Nowadays, getting legal assistance and representation are so costly that many are finding other ways to look for cheap and sometimes "free" legal advice. The Internet is filled with online sources and legal websites that offer supposedly free legal counsel.
Quite a few sites actually, offer detailed analysis of situations most often for free, or sometimes for a minimal fee. Many of them entertain legal queries. However, legal advice that you may get from these sites are not reliable, and most of sites even have a disclaimer on advice provided.
Nothing beats advice coming from a reputable and knowledgeable lawyer. Here are some ways to help you find a good, experienced personal injury lawyer, whom you feel you can trust:
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Getting referrals on experienced lawyers is easy. However, you need to meet with each of them to discuss your claim before you decide to hire someone. And be prepared to get rejected. Remember that lawyers are practicing their profession for their own gains. Many do not take cases if they fall below a certain potential recovery amount. In addition, there are also those who reject claims that are not crystal clear. So make sure you have everything in place and all information when you meet with potential lawyers.
You can get referrals from (1) friends and acquaintances, (2) other lawyers, and (3) referral services. Talk with friends or acquaintances who have been represented by a lawyer in their own cases. If they have nothing but good things to say about a lawyer, put him/her on list. Discuss your case with that lawyer and decide if you feel that you will be comfortable working with him or her.
Other lawyers you know would also be able to make referrals of other lawyers. They usually confer cases with one another so most of them may know someone who can handle your case.
On other hand, most bar associations have referral services where names of lawyers and their specialties are available.
Let's discuss problem… As with all referrals, discussing your case with each of lawyers will help you determine best representation that could handle your personal injury claim. Bring all pertinent documents from police report, to medical bills and correspondences with insurance company. Most lawyers do not charge at initial consultation. Nevertheless, there still those who already want to charge for discussing whether or not he or she will take case. When this happens, it's time for you to go look somewhere else.