Why would a settlement conference be converted to a case management conference, what is the difference?
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Since you have already hired an attorney, you need to discuss this with him or her, as he or she is the most knowledgeable about your particular case.
Call the office and set up a time to go over your case in your attorney’s office. Don’t take no for an answer as to scheduling an in-office appointment. This, after all, is the reason you are paying your attorney. In my opinion, any further statement from me on AVVO would be inappropriate since you are already represented.
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It is unclear from your question whether the multiple car means that there were multiple injured parties, in which case one of them may not be prepared to resolve the case. Your attorney should be able to answer the question. Typically, it is converted where one party indicates that the case is not in a position to be settled at the settlement conference and one of the parties needs to conduct or receive additional discovery (information) or reports from an expert. I would not be too concerned. Unfortunately, personal injury cases take a while to settle and the insurance company defending them do not settle them very quickly.
This response is NOT legal advice and does NOT create an attorney-client relationship. Certified by the NJ Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney Author, Thompson West, NJ Motor Vehicle Law & Practice Forms 2007-2014 Author, Thompson West, NJ Personal Injury Law 2013
Sounds like settlement is unlikely, but you need to ask your attorney these questions.
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