Q: Could I fire my lawyer, take the offer that my lawyer rejected on my own?
A: you can always fire your lawyer and get a new one or handle on your own.
the lawyer's name will be on the settlement check and he would probably set up a hearing before a judge to determine quantum meruit..........payment for what work he did
A: Your lawyer has a "lien" on your case protecting the value of the work they have done. The insurance company would love you to do that because then won't have to pay anything until you and the attorney work it out. In all my years of settling cases with insurance companies I have only had this attempted once and when I explained everything to my client he backed down. Unless your attorney agrees to your plan it most likely won't be successful.
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