Your friend tells you that Mr. X. is a good Maryland lawyer and that you should hire them for your Maryland medical malpractice case.
You go ahead and hire Mr. X just on word of mouth alone.
Fast forward into the case and you realize that Mr. X and his firm is just not a good fit for you.
Can you now go back and fire Mr. X?
The answer to the question is that yes you can absolutely fire Mr. X.
Just like you hired Mr. X, you can now turn around and fire him.
With that being said, Mr. X might ask to be compensated for the time that he or she spent on your injury case.
In the law this concept is called quantum meruit.
A judge can be used to determine the reasonable value of the services the other attorney rendered, if there is no way for you and the previous attorney to come to an agreement as to a reasonable fee.
The firing of your attorney also brings up another point.
Before hiring an attorney to represent you, make sure that you have done all of your homework regarding whether the attorney is a good fit for you and your case.
Word of mouth can be helpful when looking to hire an attorney.
However, with the age of the internet, Google, Yahoo, Bing, and some of the other search engines can help you find additional information as to whether you are making the right choice.
To speak to us regarding whether you are the victim of medical malpractice in Maryland this is what we invite you do to.
Pick up the phone and give us a call.
We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer questions like yours all the time regarding the Maryland medical malpractice process and we would be glad to listen to your story.