If you hired a personal injury lawyer to help you navigate the insurance claims process and obtain the financial compensation you deserve, but then suddenly your attorney dropped your case, you may be wondering what to do next.
While it’s not very common for personal injury lawyers to drop their client’s case or withdraw from a case in the middle of litigation, it does happen. If it happened to you, it is essential to consult with a reputable Florida injury attorney to understand your legal rights and find a lawyer who will continue working on your claim.
Our West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys are ready to discuss your particular situation if your lawyer dropped your case. Schedule a free consultation with our reliable injury lawyers by contacting Fetterman & Associates, P.A., today.
A personal injury attorney can drop their client’s case for any of the following reasons:
It is important to read the contingency fee agreement between you and your personal injury lawyer to learn when and under what circumstances the attorney-client relationship can be terminated. The agreement will typically outline each party’s duties and responsibilities. Also, your agreement may specify the situations in which the lawyer may drop your case or withdraw from your case.
Yes, your lawyer can also withdraw from your personal injury case in the middle of litigation, but doing so is more complicated than dropping a case before it goes to court. If your personal injury lawyer wishes to quit in the middle of a civil lawsuit, they are required to obtain the court’s permission before the withdrawal. The court will review the reasons for the withdrawal before allowing the lawyer to terminate the attorney-client relationship and cease representation. Generally, a lawyer’s withdrawal in the middle of litigation is either “mandatory” or “voluntary.”
While you may be able to find another personal injury attorney who would accept your case and continue representing you, it’s important to understand why your lawyer dropped your case in the first place.
Typically, a lawyer will explain to their client the reasons for dropping their case. For example, if your case was dropped because you engaged in fraudulent, unethical, or illegal conduct, your attempts to find another lawyer who will agree to take your case may be futile.
On the other hand, if your lawyer dropped your case due to a conflict of interest, because they were not competent enough to continue the representation, or for any other reason beyond your control, you can – and should – hire another personal injury attorney.
If a lawyer dropped your case, but you wish to keep pursuing your claim, contact our attorneys at Fetterman & Associates, P.A., to discuss your situation. The best thing you can do is schedule a free consultation with our West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys and learn how we can help you. During a free consultation with our lawyers, we will:
If your Florida personal injury case has been dropped, consult with our reliable and results-driven injury attorneys at Fetterman & Associates, P.A., to get the personalized legal representation you deserve and help you obtain maximum compensation for your damages. Give us a call today at (561) 666-9850.
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