It is always scary to get a formal email or piece of mail that announces some kind of legal incident. The scariest: a summons. Then there is always the attorney letter with “LAW OFFICES” usually on the stationary that tells you have violated something or the other. I admit, even as an attorney, I get nervous when I receive something like this that I am not expecting. That fact is no one truly enjoys being caught up in a legal battle that will cost time or money or worse, both.
Yet many still choose to either ignore the matter or not get guidance for an attorney. I always tell people the initial call is free. Make the call so you know what you are in for. There are times where the matter is not significant yet will become worse if the person does nothing. I practice law to help others. I get that many worry about costs, or feeling overwhelmed. It is at those times money should not be the factor stopping you if it’s a matter that could harm you in a significant way. Like they say “penny wise, pound foolish” is not the way to go for a lawsuit.
Give someone a call. It may be the best thing you do for a legal issue.