Pro se litigation refers to the act of defending yourself in court. While it might seem like a viable alternative if you’re concerned about legal costs, keep in mind that the law is highly complex. Because there is so much on the line, it’s best to trust in a skilled and experienced attorney when in need of legal assistance.
Doing so can help you avoid the following mistakes common during pro se litigation. These mistakes make it clear that cost-savings should not be a deciding factor when it comes to your case.
Lack of Knowledge
While it’s true there is lots of legal information accessible online, applying this information correctly is another issue altogether. Just because you can read specific laws and statutes does not mean you’ll have the same understanding as a lawyer will. This can lead to gaps in your case should you fail to recognize a pertinent law and apply it correctly. It’s virtually impossible to make up years of schooling with a few research sessions on the internet, which is why you must trust in the professionals.
Virtually all court cases are time sensitive. Even if your case has merit, you will fail to make any headway if documents are provided late. A missed deadline can ruin your entire case, but an attorney will have a team of legal professionals working with them to ensure everything is filed in a timely manner.
In addition to missing a deadline, working on your case alone can lead to unfortunate typos and other errors. A seemingly small mistake can derail your entire case, or it can lead to costly delays if you’re in need of a settlement to cover medical costs or lost wages. Attorneys check and re-check documents to ensure they are accurate and free of errors. That way, you can rest easy knowing your case is in capable hands.
While having professional legal counsel is crucial, it’s equally important to choose a firm that has the experience and qualifications to represent your best interests. That’s precisely what our Albuquerque clients receive from Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero, P.C..
Every service we provide is backed by more than three decades of experience. We have extensive knowledge of personal injury cases, including car accidents, nursing home neglect, defective products, and more. We take the time to explain complex legal concepts to clients to ensure you have a good understanding of your case from start to finish. Call 505-343-1776 to schedule a consultation or contact us for more information.