Q: I was hit by a car, got an attorney, but I feel like they aren't being completely honest and could use a second opinion.
Back in April I was hit by a car while crossing the street. I was injured and not sure what to do, so I got an attorney. It's now been over eight months and I'm still unable to work. I have no interest in getting any invasive surgeries done, however just recently my attorney has emailed me to let me know that my only options are to stop treatment now, and end up with less money than I could make in a month of working, or start invasive treatments and potentially receive better compensation in the distant future. I feel like they weren't completely honest with me from the beginning, and it really bothers me that my only real options is invasive treatments if I want to have enough money to keep living. If it wasn't for my family I would've ended up homeless months ago. I just need to know for sure that there is no other choice before I start treatment. Thank you.
A: much more info needed.
if your lawyer is not doing their job you can substitute them out and hire a new lawyer. It won't cost you any more money. The two lawyers would split the legal fee in some proportion.
the answer may be the amount of insurance available or that your injuries are all soft tissue and it appears you are over-treating.
is there an issue of liability?
there is no way to evaluate without reviewing the file. You have a right to a copy of your file and can ask for same and take it to another lawyer.
A: You are free to contact another attorney for a consult to change attorneys. No attorney can give you a consult over JUSTIA you need to contact one from the list or anyone else.
So many factors to consider but POLICY LIMITS may be an issue, also would need to discuss treatment options with doctors if further treatments will improve your condition or if surgery is the next step to improvement or
if no further improvement can be obtained from non-surgical treatment.
Improvement of your condition is the main issue you need to discuss with your doctors
and policy limits with your attorneys.
Good luck - contact another attorney who will have time for your case.
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