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March 14, 2017 Social Share
You have the right to fire your personal injury attorney nearly any time during your case for any reason.
Any unused retainer fees must be refunded upon termination. Your previous attorney may be entitled to a lien on the proceeds awarded in your case. This is to ensure that he or she receives payment for any completed work that has not been paid for.
First and foremost, you should feel secure in your representation. However, take these factors into consideration before you change representation:
You will not sabotage your case if you fire or switch attorneys. But, before you take the leap, talk to him or her first. You could discover that your biggest issues could be out of your attorney’s control (e.g. the case is moving slowly or you’re unhappy with a ruling). If the situation is salvageable, we recommend you continue the client-attorney relationship.
If you have done everything in your power to address your disappointments, it may be time to terminate or replace your attorney.
Like any relationship, there are typically telltale signs that something’s gone wrong. Some common reasons to secure new representation include:
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