Conflict of Interest with Multiple Injured Passengers

Many personal injury attorneys like myself prefer not to represent more than one injured person in a single accident because you can get yourself into conflict of interest issues. It’s best for the individuals to have separate counsel so that they know that their individual rights are being represented to the

There are instances where it is possible to represent multiple injured passengers in a single car accident. It is a very fact-specific situation and usually the parties are best served with their own

As an example, if a passenger in a car was injured through the negligence of the driver of that car, a lawyer shouldn’t represent the driver and the injured passenger at the same time. If you did represent both parties, then, you’d be advocating against one of your other clients, and that’s something you can’t do, ethically.

Attorney Patrick Leverty

Attorney Patrick LevertyWith his master’s in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters, and class actions. Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. [ Attorney Bio ]