Everyone has heard the story of the woman who sued McDonald’s because her coffee was too hot and she burned herself by spilling the cup in her lap. Although this story has been blown out of proportion and has now entered the realm of myth and legend, the premise behind the story is one that lawyers in 2015 know all too well. The woman claimed that the coffee wasn’t labeled to explain just how hot it was, and that even though it was her fault that it fell into her lap she didn’t know what kind of risk she was at by holding the coffee in her hand. The point to be gleamed from this anecdote isn’t that you should come up with some way to sue a major corporation to get a six figure payday, but rather that today’s American society is incredibly ripe with litigation. People sue one another over all kinds of things, attack businesses with litigation for a variety of things and would seem to constantly be looking for a way to take people to court. It’s a sad state of affairs that Americans are so litigation happy.
Due to this incredible level of litigation at all levels and for all things, it’s wise to protect yourself against unnecessary lawsuits. If you’re a business owner, you should think about how the set up of your business could be prejudiced towards disabled persons, or how someone could be hurt if they walk on your floor after you’ve mopped it. If you’re an employer, you should constantly be thinking about how you can ensure that none of your employees will take you to court. And if you own a great number of assets, you should be safeguarding them against the law and setting up as many protective barriers as possible.
This last example is of utmost importance. People work their entire lives to accumulate the assets they own, but many plaintiffs across the country look for ways to tax them further or claim their assets based on discrepancies. This is why that in 2015, where litigation is incredibly prominent, every person holding assets should hire an asset protection attorney. These attorneys are individuals who have trained their entire lives to recognize when a person is being unlawfully or greedily targeted because of the number of assets they own. They understand the legal system, have worked on hundreds of cases in their careers (or should have) and have a strong understanding of the tax code. They are able to go to court and fight for people who are being targeted or who are at risk of losing their assets because of litigation. The attorneys at Matsen Voorhees Mintz, for example, have seen just about every case you can imagine, and they will be able to go to court on your behalf and ensure that your assets are protected for your future generations. They know how hard you’ve worked, and they won’t let the legal climate of 2015 impact your assets. Visit their website www.jrmatsen.com to learn about how they can help you.