Can I Switch Lawyers Mid-Case?

by Staff Blogger | January 26th, 2016

You might think that once you sign with a law firm, you have to see the case through with them, even if you’re dissatisfied with their work. That’s actually not the case. You can switch law firms at any time throughout the course of your personal injury lawsuit. However, there are a couple of factors that you should be aware of.

First, your original law firm will still get paid for the work they’ve done. That doesn’t mean you have to pay any higher percentage than you initially contracted for. The new law firm will pay out a portion of its fee to the original law firm at the conclusion of your case, negotiated by the two law firms before making the switch.

Second, the original law firm will still be involved in the case. Over the years, clients have come to us from other law firms, and in most situations, we’ve worked with the previous law firm to make the transition seamless. It’s important that we know exactly what work has already been done and what still needs to be considered. Most law firms are agreeable to this type of collaboration, as our success in your case determines what they will ultimately make from the settlement.

If you feel your case isn’t being handled to your satisfaction, give our Dallas personal injury lawyers a call. We’ll be happy to evaluate your case for free.