I interviewed an attorney today for an Auto accident injury, he photocopied the following important documents and kept them:
1. Police report of the accident
2. Third party insurance limits
3. Current correspondence with the adjuster of the third party
4. Demand letter of my prior attorney that was sent to the third party's insurance adjuster
He said that if I decided not to hire him he will return the documents. I did not sign any retainer's agreement. In the past some of the attorneys scanned the police report and the photos of the Auto accident and saved them on their computers. What do they have in mind and how will they use or abuse it? On the police report it is clearly stamped CONFIDENTIAL , any unauthorized person in possession of the police report would count as a misdemeanor.