According to a survey conducted by Leo J Shapiro for the American Bar Association, most people need legal help at least once a year.
The problem is that most of us do not actively seek legal help and are not aware of where to find it when we do need it..
Also according to the survey, more than half of those who needed the services of an experienced attorney chose not to hire one or were unable to find one on short notice and suffered as a result of that. Their case did not turn out well for them because they lacked experienced legal help. Most simply didn’t trust the legal system and/or didn’t want to trust their problems to an attorney they did not know.
Secondary to trust, most named price as the second reason they did not hire an attorney.
Price is the biggest sticking point for most consumers. When it comes to hiring a lawyer, hourly fees of $100 up to $1000 are out of reach of most people’s budget. And then comes the trepidation of searching for a good attorney and the right services for your needs. There is a lot of uncertainty and confusion as what a lawyer will do, and how to tell the good from the bad.
Basic services such as the drafting of your will, review of sample health contracts and writing letters on your behalf are just a few of the things that you may need the assistance of an experienced legal counsel to navigate.
You may also require help with family problems, such as a divorce or custody of children, and/or legal representation in court.
With all of the issues that can crop up, it’s a given that American adults will experience some event during a twelve-month period that may require the services of a lawyer.
Doesn’t it make sense to find an attorney that you can trust before you need them? Seeking out a good attorney and examining those who are available in your area is a good idea. Look at the about pages, explore their legal expertise and perhaps even make a phone call to speak to the office. All of these things will help you to be prepared for the day when you do need legal services in Buffalo.