Reasons for hiring a lawyer in U.S. 2018

This statistic depicts the leading reasons consumers in the United States hired a lawyer in 2018. During the survey, 42 percent of respondents stated they hired a lawyer as they didn't think they could handle their issue without one.

Leading reasons consumers in the United States hired a lawyer in 2018

Share of respondents
I didn’t think I could handle my issue without a lawyer42%
It was clear that a lawyer would be beneficial to my case’s outcome41%
My issue was serious enough that I felt the need to hire a lawyer41%
I was able to find a lawyer that I trusted enough to hire35%
I was able to find a lawyer that I liked enough to hire28%
My lawyer made it clear up front how much the entire case would cost me27%
It was affordable25%
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Source

Release date

October 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

1,336 respondents

Special properties

cconsumers who have hired a lawyer or dealt with a legal problem without a lawyer in the past 2 years.

Supplementary notes

Survey method not stated by the source.
Survey region excludes Alaska and Hawaii.
Multiple answers were possible.

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