Changing Your Attorney
You may replace your attorney if you have lost faith or confidence in them to represent you. It’s completely within your rights to hire a new lawyer. Before you make a switch, however, it’s a good idea to speak with your current attorney to get to the bottom of what is making you unhappy. This will give your lawyer the chance to amend their ways and fix whatever issues you are having. If you cannot resolve your problems with your attorney, you may fire and replace them.
If you have been injured in Rhode Island or Massachusetts due to someone else’s negligence and are looking to change lawyers, contact the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. We have had many clients come to us after being unhappy with their previous lawyers. You can schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our skilled and compassionate personal injury attorneys today by calling (401) 751-8855.
The Difference With The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd.
For over a half-century, the personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. have been the law firm of choice for numerous injury victims throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Our personal injury attorneys have all been designated as “Super Lawyers” or “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers Magazine. Our founding attorney Ronald J. Resmini is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a prestigious group of trial lawyers in which membership is limited to lawyers who have secured million and multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts.
At the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd., our personal injury attorneys in Providence and beyond know how to handle complex cases, including accidents of all kinds, intentional acts, defamation, and defective products. If you have been injured, we are ready to help you navigate the complicated world of insurance companies and legal proceedings.
Consulting with a lawyer is a critical step on your path to recovering the compensation you deserve for your injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney will examine your situation during a free, confidential consultation and provide an honest assessment of your case. Our attorneys can also give you an idea of the types of damages (e.g., medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress) we believe you may be entitled to.
During the consultation, our lawyers will explain how the case would move forward if we represent you. We will explain our role in your case, what a contingency fee basis is, what costs the law firm pays for, and how long the entire process will take, among other important details.
You can rest assured that your consultation will remain entirely confidential. We’ll always let you know if we believe your case is being optimally handled by your current attorney. It will only help you to get additional information about your case.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are considering switching your legal representation, there are a few key things you should know to ensure that the transition happens smoothly.
How do I change my attorney?
It’s very important that you do not fire your current lawyer before you have found someone else. You want to make sure that you always have seamless representation in your case so that all deadlines are met and your case stays on track.
When choosing a new attorney, keep the following tips in mind:
- Get Referrals
Ask friends, family members, co-workers – anyone you know who may be able to help refer you to an attorney they recommend.
- Schedule a Free Consultation
It’s important that you meet with the lawyer you are considering hiring. Often, people meet with multiple lawyers when trying to decide who to hire. You are completely within your rights to get multiple opinions about your personal injury case and the situation with your current lawyer.
- Bring Your File to the Consultation
A lawyer who is thinking about taking your case will want to look at your file. Assuming your current lawyer has been sending you copies of all the documents associated with your personal injury case, such as the complaint and the defendant’s answer, take those copies to the new lawyer you are meeting with. If you do not have the documents you need, request them from your current lawyer. The documents belong to you, so don’t hesitate to ask for them.
How much will changing my attorney cost?
It costs nothing to change lawyers. The vast majority of personal injury attorneys operate on a contingency-fee basis. That means that they do not get paid until you recover compensation. After you switch attorneys, your new lawyer will handle the logistics of the transfer. If your original lawyer did some work of value, they will be paid a percentage of the contingency fee.
Will switching attorneys hurt my case?
No, it will most likely help your case. Having a lawyer who is unfit to represent you can hurt your case and the compensation you receive. The sooner you change lawyers, the quicker the problems and issues in the legal work that has been completed can be fixed. If you hire a highly skilled and experienced personal injury attorney, your case will likely move forward more efficiently.
Contact the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd.
If you are wondering whether you have hired the right lawyer to handle your personal injury case, don’t hesitate to consider other options. You have the right to change attorneys whenever you wish. Switching to a better-prepared firm like the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. could be the best decision you make for your case.
To learn more about how our Massachusetts and Rhode Island personal injury lawyers can help you, call (401) 751-8855.