Can You Change Lawyers in the Middle of a Personal Injury Case?

People ask, “Well, can you change a lawyer in the middle of a personal injury case?” Well, sure, you can. The law allows that.

And a lot of times that happens because the attorney and the client, maybe they aren’t in agreement on what the value of the case is, or how the case should be valued, or how the case should be handled, common with every personal injury attorney. You know, people come in, and they have suggestions on how the case should be handled, and I may have a suggestion that they’re wrong, and the case should be handled another way. They tell you that their friend handled a similar case that way. Well, if your friend is giving you advice, then you don’t need the advice of a lawyer, then go hire your friend as your attorney and leave the lawyer alone.

But can you change lawyers? You can.

Does it cost you more money to change lawyers, or do you have to pay two lawyers? The answer is no.

So, if you change lawyers in the middle of a case, the lawyer who is the superseding lawyer, at the end of the case, when the case is settled and the proceeds get dispersed, will pay the withdrawn lawyer a fee at of his or her fee that they received. So there are no double payments. So you don’t have to worry about that.


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