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Something fishy with my lawyer

Discussion in 'Lawyers, Legal Practice, Ethics & the Bar' started by Steven olsen, May 11, 2021.

  1. Steven olsen

    Steven olsen Law Topic Starter New Member

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    was hit by a car 2 years ago in a crosswalk. I hired a law firm to represent my case. 2 months ago i e-signed and accepted their offer. One of the lawyers then told me i would have to waiit a couple of weeks while they were checking my medical or something along those lines. Its now been over 2 months. I sent an email to ask for a status. I got a reply saying its going to be a couple more weeks. Is that normal?
     
  2. justblue

    justblue Well-Known Member

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    It could be normal. Do you knw what they were "checking" with your doctors? Is the doctor getting back to them with the information the attorney needs? Have you gone in to talk to the attorney about the delay and how you may assist in speeding things along?
     
  3. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    One possibility is that there are unpaid medical bills remaining and the lawyer is working on negotiating a reduction so you get more money. OTOH, if your medical insurance paid all the bills, could be the same with the insurance company.

    It's beyond me why you didn't just ask why on either of the two occasions that you called for a status.
     
  4. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    No human being is able to judge the actions of any other human being.

    If the answer you've received is unacceptable or unclear to you, it might be best to seek a clarification from the human being who provided you with the answer (response).
     
  5. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    Well...except for a judge ;)
     
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    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    "Normal" is a somewhat meaningless concept. It's not so bizarre that you should be concerned (and the prior response mentioned some of the many possible reasons why), but you could, of course, ask for further detail.
     
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    flyingron Well-Known Member

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    What's the difference between a catfish and an attorney?
     
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    Catfish tastes good fried?
     
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