I filed a auto accident lawsuit for $250,000.00 and my attorney talked with me on settling for $3000.00 after 2 years. I saw several Doctors during this process and paid all of the medical deductibles out of pocket. My attorney agreed orally to pay me an additional $7000.00 out of his pocket at $500.00 per month. Each month I have to call him several times to get my $500.00 payment. I received a letter from the insurance reference the $3000.00 settlement, but the letter did not state how much my lawyer was paid. Is this the normal process, and how can I find out if something was done unethical? Do the insurance company have to tell me anything?
1 Answer from Attorneys
No, what you've described is not the normal process for handling auto accident settlement
claims and as to why this attorney would be promising to pay you "an additional $7000.00 out
of his pocket at $500.00 per month" is very likely a sure sign that something is sorely amiss with
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