The importance of legal advice

Why it is important to listen to your lawyer’s recommendations.

When you are injured, your whole life can change. Your financial status can change. You may find yourself overwhelmed and angry at the opposing party for what has happened.

However, it is important not to let your anger for what has happened cloud your judgement in taking your lawyer’s advice when it comes to the monetary value of your claim.

It is your lawyers aim to obtain the best possible outcome for you including the amount of compensation you receive. But it is important to be mindful that when your lawyer recommends a
suitable amount of compensation, that you take their advice.

A good lawyer will always strive to settle your case outside of the courtroom. This is where reasonable offers are important.

If you have been offered a suitable amount of compensation and your lawyer advises that it is a good offer, it is important to listen to this advice when making your decision on whether to accept the offer.

Going to court can be risky! There is no rule of thumb when it comes to the amount of compensation and Jurors can be unpredictable.

Sometimes rejecting a reasonable offer can lead to you being ordered to pay the opposing party’s costs.

It is important to think rationally when it comes to offers and negotiations outside of the courtroom.


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