Updated February 20, 2020
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 to ensure that they receive 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 your attorney 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 the following:
If you want to fire your attorney, follow these steps:
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact an Indianapolis personal injury lawyer from Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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