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Sharing an Attorney With Your Friend Creates a Conflict of Interest
Sharing an Attorney With Your Friend Creates a Conflict of Interest.Listen as Paul Hernandez discusses whether or not you should use the same attorney as the driver if you were a passenger of a vehicle involved in a car accident. It is not a good idea to hire the same attorney as your friend who was driving when you were injured in a car accident. There are several reasons why you should hire your own attorney. First, an attorney will investigate all sources of liability, including the other driver, manufacturing defects and the driver of the vehicle in which you are riding. It would then be plausible to have to file a claim against both drivers. If both you and the driver of the vehicle had the same attorney, that would create a conflict of interest. Second, depending on the amount of insurance coverage, it's important to file the claim first and attempt to obtain the first judgment. Watch the video to learn more. If you have additional questions regarding obtaining your own attorney or sharing an attorney with the vehicle's driver,
How Can Social Media Damage My Personal Injury Case?
Listen as Richard Aufenger describes how social media can harm your personal injury case. ...