Generally, the answer to this question would be yes. First, there are ethics rules that a lawyer act diligently and keep the client informed. Further, in an accident case, there are the Statement of Client’s rights. Number 9 of the statement of client’s rights says:
You, the client, have the right to ask your lawyer, at reasonable intervals, how the case is progressing, and to have these questions answered to the best of your lawyer’s ability.
So under that you have a right to talk to the lawyer about your case. I generally give my clients my cellular phone. Of course, it is possible that a client calls and I forget to call back. But generally my clients are happy with my service and can even call my cellular phone if they can’t get me at the office.