Do I Need an Attorney for This? How to Know
You almost definitely need an attorney to provide advice and representation on the legal problems you face; it does not matter what the problem is or who you are.
We recognize that this answer comes across as glib — and possibly unhelpful. We also know it has been given in many other contexts. Still, we can say with assurance that as soon as you ask, “Do I need a lawyer?” you have your answer. Which is nearly always “yes”.
Attorneys exist because legal difficulties need resolving. If everyone understood all the financial, statutory, regulatory, and emotional aspects of every circumstance, attorneys would have no reason to practice. Since no one possesses perfect and absolute knowledge of all (or even a single) things, everyone can potentially benefit from consulting with and retaining the services of a lawyer.
Even lawyers hire other lawyers when they become parties to lawsuits, property sales, or business deals. Gaining outside perspective, tapping into a broader pool of knowledge and experience, and even just paying someone else to read all the fine print that it is so easy to talk yourself out of reading always pay off. Missed details, incomplete understanding, and poor strategy cost people in legal situations. Bringing in a lawyer to cross all the t’s, explain all the angles, and suggest the best course of action offers essentials protections and increases the likelihood of achieving the best outcomes.
Plus, and this can never be ignored, the other side has its lawyers. Viewing legal matters as an arms race does no one any favors, but making sure you enter a board room to conduct negotiations, sit down to give a deposition, or appear in court with a dedicated legal ally spares you certain defeat.
A question we can give a much more-precise answer to is whether you need a Cleveland, Ohio, attorney from Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman. That answer is “maybe,” and we welcome your further inquiries.
We represent clients in cases that involve
- Social Security Disability Insurance
- Supplemental Security Income through Social Security
- Workers’ compensation
- Personal injuries, particularly those caused by car and truck crashes, defective and dangerous products, and slips and falls (i.e., unsafe properties)
- Medical malpractice, including nursing home neglect and abuse
- Wrongful deaths from any cause
- Short- and Long-term disability
- Ohio Public Employees Retirement System disability and retirement benefits, as well benefits issues with other state-based retirement plans for school and government workers
- Intentional torts, which happen when a person or organization purposefully inflicts harm via assault, fraud, or some other kind of likely criminal behavior
Criminal, employment, family, real estate, and business law matters will need to be taken up by other attorneys. Know, though, that legal assistance is available for whatever problem you have.
If you need help with a disability, injury, or retirement plan issue, contact the Cleveland, Ohio, offices of Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman to let us know if we might be of service. We offer free consultations, so call us at 1-800-678-3318 or connect with us online to schedule an appointment.