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I am being represented by a lawyer in an auto injury lawsuit. They want me to accept a very low offer because the other driver had more serious injuries. I dont feel the offer is enough. Am I too late to get another lawyer?
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Hello.

Tina :

You can always retain a different attorney in a matter until it is resolved. Your current attorney would have a lien on the case for the reasonable value of their time already spend on the matter, but you would not owe them a contingency fee if you retain a different attorney now.\

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Tina :

Do you need clarification?

Customer:

Im not sure what a contingency means? Is that the percentage they take of the settlement? Have you ever heard of lawyers wanting to accept a low offer so that the other person thats involved in the accident that they are also representing case will look more legitimate? I am in pain daily and my lawyer didnt even offer to take it to litigation.


 

Tina :

Yes. That is called a contingency fee. Your attorney likely has a conflict of interest here if they are indicating you should take a lower settlement because of issues with another client they represent. I would definitely seek another attorney to represent you.

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