Injured on the job when another (contracted) coworker stole and spilled acid. I was a building superintendent for a non profit agency contracted by state. Since I retained this attorney anytime I call it screened. When I leave a message it's never returned. I requested a copy of all document filed in my behalf. Just received drafted copies with no filing stamps. How do I know if my case is in suit? It's almost two years to the day. Not sure if the attorney is pushing my suit or laying down. I settled the worker's comp case, and this is the personal injury part.
As indicated by my colleagues, you always have the option of changing attorneys. Give your present attorney one last opportunity to satisfy your concerns. If it doesn't happen then move on. There are many qualified personal injury attorneys in your area as well as on this site. To check to see if a case has been filed, you can go to this link, https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/webcivil/ecour... and follow search under your name as a plaintiff. Good luck.
Do you have an index #? If you do, you can try elaw.com. That will tell you what stage the case is at along with a history of conferences and other appearances. If there has been a decision rendered on a motion the disposition will be posted and you will be able to order a copy of the decision (though your lawyer should make all this available to you).
Are you using your comp firm to handle your third party case?
I see you are in Jamaica. We recently had someone come to our office who had previously retained a Queens attorney for their personal injury claim. They also were not getting return calls, and did not receive any paperwork from the attorney when they asked for the pleadings. We obtained a copy of the pleadings from the court, and we found that the attorney filed the lawsuit too late and missed the statute of limitations. I hope you do not have the same attorney. My partner and I have 25 years of experience in handling personal injury cases. You need an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney ASAP. Please call me with any questions at 631-382-7979 or go to my website at castrotrodden.com
Sounds like it is time for you to meet and retain a new lawyer. The relationship between a client and the lawyer should include trust and not have doubt. You have enough doubt in your lawyer to post your question, start meeting with and retain a new lawyer. You will not have to pay additional fees. Your first lawyer and your second will either enter into a fee sharing agreement or they will go in front of a judge at the end of your case for a ruling as to how they will share the fee earned on your case.
Cory Rosenbaum, Esq.
You do realize that the WC carrier has a lien on anything you recover in the 3rd party case. They are entitled to recover every penny they paid in TTD, medical bills, and permanency, BEFORE you get a penny. Your attorney should have explained.
Whether your attorney ever worked for your employer has nothing to do with anything.
Dear Madam or Sir in Jamaica:
You didn't say the date of accident or when you first retained your personal injuries lawyer. You did not say who sent you the "drafted copies", nor what they are copies of. Personal Injury cases can take 5+ years to get to a Trial.
If he said which Courthouse he brought the actoin or the Index Number, you can go to the Court or the County Clerk's Offices and get information from the Clerk. You may be able to look at the Complaint or the Answer.
Why don't you stop by your lawyer's office and ask for an appoiuntment to meet with your lawyer.
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