Denver, CO asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Colorado

Q: If I hired a personal injury lawyer after an accident in which I was injured, what if my lawyer isn't doing his job?

I was in the right of way and the other party was determined at-fault and ticketed by the police. I was injured and accrued hospital bills $$$ and my car was totaled. The other party's insurance co. insists that they are only 80% liable and hold that I should be liable for 20% of the damages ($). I knew his insurance would try to weasel out of paying, which is why I hired a lawyer at all. So what do I do as my lawyer tells me it's not worth the cost to fight them and thinks I should accept their pittance. I don't have $ to pay for medical care I wouldn't have needed had he not clearly, obviously and deliberately broken the law and caused me tons of expenses, from the cost to replace my car without anything down, to ambulance rides, xrays and scans and chiropractor bills. Why won't my lawyer argue with them and maintain my innocence and the other guys guilt? Isn't there any way to make my lawyer work for me? If I was just gonna except their offer, I wouldn't have hired another mouth

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general rule nationwide, clients can dismiss an attorney (and vice versa, for the most part.) It's possible (subject to a state's rules) that an outgoing attorney could assert a lien on the case for efforts and expenses spent on the case to date. One option is for a client to sit down with their attorney to express concerns about the direction of a case. Ultimately, how to proceed is an individual decision. Good luck

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