Personal injury lawyer quit after 3 months, now what?

Asked over 1 year ago - Rosenberg, TX

My mother and I got a personal injury lawyer (contingency basis) 3 months ago after being involved in 2 separate minor accidents. My mother was in the right in both accidents, but the second one she received a ticket for (middle car in multi car wreck).

The lawyer told her not to move her car from the impound, because he needed photos or something I assume. Well, 30 days later, the car was still there and the bank was forced to move it. The bank fixed it and said they are selling it.

The lawyer also said he'd help my mother fight her ticket, but he didn't show up to court.

Now, the lawyer is saying he wants out.

We're looking at no car, no lawyer, I owe a few thousand in medical bills... please help!

Where do we go from here? Just try to settle with the insurance companies?

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  1. Donivan W. Flowers

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    Answered . Seek out another injury lawyer in your area. Ask your friends and family for a referral. Most will give you a free consultation. You can discuss the injuries, the car, the ticket, and any potential other issues relating to the attorney's services. If the lawyer wants out, make sure you get that in writing and show that to a new lawyer. I never recommend that anyone handle a personal injury claim against an insurance company without the assistance of a personal injury lawyer.

    Good luck. I am sorry that you are having to deal with this.

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  2. Bradley Dillon Peek

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    Answered . I agree. Ask the lawyer for your complete file and take it to another personal injury lawyer in the area.

    Sorry to hear about this. Good luck.

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  3. Terrence Marc Rubino

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    Answered . get a reputable injury lawyer. word of mouth is the best resource. if you do not know of one, your local county bar association should have a referral service. also the texas trial lawyers association will have a listing of members in your area. the last resource shoyuld be billboard and telephone book ads. good luck.

  4. Matthew Louis Solomon

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    Answered . Seek out another reputable attorney in your area. Explain all of this to your new attorney

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  5. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . I am sorry to hear about this. Not all lawyers were created equal. This is not acceptable behavior. Contact the disciplinary board. You can find a top-rated lawyer by searching Avvo. Good luck.

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  6. Manuel Alzamora Juarez

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    Answered . I recommend you go to a reputable lawyer. Preferably one you can find through AVVO. Bring your file from your previous attorney and explain that the other lawyer wanted out. Best of luck.

    This answer is provided by Manuel A. Juarez, Esq., El Abogado de Accidentes de Autos de California: 510-206-4492.... more
  7. Lars A. Lundeen

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    Answered . I suggest that you shop for a new attorney.

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