Well being is a powerful predictor of legal outcomes.
According to a 2015 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, people who are well are more likely to be awarded damages than people who don’t feel well, and to be able to defend themselves more effectively.
The best lawyers are also well-informed about their cases, and that knowledge may help them make good decisions, says Andrew F. McQueary, an associate professor of law at the University of Texas at Austin.
A lawyer’s knowledge can help you win, and in the process, help you build a case that will help you recover.
“You can see that the well-being factor is a major predictor of the success of your legal argument,” McQuighty says.
“And that’s the important thing.”
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