According to the United States Census Bureau, there are over 41 million people aged five or older who speak Spanish at home, and the United States has the second largest Spanish-speaking population in the world, ahead of Spain. Spanish is also the most learned language other than English, with about six million students.
As the Spanish-speaking population of the United States continues to grow, the legal system is still overwhelmingly English-speaking. That puts the Spanish-speaking community at a severe disadvantage in legal proceedings.
In today’s blog post, we will discuss the advantages of working with a Spanish-speaking law firm when it comes to legal matters involving areas of practice like accidents at work, personal injury, auto, trucking, and motorcycles, and wrongful death.
Regardless of the language you speak, everyone can feel intimidated by the American legal system. Clients who could not connect with their attorney typically felt they did not clearly communicate fears, concerns and questions in English. Having a friend or family member acting as a translator has significant drawbacks: Without experience in the legal field, legal terms are extremely difficult to understand, and therefore translate correctly.
However, clients represented by a Spanish-speaking law firm found they could have an open exchange of facts, concerns and strategies. Most misunderstandings could be avoided. And the attorney could easily explain every step of the case, understanding their client’s goals and ideal outcomes.