I have a Personal Injury case from 2013 where I WAS HIT FROM BEHIND, my attorney did file a lawsuit, but he has since step away from the case, I have a Trial Setting Conference on tomorrow I am representing myself so I trying to find out what do I need and should have for it?
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There is almost no way you will be able to successfully try this case to a jury by yourself. I don't know why you lost your lawyer, but you need to get a replacement ASAP.
When you say your lawyer stepped away, I'll assume he filed a motion to withdraw from further representing you. If that is the case, you should ask the judge to continue the trial date so you can find a new lawyer.
You should go to court and ask the judge for a couple of months to find a lawyer and bring him/her up to speed. The court might set it out for the end of the year or in 2017. If you want a jury and haven't posted the jury fees, make sure to bring a check with you to post the $150 initial jury fees after the conference. Make sure to tell the judge you want a jury if you do want one.