Batesville, AR asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Arkansas

Q: My personal injury attorney just quit my case before trial after being with them for over 5 months.

The law firm I had retained for representation just told me they quit my case due to other insurance company saying that they denied my claim. Do I have any recourse in this situation?

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

A: An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until an Arkansas attorney could advise you under any state-specific laws, the general course of action would be to seek representation from another law firm. Clients do drop attorneys, and vice-versa. Unless someone was dropped on their head a week before the expiration of a statute of limitations, it usually isn't noteworthy.

Are you sure the case was scheduled for trial? Insurance denials occur well before trial - they are the reasons for trials. It sounds like it's possible the matter may not have yet been placed into suit. That's only a general guess. But filing or not filing suit is the more likely decision milestone to a denial from the insurance company.

Try to set up a free initial consult with an Arkansas attorney and sort things out. Learn if your matter is in suit, and learn about your statute of limitations. Good luck

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