Some good 24-hour legal advice hotlines include 1-800-THE-LAW2, which helps with personal injury and worker's compensation cases, and 1-800-668-1005, which provides legal help to Mexican citizens residing in California. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press provides journalists with legal help 24 hours a day, as stated on RCFP.org.
The attorneys at 1-800-THE-LAW2 suggest calling them immediately after an accident so victims can find out if they have a case right away. Attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that they only get paid if their clients receive compensation. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is another good source of legal help available to victims of domestic abuse 24 hours a day at 1-800-799-7233 or via chat.