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October 23, 2019 | Gary Burger

When to Fire a Lawyer

When you're hurt and you're suffering from the pain of your injuries, you're relying on your legal counsel to make sure that they take care of all of your legal needs. You'll need their help to get medical care, a financial recovery from your accident, as well as dealing with any issues the party responsible for your accident may try to throw at you. But what happens when your choice of lawyer wasn't the greatest, and now your injury claim is suffering because of an inexperienced or lazy lawyer? Should you get a new lawyer? Will this affect your case? Can you fire a lawyer and get better representation?

In this FAQ, we're going to cover the different signs that you should look for if you're not sure whether or not you're receiving adequate legal care. It's important to remember that lawyers can be hired and fired just like any other profession, whether it be doctors, contractors, or another form of service employment. If you have any questions about this FAQ, or if you would rather speak with one of our Personal Injury Lawyers in St. Louis now, call or contact our team at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222.

Should I fire my Lawyer?

Lawsuits and injury claims are complex legal matters that have to be handled carefully and diligently. So when a lawyer doesn't seem to be taking the appropriate steps to ensure that you're receiving the care you need as well as the financial recovery you deserve, can you fire them and will hiring a new lawyer affect your claim?

It's important to note that when you're hurt, and the accident is someone else's fault, you are almost always entitled to a recovery, both physically and financially. Changing who is representing you won't affect the fact that you are entitled to a recovery. Your new choice of legal counsel could affect the levels of compensation you receive. Let's detail a quick list of signs you should look for to tell if it's time to switch your legal counsel. Here is a quick list:

  • Is Willing to Settle too Early - This is a major sign of an incompetent lawyer. If they try to get you to settle and the settlement that is being offered doesn't covert all of your medical damages, beware. They may not know what they are doing or may not even care.
  • Unresponsive/Hard to get Ahold of - It can be hard to get ahold of lawyers, this is a well-known fact. But if your attorney isn't returning any of your calls or responding to any of your emails and you have no idea how the case is going, that's a problem.
  • Rude - No amount of schooling or degrees entitles anyone to be rude to anyone for any reason. You deserve to be treated with respect and professionalism, and if your lawyer isn't giving you that at the very least, you should look for help elsewhere.
  • Lack of Legal/Insurance Knowledge - Knowing the laws and limits regarding insurance policies is going to make the difference in your case. How so? What if the insurance company offers you $15,000, but for your injury they are able to offer $45,000 or even $50,000+? Isn't this something your lawyer should know? If they don't, it can cost you a huge portion of what you may be entitled to.

Can I fire my Lawyer?

You deserve qualified and experienced legal care. If you would rather speak directly with our team about your case, please don't hesitate to call us at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222. We've taken on lawsuit claims before and we know how to make sure that you get 100% of the care and financial recovery you are owed. Remember, you didn't ask to be injured and you shouldn't have to beg to get the care you deserve. You can get a recovery for your injuries.