Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, the attorney/client relationship can sometimes sour. At times, things get so bad that the client decides to fire the attorney and seen new counsel. This is relatively common and not at all unusual. What many personal injury clients do not know is that they are free to fire their attorney anytime, for any reason. In fact, you do not even need a reason. Either before, or during the course of a lawsuit, you are free to transfer your case from one lawyer to another and you will not be penalized for doing so.
Poor communication is the most common reason cited by injury victims who call me and tell me they want to change attorneys. Oftentimes I hear "My attorney does not listen to me" or "My lawyer does not call me back." This is common as poor communication from the attorney kills many attorney/client relationships. Sometimes, the relationship can be saved. When it cannot, it is time to find a new attorney.