No one ever wants to contact an attorney; doing so generally means that something has gone wrong. However, in a number of cases, legal experience is necessary. When this need arises, you need to be sure that you’re represented by the best. After all, why pay for a sub-par lawyer?
1 – Employment Law
Human resources departments can generally resolve most disputes, but sometimes corporate interests take precedent over the law. If you feel that you’ve been unlawfully terminated, are owed restitution, or were discriminated against in the workplace, employment lawyers will be able to handle any legal mess brought their way. Over 93,727 charges were reported in 2013 for discrimination in the workplace.
Statistics provided by United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
2 – Wills and Estates
No one wants to plan for what will happen after death. However, without this critical documentation, your family will have a much greater burden carrying out your wishes. Without a clear cut will, your personal possessions, finances, assets, and possibly you home can be misdirected away from your family. Be sure to have a will made as soon as your enter into marriage, and especially if you have children.
3 – Medical Malpractice
While everyone trusts their doctor, dentist, or other medical professional to make good judgment calls, mistakes can be made. Physicians have Malpractice insurance to protect them in their profession, so what about protection for you? We have all seen the commercials about medicinal recalls and bad joint replacements causing injury or death. With a medical malpractice attorney, you can be sure to be protected.
4 – Bankruptcy
With the recent downturn of the economy and housing market crash, many families find themselves underwater in their homes or saddled with crushing debt. 779,306 Chapter 7 Bankruptcy cases were filed from March 31, 2012 to March 31, 2013 alone. Although bankruptcy is not for everyone, and should be scrutinized up and down, taking into account all aspects of your assets and finances, it can be a good way to get out of an otherwise, impossible situation.
5 – Contract Law Attorney
Many people don’t realize how many contracts they may deal with on a daily basis: buying a home, leasing out a property, or entering into a business deal with family. Contract attorneys are able to create documents, review existing ones, and advise you or your legal options. Having protection with your documents
It’s easy to say that most people hope that they never need an attorney. However, if or when you do, make sure that you hire the best. Failing to do so can lead to headaches, poor representation, and even more legal problems.
This article is from Brionna Kennedy. Ms. Kennedy is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Washington, then moving down to Oregon for college. She enjoys writing on fashion and business, but any subject will do, she loves to learn about new topics. When she isn’t writing, she lives for the outdoors. Oregon has been the perfect setting to indulge her love of kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.