Orlando, FL asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Florida

Q: If I have not been paid My accepted settlement offer For over a year now. Can I still fire my attorney?

The settlement was offered the first week of September 2021 . I was told if I accepted the settlement I would receive the monies by December 2021 no later than January 2022. That was the reason I signed the DocuSign accepting The settlement offer which I thought was very low for 10 years of suffering and hemorrhaging.

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You can fire your attorney at any time for any reason, but the terminated attorney would then have a lien on your case for his/her fees and cost expenditures - and in some cases, that can scare off other attorneys from taking the case. You did not state the reason for the delay, which seems bizarre unless there's a reason given that you have not included in your inquiry. If you have NOT been given a logical reason after you have ASKED for one, you should write to your attorney to express your alarm and ask for a prompt response, so you'll have a paper (or electronic) trail of the communications. If no response from your attorney, contact the Florida Bar regarding failure to communicate.

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