How can I get a lawyer to take my case if it’s not worth to much money because a dentist pulled the wrong tooth?

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

How can I get a lawyer to take my case if it’s not worth to much money because a dentist pulled the wrong tooth?

Asked on September 21, 2015 under Malpractice Law, New Jersey

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

You can't "get" a lawyer to take a case if they are not interested in it. If the case is not worth much, lawyers will not take it on contingency that is, they will not take it for a share of whatever is recovered. You could probably find a lawyer who will do it on a straight hourly basis, but 1 you would almost certainly if the lawyer is smart have to provide a several thousand dollar retainer upfront and 2 could end up spending more on the lawsuit than you'll get back.
You do have the right to bring the lawsuit yourself, however--that is, to act as your own attorney "pro se".


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption