If you suffer from a smoking-related illness, you may want to consider consulting a lawyer.  An experienced attorney can review your situation and advise you of your legal options.

However, if your course of action involves filing a lawsuit against the tobacco companies, you may experience some difficulty in finding a lawyer to represent you.  Tobacco companies are notorious for aggressively defending themselves against lawsuits, and they win a substantial number of these cases.  In addition, cases against tobacco companies can drag on for years.  Finally, lawyers usually take these cases on a contingency basis, which means that your lawyer only collects a fee in the event that you win.  In light of these points, many lawyers are understandably wary taking on this sort of lawsuit.

If you are having trouble finding a lawyer, you should consider a private attorney referral service.  These services often operate on a regional or national basis.  As such, they can “cast a wide net” to help you find an class action attorney with both the required experience and resources to help you with your lawsuit.