Can I change personal injury attorneys?
Often people come to our firm because they are unhappy with their current personal injury attorney. But, can they fire their attorney and hire our firm?
The answer is: Yes.
Reasons why you might want to change personal injury attorneys
People change car accident attorneys for many different reasons.
The most common reason is that people are not happy with the settlement offer. They believe that their case is worth more than the current offer. This may or may not be true. It’s perfectly fine to get a second opinion and speak with another attorney.
Another reason is that people feel like they don’t know what is going on with their case. Their attorney won’t return their phone calls and emails. As we’ve written before, our firm is unique in that we use MyCase. MyCase is an online portal that gives you access to your file, documents and attorney.
How do you fire your personal injury attorney?
If you want to change personal injury attorneys, then you need to fire your current attorney.
Here, is a sample letter you might use to relieve your current personal injury attorney.
Please accept this letter as my official notice that I no longer wish for you to represent me regarding the collision on [insert date]. I am seeking other council to further pursue the claims in litigation. Please prepare my file to be collected along with an itemization of your costs. Further please let me know when the files are available for pick-up within fourteen days from the date of this letter.
The decision to change attorneys is not an easy one. You likely developed a relationship with your attorney. It’s not personal, it’s business. You have to do what you feel is right for your case.
Perhaps, after consulting with attorney, you might decide to not change lawyers. Often, we counsel potential clients that it’s in their best interest to stick with their lawyer.
Sometimes, you just need to tell your current lawyer what your frustrations and issues are.
Considering a change? Schedule a free consultation today.
The Law Office of Ross W. Albers has years of experience resolving Maryland personal injury cases. We represent those who have been injured by someone else’s negligence and whose personal injuries have caused them physical pain, stress, medical bills, and other damages. We care about the future of our clients and work hard to see that each of them receives the most positive outcome in their personal injury case. Our fee is contingent on there being a recovery in your case.