How Do Lawyers Use Math In Their Careers?


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Probably to figure how much they will earn if they get one third of the settlement. Hah!
Actually, the lawyers I worked with directly on State Highway accident lawsuits and on contractor claims in conjunction with highway construction understood the math and science as well or better than some of the engineers.  Of course, those lawyers worked with engineering all the time but they had to know the subject well enough that the other side couldn't snow them.
They also had to understand the engineering well enough to decide if the other party had a case that was going to hold up in court, or not.  They have to have a good grasp of accounting and computations to help determine if a proposed settlement is adequate.

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