Why do my attorney have to talk to the at fault attorney about possible settlement purposes i thought a claim adjuster handles that is that bad or good for me
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It would improper for your attorney to contact the adjuster directly once they have assigned counsel. Just as it would be improper for the adjuster or their attorney to contact you directly now that you have counsel.
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Both sides of a case are entitled to be represented by counsel. Your attorney may deal with the claims professional handling the claim for the defendant but needs to speak with the attorney representing the defendant unless your attorney is given permission to speak directly with the claims professional. The fact your attorney speaks with another attorney does not hurt your chances of settlement, and in a lot of cases may facilitate a settlement being reached. Good luck.
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You have a lawyer. You need to talk to YOUR lawyer. Lawyers talk to lawyers and adjusters. All we can do is guess if its good or bad.
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Once an attorney is involved on behalf of an insured doctor, the attorney for the plaintiff communicates with the doctor's attorney. On rare occasions, the defense attorney and the adjuster may agree to allow the plaintiff's attorney to communicate directly with the adjuster, but that would be unusual.
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Plaintiff's attorney's often speak with defense attorneys about settlement. Nothing unusual here. Pick up the phone and speak with your own attorney. Ask questions.
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