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Can I Switch Attorneys During My Personal Injury Case?

Do I have the right to change lawyers in the middle of my case?

You have the right to change lawyers at any time. Although an attorney may assert a lien on the work they’ve performed so far, your new attorney may be able to work through the details with you—especially if they experienced this type of situation before. It is imperative to remember that if you change lawyers, you owe nothing. This means no money will come out of your pocket.

What do I do if my lawyer is indicted?

Whether it’s a Federal Indictment or fraud, your case is in serious jeopardy if your lawyer is in serious legal trouble. Their problems could cause serious damage to your case. You need a reliable attorney on your side. Do not hesitate to ask if your lawyer or his/her boss is facing any of these issues. If that is the case, you may ask—in writing—for a copy of your claim file (since it is legally yours).

Will my case be dropped if my lawyer is in legal trouble?

While every case is different, the value of your claim—no matter the severity of your injuries—will be significantly reduced if your attorney is in legal trouble. In many cases, judges believe that the lawyer’s client is also committing a crime. Since there is potential for sorts of harms to your case, the best thing you can do is get yourself out of that situation as soon as possible—finding a new lawyer that you can trust.

What is the process of switching attorneys?

The first thing to do is find an attorney you can trust: the Goodman Acker Law Firm. Goodman Acker’s attorneys are well respected for being the former Presidents of the Trial Lawyers Association, a University of Michigan Regent, and other organizations known for being model members of their communities. Once you’ve contacted Goodman Acker, we’ll guide you through the process: a letter usually comes from you requesting a copy of your file, and telling your former attorney that you are no longer wishing to be represented by the lawyer. They will then mail your file directly to Goodman Acker, and you will have no other contact with them. It’s relatively simple, painless, and easy.

Contact us and schedule a free consultation today to discuss your case.

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