In the not-so-distant past, when looking for free legal advice in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas, most of us would first look through the local phone book. Do those blue pages of government listings even still exist in our local phone books? How many of us actually own a phone book? It is 2011 now. It’s probably safe to assume that even the least computer savvy Coloradan recognizes that Google, the online search engine, has become our modern day yellow pages.
So, you think you could have a legal situation on your hands and you find yourself in need of some legal guidance. You’re not sure if you need a lawyer, so you begin an internet search for “free legal advice.”
What you find are paid listings, offers for “free advice” from websites you suspect are actually “disguised” advertisements, listings for government-funded legal aid agencies and, of course, a few links to some Colorado Springs personal injury attorneys.
Now, can you trust advertised legal advice? Do you know who’s providing that advice? If you look closely enough, there’s probably a disclaimer on that website that says something like this.
The information contained in this website is provided as a service and does not constitute legal advice from an actual attorney. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and laws are constantly changing, nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent attorney…
So on and so forth.
The government-funded legal aid that comes up through your Google search looks to be specific to family law, landlord-tenant laws, divorces, child custody or employee’s rights. And you don’t have to watch Law & Order to know that court-appointed legal defenders are only for criminal cases. Besides, if you have lots of detailed questions, a government worker answering a legal hotline may not be able to advise you on more than just basic case law. Who can you turn to for real legal advice about your recent car accident? Or an injury you acquired at a shopping mall that just gets worse and worse? Or even a hospital visit that you think caused you more harm than good?
Skip all of the other “advice” mentioned above and go straight to a local personal injury attorney!
Now, you may have noticed that even the Ask Gordon Now website includes a disclaimer about our online advice. That’s because no personal injury attorney would consider attorney-client privilege to be established solely through email or online chat communications. Once you contact us, we’ll answer as many of your questions as possible free of charge. We may ask to visit you or have you come into the office so we can find out more about your situation and answer more questions. That’s free, too. You can talk to some Colorado Springs personal injury attorneys for free and never have to hire them for a case.
When you have a legal question, you need real legal advice from a real lawyer who really knows current laws. Don’t mess around with hotlines or advertised “information” sites. Go straight to a local personal injury attorney — preferably askgordonnow.com — and ask your question! We give you real answers that are really free and leave it up to you to decide if you want to file a case.