People often have questions when they hire a personal injury lawyer. People often wonder if the information they share with an attorney will remain confidential. We will be discussing attorney-client privilege in personal injury cases.
When Does Attorney-Client Privilege Start?
It is possible to wonder if a consultation free of charge for a personal injury case is considered confidential. These are the requirements to obtain attorney-client privilege.
- Meeting with an attorney was to obtain legal advice
- The person expected that the information would be kept confidential.
- The attorney agreed that he would meet with the individual to serve as a legal professional
- The attorney didn’t say that information shared by the client or potential clients isn’t protected
How Do Personal Injury Victims Benefit From Attorney-Client Privilege?
Attorney-client privilege has the greatest benefit of allowing you to be honest with your lawyer. This allows your attorney to have a full picture of your case. Your attorney can build a strong case for your case if they can fully understand your case.
What Communication Types Are Covered by Attorney-Client Privilege?
Many people believe that attorney-client privilege applies only to face-to-face communications. This is false. All communication is covered by the attorney-client privilege.
When Does Attorney-Client Privilege Not Apply?
It is important to know that attorney-client privilege doesn’t apply everywhere. These are some instances where attorney-client privilege may not be applicable.
- Clients or potential clients reveal that they intend to commit a crime while seeking legal guidance.
- Clients and potential clients post information on social media.
- Clients or potential clients copy family members and friends on an email that is private to their attorney.
- Clients and potential clients may share private information with their attorneys in public places.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is an insurance claim Lawyer. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations, or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your situation.
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