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Per year, what % of average people need a lawyer for something in their lives & how many actually get one?


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Question by Ed: Per year, what % of average people need a lawyer for something in their lives & how many actually get one?
I’d like to find out, in general, how many people (or % per year) have what can be called a claim-worthy occurance in their lives that should be looked at by a lawyer. How does that compare to the numbers of people who actually do go out and get a laywer or do anything at all that would constitute “filing a claim” in any area of law like personal injury or workers’ comp or any other “important” area. I’m trying to exclude things like traffic tickets and such because most people can handle this on their own, without necessarily getting a lawyer involved. Are there a lot of people who, for one reason or another, don’t file a claim and don’t get a lawyer despite the fact that they may have a good/worthy claim to make? What could be the reasons for this? Also, if anyone has any web (or print) sources where such general law statistics information can be obtained, I’d really appreciate a link to some source where I can do more research.
Looking for statistics for the United States only!

Best answer:

Answer by trying2bhelpful
Good luck.

My personal opinion is that 100% of people could use an atty and probably only 25% get one.

Maybe the prepaid legal people have some facts. It would make sense that they might use it as part of a sales pitch. http://www.prepaidlegal.com

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by - March 6, 2011 at 12:12 am

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Are there many unanswered questions about a Health Care bill that’s about to become ” Law “?

Question by The MobFather: Are there many unanswered questions about a Health Care bill that’s about to become ” Law “?
Will the current Bill do any of the following:

1. Allow me to build my own policy and not have to pay for things I don’t need or will never use?

( My sons and I will never need a pap smear, nor give birth, don’t want a hair transplant and will never use the alcohol/drug rehab plan) Yet I am forced to pay for that coverage because of law makers. This vastly increases costs)

2. Do anythin at all to lower the cost of Malpractic Insurance (One of my Dr pays 70,000 / year for liability coverage which is covered by his fees) ( Trial lawyers have nothing to lose. Most cases get settled no matter how ridiculous because the lawyers never have to pay court or legal fees. Easy Fix = Loser Pays all court and legal fees of both parties) That 70,000 will be drastically reduced, and the cost savings passed on.)

3. Lower my monthly premium ?
How can it when Ins companies are now required to cover more people, even with pre-existing conditions. Premiums can only go up. And they are forced to cover basic stuff like minor doctors visits when people should be able to pay for that out of pocket.

Other questions about this “reform”

4. If they are required to cover pre-existing conditions, what prevents people from canceling coverage all together and using the money saved for basic medical care? Then get the insurance only when/if you need major medical care?

5. What will happen when Ins companies go out of business? ( See above question) Will the Gov option be the only option?

6. When the gov has control of how much a doctor or a hospital can make per procedure, what will that do to the number of people willing to enter the Medical field as a profession.

6-B God Forbid, but what if Doctors are forced to join a Gov Union like the SEIU ?

7. (Combined with above) When adding 30 million more people to the system thereby vastly increasing demand, how will the supply side look?

8. When supply gets overwhelmed with demand,how can rationing be avoided?

9. What will happen to our coverage when the government decides it needs to “reign in costs”.

10. What “life-style laws” will be passed in the name of “protecting us” from ourselves?

11. Why can’t people “shop for the best price” like they would anything else.

12. Why will we begin paying for this “reform” next year, but the “benefits” won’t be available until 2013?

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Answer by towwwdothello
http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/focus/warcrimetrials/comment_post.php

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6 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - February 25, 2011 at 11:11 pm

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Q&A: How many corporate attorneys does it take to change a light bulb?

Question by Amoureux: How many corporate attorneys does it take to change a light bulb?
Who knows, you need 250 just to lobby for the research grant.
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How many defense attorneys does it take to change a light bulb?

How many can you afford?
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How many divorce attorneys does it take to change a light bulb? It only takes one divorce attorney to change your light bulb to his light bulb.
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How many personal injury attorneys does it take to change a light bulb? Three — one to turn the bulb, one to shake him off the ladder, and the third to sue the ladder company.
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How many contract attorneys does it take to change a light bulb?

Whereas the party of the first part, also known as “Lawyer”, and the party of the second part, also known as “Light Bulb”, do hereby and forthwith agree to a transaction wherein the party of the second part (Light Bulb) shall be removed from the current position as a result of failure to perform previously agreed upon duties, i.e., the lighting, elucidation, and otherwise illumination of the area ranging from the front (north) door, through the entryway, terminating at an area just inside the primary living area, demarcated by the beginning of the carpet, any spillover illumination being at the option of the party of the second part (Light Bulb) and not required by the aforementioned agreement between the parties.

