Yes, you can fire your car accident lawyer. However, it is important to do so for the right reasons and to ensure that you have another lawyer ready to take your case before you terminate your contract.
You might be experiencing frustration, disappointment, or even anger with your current personal injury attorney, but do not let these emotions get in the way of making a reasonable decision and terminating the lawyer’s services properly.
Put together a list of reasons why you think you need to fire your car accident lawyer. Some common and legitimate reasons include the following:
Having considered some of the common, legitimate reasons why people fire their lawyers, you are ready to take the next step in your own attorney-client relationship.
The first thing you need to do in your situation is to think clearly about why you want to fire your attorney. It is a good exercise that will help you either:
This step is optional, of course. Maybe you feel you have already given your attorney all the chances you can afford. Consider the option, though. When it comes down to possibly losing you as a client, your lawyer just might surprise you with a change for the better.
Read all the fine print in your existing contract. Try to follow any procedures laid out for ending your attorney-client agreement. It might make for a smoother transition.
Speaking of smooth transitions, you will want to have your new lawyer in place before firing your current attorney. You never know what types of legal issues from your case might crop up in this time, and you do not want to be between lawyers when these situations arise. Your new lawyer will handle these matters so you do not have to and risk making a move that will harm your case.
Write a clean, professional, to-the-point letter that spells out that “this letter constitutes a termination of our attorney-client relationship.” Detail all the contact information for your new lawyer and ask that all files related to your case be sent to that address.
Finally — and this is important — be sure you deliver the letter in a way that can be tracked, dated, and time-stamped with regard to delivery and receipt.
Usually, this step is handled by each attorney, via motions to the court. Still, you should be on top of the matter and make sure it happens simultaneously to your terminating your old lawyer.
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