After close to three years the attorney that was representing me withdrew from my personal injury case on the day of the final pre trail, without any good reason except that he said it was because of broken down communication, it was but not on my part. he failed to keep me informed of what was going on with my case. Iam more disappointed and the way he did this, what can I do?
If there is a court order permitting your attorney to withdraw, you have been given at least 21 days to retain new counsel. That is the first thing you should do. The reason for withdrawing is not usually set forth in great detail in a Motion to Withdraw because of confidentiality as well as courtesy. The breakdown of the attorney-client relationship is a sufficient reason for the court to consider the motion which can still be allowed or denied. (In your case it was apparently granted.)
Get your file back from your former attorney unless you have a complete copy and find a new lawyer ASAP. Discuss any additional steps you need to take with new counsel. Best wishes to you.
You really don't want to do anything except find a new attorney ASAP.
Do not try to handle this yourself--it's a recipe for disaster!
Stephen L. Hoffman
Law Office of Stephen L. Hoffman LLC
Legal malpractice is when an attorney harms a client through unreasonable errors, and harm would not have occurred "but for" the errors.
If you suffer a personal injury as the result of the actions or negligence of another, you may seek financial compensation for physical or emotional damages.
Written by attorney Kevin P. Landry
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