Legal matters can be tricky business. You may have heard that every issue does not require a professional lawyer, but not seeking professional consultation can actually be counterproductive, especially if you do not have any experience in the legal sphere. We have some strong arguments to prove that pursuing a lawsuit on your own can do you more harm than good:
- The Law is Vast
The Indian Constitution is the longest written constitution in the whole world, and we’re pretty sure that you know this already. Apart from that, there are a number of acts, statutes, ordinances, rules, and other legal procedures, that are nearly impossible to be familiar with unless you have studied the law in great depth. Lawyers spend years learning and training, which is why they are professionals. A lawyer can inform you about what laws and provisions are relevant to your case. A single intelligent argument can turn any case over a new leaf, and an in-depth knowledge of laws can be the deciding factor behind who wins the case.
2. Presentation Matters
Even if you are guilty and every single evidence seems to be against your favour, a well-trained lawyer will find ways to reduce your penalty, or even escape penalty altogether. The law has several provisions which can be interpreted in multiple ways, and your lawyer can help you find the interpretation your case will benefit the most from. Presenting this interpretation using appropriate legal terms, case studies, and evidence in the court is another skill that matters, and since lawyers go through rigorous practice during the course of their studies, it is a skill that is well inculcated in them. Even if your case doesn’t seem that strong, presenting it in an intelligent manner can do wonders for you, and it’s something lawyers excel at.
3. Avoid Unnecessary Stress
If you walk into a lawsuit without appropriate knowledge or skills, you can end up doing more harm than good. A legal matter involves much more than simply going to court and arguing for your case. A number of documents need to be filed, certain forms need to be signed, provisions need to be remembered, and a code of conduct has to be followed. If anything is not done properly, the court can extend the case and postpone the hearing. This can lead to more expenditure for you, and more importantly, even more stress. Having to visit the court again and again due to incomplete or inadequate documentation can be tiring. Moreover, getting caught up in legal complicacies is another challenge you may have to face if you choose to not seek professional consultancy.
4. Tough Competition
There is a good chance that the opposing party in your legal matter is represented by a trained lawyer. This can cause you to face a lot of difficulty in keeping at par with him or her. Since lawyers are well versed with laws, they’ll waste no time in quoting the provisions relevant to your opposition’s case, and because they are masters of presentation, they can present the case in a manner that benefits your opposition’s case the most. This can put you at a great disadvantage, and can reduce your chances of winning even in a case that seems completely in your favour. Like we mentioned before, presentation can make or break a case. A trained lawyers will obviously take advantage of your inexperience, and his expert knowledge might intimidate you in court, while the support of a professional will boost your confidence.
5. Insufficient Evidence
The law is blind and impartial, and nothing can help a case more than evidence. Without proper evidence, your arguments are nothing but assertions and empty words. It therefore becomes crucial know how evidence has to be collected and used to help your case. It is also equally important to know how to introduce evidence, and explain to the court why it supports the argument you are making. Lawyers are skilled at this job, and they also know how to challenge evidence. If your opposition is represented by a lawyer, he will try to discredit your evidence, or even try to use it for his client’s advantage. Moreover, he can try to present evidence against you, and if not properly challenged, this can do severe damage to your case.
We hope our compilation gives you enough insight into the world of lawsuits. Let us know your take in the comments section below.