What is the name of your state? Pennsylvania
We were hit by another vehicle in the middle of the passenger side. The police report and sketch clearly show the other person was at fault (the other driver ran a red light. There were witnesses to that fact, so it was not our word against his). We hired a personal injury lawyer because my spouse (who was in the passenger seat) was injured. It turns out that the other driver had no insurance, and provided the police with false insurance information as well as a false registration for their vehicle, which was not found out until the attorney tried to contact the insurance company that the other person claimed to have.
My spouse and I signed a contract with the attorney (on a contingency basis), who now says the case isn't worth his time, since the other person has no insurance, and has no income (just a long criminal record). However, he will not sign off and let us look for an attorney who will try and recoup our out of pocket losses.
Do we have any recourse? Can we "fire" the attorney that we hired on a contingency basis? Do we have any recourse against the uninsured motorist who was the cause of the accident? It seems inconceivable that someone can drive with no insurance, no auto registration, and not be held accountable for the damage they caused.