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Can I Get A Second Opinion From Another Lawyer?

June 23, 2022 by Steven M. Gursten

Can I Get A Second Opinion From Another Lawyer?

You can always get a second opinion from another lawyer about your car accident case. You have a right to be informed about your case and you should exercise that right if your current attorney is not returning your calls, informing you on the status of your case, and not making your case a priority. If your attorney isn’t communicating with you, it may be time for you to get a new lawyer.

Your life is  too important to leave in the hands of an attorney who is ignoring you and who is clearly not committed to your case. 

For many people who are seriously injured in a car accident, they only have one chance to get this right – to get a recovery that fully protects you from the harms and losses you have suffered. If your attorney is acting like you and your case is just one more file and he or she is too busy for you, then you may want to reconsider putting what may be the one and only chance to get full and fair compensation in the hands of someone who isn’t committed to protecting you and your family.  

Our experienced auto accident attorneys specialize in helping people who have been seriously injured in an auto accident. We pride ourselves on regular, open, respectful and compassionate communication with each and every one of our clients. We have found by avoiding TV advertising and billboards and keeping our case counts smaller, the more time we invest in helping our clients, the better the settlement results we achieve for our clients.  And with more million dollar results for people injured in car accidents and truck accidents in Michigan than any other attorney or law firm, including the highest reported settlement for a car accident and a truck accident, this is a formula that works.  

If you would like a second opinion about your case or how your case may be worth, call us toll free at (800) 777-0028 for a free consultation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys. You can also reach us through our contact page.

Why do auto accident victims seek a second opinion from another lawyer?

The most common reasons for seeking a second opinion from another lawyer include: (1) your current attorney is not communicating  for you; (2) your phone calls are not being returned; (3) there is no progress on your case and your case is stalled ; (4) your current attorney is taking an attorney fee on voluntarily paid No-Fault benefits but is not actively communicating with your adjuster and making submittals on your behalf, or you have been cut off; and (5) your attorney is making it clear your case is not a priority.

Another reason that car crash victims often will seek a second opinion from another lawyer is because they realize that the attorney they hired is not as “experienced” in handling car or truck accident cases as they claimed to be on their website or in their ads on TV. 

Unfortunately the world of legal advertising has become a world of buyer beware – and especially in Michigan we see attorneys make all sorts of absurd and grandiose claims on their websites and advertising.  Accident victims usually figure this out – albeit too late – when their attorney is pressuring them to take a low settlement.  Another example is when No-Fault benefits are cut off and their current attorney either is not doing anything at all or does not know how to force the insurance company to pay the PIP benefits it owes – and also is not filing a lawsuit on your behalf.

Most big advertising firms act more like legal mills, and the attorney who misleadingly claims to specialize in auto accident litigation  becomes all too apparent when the attorney is suddenly – and often very early on in the case before a lawsuit is filed or legal discovery has even finished – pressuring the injury victim to accept the auto insurance company’s low-ball settlement offer. 

How can a second opinion from another lawyer help you with your auto accident case?

A second opinion is just that, no different than if you had a serious medical issue and wanted a second opinion from a specialist.  A second opinion from an experienced  lawyer can help you get the best possible settlement outcome in your case.

Can my current attorney stop me from getting a second opinion from another lawyer?

No. Your attorney cannot stop you from getting a second opinion from another lawyer. You have the absolute right to seek out a second opinion whenever and for whatever reason you choose. It is, after all, your case.  If your attorney tries to prevent you from seeking a second opinion from another attorney, that’s often a red flag and all the more reason why you should probably get a second opinion.  

Can I fire my current attorney after getting a second opinion from another lawyer?

You can fire your current attorney after getting a second opinion from another lawyer. In fact, you have the right to fire or discharge your attorney at any time and for any reason. It is not uncommon for injury and accident victims to realize after getting a second opinion that they mistakenly hired the wrong attorney in the first place.

How do I switch attorneys after speaking with another attorney?

We have a Proven Lawyer Transition Plan that allows you to easily, efficiently and quickly switch attorneys. Without missing a beat, we can make sure your legal rights are protected by better matching you with an attorney who will put your best interests first.

Once you have a free consultation with us about your case and you sign up to have us represent you – which ends your relationship with the attorney who was not working for you – then your new attorney can order your file and discharge your current attorney on your behalf.  Your new attorney can get to work immediately on getting you the best possible settlement in your case.

Do you want a second opinion about your case? Call the auto accident attorneys at Michigan Auto Law

If you want a second opinion from another lawyer about how much your case may be worth and your legal rights to pain and suffering compensation, economic damages and auto No-Fault insurance benefits after an auto accident, you can speak to an experienced car accident attorney at (800) 777-0028 for a free consultation. You can also get help from an experienced No-Fault insurance attorney by visiting our contact page or you can use the chat feature on our website.

Can I Get A Second Opinion From Another Lawyer?

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