After being injured, I hired an attorney and filed a personal injury lawsuit several months ago. I have a lot of medical bills and have been unable to fulfill my duties as President of my company. The insurance company of the defendant has approached my lawyer regarding settlement. The problem is my attorney is never available to me or them, and when I complain he shouts and has been vulgar and hung up on me. He told me he was sick of my "harassement" and threatened to withdraw from my case.
I already know the name and contact information of the defendant's lawyer. He seems to be a more reasonable person and seems motivated to resolve my case. If my lawyer formally withdraws, is there any risk in me contacting the defense attorney directly to negotiate settlement on my own behalf?
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