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I This is a personal injury case and I signed the agreement at a mediation. The larger documents would come within 15 days for me to sign to settle. I was told by my attorney that I had better sign because my main witness, my doctor, wanted $100,000 to testify and he could not afford that. He also said we could not use his records or force him to court. The next day I found it was $10,000.00 or less for his fees and that we could use his records at any rate. I sent the lawyer a notice to rescind the next day. What do you think?
What happens if I do not sign the agreement when it arrives?
How can I find out if this can be enforced as I cannot trust my attorney to give me the correct answers?
I am still having difficulties as every attorney I am talking to has a different take. I was told that legal mal practice cannot take place if you have a settlement. Is that true? I have not heard a word from my attorney as yet about the email and letter to rescind.
Attorney did not have the amount of the bills owed including Medicare but told me not to worry about it. Second he told me that my main doctor that I had been seeing for 4 years wanted $100,000.00 to testify in my case and without him there was no case and he did not have the money. I called the doctor next day and that was not true. The doctor charged $10,000.00; however, the attorney owed him money and that is where the figure came from. I should not be punished for what the lawyer owed? Also he said I could not just use doctor's reports. I found out that was not true either. What do you think? there is so much more as well. I could not get reports, bills, etc. from him the whole time. I have none even though I repeated wrote and asked. He would not return phone calls. I had to have other attorneys call him to call me.
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