What is the name of your state WA (only U.S. law)?
My injuries we as such that Labor and Industries said I am totally and permanently disabled; unable to work or retrain, therefore placed me on pension. Injuries include, but not limited to a fractured vertebra. This is a 3rd part contractor claim.
My injuries occurred more than 4 years ago and I've had a personal injury claim filed for nearly that long. My attorney drug his feet, didn't follow through on anything he said he'd do and as recently as Dec he said he'd go forward with getting a trial date scheduled. Out of the blue, over the Easter weekend, he sent a letter to me stating HE lacks confidence and told me IF I hire a new attorney he will provide all my case files to the new attorney. I should add that I had called a couple of firms about a month ago due to lack of confidence and trust in MY attorney and I believe he was told of this and that is whey he's now suggesting I find someone else.
I've spoken with 4-5 firms and no one is willing to take on a 4 year old case. Much of the work is done, including depositions that all went well(very well) for my case. My attorney changed his tune recently ( no idea why); he's indicated he has exchanged several emails with the defense ( insurance company), yet he's not divulged the content of the conversations.
We had mediation last Fall where my attorney seemed unprepared- he didn't bring important documents, luckily I did and when the defense saw the docs they said it was NEW information to them and they asked for two weeks to review the information. That is the point where I noticed some changes in the attorney....lack of motivation, where he was once feeling positive, he became negative.
I'm feeling completely let down, stressed out, abandoned and feeling as though I am not going receive the compensation I deserve.
What can I do and how can I convince another attorney to help me?