Why Call a Lawyer and Not a 1-800 Number/Referral Service Line?

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We’ve seen a proliferation of 1-800 numbers or lawyer referrals service numbers advertising in the Orlando area. If you’ve seen these ads, then you’ve heard the ads promise many things, even results, before your case/matter has been evaluated.

Perhaps you think this may be the best or fastest way to get legal advice.

In reality, when you dial these numbers your call is answered by a non-lawyer who can’t give you legal advice. Only lawyers are permitted to give legal advice. If you needed medical advice, you would call a doctor’s office directly and nobody else. Likewise, if you have questions regarding your legal rights, call a lawyer directly… go directly to the source.

Lawyers spend at least seven years at the university level learning the law. Then, lawyers are obligated to pass a rigorous state-specific test before practicing law in a given state. After being permitted to practice law, lawyers are seasoned by years of experience in the legal arena, and their skills are further refined through continual legal education courses.

Research the credentials of prospective lawyers. Don’t be enticed by fancy promises and glitzy advertising on billboards and radio shows when real legal answers are what you seek. Call an experienced lawyer directly and not a 1-800 or referral service line.

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Ryan Munns is an experienced personal injury attorney and Partner with Bogin, Munns, & Munns, a full service law firm with offices in Orlando, Clermont, Kissimmee, Orange City, Daytona Beach, Ocala, Melbourne, Gainesville, and Leesburg.  Mr. Munns works out of the Orlando office and welcomes questions and comments regarding the above.  He can be reached at [email protected].

NOTICE: The article above is not intended to serve as legal advice, and you should not rely on it as such. It is offered only as general information. You should consult with a duly licensed attorney regarding your Florida legal matter, as every situation is unique. Please know that merely reading this article, subscribing to this blog, or otherwise contacting Bogin, Munns & Munns does not establish an attorney-client relationship with our firm. Should you seek legal representation from Bogin, Munns & Munns, any such representation must first be agreed to by the firm and confirmed in a written agreement.

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