How do I file a claim against my attorney for improper representation?

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How do I file a claim against my attorney for improper representation?

I was in a car accident in out of state about a month ago. My attorney is just advising me now that he does not practice in the state in question. My time is near to start over and I can’t find an attorney to take my case.

Asked on April 4, 2013 under Accident Law, South Carolina

Answers:

Anthony Van Johnson / VANJOHNSON LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you were in an accident only a month ago, you still have plenty of time.  If you were injured in the accident, and you were not at fault, you should not have a problem finding an attorney to represent you.  If you were at fault in the accident, you should be able to retain an attorney to represent you on the traffic citation(s).  If you were at fault and are sued, your insurance company should provide legal representation on your behalf.  You can do an online search for an attorney licensed in the State where your accident occurred.  You did not present enough detail to answer your question further, and I am unclear as to what you meant when you said "my time is near to start over".


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