Do you mean your attorney or the defense attorney. Either way, I wouldn't necessarily interpret it as bad or good for your chances of recovery. In my practice, all personal injury settlement negotiations are done by the attorney, me. You will want an attorney handling all aspects of your case, no matter the value.
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Agree with Attorney Miller. Perhaps you should schedule a meeting with you lawyer. Good luck.
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Not sure what you are asking. Are you asking whether it is a good sign that your own attorney is now talking to you, as opposed to just his paralegal? Yes, if your attorney is talking to you - that's a good sign...
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It is not entirely clear from your question what you are referring to. If the paralegal for your attorney has been negotiating a settlement on your behalf, that could be a serious problem. The attorney should be the only one negotiating a potential settlement on your behalf. If you are referring to communications between your attorney's office and yourself, then the attorney becoming more directly involved is always a good sign. If you are unsure of what is going on or why, try to talk directly with your attorney and address your concerns. If you are not satisfied with his/her explanation, consider the possibility of seeking a second opinion. Good luck to you!
I have never allowed a paralegal to conduct substantial negotiations on a case. You might as well have just hired a licensed public adjuster rather than an attorney. Regarding your question, it does not ask a legal issue so I cannot answer it.
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Paralegals should NEVER be doing negotiations. In a case this big, that's especially a bad idea.
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Why are you paying attorneys fees to have a paralegal do your negotiations? You hired a lawyer; a lawyer should be doing all substantive work on your case and nothing is more substantive than negotiations.
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