Previous lawyer had me sign a couple medical liens but then he quit the case. I got a new lawyer who said he's take the case, and told me he'd take care of everything. A couple months later I am getting bills from the old liens and the lawyer's office is telling me he doesn't accept any liens he didn't create himself. Now I got a bunch of bills heading to collection to ruin my credit. Can a lawyer accept your case and not take your liens? Is he legally obligated to tell you that up front? is that considered negligence?