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When Should I Fire my Personal Injury Attorney

When should I fire my personal injury attorney? If you are asking this question, it is probably because you are dissatisfied with your personal injury attorney for some reason and are thinking about firing him or her.

You hired a personal injury attorney because you were injured in an accident that resulted from another party’s negligence or carelessness. You believe you should be compensated for your injury. In order to receive proper compensation, you realized you would need to hire a personal injury attorney.

What circumstances

However, now you have become dissatisfied with your personal injury attorney. You are wondering under what circumstances you should fire your attorney. When should you fire your personal injury attorney?

If any one of the following things are true, you should seriously consider firing your attorney. They include:

No.1 - It may be time to fire your personal injury attorney if there is a lack of communication between you and your attorney. Communication is important in any kind of relationship. It is especially true between you and your personal injury attorney. If your attorney does not return things like your emails or phone calls, or your attorney does not keep you informed about your case; it may be time to fire your personal injury attorney.

No.2 - You may need to fire your personal injury attorney if you no longer trust him or her. You may not trust what your attorney is doing or how they are handling your case. You may not trust your attorney’s judgment and/or their ethics.

No.3 - It may be time to fire your personal injury attorney if you have lost faith in their competence. In other words, you may be doubting your attorney’s skill, knowledge, ability, capability or expertise.

No.4 - If you do not have a good relationship with your personal injury attorney, it may be time to fire him or her. You and your attorney are a team working together to get you the compensation you deserve for your injury. If you and your attorney cannot work together, are always at odds with one another, cannot get along, your personalities clash or you just do not like your attorney; it may be time to consider getting another attorney.

No.5 - You may need to fire your personal injury attorney if you do not believe he or she is giving proper attention to your case. When you call the attorney’s office, you never speak to the same person twice. You only get a voice mail or talk to a secretary. When you are finally able to talk to your attorney, it seems like he does not have a clue as to the status or progress of your case. These may all be indications that your personal injury attorney is not giving your case the attention it deserves.

Again, if any of the above things are true, it may be time to fire your attorney. However, this is an extremely serious decision that should only be made after a great deal of thoughtful consideration.

If you decide to fire your attorney, you will still need the representation of another personal injury attorney in order to get the compensation you deserve.

Article written by James Shugart

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