Preventive Legal Services
Motor Vehicle Legal Expense Services
* Additional Information & Exclusions
Trial Defense Services
|You and your spouse will be represented by your Provider Lawyer if either of you is named defendant or respondent in a covered civil or job-related criminal action filed in court. You'll receive representation under this benefit for $49 per hour for covered suits. |
* Additional Information & Exclusions
IRS Audit Legal Services
Pre-Paid Legal Services takes the bite out of an IRS audit! When you are notified in writing of an IRS audit or are requested to appear at the IRS about your tax return, you'll receive representation under this benefit for $49 per hour for covered suits. Your 50 hours break down to:
Contingency Fee Services
(Personal injury claim review and evaluation/recommendations) If your Provider Lawyer agrees you have a case worthy of pursuing, he or she will be paid only a percentage of what you ultimately collect. We often hear of people who win a lawsuit but walk away with virtually nothing because the award is eaten up by lawyer fees. This scenario will not happen to you as a Pre-Paid Legal member. Your Provider Lawyer fees will not exceed 25% in a personal injury case.* Additional Information & Exclusions
Other Legal Services
Your Provider Lawyer will render assistance at a 25% reduction to his or her standard hourly rate* for you or your spouse should you need legal services not covered by this plan. A retainer may be required for services being rendered under this benefit. Five days are required for preparation for court representation.*Hourly rates for Referral Lawyers and court appearances may vary.
* Additional Information & Exclusions
The Legal Shield
The Legal Shield provides you with 24-hour toll-free access to legal assistance in the event you are arrested or detained. The Legal Shield is easy to use and something no one should be without. A quick call to the toll-free number puts you in touch with the Pre-Paid Legal Corporate Office who will then put you in contact with your Provider Law Firm.* Additional Information & Exclusions
Additional Information & Exclusions:
Due to regulatory requirements, benefits and rates vary in certain states and provinces. The information contained on this material is for illustrative purposes only and is not a contract. It is intended to provide a general overview of plan coverage; only a plan contract can give actual terms, coverage, amounts, conditions and exclusions.
Letters and Phone Calls: A letter or phone call per subject matter is available if advisable in your Provider Law Firm's sole discretion.
Will Preparation: Trust preparation is available at a 25% discount. A standard Will with yearly updates provided for the primary member at no additional cost. Covered family members can also have their Will prepared at no additional cost.
Motor Vehicle Legal Services: These services are available 15 days after enrollment. Representation under this benefit is provided when the member has a valid driver's license and is driving a properly licensed motor vehicle. Any fines and court costs are the member's expense. Pre-existing conditions, charges of DUI/DWI related matters, drug-related matters, hit-and-run related charges, leaving the scene of an accident, and unmeritorious cases are excluded. Commercial vehicles with more than two axles are not covered. These services are limited to two and one-half (2-1/2) hours of lawyer time per claim and do not include the filing of a lawsuit and exclude personal injury and property claims that exceed $2,000. However, you may receive a 25% discount and consult with your Provider Law Firm under the toll-free consultation benefit for any exclusions under this benefit.
Trial Defense Services: This coverage applies only to the named member and spouse. Divorce, separation, annulment, child custody or other divorce-related matters, bankruptcy, charges of DUI/DWI, drug-related matters (whether prescribed or not), hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident and civil or criminal charges occurring as a result of operating a commercial vehicles with more than two axles are not covered under this benefit, but are covered by the preferred member discount. Additional exclusions under this benefit: Being named in a civil lawsuit or having criminal charges filed against you because you are listed as an owner, management or associate of the business and you had no direct involvement with the act or matter that gave rise to the lawsuit or criminal charge. Those charges are covered with your preferred member discount. If the lawsuit was filed because of something that occurred prior to your membership or because of conditions that were reasonably anticipated or foreseeable prior to your enrollment, then the lawsuit is excluded from your Trial Defense benefit. This exclusion applies even if the lawsuit is filed after you become a member. These lawsuits are covered with your preferred member discount. Class actions, interventions or amicus curiae filings in which the covered member is a party (or potential party) are excluded. Also, this coverage does not include garnishment, attachment or any other appeal. Your Provider Law Firm has the right to determine whether or not your claim or defense to a matter will prevail in court or is frivolous or without merit. This includes deciding whether or not to appeal any judgment or decision. Your Provider Law Firm also has the right to present your claim or defense according to their independent professional judgment. Pre-Paid Legal will not influence or attempt to modify how your Provider Law Firm provides their professional services.
IRS Audit Legal Services: Does not cover business tax returns, garnishment, attachment or any other appeal, class actions, interventions or amicus curiae filings, charges of tax fraud or income tax evasions, Trust returns, payroll and information returns, partnerships, corporation returns or portions thereof that are included in the member's tax returns, pre-existing conditions - where member has been notified by the IRS prior to enrollment, and services rendered by an enrolled agent. Coverage includes the return due on April 15th of the first membership year.
Preferred Member Discount: Depending on your legal needs, a retainer may be required by your Provider Law Firm prior to services being rendered under this discount. Your Provider Law Firm is responsible for determining the amount of the retainer and any other anticipated costs. Other costs you may incur include fines, court costs, penalties, expert witness fees, bonds, bail bonds, and any out-of-pocket expenses. These costs are your responsibility and are not included as part of membership benefits. Your Provider Law Firm cannot provide any legal services until payment of the retainer and other costs have been made. If you need representation in court, you must notify your Provider Law Firm at least five business days in advance so they may prepare for your case.
Legal Shield: Most law enforcement officers are conscientious and are devoted to protecting your rights rather than abusing them. If you are stopped or detained by a law enforcement or police officer, we suggest taking the following precautions:
- If asked, give the officer your name, address, Social Security number, and destination in a cooperative way.
- Present your Legal Shield card in a respectful and courteous manner.
- If you are arrested or detained, call the 24-hour, toll-free number on your Legal Shield card.
The Legal Shield service will not apply if the member:
- Is alleged to be under the influence of or impaired by alcohol, intoxicants, controlled substances, chemicals or medicines, whether prescribed or not;
- Is alleged to be involved with domestic violence or stalking;
- Is being detained for outstanding warrants; or
- Needs assistance in making, posting, or obtaining bond, bail or other security required for release.
The telephone access provided by this benefit is subject to conditions imposed by the detaining authority, which may prevent a provider attorney from communicating with the covered person on an immediate basis.
Investment: $24/month (plus a $10 enrollment fee charged with the first month membership fee)