Who you choose to represent you in your brain injury lawsuit can make all the difference in the world. In this episode of Brain Injury Insider, host Michael Kaplen discusses your right to change attorneys at any time, and some important reasons why you may want to consider doing so.
The Challenges of Traumatic Brain Injury and The Need for Knowledgeable Legal Representation
Living with a brain injury presents a wide range of challenges. Brain injury survivors are often left with memory struggles, concentration difficulties, cognitive fatigue, headaches, dizziness, sleep disturbances and emotional upheaval including anxiety and depression.
Handling a TBI case requires special knowledge about the injury and the law. Most important, it also requires a caring and compassionate professional.
Unhappy with Your Attorney or Law Firm?
Who you choose as your attorney can make all the difference in the world.
Here is what you need to know about changing attorneys:
- You may always change lawyers if you are not satisfied with your legal representation.
- You do not need your attorney’s permission to change attorneys.
- You and your new attorney may review and obtain your entire file.
- Your lawyer must treat you with respect.
- Your lawyer must return telephone calls and other messages.
- Your lawyer must be able to answer your questions.
- Your lawyer must inform you of the progress of your case.
- Your lawyer must understand your injury and provide resources to you for consultation, care and treatment if necessary.
When should you consider changing lawyers?
- When your attorney does not understand what you are going through and says, “You seem fine to me”.
- Does not treat you with compassion and respect.
- Does not return messages or communicate with you.
- Tells you to speak to his or her paralegal or secretary rather than speaking with you directly,
It’s time to obtain new legal counsel.