Asked in Personal Injury for California

Q: I took a Cervical SSEP Test read Spinal Cord Compression. My Attorney will Not Write this Down in None of His Notes.

What must I do?

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Brett Christopher Drouet
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Brett Christopher Drouet
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  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you are dissatisfied with your attorney’s work on your case, I strongly recommend you seek a second opinion.

Your attorney should explain his/her evaluation of the test results with you as it relates to your diagnosed injuries, other medical evaluations, other diagnostic studies and mechanism injury relating to your accident.

Bottom line, your attorney needs to communicate with you and guide you during your case. And you have the right to seek a second opinion or terminate your lawyer if you are dissatisfied.

Patrick William Steinfeld agrees with this answer

Patrick William Steinfeld
Patrick William Steinfeld
Answered
  • Coronado, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It may be that your attorney does not make a note because he/she can remember your spinal compression without notation. However, the problem is anyone else looking at your file will not know about your injuries. Even if your attorney is a sole practitioner its a good idea to note a client's injuries. If you are dissatisfied with your counsel, consult with another attorney.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: ASK YOUR LAWYER FOR A WRITTEN EXPLANATION WHY S/HE WON'T DO WHAT YOU SAY.

REMEMBER YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO CHANGE ATTORNEYS. IN AN ACCIDENT CASE IT WON'T COST YOU, AS THEY WILL BOTH SPLIT THE 1/3 FEE.

CONTACT ANOTHER PI LAWYER FOR A 2ND OPINION IF THIS IS INDEED A NEGLIGENCE CASE.

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