Online Attorney (by Donna [GA]) Feb 2, 2023 2:26 PM|
Online Attorney (by Ken [NY]) Feb 2, 2023 4:00 PM
Online Attorney (by plenty [MO]) Feb 2, 2023 5:12 PM
Online Attorney (by plenty [MO]) Feb 2, 2023 5:14 PM
Online Attorney (by Eddie [KY]) Feb 2, 2023 6:33 PM
Online Attorney (by myob [GA]) Feb 3, 2023 8:45 AM
Online Attorney (by Ken [NY]) Feb 3, 2023 1:22 PM
Online Attorney (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 3, 2023 3:44 PM
Online Attorney (by Donna [GA]) Feb 3, 2023 7:33 PM
Online Attorney (by Deanna [TX]) Feb 3, 2023 10:30 PM
Online Attorney (by Donna [GA]) Posted on: Feb 2, 2023 2:26 PM
State Specific Question About: GEORGIA (GA)
Hello, has anyone used online Attorneys or Rocket Lawyer, Legal Zoom, ect for legal advice&/or help & was happy with the outcome? I needed ductwork installed in a reno, & they did shoddy work. I thought I was paying the AC supply house over the phone for my materials but it was one of the guys who was doing the work who got my # & drew up a fake receipt on his personal "square credit card" acct for over $1500 more $$$ than materials should have been. Then the work they did wasnt as we had said would be done, & they said additional work was needed that wasnt needed. I tried contacting local litigation attorneys but their either too busy, dont want a small lawsuit or dont call back. By my research this is "Theft by deception" or "Theft by Coercion" & over $500 is a felony in Ga. Ive thought about just doing a chargeback on the credit card, but would also like some legal backing on getting the shoddy work fixed & possibly scaring the crap out of them. Any advice would be appreciated if this has happened to you before, if your a Attorney in Ga who can help or anyones advice about using Rocket Lawyer ect. Thanks you! --98.231.x.xxx
Online Attorney (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 2, 2023 4:00 PM
Call the DA in your county. --74.77.xx.xx
Online Attorney (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 2, 2023 5:12 PM
Would the Attorney General be of any assistance?
Online Attorney (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 2, 2023 5:14 PM
I'd stop payment on the CC and I would not want them back on my property. --172.56.xx.xx
Online Attorney (by Eddie [KY]) Posted on: Feb 2, 2023 6:33 PM
talk to fraud dept on card they will check it out. --159.100.xxx.xx
Online Attorney (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Feb 3, 2023 8:45 AM
Donna what are you doing? You have a lot of THEY TOLD ME's in this post. Where's your contract?? Your doing a reno right? you should have written contract of what's to be done and supplies along with guarantee of work that is acceptable.
Your first step is to call the contractor and advise him you want corrections made to work and bill for materials. You need to be clear he needs to correct the work or your going to the DA in your county.
You can dispute the charges-- but what are u using for a contract? It will be he said she said. The CC company isn't going to do squat!!!!!
Every thing in writing. every detail including materials and who is purchasing. I always pay for materials because they will over estimate a job and then cash in the unused supplies.
Online Attorney (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 3, 2023 1:22 PM
In my area the DAs got involved when bad contractors started outright scamming people and not completing jobs,taking down payments then not showing up etc. worth a try --74.77.xx.xx
Online Attorney (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 3, 2023 3:44 PM
Join LegalShield (a MrLandlord sponsor).
A few bucks a month and unlimited phone consulation plus they will write letters for you.
Online Attorney (by Donna [GA]) Posted on: Feb 3, 2023 7:33 PM
I searched everywhere on this site but I see no mention of LEGAL SHIELD as a sponsor, or where to get info thru Mr Landlord? Ive thought about using them before --98.231.x.xxx
Online Attorney (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Feb 3, 2023 10:30 PM
My attorney used to subscribe to Legal Zoom. It was basically a referral service. He would subscribe for $x/year, would need y cases per month to break even, and people who were looking for an attorney in his general geography would get directed to him. He eventually dropped his subscription because the leads were pretty low-quality; most of them were looking for pro-bono representation.
So-- as far as Legal Zoom is concerned-- the only hits you're going to get are attorneys who pay for their names to come up. Getting an attorney is very much a through-the-grapevine kind of thing. Sort of like if A needs a divorce, her friends B, C, and D will each recommend the attorney who handled their divorces. Or if A needs criminal defense, then B, C, and D will each talk about their results with their own attorneys. That kind of thing. But for people who don't have friends B, C, and D with relevant information pertinent to a particular field--- that's where attorney-finding websites becomes helpful, especially if you're in an area with few options. But at the same time, the only requirement is usually "pay $x/year for your name to come up", so there's no guarantee that the attorney lead will be high-quality, either.
Around here, people who don't have friends B, C, and D are just as likely to post on their local rants-and-raves FB page and say, "I've been scammed by an HVAC guy. Who's a good attorney?" and all kinds of random people in your area will pop in with their experiences. --137.118.xx.xxx