Can I undo a deal an attorney made on my behalf if he didn't represent my best interest?

May 17, 2018


I was represented by an attorney after I was injured in an accident. He settled with the other party's insurance without going after my SUM insurance. The other party gave me less than what I lost in lost wages, in addition I have property damage and medical bills. I specifically asked him to get my SUM to help cover the costs but he settled without it. Can I undo his deal? If I deposit the check he gave me does that mean I accept his deal or can I deposit it and still make an additional claim?


SUM is usually only available after the full policy of the other vehicle has been tendered. You don't say if that happened - if it didn't and you already signed a Release, it's doubtful you can undo it.

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