Q: Is there anyway to find out who is representing me if I lost the contact info for the firm I signed my retainer with
Hello I recently was injured in New Mexico but was contacted by a firm from Ohio because i did this thing to calculate my settlement and for sum reason it had me living in Ohio??? I got locked out of my Google account and that's where all their contact information is in. I have tried calling firms that I thought were them but no luck so please help!!
There is no central repository of the information you are seeking. That said, you posted this under Illinois law so I assume that you are a resident of Illinois who was injured in New Mexico. How did you decide to engage a law firm in Ohio to represent you in litigation in New Mexico for which you probably had follow-up medical care in Illinois? Unless the firm in Ohio is licensed to practice law in the state of New Mexico, they CANNOT enter into a contract to represent you in New Mexico but they could still have a lien on your case. I
The simplest thing for you to do that would prevent potential problems is to contact Google for reinstatement of your account.
If you violated some Rule that prevents Google from reinstating your account, there are other things you could do but you have not provided enough details for us to suggest what. If you were in an auto accident, the first thing your attorney would do would be to send an attorney's lien to the defendant's insurance company. If you have a copy of the police report, you can contact the defendant's insurance company and ask if they received a lien from an attorney. That is something that you will probably have to do on your own because another attorney would probably refuse to represent you if another attorney has a lien on your claim because the second attorney would have to pay some money to the first attorney. The amount of money it would depend upon a number of factors.
The best thing for you to do would be to contact the local personal injury attorney to assess the situation after you provide all necessary details. At that juncture, a local attorney can determine whether it is possible to settle the claim or whether it is necessary for the attorney to engage local counsel in New Mexico. Initial consults are generally without any cost to the potential client. It is virtually impossible for you to secure any meaningful answer to your question by posting information in a forum like this. There is no substitute for talking to an attorney. Good luck.
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