Nursing home injury cases are difficult and you have to be able to trust the nursing home abuse lawyer you hire to represent your loved one. Sometimes, you end up with an attorney who is not a good fit for you. Whether the lawyer is not answering your calls, not aggressive enough in representing you, or otherwise not meeting your expectations, you may be able to change course by firing that lawyer and hiring another attorney.
What to Consider Before Changing Attorneys
Before you decide whether or not to fire your current nursing home abuse lawyer, it is important to consider these questions:
Where are you in your case?
If you are already at trial or close to trial, you may need the court’s permission to change attorneys, and it may not be the best time to make a change.
Have you talked to your current lawyer about your concerns?
Changing lawyers is a drastic step that you don’t want to take unless it is necessary to do so. Accordingly, you should provide your lawyer with a chance to address your concerns to see if changes can be made that will make you more satisfied with your legal representation.
Can you find another lawyer to take your case?
Your first lawyer may have a lien on your case for the work that was done. This may make another lawyer less likely to take the case—especially if you are close to trial.
If after considering these factors, you decide that you are with the wrong attorney, you may be able to fire your current lawyer and hire another nursing home abuse attorney. You should always notify your first lawyer in writing that you are terminating the attorney-client relationship.
Changing Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Is a Big Decision
This is not a decision to be made lightly. Whenever possible, you want to stay with your current lawyer as long as you are getting the representation you deserve. Above all else, however, you want to make sure that the nursing home where your loved one was hurt is held accountable for the serious abuse or neglect injuries your loved one suffered and that your family is treated fairly.
Has Your Loved One Been Injured in a Nursing Home?
If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced Louisville nursing home abuse attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.