Even if you are in the middle of a case, you have the right to choose your own Chicago accident lawyer. Changing attorneys isn’t always a hassle. In fact, Changing lawyers to get the best possible result almost always comes at no cost.. Whatever the reason, you can always switch attorneys and find someone who will represent you adequately.
Why Change Your Accident Lawyer?
First, consider why your current attorney isn’t working for you. Maybe you’re wondering if you needed an attorney in the first place. People typically appoint a new injury lawyer for the following reasons:
- The lawyer never explained his strategy for your case or what you could expect from him.
- The lawyer did not assist you in determining the value of your case.
- Your attorney did not contact you right away, leaving you “in the dark.”
- You only communicate with your attorney on rare occasions, or through a case manager or legal aid worker.
Process for Changing an Accident Lawyer
Changing accident lawyers is a simple process. All you have to do is meet with your new lawyer, sign a power of attorney on your behalf, and notify your old lawyer that he or she can no longer represent you. Your new lawyer will be in charge of obtaining your former lawyer’s paperwork and negotiating a fee split with them.
If your case is going to trial, changing your accident lawyer will be more difficult. A formal request for an attorney change must be filed with the court and approved by the judge. To avoid delays, you’ll need to find a new attorney before filing a motion to replace your counsel.
Payment of Remaining Attorney’s Fees
If you owe any legal fees or other costs and expenses, you must pay them before proceeding with your new attorney. Depending on the terms of your legal contract, your attorney may be able to keep your records until you pay the fees and expenses owed. If you do not pay, they may file a lawsuit against you.
Your former attorney’s fees will be deducted from any compensation you receive from your new counsel, regardless of the amount. A fired personal injury attorney who files a claim with the court may invoke the attorney’s privilege. This allows the lawyer to deduct any unpaid fees and expenses from the final judgment in your case.
Get Professional Legal Guidance Today
If you are considering changing attorneys, please contact our personal injury lawyer, even if your case is still pending. We’ll handle all of the paperwork, costs, and other aspects of switching attorneys from there. Remember, once an offer has been accepted, finding a new attorney can be difficult.
Talk to one of our attorneys about your situation. After confirming the arguments in your favor, they will take over your case. For more information, contact Lane & Lane, LLC at 312-629-5068 or by filling out the online form.