You are in need of a lawyer to help you with a legal issue. Perhaps you have a dispute with your landlord, or perhaps you suffered a personal injury caused by someone else’s negligence. You may be worried about how you will pay your legal fees. You may be unsure about whether or not you can hire a lawyer to represent you. Maybe someone recommended working with New Hampshire legal aid because they offer legal help for free. In order to make a wise decision, it is important to understand the difference between a barred New Hampshire lawyer in private practice and working with legal aid.
Who Qualifies for New Hampshire Legal Aid?
Only people who meet certain standards qualify for free legal aid. In order to qualify for legal aid in New Hampshire, you must meet the following requirements:
- You have a low income
- You own few assets
- You have a civil legal problem in the area of family law, housing, criminal annulment, and public health benefits arising out of a legal issue in New Hampshire
- You pass a check regarding conflict and interest
You must apply to receive legal aid and wait to see whether or not legal aid will take on your legal issue. If you are in a time crunch, waiting for help from legal aid may be unwise. Legal aid represents very few applicants and issues referrals for applicants it cannot help. You will need to wait for a call back from another legal aid program when legal aid turns you down.
What Services Does Legal Aid Offer?
Even if you do qualify for legal aid, you will not receive legal representation in court. Instead, legal aid lawyers and advocates will help prepare you to represent yourself. Unlike barred personal injury lawyers, legal aid lawyers will not go to court with you and represent you in court.
Can Legal Aid Help Me With My Personal Injury Lawsuit?
No, Legal Aid of New Hampshire will not help you with a personal injury lawsuit. If you suffered an injury caused by another person’s negligence, you need to hire a skilled personal injury lawyer. Legal Aid only helps people with family law cases, housing cases, criminal annulments, and public health benefits.
If you have suffered a personal injury and you do not have the means to pay for an attorney, look no further than Ward Law Group. Our lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means that our law firm will not get paid unless we win your personal injury lawsuit. When you hire us, you will not have to pay us any money upfront to take your case.
If you need a lawyer to attend court with you, you need a barred New Hampshire law firm like Ward Law Group. Should we win your case, we take a contingency fee, or percentage of your settlement award. If your case is not successful, you will not owe us any money out-of-pocket. Contact our law firm today to schedule your initial consultation.