The aforementioned removal transaction shall include, but not be limited to, the following steps:

1.) The party of the first part (Lawyer) shall, with or without elevation at his option, by means of a chair, stepstool, ladder or any other means of elevation, grasp the party of the second part (Light Bulb) and rotate the party of the second part (Light Bulb) in a counter-clockwise direction, this point being non-negotiable.

2.) Upon reaching a point where the party of the second part (Light Bulb) becomes separated from the party of the third part (“Receptacle”), the party of the first part (Lawyer) shall have the option of disposing of the party of the second part (Light Bulb) in a manner consistent with all applicable state, local and federal statutes.

3.) Once separation and disposal have been achieved, the party of the first part (Lawyer) shall have the option of beginning installation of the party of the fourth part (“New Light Bulb”).
This installation shall occur in a manner consistent with the reverse of the procedures described in step one of this self-same document, being careful to note that the rotation should occur in a clockwise direction, this point also being non-negotiable.

NOTE: The above described steps may be performed, at the option of the party of the first part (Lawyer), by any or all persons authorized by him, the objective being to produce the most possible revenue for the party of the fifth part, also known as “Partnership.”

Best answer:

Answer by Don Quixote
Ha ha ha ha, totally excellent, a very good story, lol…!

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by - November 10, 2010 at 2:18 pm

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Many Pro Bono Clients

Better understanding the legal aid client in the delivery of pro bono legal services.

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Q&A: Why are so many of the Army Soldiers going AWOL?

Question by Erudite Pejorative”: Why are so many of the Army Soldiers going AWOL?
U.S. Army prosecutions of desertion and other unauthorized absences have risen sharply in the past four years, resulting in thousands more negative discharges and prison time for junior soldiers and combat-tested veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, military records show.

The increased prosecutions are meant, in effect, to serve as a deterrent to a growing number of soldiers who might be looking for a way to avoid heading – or heading back – to Iraq, The use of courts-martial for these violations, which before 2002 were treated mostly as unpunished nuisances, is a sign that active-duty forces are being stretched to their limits, said military lawyers and mental health experts.

“They are scraping to get people to go back, and people are worn out,” said Thomas Grieger, a senior Navy psychiatrist.

Some soldiers are cutting of trigger fingers to keep from going back to Iraq said Thomas Grieger. They know the war is wrong and the USA is losing.
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/04/08/news/awol.php

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Answer by mark k
Where did you get that idea?

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19 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - October 22, 2010 at 5:15 pm

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Why won’t many attorneys take small claims cases?

Question by debodun: Why won’t many attorneys take small claims cases?
I have a small claims case going on against a home building contractor. The contractor hasn’t shown up the last two court dates and the judge keeps extending the case. This is getting really stressful for me. I asked my general practice attorney if she would take it. She said in a disdainful tone, “I don’t take small claims cases!” I tried around town and got pretty much the same feedback from other lawyers.

Best answer:

Answer by flutterbidiva
They’re not lucrative.

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12 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - October 15, 2010 at 8:12 am

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The Many Benefits Of Being A Lawyer

The Many Benefits Of Being A Lawyer

People of a certain generation tended to view the profession of law with a certain degree of awe and respect. Take the example of my father who was an avid fan of Perry Mason; he was fascinated by the idea that his daughter could one day become a lawyer one and unmask the criminals in the court of law. What is it about being a lawyer that attracts the best and the brightest talent?

The Legal Profession Pushes You To Your Full Potential

A common misperception towards lawyers in general, not just in the USA but also all over the world, is that younger lawyers are usually not to be trusted with complicated cases. We often tend to gravitate towards older lawyers because we see them as more experienced. People will typically start trusting a young lawyer as he starts earning some credibility from winning some cases. Thus a newbie in the legal profession may proceed a bit slow in the beginning of his career, but after a few success and wins, his career starts gathering momentum

Great Earning Potential

As a beginner in the world of law, you may need to work as an apprentice in a law firm for a few years, or you can also run your own private practice. Whatever may be the case, the remuneration you earn at this stage is not much.

But do not get discouraged; to emerge as a successful lawyer you need time to grasp the law and get to know the inner workings of the law to help you solve the most complicated of cases. Once you have gained more experience and earned a solid reputation for winning cases, you can charge a much higher fee. Working as a corporate lawyer also earns a decent salary starting out at approximately 5000 a year.

Earn Prestige As A Lawyer

You can enter into the government service as a lawyer in three levels: local, state and federal. Among these three, the federal lawyers naturally earn more money and prestige.

Contribute To Society By Bringing Criminals To Justice

As long as society exists, there are bound to be crimes and criminals. The good thing about practicing as a lawyer is that you will never be out of work. Your law degree will always help you find work, or you could always be your own boss. It is also a profession that allows you to enrich your professional as well as personal experiences. Above all, as a lawyer, you have the capability to contribute a great deal to society, and perform great social service by bringing offenders to justice and helping the innocent find justice.

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