Well-meaning people occasionally call me saying they have a “quick question” about a legal issue. I certainly empathize with this expectation. It is human nature to hope that a vexing legal question may have a simple, tidy, quick answer.
But in the legal world, answers are rarely simple and quick. If you are involved in a legal dispute, it is crucial that you receive careful, accurate, complete legal advice. If you have a question about a provision in a contract, you should expect that your attorney will take the time to analyze the relevant language in light of all facts and circumstances involved. If you are contemplating litigation, you should have a full and candid discussion with your attorney about all the legal issues¹, the risks of litigation, the costs and time involved, and the potential outcomes.
It is very important that you slow down, understand the problem, and make the best choices for yourself, your company, your family, and your future.
Please call Harris Sarratt & Hodges, LLP today and allow us to help you find the proper path forward in a complex legal world.
¹ And just as it is often unwise and potentially alarming to Google your health symptoms, I discourage searching out answers to legal problems on the Internet, as so much of what you find may be interpreting another state’s laws, may be outdated, or may simply be wrong. Such “information” can turn out to be very costly in the long run.