Q: Lawyer who worked my case and no longer works for the firm contacted me about my settlement?
So I had a personal injury lawyer I had dealt with and somehow he left the firm and I wasn't aware of it. My case decides to settle with the firm that was working my case. Out of the woodwork, I received a call from my former lawyer's assistant who was also handling the case. He wanted to request being a "substitute" for the case and find out the amount I settled for. I told him I wasn't comfortable discussing that matter as I didn't know what that would lead to. Shortly after, I then receive a call from my former lawyer but didn't answer and left a brief message to contact him back but I didn't. My question is, what are they really trying to find out and what are their intentions? Just very sketchy that I got a call from both of them. Are they trying to sue me or the firm?
A: Sounds fishy. It sounds like you have already settled and received your proceeds and now this former lawyer is calling you if I understand the question. I would not discuss the matter with anyone except the lawyer that actually represented you at the time of settlement. Advise your current lawyer about the contact and let him/her handle it.
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