Most people who in reality need legal help don’t realize they need legal help, according to an American Bar Association attorney in this video.
Only 8% of persons with a viable potential legal problem seek an attorney’s help. This means 92% of people who can use legal help don’t seek it. Wow.
In this blog, I try to inform workers of many employment-law issues and practical issues they have not otherwise considered. But a blog can only do so much. A legal blog can address general matters, but not your matter. Only by talking with an attorney can people get reliable legal evaluations and advice for their particular matters.
Far more often than not, when someone actually takes the step of contacting me and discussing their legal issues, they learn that important assumptions they made were wrong.
Many people had a good potential legal case and had assumed they didn’t before talking it through with me. Vice versa is true for some others, who wrongly overestimated their legal rights and sometimes made harmful job decisions based on those wrong assumptions. People who talked to me before acting on their assumptions were usually grateful they did so.
If you lost a job or income– or if it looks likely you could — that’s an important and valuable issue. It’s worth enough to step outside your own assumptions and to consider options. Don’t assume an attorney can’t help you before you actually talk to an attorney. Especially if the attorney is affordable or gives free evaluations, which many of us do.