Florida trial lawyer, Guy S. DiMartino, DC, JD, talks about getting a second legal opinion in your personal injury case.
It happens all the time, a person retains and lawyer and then three or six months later the lawyer discharges the person. Should the client get a second opinion? Absolutely, lawyers will discharge cases for the following reasons:
- The lawyer doesn't like some of the facts in the case
- The lawyer doesn't like the client
- The lawyer had a bad result with a similar fact pattern
- Liability or proving fault is difficult
So, if you've been discharged by a lawyer, you should ask for a copy of your file and seek a second or third opinion. Over the years, I have taken on cases that have been discharged by other firms for various reasons and they have worked out satisfactorily. On the other hand, I'm sure that some of the folks that I have discharged in the past have retained other attorneys and their cases have worked out.
If you have any questions about a Florida personal injury matter and would like to get a second opinion, don't hesitate to give me a call on my cell phone at (352) 267-9168 or fill out the internet consultation form on the right.
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