Your attorney should be explaining all of this to you as he clearly knows the facts better than we do and if your not happy with the explanation than you need to find a new attorney.
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Contact your attorney and have a discussion to answer all of your questions and concerns. If you are unhappy with your lawyer, you probably can change lawyers. Good luck.
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Binding arbitration generally means what it says - it is binding. A judge cannot reverse the result except in rare circumstances. Your remedy, if any, is to discuss the entire situation with an new attorney who is willing to consider bringing a legal malpractice case against the first attorney. The basis of the claim is that the first attorney lost a case that should have been won. I can't tell from the facts that you have provided whether that is the situation - it would require a more detailed and extensive review.
Call an attorney immediately to review the arbitration agreement language from the car accident. In general, when it says it is binding, typically the case is done with few exceptions. Without looking at the language, we cannot say.
In general, a binding arbitration of a car accident insurance claim typically means that it is final and binding. However, there are some exception. Further, I would have the arbitration agreement reviewed to make sure it is in fact binding, final and/or without appeal or review... Have an attorney in your area review this matter.
Most likely, binding is binding. Best remedy is I have a legal malpractice lawyer review your file and arbitration. You may have to pay for the review but it could be worth it as it may be your last card to play.
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