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    Hello,I was hired to do a job for a gentleman that was employed by a production company. While doing the job I had a bad compound fracture to my left leg. This accident happened on October 14, 2005. I went to a reputable attorney I thought and was told that these things can take a long time to resolve. I provided the attorney office with the information I had and medical bills etc.. I spoke with them several times more and was told they are doing more research and it will take time. To make a long story short, here it is present day with no resolution and I never hear from my attorney. My questions are, "Do I have still have a case since it's been over 6 years now?" and "What actions could I or should I take with my attorney?"


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    Did the attorney actually state he would take your case? It appears that he said he would just look into it and never contacted you back because he decided not to take the case. Malpractice cases are extremely difficult to win. In order to win a legal malpractice case, you have to prove that the attorney whom you hired acted negligently and that negligence resulted in you losing a case. This also means that in order to win, you would have to prove that had it not been for this lawyer acting in a poor manner, you would have won your injury case against the production company. However, I am not sure why you decided to wait 6 years. Your attorney stated he was doing more research, which is an indication he was not sure whether he was going to take the case. At that point, you should have consulted/hired another attorney. Even if you do have some type of case now against your previous attorney (would be a stretch), it will most likely be difficult for you to find another attorney willing to take the case.
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