The purpose of Small Claims Court is to resolve legal disputes concerning relatively small sums of money while minimalizing both hassle and expense for the involved parties. So do you need a lawyer? Maybe not. But what if the other side retains counsel? Without counsel you are now at an immediate disadvantage. If the other party is a corporation, they are required to retain counsel, so don’t be tricked by the supposed informality and simplicity of the small claims system. When staring corporate counsel in the face, small claims court will seem neither informal nor very simple.
Why risk a potentially worse result than that to which you are entitled? By trying to save a few dollars on counsel you may be exposing yourself to financial liability which far exceeds the cost of retaining small claims court counsel. Don’t risk this liability, call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. immediately.
So Why Should I Retain Counsel?
Because this issue matters to you. Do not allow legal nomenclature to lead you astray. “Small” may not be small to you. Ten thousand dollars is a good deal of money to most people, yet this much may be at stake in small claims court. I wouldn’t want to risk that much money without counsel by my side, protecting both my money and my interests.
Small claims court handles issues like Personal Injury, property damage, Landlord/Tenant disputes, and contract issues. Your body, possessions, home and business dealings are probably among the most important concerns in your life! They certainly aren’t small in your heart or mind, so you shouldn’t treat them as anything less than they are.
Even if the process is relatively informal, meaning you will not need to adhere to the strictest of court procedures, the judge is sure to appreciate well-reasoned arguments, adequate preparation, and the appearance that this issue matters to you. An attorney provides you these.
Protect your interests, be they small or otherwise. Call The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today to discuss your small claims matter. We can help.
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