Houston, TX asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas

Q: Can I fired my attorney from a 18 wheeler accident and he hasn't done anything for close to 3 yrs now

Yes I feel my lawyer hasn't done much for me and need help .

3 Lawyer Answers
Camille Brooks Ibrahim
Camille Brooks Ibrahim
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Washington, DC
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Absolutely! However, litigation in personal injury cases can be pretty lengthy, unfortunately.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Suggest you meet with him to review what has been done in person. There may be complications in your case, he or she may have done a lot you aren't aware of. If you are still not satisfied, certainly--I suggest you contact a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Assn for the county where it happened.

A: It's very much worth contacting your attorney to sit down and discuss your case. Very often, your lawyer is doing a lot of background work that may not be evident (though a lawyer should generally keep his or her client informed throughout the process). This may be particularly true on an 18-wheeler case, where there is a lot of critical evidence that must be captured and evaluated. To answer your question, though, yes you can fire an attorney. I would be sure to review your contract with that attorney, though, to determine how this may affect your case (e.g., whether your attorney has an clauses regarding payment of the expenses it has already incurred).

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