Can I switch lawyers after I opened a file for my car accident?

You can definitely retain a new lawyer for any reason you feel necessary, but before making that decision, consider discussing your concerns with your current lawyer. However, before letting go of your current lawyer, you should start searching for a new lawyer, making sure to confirm that they are an expert in personal injury law. Not all lawyers are experienced in personal injuries; you wouldn’t see a dermatologist for an ear problem so why would you retain a real estate lawyer for a personal injury?

Typically, personal injury lawyers only bill you once your claim is settled. However, if you seek out a new lawyer after your current lawyer has started working on your file, you may owe them for that work. This is something you should discuss when talking to perspective lawyers. Most often, the new lawyer and old lawyer will work it out amongst themselves to have that payment made upon settlement of your claim, thus making the transition easier.

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