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When Your Lawyer is Letting you Down, It’s Time to Make a Change

Posted in: Blog, Our Firm // Craig Gillespie
March 8, 2021

Choosing a personal injury or medical malpractice lawyer is one of the most important decisions an injured person or family will make. The relationship must be based on trust and confidence in the lawyer and the law firm to aggressively pursue the claim and compensation.

Sadly, many people find themselves upset, frustrated and disappointed with their choice of lawyers. And worse, many feel that there is nothing they can do to improve the situation, so they continue in a relationship that lacks trust, confidence and skill. What people should know is that changing lawyers is in fact very simple and easy. A client always has the right to seek a second opinion or change lawyers, and there is no need to provide any reasons for doing so. Most importantly, if a client decides to change lawyers, they do not have to do it themselves.

At Cuming & Gillespie, over 20 percent of our clients started with a different lawyer that they became unhappy with. The process of making a change is simple and easy. We meet to discuss the claim with the injured person or family, and we listen to their concerns about their current legal representation. We can make recommendations on how to repair the relationship but often, by the time they come to us, it is past the point of repair and making a change is the best option. 

In those situations, we agree to take over the claim and run it to its conclusion. All the client is required to do is simply execute a Direction to Transfer and from there, Cuming & Gillespie handles the rest. We notify the former lawyer of the change, facilitate the transfer of the file, and handle all communications with the former lawyer so there is no awkwardness for the client.  

Most importantly, a client does not need to pay multiple legal fees or increased fees. Once the claim is resolved, only one legal fee is charged, and Cuming & Gillespie manages any outstanding fee issues with the former firm. If you are unhappy with your lawyer or have concerns about how your claim is being handled, don’t settle for less. Call us and make the change today.

Contact Cuming & Gillespie in Calgary to obtain legal advice and guidance with your serious personal injury, loss, or death caused by someone else. No matter how critical the injury, we can help you determine the next steps to take in pursuing a claim. With a quarter-century of experience, our lawyers have the knowledge, experience, and skills to get you the compensation you deserve. You can reach us at 403-571-0555 or online.

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