American Legal Services, Inc.
"A Group Legal Company"
Why you should consider Group Legal
Consider for a moment some of the things that can be costly in life - an unexpected illness for example. Do you feel you could afford quality health assistance if you did not have health insurance? How about an auto accident? Do you feel you could afford to be involved in a major auto accident if you did not have auto insurance? What about that expensive television or appliance? Isn't that why people have warranties on expensive products? For these reasons as well as others, most of us purchase various types of insurance, warranties and other services to help us deal with the high cost associated with these type of issues. Hopefully you will never have a need for these services but if you do, having them could make the difference between an affordable solution and financial hardship.
Although most people have protection against many of the potentially costly issues in life, they fail to consider the high cost of quality legal assistance. With the average rate of an attorney approaching $250 per hour, it would not take much time before a person or family begins to suffer financial hardship. Just because you have never needed the services of an attorney in the past does not mean that you will not in the near future. Most legal issues are unexpected. In fact, statistics show the average person has a 37% chance of unexpectedly needing an attorney within the next 12 months. An auto accident, unexpected death, tax audit, personal injury, job related matter or even juvenile problem are just a few of the legal issues that could present themselves into your life without notice.
Our legal protection plans offer an affordable way to obtain quality legal assistance if the need should develop. Plan members receive free representation time with an attorney of their choice from within our participating attorney network. Because of this, you and your family will have peace of mind knowing that if a legal issue develops, affordable assistance is just a phone call away.
As a member, whenever a personal legal issue presents itself, quality legal assistance is just a telephone call away. All Personal Plan members receive unlimited telephone and office consultations at no charge*. This means you can call or visit an attorney whenever the need arises. Having the benefit of being able to call an attorney and get quick advice helps to keep a small legal issue from developing into larger, more costly one. If your personal issue requires more than just advice, you will receive free time with the attorney of your choice from within our participating attorney network. The amount of free time each issue receives depends on the details of the case; the more complex the legal issue, the more free time the issue receives. Consider this simple example:
"Cheryl was on her way to work when the truck ahead of her in traffic stopped
to make a turn. She began to slow and came to a complete stop. The person
behind her didn't realize that she was stopping until the last minute and drove
into the back of her car."
If this example actually took place, Cheryl would need an attorney to help recover the cost of fixing her car as well as compensation for any injuries. As a plan member, she would receive free representation time by an attorney for this type of issue. If the matter is resolved within the allotted amount of free time she would pay nothing for the services of the attorney. If the issue takes more than the allotted hours she would only pay for the exceeded amount of time.
The more complex the legal issue, the more time your will receive. For example, something simple (like an employee speeding ticket) would receive a smaller amount of free time. Something more complex (like a liability issue) would receive much more free time.
There is no limit to the number of times your business can use the plan each year. This means that you can call or visit an attorney any time your business has a legal issue for matters as simple as a quick question or as complex as a potential lawsuit.
* Certain conditions and limitations may apply