An attorney who was fired after his client was involved in a fatal truck accident is calling for a new approach to the industry, which he says has too many lawyers and is “not a safe environment for accident lawyers.”
In a new blog post, John C. DeCicco Jr., the former owner of DeCICco & Associates, said his firm was one of several firms that were terminated in July after it was determined the firm had improperly billed clients, including an injured trucker.
DeCICCO, who now represents the driver of a semi-trailer hit by a truck in San Antonio, Texas, said the firm was being sued for wrongful termination and negligence after his firm’s client suffered life-threatening injuries.
He wrote that a new model of accident law is needed that will allow lawyers to act on their clients’ behalf without being pressured by lawyers to take sides.
“As a lawyer, you are going to need to know your client’s story and the facts, and the truth, and that can be challenging.
That’s why it’s critical to have a different approach to this industry.
It is not a safe space for accident attorneys,” DeCOCO wrote in his blog post.
DeChico, a Dallas-based attorney who had been with DeCICO & Associates for nine years, also defended a truck driver who was arrested after an accident in which he was driving at a speed of more than 70 mph.
The man, James L. Johnson, was taken into custody after his truck collided with a semi, injuring the driver.
Johnson was arrested for reckless driving.
DeChico defended Johnson in court and said the man was never criminally charged.
DeCaro said in his post that many attorneys, including his own, feel pressured to defend clients because they believe they have the right to do so.
He said he understands that the profession needs to change, but added that he doesn’t want to be a part of it.
“I want to help people be better people and I want to see change,” DeCaro wrote.
DeCARO said in the blog post that he will be leaving the profession, although he is still actively practicing.
He is currently working on a book about the history of the Texas accident lawyer profession.
DeCampo, who has been working with truck drivers for more than 30 years, is also leaving his practice of law in San Diego.
He will be working with a group of attorneys who specialize in consumer protection cases, he said in an interview.
He is working with the group to create a legal resource center, and is also seeking funding to continue his education.
He added that some of the attorneys will be joining him as he begins to rebuild his practice.
DeCamo said he will continue to offer his services to Texas and its people, but also wants to help educate the industry about how to make changes.
He also wants more of his clients to seek his services, because he said they need his help more than ever.
DeClos said the industry is a tough one, and it is hard to figure out what is a good and bad way to do business.
He explained that lawyers need to have some common sense about what their clients want and need, and how to go about getting it.
DeCampo said the accident lawyer community is trying to figure that out.