So, I had a previous post about how my lawyer kept all of recovered back wages to go towards costs thus far in my case, and has stated that if my case does not settle soon I am responsible for paying all costs incurred. Around $2,000 or so.
I had vehicle trouble and had to get a new vehicle. The work comp said it was too early for vehicle mods at this time. My lawyer asked if I wanted him to persue this and ask for a hearing. I did not give him permission to do so, because I know I will need another vehicle mod in a year or so and am persuing another avenue in getting my wheelchair lift and cap installed. He proceeded to go ahead and dispute the work comp claim and ask for the vehicle mods. He stated to me that any money recovered, the money that is supposed to go to getting my lift installed and a cap for my truck to cover the lift and powerchair, would be kept by him to pay costs incurred.
How can my lawyer, knowing that I am in need of a lift and cap for my truck for medical reasons, go ahead with persuing the vehicle mods without my permission, and then turn around and pocket the money that is supposed to be used for my medical equipment?