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Can I Fire My Personal Injury Lawyer?

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If you're pondering the question, "Can I Fire My Personal Injury Lawyer?", you're already in a complex situation you didn't foresee when you initially sought legal help. The relationship between an attorney and their client is intricately woven through multiple factors such as communication, trust, and the specific legal challenges you face. At van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim in Philadelphia, we deeply understand the value of a strong attorney-client bond, and we strive to meet and exceed your expectations in this regard.

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Is It Possible to Fire My Personal Injury Attorney and Choose Another?

Yes, you have the legal right to part ways with your current personal injury attorney if the relationship isn't serving your best interests. This isn't a decision to make on a whim. It can have financial ramifications and requires adherence to both your retainer agreement and Pennsylvania state law. Moreover, making a switch may cause your case to lose momentum, thereby affecting the timeline for its resolution.

Reasons for Consideration

While it's crucial to understand that you can make a change, it's just as vital to know why you might want to. Are you experiencing a breakdown in communication or facing strategic disagreements? Evaluate your reasons carefully, especially in a tight-knit legal community like Philadelphia's, where reputations can have far-reaching consequences for your case.

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  • Two-Time Success: A Consistent Legal Powerhouse
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    “These guys are the dream team of Philadelphia. I’ve had two injury cases taken care of by these guys, and the end result was exactly what I was promised. I thank god for having such efficient attorneys. I will continue to recommend friends and family because every case is treated as if it is the biggest case.”

    - Kevin R. / Client
  • Seamless Experience: Legal Excellence Meets Compassionate Care
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    "Wonderful experience with this law firm after getting hit last summer. The whole staff is on top of things and communicates well. A special shoutout to the attorney who handled my case and negotiated my medical bills. I was able to get the care and treatment I needed with minimal stress because they handled it all!"

    - Amanda A. / Client
  • Effortless Recovery: Comprehensive Care and Exceptional Communication
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    "Going with this law firm for my auto accident case was the best advice anyone ever gave me. I was very impressed with my results and the way they handled my case and me."

    - Ant F. / Client
  • Prompt and Precise: An Automobile Settlement that Stands Out
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    “I wanted to thank you for the excellent work you did as my attorney with the settlement of my automobile accident. I know you have a lot of clients, so your prompt responses and attention to detail really meant a lot to me.”

    - Jarrett H. / Client

The Process and Legality

Once you've identified the issues and considered the implications, the next step is to consult your retainer agreement. It will specify the terms and conditions for ending the attorney-client relationship. In Pennsylvania, you have the legal right to change lawyers at any point, but you may still be responsible for any costs incurred up to that point. Following termination, you'll have the task of finding a new lawyer, which will involve both time and investment.

The Importance of a Good Attorney-Client Relationship

It's not just about winning or losing your case; it's about peace of mind, trust, and knowing that your legal matters are in capable hands. At van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim, we prioritize strong client relationships. We believe the journey through the legal system should be a collaborative endeavor, not a solo venture.

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What Now?

Having addressed the question, "Can I Fire My Personal Injury Lawyer?", you may now be pondering, "How Do I Choose a Replacement Lawyer Wisely?" Choosing another personal injury attorney in Philadelphia is a significant decision with far-reaching effects on your case outcome.

Reach Out for a Consultation

If you're either considering a change in your legal representation or navigating the personal injury process for the first time, we invite you to contact van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim. Schedule a personalized consultation to discuss the specifics of your case and discover why we could be the most fitting legal team to serve your interests.

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At van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim, we proudly extend our personal injury legal services across a broad range of locations throughout Pennsylvania, ensuring that wherever you are, top-notch legal support is never far away. Below is a concise list of the geographic locations that detail our offerings:

Click on your locality to learn how our unrivaled experience in personal injury law is tailored to meet the unique needs of residents in these specific areas.

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Throughout the years, our firm and our individual attorneys have been recognized in both local and national media for our extensive legal knowledge, experience, and record of success. Our attorneys frequently appear in the media to provide insights and information on various legal matters, including high-profile cases.

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Choosing the Right Firm Can Make All the Difference

  • Unrivaled Record of SuccessWe have won tens of millions of dollars for injured victims, and have achieved countless "not guilty" verdicts for clients faced with criminal charges.
  • No Challenge too BigOur firm has handled some of the biggest cases in country, including representing the President of the United States.
  • Personalized RepresentationWe understand that every case is unique. Therefore, we tailor our approach based on the facts of the case and the needs of our client.
  • Uncompromising PassionOur competitive nature is one of our strongest qualities. You can be confident that no other firm will outwork our team.
  • Holistic ApproachNot only do we want to excel legally for the client, but we also want to make sure we are strengthening their mind, body and spirt.
  • Supporting the CommunityOur team engages in many community events and regularly donates time and resources to many charitable organizations in Philadelphia.

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Home to Philadelphia’s most accomplished attorneys, van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim pairs diverse practice experience with a passion-driven, comprehensive law practice—all for the client’s benefit.

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