Suspicious engagement of legal assistance

  • Your first notice is by an attorney or you learn that the claimant has hired an attorny immediately agter filing the claim
  • Attorney representation letter is dated the day of the reported injury
  • Attorney suggests a settlement soon after the claim is filed
  • Claimant initially shows a willingness to settle with insurer but later hires an attorney and files subjective complaints
  • Attorney threatens further legal action if quick settlement is not made
  • The same combination of attorneys and medical providers involved in previous claims recurs