Lawyers & Attorney's
It's been proven time and time again. In order to have a democratic society, a nation must establish an independent court. Only by allowing citizens to seek redress for the various injustices that occur in their lives - or to prove their own innocence when necessary - can a country truly be called free. In North America, the right to have grievances heard in court and the right to have a competent lawyer are two of the hallmarks of civilization that denote a progressive western culture.
Although the media tends to concentrate the majority of their attention on high profile lawsuits - such as those concerning Vioxx and mesothelioma - or the criminal trials of famous celebrities, cases are heard all over the United States and Canada regarding a huge range of topics, and for all of them legal representatives were necessary to navigate the ins and outs of the particular local, statewide, and federal laws and precedents that dictate how a case may be fought and won.
For criminal law cases, a criminal lawyer is the one thing standing between most people - innocent or guilty - and a lengthy prison sentence, or even death. But the attorneys that understand the laws governing criminal behavior are separated and specialized just like any other professional. A DUI lawyer or car accident lawyer will not be suitable if you are a doctor charged with wrongful death or medical malpractice.
But criminal dealings are not the only types of cases that are stratified into various groups. No matter what you are going to court for, having the right counsel is equivalent to having the right tool for the job. And as everyone knows, a wrench won't do when a hammer is what you need.
For those who have had something occur while working, you will most likely need a worker's compensation, disability or employment lawyer.
And for companies that have to go to court, a business or bankruptcy lawyer will often be required.
All these different options may make it seem like finding the right attorney for you will be an impossible task, but with the right amount of homework and research you should be able to find an attorney who specializes in the particular field of law that you need, and who will work hard for you.
People going through trouble at home may need either a family or a divorce lawyer, while a real estate lawyer may be necessary afterwards to sell off the property that, tragically, no one can live in anymore.
It may seem like the list of specializations will never end, and we have not even thought of the foreigners who may be in need of an immigration lawyer, the car owners, home owners, and multitude of others who may need an insurance lawyer, and the consumers who may be in need of a hardworking product liability lawyer.
With all these options it is essential that you learn as much as you can about what type of law covers your case, what kind of lawyer you will need, and which attorneys exist in your specific area to help you win your case in court.