Pompano Beach, FL asked in Personal Injury for Florida

Q: Can a lawyer review my personal injury case that my lawyer refused to take to trial?

2 people that we tried to sue, found ways to absolve them of any negligence.

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Domenic J. Celeste
Domenic J. Celeste
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I'm not sure what you mean by review, but if you mean hire a new attorney - yes you can. Attorneys differ in opinions, but the fact that your first attorney did not want to take the case to trial is a red flag for any new attorneys. I'd recommend that you consult with an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and who regularly handles personal injury cases.

Charles M. Baron agrees with this answer

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: To add to Mr. Celeste's answer, if you fire your current attorney, he/she can file a lien against your case recovery for fees, but if your attorney voluntarily quits, he/she cannot do so. You have the right to take your case to trial, but you must be certain, based on legal advice, that going to trial is not a dumb thing to do. If you want a second opinion, of course you can get one.

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