funeral and see the devastation the drunk driver caused firsthand. These are things that would not be possible if you hired a lawyer a few months after the incident. By hiring a lawyer right away, they will be able to present your case and the surrounding evidence to the jury in a more effective manner. That’s how essential and critical it is to make sure you have them right away!
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Someone Else Could Hire a Lawyer Sooner
Consider you were involved in an accident where another party was injured or passed away. Even if it wasn’t your fault, the other party could have hired a lawyer before you which means they are already ahead, especially if they’re seeking damages.
Whatever the case, hiring a lawyer as soon as possible is usually your best bet. Waiting to hire a lawyer can limit the amount of evidence your case has, can hinder you from hiring the best attorney, or could even prevent you from filing a lawsuit altogether. If you need the help of a legal professional and are in the Atlanta area the person you need to contact as soon as possible is Jody L. Sellers of The Sellers Law Firm. Mr. Sellers practices in multiple areas of law, specializing in family law and criminal defense (ranging from divorce, legitimation, adoption, deprivation, and custody cases to DUIs, misdemeanors, traffic citations, and major felonies), while also handling a range of other legal matters including drafting wills, personal injury cases, and administrative law cases. Over the past several years Mr. Sellers has built a reputation for aggressive and strategic representation for his clients, while bringing compassion and understanding to each and every client’s case.
Prior to opening the Sellers Law Firm, Mr. Sellers worked as the managing attorney for Pasley & Nuce, LLC, in its branch office in Griffin, Georgia. During his time with the firm, Mr. Sellers managed a caseload of over seventy (70) open cases ranging from DUI, assault/battery, and drug possession charges to divorce, adoption, and legitimation actions.
Mr. Sellers is an active member in numerous associations and organizations and has been recognized as a top attorney in his field, including the following: Custer-Tuggle Award of Excellence in Family Law from the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2011); National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Georgia Member; National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 Under 40; Criminal Trial Lawyers Association; Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys; American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys; Global Directory of Who’s Who (Top Lawyer); and Superb Rating on Avvo.com.
Mr. Sellers is a published author, having written and published a law review article in the Mercer Law Review in 2010 discussing the changing state of the Confrontation Clause and specifically the landmark case of the time, Menlendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts. No Witness? No Admission: The Tale of Testimonial Statements and Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 61 Mercer L. Rev. 683 (2010). Mr. Sellers has also contributed editorial blogs for the Mercer Law Free Press, the online publication created and ran by law students of Mr. Sellers’s alma mater, the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.