Hemet, CA asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California

Q: Could I fire my lawyer, take the offer that my lawyer rejected on my own?

3 Lawyer Answers
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

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

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

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.

Jasmine Mines
Jasmine Mines
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Beverly Hills, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Your attorney does not have the authority to reject an offer, only you do, as the client. A client can switch lawyers anytime he or she wants.

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