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Can You Switch Lawyers in a Personal Injury Case?


Under certain circumstances, you may have found yourself in a situation in which you feel the need to explore other options when it comes to legal counsel. You want to feel secure and you need to be able to put your trust in your attorney. It is important to work with someone that you can rely on if you’ve been involved in an accident that has resulted in a personal injury case.

What happens if you’re met with an uncomfortable situation where you don’t click with your attorney? Or even worse, what if your attorney is difficult to work with altogether? 

The good news is, you can switch lawyers in personal injury cases. Read on for additional details.

Why Switch Lawyers in a Personal Injury Case?

First off, you may be wondering what would warrant a change in personal injury attorneys? 

You might consider making a switch if your attorney has displayed any of the qualities below:

1. Lack of Communication

When you’re dealing with legal matters of any kind, consistent communication is key to a successful working relationship. If your attorney isn’t returning phone calls, responding to emails or they take a long time to do so, it can be frustrating. Oftentimes if they aren’t communicating with their client, you wonder how well they are communicating with others in the case. 

2. Undetermined Work Ethic

Similar to the point above, if your attorney is unmotivated, they may not be fighting for your case the way that you deserve. 


3. Disagreements

Perhaps you and your lawyer disagree on specifics within your case. There are times when this can happen and maybe you should respect their professional opinion, however, there are also times in which they may be in the wrong and you know it!

4. You Just Don’t Click

This is a completely valid reason to explore other options. Sometimes there’s just something about someone that doesn’t mesh well with you. This is okay! 

How Do I Switch Personal Injury Lawyers? 

In order to switch lawyers properly, there is a process to be completed. This all depends on where you are in your case. You’ll want to reference any and all paperwork or agreements that you’ve signed with your first attorney. There is a possibility that there may be fees to switch, and depending on where you are in your case, there may be additional steps. 

If you’re considering making a switch, we urge you to discuss your concerns with your attorney. If you don’t feel comfortable doing so, you can always find a new attorney and have both attorneys work together to deal with the specifics of your case. 

Before making the switch, it is important to know that there may be limitations or fees associated with such changes. If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to reach out to one of our attorneys at Pipas. We will do our best to work with you and explain in more detail.

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