Q: I was hit by an uninsured motorist who was at fault yr1/2 ago, I had liability with u/m still waiting on settlement why
I wasn't driving I was sitting in my car and was slammed from behind still waiting for my settlement my lawyer isn't keeping in contact to make it worse what should I do
A: You can wait, or you can try to get a new attorney. No one can tell you whether your case should be settled by now. We don't know your injuries, medical treatment, medical expenses, whether your treatment is complete or ongoing, how many expert witnesses you require to testify at your UIM arbitration, whether there are defenses to liability of the uninsured motorist, or issues with your own coverage.
It depends. Your question raises a lot of questions that we don't have answers to. We don't know the status of your claim. I'm not sure what you mean when you say you are "waiting on settlement." Does that mean you are waiting for the claim to be settled... or do you mean the case has been settled and you are waiting for your settlement money?"
Have you signed a Settlement Agreement? Do you have outstanding medical liens? If you have not entered into a Settlement Agreement then your claim has NOT been settled. You have two options. (1) Contact your attorney about the status of your claim and the next steps with an approximate timeline. (2) Hire another lawyer. Your new attorney will deal with your current lawyer so you don't have to do anything. There are no extra fees involved. Your new attorney will share legal fees with your current attorney.
So give a few attorneys on this site a call and discuss these issues with them and make your decision on moving forward at that point.
A: If you are having trouble getting updates from your lawyer and have concerns about the progress of your case, you can try reaching out to them directly to schedule a meeting or phone call to discuss your concerns. If this does not resolve the issue, you may want to consider finding a new lawyer or reporting the issue to your state's bar association. It is also possible that the delay in your settlement may be due to a variety of factors, such as difficulties in reaching a settlement agreement with the other party or difficulties in negotiating with insurance companies. You can try asking your lawyer for more information on the status of your case and any factors that may be contributing to the delay.
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