If your current personal-injury attorney fails to call you back the same day do not run out and get a new one….lawyers are busy people and you are, hopefully, not the attorney’s only client. But there is a difference between busy and neglectful.
I should emphasize that, we do not attempt to convince those who are happy with their current personal-injury-legal representation, to hop over to another lawyer – ever. If you are happy, stay the course. The most important thing is that you are receiving excellent medical attention and that your legal rights are protected.
But, if you (i) feel neglected; (ii) cannot get your lawyer to return a phone call on a regular basis, or (iii) otherwise doubt the efficacy of your current lawyer; then you have the right to interview and hire another personal-injury attorney that you feel will better represent your particular needs and your particular circumstances re: your car accident, motorcycle, boating, trucking, medical malpractice, RSD, products liability or any other claim.
Under Florida law, your old attorney must transfer all relevant files to your new attorney. And do not worry about who you are paying out of any recovery you might be entitled to – leave it to your old personal injury attorney and the new personal-injury attorney to agree on how to split the relevant fee. You should not have to pay anything extra simply for switching lawyers.