San Jose, CA asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California

Q: Lawyer told me I don't have a strong case? rear end collision $1,700 car damage and I am having concussion, ringing ears

is my lawyer telling me the truth? Because i am still on medication and therapy for 8 months now and he just told me that today april 19, 2018 that my case is not strong. So the insurance would not pay that everything i have been paying for my recovery? and the fact that i still have constant ringing in my mind/ears, post concussion, and neck pain. The damage to my car was his basis that i dont have strong case even though i suffer concussion through that simple collision. What should i do? he even said that i have to go look for new work even with my injuries are still there. with this prolong period of treatment i had developed neurocognition problems, sensitive bladder and constant headaches giving me motion sickness. How can i supposed to work properly? if my logic is gone and has lapses. Should i to find a new lawyer? how can i do it if i signed papers with him? it seems his not figthing for my interest and not informing me.

3 Lawyer Answers

Omid Rejali

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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I would certainly suggest that you consult with some other attorneys in your local area. I would suggest contacting a personal injury attorney that is familiar with brain injuries and has trial experience!

You also have every right to get a second opinion and fire your attorney at any time. Do not feel like you are obligated just because you signed papers with him.

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Dale S. Gribow

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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed

however, i would probably not take a case with $1700 in PD

the ins co assumes with little damage how could you be injured.

thus they often force the lawyer to go to trial and the costs (which will be your responsibility) could eat up any money that goes to you.

the ins co will look for preexisting injuries

William John Light

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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Most attorneys would not take your case as the force of the collision - evidenced by the minimal property damage - does not explain the apparently severe symptoms you are experiencing. Get a second opinion, but I would not expect many attorneys to be interested.

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