Can You Switch Attorneys in Middle of Your Accident Case?
NY Accident Attorney Gerry Oginski Explains
When you sign up with an attorney for your accident case or your medical malpractice case or your wrongful death case, you are beginning a 2-3 year relationship.
As with any relationship, there must be good communication.
There must be a constant flow of information going back and forth.
There must be trust.
There must be understanding.
There must be a realization that your attorney is working in your best interests.
Just as in some relationships, the relationship between attorney and client can go bad.
There could be an endless number of reasons.
Failure to return a phone call.
And much much more.
What if the relationship has broken down so badly that you feel it’s time to get a new lawyer? Can you simply pick up and go to another attorney here in New York?
The answer is “Yes.”
Transferring your file is actually a simple matter.
Telling attorney #1 to stop all work is a simple matter.
Finding attorney #2 who is willing to take on your case in the middle of litigation may be challenging but is still possible.
It all depends on
(1) the extent of your injuries,
(2) whether there is liability on the part of the people you have sued and
(3) at what stage your case is at.
It’s important to know where in the litigation process your case is, since it will allow attorney #2 to determine how much legal work attorney #1 has done.
That will affect the percentage of the attorney’s fee that each lawyer can be expected to receive if you are successful.
Watch the video to learn more…
Here’s a cardiac malpractice case where I was able to achieve a $6 million dollar settlement for my client: http://www.oginski-law.com/video/cardiac-malpractice-in-ny.cfm
Here’s a foot surgery case where a Westchester, NY jury awarded my client $1.55 million dollars for her pain and suffering: http://ow.ly/azKg6
To learn more about how accident & medical malpractice cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website, http://www.oginski-law.com/blog/you-re-not-happy-with-your-attorney—can-you-go-to-another-attorney-in-the-middle-of-your-case-.cfm.
If you have legal questions, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at Gerry@Oginski-Law.com. This is what I do every day and I’d be happy to chat with you.
Law Office of Gerald Oginski
25 Great Neck Road, Ste. 4
Great Neck, NY 11021