Is It Possible to Change Attorneys in the Middle of Your Case?
Attorneys Can be Changed If You Are Not Bounded by a Contract
As long as you are not stuck in a contract you may change attorneys in the middle of your case. Most attorneys choose not to lock their clients into contracts that force them to stay with that particular firm. If there is a good reason for leaving and looking for another attorney for your case, then there is usually nothing your original attorney can do. Most attorneys in this type of situation try to move forward in the best direction for you and your case.
“Good” Reasons to Leave Your Current Attorney
There are a number of good reasons to leave an attorney, those reasons can include:
- Communication problems
- The attorney accepts a settlement that you did not agree on
- The attorney is not being as aggressive with the case
Finding and Hiring a New Attorney
Key Questions to Ask
When you are in the first steps of looking for an attorney, it is important to ask questions about the attorney’s availability, contact preferences, and how much time the attorney spends with the case versus their office team.
What to do When You Find Your New Attorney
When you find another attorney to take on your case, it is a requirement that you tell your current attorney that you are taking your case elsewhere. There will be a few forms to fill out to move you from one attorney to the other. Also, the insurance company, medical providers, and anyone else should be informed that you have changed attorneys.
Contact an Experienced Attorney
You must remember, your lawyer’s job is not to make you rich, but to make you whole. The goal for your lawyer is to make sure you don’t have to pay out of pocket for the faults of another. If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, call and speak to an experienced attorney. Call (713) 524-8139 or go online to speak with an experienced Attorney at Pusch & Nguyen Law Firm. Receive a free consultation to see what your legal options really are.