Unfortunately this does happen. Whenever your lawyer refuses to meet with you and/or will not return calls, e-mails, faxes, or letters over an extended period of time, it may be time to get a new lawyer.
Herndon lawyer Doug Landau recommends checking with the bar association of the state where the lawyer practices to see if he or she is still licensed, insured, etc. “I have seen cases where lawyers say they try personal injury cases, but in fact they do not, and have even lost their license to practice because of ethical and other violations of the law,” cautions Doug.
If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to treat the lawyer as you yourself would like to be treated. Settle up with him and know that you may have to pay him for money he invested on your case (i.e., court reporter to cover traffic court trial, accident report, official police photos, medical records, private investigators’ witness statements, defendants assets check, lawsuit filing fee, etc.). And then, move on!
If you or someone you know is in need of quality legal representation in the areas of personal injury, workers’ comp, or social security disability, email or call Abrams Landau, Ltd. (703-796-9555).