My lawyer gave me false information that led to me accepting a settlement without proper information. Is this malpractice and/or can something be done

Asked on Dec 05th, 2017 on Legal Malpractice - Florida
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In March of this year I was in a car accident that resulted in very bad and long lasting soft tissue damage. I was a passenger and the woman driving in the vehicle I was in was at fault. Her insurance company is GEICO. Their initial offer was $12,000. I declined because of the fact that my medical bills were right around $12,000 (or so my lawyer told me). We then asked for $20,000 and they came back with $15,000. At that point I was almost certain I just wanted to take it to trial. I’m aware that soft tissue injuries are hard to prove but I also know that I’m in a lot of pain. I’m 17 years old, it’s been 9 months and I’m still bad off. But my lawyer convinced me that going to trial wouldn’t do me well so I accepted, thinking I’d get around $4,500 once doctor bills and the lawyers cut was taken out. And now suddenly my lawyer says that the doctors bills are more than $12,000 and admitted that someone in the firm was at fault for that and she says its too late for me to change my mind.
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Answered on Dec 06th, 2017 at 2:21 PM
First, you have no business asking about such things on a legal website. You are a minor and have no say in the settlement of your case as this is controlled entirely by your parents - you are unfortunately NOT the decison maker at that level, so what you know or didn't know is not of consequence. That stated - your parents need to address any such concerns with the lawyer and go from there. 

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