Know When It’s Not a Good Idea to Hire Your Family Attorney to Defend you in Case of a Lawsuit
The presence of a skilled, specialized, and experienced legal team results in more favorable settlement terms.
Occasionally, insureds ask if they can hire their own family attorney when a lawsuit is filed against them regarding their practice. Even if your insurance carrier permits you to hire your own family attorney, you will most probably be better represented by an attorney connected to your insurance carrier. Because the insurance risk is shifted to the insurance companies, they use very experienced and specialized insurance defense attorneys with proven track records and expertise in the insurance perils frequently presented in lawsuits within their state venue.
The NASW Risk Retention Group outsources its claims adjudication functions and legal defense functions to Western Litigation, Inc. which has a network of over 350 highly experienced attorneys across the nation. All of these attorneys are insurance lawyers with expertise in healthcare law and related legal defense in their respective states. They know the statutory law and the common law, particularly regarding the healthcare industry. Because of their demonstrated success in their respective specialties, their front-line litigation experience is invaluable.
For example, at Western Litigation, all of its network panel attorneys are recognized experts defending social workers, psychologists, and other behavioral health practitioners in their respective states. NASW Risk Retention Group policyholders have frequently voiced their satisfaction with the prompt and expert legal defense provided, and the rapid resolution of lawsuits which brings peace of mind to the policyholders.