Life in the 21st century can be tricky. Much different from centuries ago, right?
So, how prepared are you for the complicated society we’re living in? Whether you’re making plans for your family’s best interests or you’re trying to prepare your business for long term success, preparation is key. So here’s the question: do you have a lawyer on speed dial yet?
No, having a lawyer who knows you is not an unnecessary expense. To help you see the value a good lawyer can add to your home or business life, we’ll look at some numbers and three very real challenges people face in 2019.
Immigration: Get it Right the First Time
You may think filing paperwork is a simple process, but it’s best not to try and handle immigration paperwork on your own. For one thing, legislation changes all the time. A new policy may affect your application and only the experts know how to make sure your forms don’t get rejected.
For example, for US immigration processes, you may need to fill in the I-907 and other forms. The I-907 carries a fee well over $1000. That’s a lot of money, so it’s best not to mess up the process.
Tip: don’t use just any lawyer. There are immigration attorneys who know the shortest route to your ideal outcome.
Trademarks: Don’t Lose Money Before You Even Make Any
With trademarks, it’s also wise to hire an expert because here, you can lose your application’s fees if it gets rejected. And with 45 different classes of items, of which you need to pick only one, it’s very easy to unknowingly make a mistake on your application.
Remember that your trademark will determine whether you have the right to keep others from infringing on your design. But you don’t have much power until you have that trademark paperwork in hand.
Here’s what you have to consider: an application can take months to go through the entire process. If it’s rejected, you have to start again. Is it worth taking the risk of waiting more than a year before you register your trademark? You could be losing a lot of business or see a lot of infringements in that time.
Hiring a professional can prevent loss of revenue and make up for the expense of paying a lawyer.
Life: Every Day is Unpredictable
Do you know what lies around the corner? Nobody can predict the future, and something can go wrong at any second. At O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, a dancer was simply walking when a pedestrian shelter collapsed, injured her spine and paralyzed her.
With the assistance of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. she received a $148 million compensation. This doesn’t remove her physical challenges, but can make life a little easier in the future.
Keep in mind that you can’t get good results in court without the right representation.
Today, life is more complicated than in ancient times, where protecting yourself from wild animals was your main goal. Perhaps you’re starting a business or job hunting rather than hunting for your supper. But whatever you’re busy with, you have to be as vigilant as hunters of centuries ago: to be the wisest person around, be prepared for whatever may come your way. And these days, that means you need a lawyer.