I am sure that you can find other attorneys, I would ask the lawyer for an appointment and see if you can work out your issues. Some lawyers are rude and many are very matter of fact which can seem rude.
I would ask for a status and meeting and if you are still unhappy you can find a new attorney on AVVO.
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Please note I have changed the practice area to Workers Compensation so as to get those lawyers to respond to your inquiry.
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In my opinion it is important to have trust in your attorney. Some times what you take as rudeness may be the attorneys direct approach . If you can not sit down and agree on a strategy and a manner of communication it may be best to seek out new counsel as it appears you have an ongoing problem that warrants a long term strategy.
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Hi, and I am sorry that you are going through this and that you have had a new injury exacerbating your existing one. You should not have to deal with a rude Attorney on top of everything you have already been going through. It's already tough enough to be injured and having to deal with the Comp Carrier, so you really don't need an Attorney that will make it more stressful on you,. It is very important that you are comfortable with your Attorney and that you feel you can reach them and ask them anything. The Attorney is really your life line through the process and being able to trust and depend on the Attorney is key. One of the main issues in finding a good Attorney in comp is that it is mainly a volume industry and the majority of firms have too many cases going on to devote the time to individual cases. When I started my own practice 2 years ago I was doing it primarily to break out of that volume paradigm. Everyone thought I was crazy, but I am proud of how happy my clients are and how close I am to each of them. You need to find an Attorney that treats you like a friend or family member. But you definitely should not go at it alone. I have a lot of information on extremity injuries on my website, www.medicilaw.com. You may be able to get more answers there as well as on my blog, newyorkworkerscompguide.blogspot.com. Good luck!
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