A Philadelphia PA personal injury lawyer represents people who have been seriously injured because of another party’s negligence. These cases may include lawsuits for car accidents, medical malpractice, or workplace injuries. Sometimes, we are approached by individuals who are represented by other attorneys, but have a need to switch representation mid-case. The Philadelphia PA personal injury lawyers at the Wieand Law Firm can help you understand the reasons to consider a change and what the process entails.
Reasons to Change Lawyers Mid-Case
There are multiple reasons that you may consider changing lawyers. It is actually rather common for plaintiffs to switch attorneys in the middle of the case. The Philadelphia PA personal injury lawyers at our firm are well-versed in this process and can help you understand if it makes sense for you to make a change in counsel. Some of the reasons that our firm is approached mid-case to take on representation include:
Lack of Communication
Many of our clients who transfer from another practice cite lack of communication as the top reason for changing firms. Clients who cannot reach their attorney for updates, or do not receive proactive communication from their attorney, can feel frustrated and ignored. Proactive communication with our clients is a core element of our firm’s practice, and one of the top reasons that our clients refer us to others.
Lack of Preparation
The attorney handling your case should take the time to full investigate and understand your claim. Preparation is key in keeping your case on schedule and ensuring no key filing details are missed. The Philadelphia PA personal injury lawyers on our team understand that preparation is key in achieving the best possible results for our clients.
Pressure to Settle
A lawyer with limited courtroom experience may push clients to settle to avoid feeling uncomfortable or out-of-place in the courtroom. Or, the attorney may want to settle your case because it is less effort that pursuing a better settlement offer or seeking a jury trial. If you feel that your lawyer is pressuring you to accept a settlement that is less than adequate, you may want to consider reaching out to another attorney.
What is the Process for Changing Lawyers Mid-Case?
Many clients worry about the steps involved in transitioning to a new lawyer mid-case. Sometimes they are fearful of negative reactions of notifying current counsel, or they fear that changing lawyers may slow down or interrupt their case. One you sign a contract with our firm, the lawyers on our team will handle every aspect of transitioning the case, and you don’t need to be involved unless you would like to be involved. We will work with your old attorney to make sure that your entire file is transferred. We will work to set up a seamless transition to take over your case and avoid delays or unnecessary expenses in the transition. Having a client switch lawyers is not uncommon, and nobody should feel uncomfortable about making a change.
Contact the Philadelphia PA Personal Injury Lawyers at the Wieand Law Firm today!
Call the Wieand Law Firm to discuss if a mid-case transition is the right decision for you. Call 215-666-7777 or send us a message via the online form on our website. Our lawyers can discuss your situation and how to best help with your case.