Can I switch lawyers in the middle of a case in Atlanta, GA?
A lot of people ask: Can I switch lawyers in the middle of my case? Of course you can. You need an attorney who is the right one to help you win. Our founder, John M. Foy, is known as the “Strong Arm” of Atlanta. His reputation is maintained through client trust and word-of-mouth. You should have peace of mind that your attorney is fighting for you. If you decide to switch to John M. Foy & Associates, we’ll make it easy for you. You sign a document stating that you no longer want to be represented by your attorney. Let us handle everything from there–we’ll contact your former attorney who is obligated to send us all the information on the case. The decision can be made very comfortably if you feel it’s the right one for you. There will be no awkward moments for you. Call an attorney at 404-400-4000.
Why do people switch lawyers?
The number one complaint people have about attorneys nationally is that they don’t communicate with their client or they are hard to get hold of. Most people are unhappy that their attorney is not communicating or returning phone calls. That would frustrate anyone. We’re a large Atlanta-based firm and we’ve built our practice over the last 20-plus years through communicating and bonding with our clients. We deliberately keep our caseload for our attorneys and paralegals lower than most so that we can give each case the personal attention it deserves. Because we’re big we can afford to do this.
Another reason to switch perhaps is that you’ve retained your family attorney and both of you think it’s time to call in a personal injury expert. Whatever the concern about your existing attorney, at least get a second opinion. That should be offered for free, no matter who the personal injury attorney.
Attorneys are not permitted by law to solicit clients, no one is allowed to call you up after an accident and offer you services. If you’ve been fooled by one of these firms, give us a call.
Will I have to pay my former attorney?
People often ask: “My former attorney was being paid on contingency; will I have to pay out of pocket for his or her time?” The answer is: Absolutely not. Personal injury attorneys take their fee when a case is resolved. Remember, if there’s no settlement, there’s no fee to the attorney. If anything is owed, we’ll reimburse the attorney from the settlement and you won’t be charged double for legal fees.
Does switching lawyers in the middle of the case give me a lower percentage of winning? Do I need to start over?
The timing and cost will not change. Any expenses you have accrued previously will be honored. We’ll get started right away on protecting you. Any talk of settlement your attorney may have had is privileged and cannot be held up as evidence in a court of law.
But don’t worry–we won’t take on a case if we don’t think it’s in your best interest.