One of the best scenes in the movie The Social Network is when Eduardo Saverin, played by Andrew Garfield, tells Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) to lawyer up. Apparently, that scene took 40 takes to film.
Now, you’re probably thinking, such a scenario would never happen in your life. You might be correct, but you can’t say with 100 percent certainty that you’ll never need a lawyer. It’s possible you won’t sue anyone in your lifetime and vice versa, but you may need to hire one at some point in your life.
That being said, let’s talk about the types of lawyers who can help you if you encounter some common legal issues.
1. Estate Planning Lawyer
Do you ever think about making a will?
Some people think only the super-wealthy or those with complicated assets need wills. If you or your parents are getting a bit older, it’s a good idea to consult an estate lawyer.
Not only do estate planning lawyers help their clients write a will, but they also provide legal assistance in matters concerning property rights, probate, and trusts.
2. Personal Injury Lawyer
Workplace management includes making sure the environment for employees is as safe as possible. Sometimes, however, accidents occur, and if you get hurt while doing your job, you have the right to get the compensation you deserve.
If your claim gets denied, a personal injury attorney can help you. Personal injury lawyers can also help if you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice, defective products, and defamation. They can also help you if your injury resulted from an intentional act (e.g., assault and battery).
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3. Tax Lawyer
If there’s a legal snag most people want to avoid, it would be anything involving taxes. After all, tax rules and regulations can be pretty complex.
For contract workers or businesses who find the tax system’s frequent changes confusing, a tax lawyer can provide immense help. Some tax attorneys even pursue a Master’s in Taxation to help their clients be compliant with local, state, and federal tax laws.
Other Types of Lawyers You May Need
Besides an estate planning lawyer, injury attorney, and tax lawyer, you may also need the services of a business lawyer.
If you’re hoping to grow your company, a business lawyer is well-versed in issues involving securities law, banking law, sales law, etc. Business attorneys often draft contracts, complete legal paperwork related to business operations, negotiate sales and leases, etc.
To add to the list, other types of lawyers are family lawyers, bankruptcy lawyers, social disability security lawyers, and immigration lawyers.
Do You Need to Lawyer Up?
Now that you know the types of lawyers who can help you, are you looking to hire one immediately?
If yes, be sure to check out our guides. We have tons of tips and advice for people needing legal help. We also cover other topics such as business, education, health, sports, etc., so don’t hesitate to stick around and browse our site for more interesting content.
Andrea Parker is a reporter for Zobuz. She previously worked at Huffington Post and Vanity Fair. Andrea is based in NYC and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe coffee addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.