Although this may not be the first question you think about when you and a loved one have been in a car accident, it is a question to consider in the aftermath. And the answer? Well…it depends.
The factual details surrounding a car accident will determine whether one attorney can represent two people involved in the same accident. If one party is the driver and the other is a passenger, the attorney needs to look at the nature of the accident and who was potentially at fault. If the driver has any degree of responsibility for the accident, then each must retain their own separate attorneys at different law firms. The standard is clear:
If there are actual or potential conflicts, an attorney shouldn’t work for more than a client. This is a general rule, but many times there is no conflict; the facts will determine whether representing more than one client would be acceptable.
At Bross & Frankel, we are dedicated to advocating for car accident victims throughout the Garden State. We offer free case evaluations for all prospective clients, and handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis – which means that you never pay a fee unless we recover money for you.
Based in Cherry Hill, NJ, Bross & Frankel represents clients throughout New Jersey. Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers is dedicated to fighting for the rights of injury victims. To learn more or to schedule a free initial consultation with a New Jersey car accident attorney, reach out today at (856) 795-8880 or fill out our online contact form.
Elizabeth D. Berenato has been a member of both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania bar associations for over 25 years. As a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Attorney Berenato is a highly experienced trial lawyer. She has routinely handled complex cases and trials and is well-versed in Social Security Disability (handling every aspect from initial filings to hearings).
Attorney Berenato is a lifelong New Jersey resident, and was born in Moorsetown, NJ. She received her undergraduate degree from Glassboro State College (Rowan), Cum Laude in 1986. In 1990, she received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. Ms. Berenato then returned to New Jersey to start her legal career in Atlantic City.
Attorney Berenato is a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Bars and United States District Court.