What type of attorney do I need to defend myself in an auto-related injury claim that took place outside of my home state?
I am a defendant in an auto-related injury claim that happened in California. I reside in Chicago. Although my insurance companies have provided legal counsel, I'm considering retaining counsel to ensure that my best interests are looked after.
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An attorney who is experienced and qualified to handle litigation, and specifically, personal injury litigation is what you are interested in. Some might argue an attorney who primarily represents defendants, and some might argue one who primarily represents plaintiffs. In my view, as long as the attorney is competent and able it should not matter. Whether you even need, as you acknowledge, local counsel is the rub. Good luck.
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It is certainly your right to hire your own attorney, however, my only questions would be whether that is necessary and whether you would be incurring an unnecessary cost. What is the amount of your liability coverage? Is it adequate to cover the alleged injuries? If so, I would rely on your insurance defense counsel. If you have significant personal assets and it appears your liability coverage is inadequate to cover the damages sustained by the other party, at that point you could consider consulting a separate attorney.
You should talk to the lawyer provided by your insurance company. See what he has to say before you spend the money.
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