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Old 05-13-2016, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Texas
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My husband was poisoned by a home repair in Dec. 2014. The local flooring company located on S. Lamar did not do a proper air out and lied about it. He has never fully recovered. He is unemployed because of it. He cannot seek a job because of the poisoning.

The statute to sue/take legal action runs out soon and I have spent over a $1000.00 of our money to pursue this. the company seemed to be going to take the ethical choice but now has decided to fight it and take an aggressive, non-sympathetic legal stance.

My lawyer says they will transfer all the files to a new lawyer and cooperate with one who is willing to sue Pro Bono.

Any takers?
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Old 05-13-2016, 07:11 PM
 
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why won't your lawyer keep going with the case? I don't know if you'll get any pro bono help but you could call Texas Legal Services, Rio Grande Legal Aid (it's here in Austin), and Austin Tenants Council or you could try to get a plaintiff's lawyer to take on the case on contingency - meaning they get a cut of what you recover, if anything. Or you could take it to a news station and try for some publicity - the company, if they really did something wrong, will be much more willing to bargain.

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Old 05-13-2016, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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I would also reccomend UT School of Law - https://law.utexas.edu/clinics/ Getting into TRLA is a long long long process. Although, there are a few clinics that they offer throughout the weeik. At these clinics lawyers will sit and review papers and suggest your next action. They have some referrals, but then again you're back on the phone trying to get in to see someone else.
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Old 05-14-2016, 12:22 AM
 
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I think pro bono might not be the right way to go. Maybe you are looking for a lawyer to go on contingency? So when you win they get 40% of whatever the judgement is.
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:34 AM
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Location: Cedar Park
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Sounds like your lawyer is dropping it for a reason...
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Old 05-18-2016, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Sounds like your lawyer is dropping it for a reason...
No we can't afford the lawyer any more. They are not dropping it-they want to take it to trial.
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Old 05-18-2016, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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No we can't afford the lawyer any more. They are not dropping it-they want to take it to trial.
Ask about law firm doing the case on Contingency fee basis, if case has merit should be acceptable to most law firms. No out of pocket cost to you and you only pay them a percentage of any money you are awarded.
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Contingency is your option. We only do pro bono through Legal Aid or "friend of a friend". Though the good firms are very selective over which cases they take on, if your case does have merit and is worth the expenses incurred to bring a case to trial, they should take it.
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Greater NYC
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Ask about law firm doing the case on Contingency fee basis, if case has merit should be acceptable to most law firms. No out of pocket cost to you and you only pay them a percentage of any money you are awarded.
This. MOST suits like you (OP) are describing work this way.
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