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 attorney with both the required experience and resources to help you with your lawsuit.
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