Magnolia, TX asked in Car Accidents for Texas

Q: Is there one honest attorney out there who will take my accident case, that has been in court filings for over 2 years?

I am very disappointed in the legal system, at this time. I know there are some good attorneys out there, but I only find the bad ones. Three generations of my family were badly injured in an accident over 4 years ago, and several lawyers have tossed the case around, then handed it back to us. We were rear ended by two commercial vehicles. Most recently, the opposing party lost summary judgement against us. We throught this would help to wind the case down to an end, but the attorney who was handling the case started some shady business, and left us out of the settlement portion of the case. No we did not sign on to settle the case, but threats were made to us to settle, while we were not informed of anything pertaining to what exactly we were going to settle for or not. If the Houston area has any honest attorneys left out there, please post them or email me just one, please. Thanks

Emily

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: Houston has many excellent and honest attorneys, and I've worked with some of them on maritime and other cases. Your fundamental problem may not be finding an honest attorney - there is no shortage of fine attorneys in Houston. You mention going through several attorneys in a case that appears to have been in suit for two years. Attorneys you approach are likely to ponder the prospect of sifting through a ten-pound file that is a foot thick to figure out which attorneys did what to determine what kind of liens your case presents to the incoming attorney.

Tim Akpinar

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

A: If you were rear ended chances are the issue is who was hurt and what the medical proof is. If the family has little or no medical coverage, often the problem is that people don't get the follow up attention they need to show their injuries. No, but your word alone isn't good enough. There have to be medical records through the date on which you continue to be injured showing what your situation is.

If family members had pre existing conditions that can cause problems.

I'm not getting the idea that the family sat down, face to face, in front of the attorney and got a thorough explanation of what the issues are. Or it's possible you did and don't like what you were told. If the attorney is spending time and won a motion for summary judgment, they have every interest in getting the most for you because they get paid based on what they get for you.

If your attroney is a member of the Texas Trial lawyers Assn chances are you are getting good representation.

Makes sense for starters to get a copy of the other sides motion for judgement and your attorney's response. That should tell you a lot about where the problems are.

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