I retained an attorney. I want to settle my case even though I am still in pain. My attorney tells me to wait. Now I want to find a new attorney. Can I?
A few things to talk about. First, your attorney is right that you should not talk about resolution of your case until you are better. The statute of limitations is two years. You still have plenty of time. But, once you file your case, certain timelines apply. Thus, you are better off waiting until you are better, or closer to better, before you proceed.
Second, you can fire your attorney. Your attorney is entitled to the reasonable value of his services unless you fire him for cause. Your new attorney and your current attorney would then share the fee. This may make other attorneys less likely to take your case.
I tell everyone who calls me who has a current attorney to send a letter to the attorney and ask for an appointment to discuss the case. Let him know you are not happy and see what he says. You hired him for a reason so you should not be so quick to fire him.