Representing More than One Person in A Pedestrian Accident Case

Would you be a conflict of interest to represent both the injured pedestrian and a family member who witnessed the accident?

There is a potential conflict insofar as there might be a limited amount of insurance coverage to be distributed among the two victims.

For example, let’s say the insurance policy has only $100,000 in coverage, then you have two individuals who seek compensation from that amount. The clients may feel like they want to weigh whether they agree with the potential distribution of funds.

If the close relative who witnessed the pedestrian accident has a lawyer and the injured pedestrian does not, is there a chance that the actual injury victim would get nothing of the insurance proceeds?

It depends on what they are offered to settle. The injured pedestrian should have an experienced pedestrian accident attorney to help advise you as to whether you are getting a good settlement.

It’s always wise to talk to a Reno personal injury lawyer, someone who has experience with these types of situations, to advise you as to what is a reasonable settlement. Just because the insurance company is offering you something doesn’t mean that it’s reasonable.

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 ]