Why it May Not Be in Your Best Interest to Fire Your Personal Injury Lawyer
Attorney Tyson Mutrux describes in this video why it may not be in your best interest to fire your personal injury lawyer
Hi! Tyson Mutrux here with the Mutrux Law Firm. Today I want to talk about why it may not be in your best interest to fire your personal injury attorney. Now I bring this up because we have calls on a weekly basis from people that have attorneys, and they want us to take over their case, and we always tell them to call their attorney. We don’t want to discuss the case with them. Call their attorney, talk about it, and they can probably work it out because it’s usually just a lack of communication. The reason why you may not want to fire your attorneys, they may be working on your case, you may just not know about it, and so they may be doing a really good job, and you’re just maybe over-worrying just because you haven’t heard from them. That’s fine, it’s completely natural.
Another reason is that, whether you like it or not, they’re going to get compensated for their time on the case, so they’re going to be able to put a lien on your case, and that actually may reduce the amount of money that you receive at the end because you get a new attorney, that new attorney is going to want a full fee.
That leads me to the next thing is if you try to hire another attorney, for example, you try to call us, I am much less likely to take the case whenever they’ve already got an attorney or I will never take the case if they’ve already got an attorney. They have to terminate that attorney and then come to me, but it can still make it much more difficult because the way I put it is, I don’t like to cook at a kitchen after another cook’s already doing the dishes, you know what I mean? So, it’s going to make it more difficult, so if you can, work it out with your attorney, just try to tell them to increase the communication, maybe increase your calls at their office. I know that may not be optimal. I know it’s the attorney’s job to keep you updated, but they can help increase the line of communication, help increase your understanding of the case.