That would depend on the facts and circumstances. A defense to contact formation would probably have to exist. Most personal injury cases require a contract that sets out the terms, especially if the fee is contingent.
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In every jurisdiction of which I am aware, the answer is yes. However, there may be money and expenses owed, depending on the fee agreement and what has been done and happened in the case. For example, if he has gotten you an offer you may owe fees on that. Since you don't say why you want to terminate the contract, I'd suggest that unless you feel that the relationship is beyond repair, Try calling the attorney to discuss the situation. Depending on that, you may then want to consult an attorney in your area to discuss your options. Good luck.
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Yes. Lawyers who handle injury and death claims typically do so on a contingency fee arrangement. This means that he gets paid if and only if he wins your case. If you fire your lawyer and hire another lawyer, the new lawyer will also handle the case on a contingency arrangement. Then when your case is settled or goes to trial and you recover, the fees are divided between your current and former lawyers. The fees are divided based on "quantum meruit", which basically means that the fees are apportioned based on the work which each attorney did.
It is better to get rid of a bad attorney right away before he does something further to damage your case. Remember, this is your future you are talking about.
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