Know the Law – Trust an Attorney
Any citizen of our country can easily read US, State and local law. Furthermore, we can all go to the library and take a look at books that explain law, procedure, etc.
I firmly believe that everyone should. You should learn as much about the law as possible in order to be prepared, should you ever get involved in any sort of legal situation (from a fender bender to a class action suit).
Easily stated, learn all that you can about the laws that govern your life.
However, no matter how much you know about the law, without proper training, you need to trust an attorney with your case. If your doctor’s negligence led to medical complications, you need a lawyer specializing in medical malpractice. If a bartender over-serves a person who crashes into your car, killing your husband, son, sister, etc., you need a wrongful death lawyer who can properly argue your case.
Know the law so that you can understand your circumstances. Trust an attorney to get the results that you deserve. You can know what the law allows and disallows, while your lawyer knows how to analyze facts in order to argue in your name.
Keep this in mind and brush up on your rights. Also, if you haven’t read the US Constitution, you should. Take the 30 minutes – 1 hour to read the Constitution and know the foundation for your rights as an American, as well as the organization of our government. Then you will be better suited to understand your legal standing in situations that might require legal action.