You can seek a consultation with a legal malpractice attorney, who can review all the facts with you. Just a few comments based on the information you provided. If you were a pedestrian stuck by a vehicle, and you do not own a vehicle, your medical bills are properly paid by NJPLIGA, so your attorney did the right thing by making application to NJPLIGA. Also, when was your accident? The statute of limitations in NJ is 2 years from the date of the accident, so depending on when the accident occured, you may still be in time to file a lawsuit. If you are within the 2 year time period, it may be best to consult a personal injury attorney who could take over your case. You are entitled to have fired your attorney, but depending on the circumstances, they may request costs be reimbursed to them and potentially have a fee interest. This would not apply if there has in fact been legal malpractice. I would start with a consultation with a personal injury attorney, and proceed from there. Don't delay in seeking out the consultation. Thank you for asking. Feel free to call me at 856-845-8778.
These comments are provided as a public service and are not intended to constitute legal advice. No attorney-client relationship has been created.
Consult immediately with a local injury lawyer to assure your right to clim is protected by filing suit within the reqd time. Each state has its own way of dealing with atty liens. Some states will not allow the lien if the atty was guilty of misconduct. If no misconduct then they usually are entitled to at least some reasonable fees for time spent and costs.
Sign up to receive a 3-part series of useful information and advice about personal injury law.