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5 Scenarios When to Fire Your Auto Accident Lawyer

When the Los Angeles Lakers’ starting point-guard isn’t performing or the Dodgers’ closer isn’t finishing off wins, it’s usually time for a change. The same goes for you and your Los Angeles auto injury lawyer if they aren’t doing their job.
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Your Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, much like your medical providers, is a tool in your rehabilitation and recovery. After a car accident, when someone else’s negligence or reckless conduct has caused you injury, you want the very best representation you can get. Having the right Los Angeles car injury lawyer will allow you to focus on recovering. Having a substandard lawyer isn’t worth the risk as you have too much at stake financially and emotionally after an auto accident.

Five common scenarios when you should fire your auto accident lawyer include:

  1. Incompetent (misses deadlines, hasn’t done necessary work, lacks aggressive pursuit of justice)
  2. Fails to communicate with you and to explain important events
  3. Makes promises about results or deadlines and doesn’t follow through
  4. Lacks the sufficient resources, like staff and finances, to fully and aggressively fight for you
  5. Treats you like a number instead of a person and lacks compassion and understanding

You may want to also read our article on the reasons why you may not want to handle your car accident claim yourself.

Hiring a New Lawyer

If you have to fire your lawyer, make sure you hire a new lawyer first. If you do that, a powerhouse law firm like The Dominguez Firm will handle everything else, which will include sending written notice of the termination of the relationship as well as a request for your entire file and any other pertinent documents and information your former lawyer may have. It’s worth noting that your former lawyer may assert a lien on your case to try to recoup any reasonable costs and effort they put into the case. This is also something your new powerhouse law firm will handle for you and something that should not impact your case or your net recovery.

This process is a “substitution of attorneys”. It is common, and a client has the right to substitute and change law firms.

If you’re put in this unfortunate position, you don’t have to put up with it. Engaging a proven winner to be on your team could make a huge difference in the outcome of your auto accident claim.

The Dominguez Firm is one of the top car injury law firms in California and has experienced car injury lawyers to assist and get you the compensation you deserve. If there is no recovery, there is no fee! Call now for a free consultation at 800-818-1818.


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