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Response to 58Sunliner (Original post)

Fri Dec 4, 2020, 12:20 PM

4. Lawyer has worked hard on your case (presumably for no money).

I suggest keeping the lawyer and asking her (or him) to simply settle the matter as soon as possible. That way, lawyer gets paid SOMETHING for all that work. You will get a little. Presumably, your medical providers will get the bulk of the settlement money, but somebody has to pay for those medical services. Nobody expects doctors to work for nothing.

It irritates me to no end that many Americans assume lawyers work for free. We donít. We canít. We have bills to pay too, and if you just up and fire your attorney after he or she has done a ton of work for you, he or she will be rightly angry, yes. However, because he or she is a lawyer, he or she is NOT likely to be vindictive. He or she will write it off as a loss, probably, but it will be a LOSS that was caused by your unwillingness to proceed with the lawsuit.

-Laelth

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