What Can You Do if You Are Unsatisfied with Your Lawyer in Your Personal Injury and Accident Case?

by Aaron Gartlan

September 25, 2013 | Frequently Asked Questions

Each case is different and must be determined on facts and circumstances related to that particular case. Generally speaking, if you are unsatisfied with your lawyer, then you have to make a decision regarding why and what are you going to do about it. To be fair, there are certain cases that just have facts and circumstances that are going to make them difficult, or even impossible cases for any attorney. However, if you are not happy with your lawyer, you need to be honest about whether your lawyer has the time and the resources available, as well as the experience and willingness to handle your particular case. If the answer is yes, then you must ask if they are applying all of their efforts and resources to the case. Again, if the answer is yes, then it may very well be that the lawyer and law firm are doing everything that can reasonably be done under the facts and circumstances in that particular case.

However, if the answer to those questions is no, then it may be time to look at the possibility of retaining another personal injury and accident lawyer and law firm and sever the current legal relationship. Again, each case is different and a decision must be made on a case-by-case basis. The important thing is to enlist the services of an experienced personal injury and accident lawyer and law firm, who routinely handle personal injury and accident cases with strategic time and effective resources to devote to the case, as soon as possible.


Aaron Gartlan is a graduate of Troy University and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law who focuses his practice exclusively on representing those injured by the wrongdoing of others. He is member of the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In addition to his legal practice, Aaron teaches Business Law as an adjunct instructor at Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business and serves as a field artillery sergeant in the Alabama National Guard.

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