If you sign a contract and the lawer doesn't explain it can you sue him?

Asked by bluevet12, Naples, FL Fri Jan 18, 2013

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Tina Lam, Agent, San Jose, CA
Fri Jan 18, 2013
When you sign a contract, you're accepting responsibility for your actions. If you don't believe you should accept responsibility, then don't sign any contracts.

If you don't understand the contract, then you should ask your lawyer to explain. If you don't ask, how would the lawyer know you don't understand what you're signing?
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Edith Karoli…, Agent, Winnetka, IL
Fri Jan 18, 2013
Sue or not to sue, or is it ask for explanations if you have no clue what you are signing.
NOBODY ever should sign anything they do not 100 % understand.

And what kind of contract and was there anything you now know you did not know before?
Just think it through carefully..... there could be so many twists and turns....What if the lawyer
asked you are familiar with this contract, or do you understand what you are signing, and you said
yes because you thought you did????

Just be careful...
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Ruth and Per…, Agent, Los Gatos, CA
Fri Jan 18, 2013
Hi Bluevet

If you signed a contract through a lawyer, and you did not understand what you signed
the buck stops with you, unless of course you do not understand English.

You can always file a complaint with the Bar Association.

Good luck.
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Tim Moore, Agent, Kitty Hawk, NC
Fri Jan 18, 2013
This is the litigious USA, of course you can sue anyone for any stupid reason you want. lawyers love to file suits and charge you money to do it, it's the American way.

The question you need to ask is Will You Win? My guess is the lawyer will say he did explain it and you signed all the papers making it hard to prove he did not.
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