Using the car accident example above, let's say the brakes and airbags worked well as expected. In that case, you wouldn't need a product liability attorney; you'll only need a car accident attorney to fight for you.
But what would happen if you decide to hire two attorneys to work on the case?
Attorneys tend to have mutual respect, so it's highly unlikely that one attorney would want to take on a case already under another attorney.
Secondly, hiring more than one attorney to handle one case simultaneously could create confusion. Insurance companies will not know who to deal with.
It's even worse when the courts are involved. The insurance company or the court will want to know who to communicate with, where to send important documents about your case, etc.
However, there's an exception.
Let's say you've hired a powerful personal injury law firm such as Morgan and Morgan, the largest in the United States. If so, there's a high chance that multiple attorneys might help build a strong case for you. This is because Morgan and Morgan has an army of over 800 personal injury attorneys.
These attorneys specialize in different areas of personal injury law. Whether it is a wrongful death, car accident, medical malpractice, product liability, or anything else, Morgan and Morgan has the right attorney to work on your case.
And there's no problem with different attorneys working on your case under the same roof. In fact, this is actually a good thing; the attorneys can share their experience handling similar cases and work together to build a strong case for you.
But even as they do so, your case will have a lead attorney. This individual handles every important aspect of the case even though they might require assistance from other attorneys in the law firm, especially when handling complex cases. In addition, the lead attorney will be in charge of communicating with the other parties, witnesses, the court, insurance companies, medical professionals, and everyone else involved in your case.
Regarding hiring more than one attorney, let's look at it from the financial perspective. Most attorneys charge their clients on a contingency basis when it comes to personal injury cases. This means they get paid a percentage of the settlement amount but only if they win the case. If they lose, they don't get paid anything.
When you hire more than one attorney to work on your case, you'll need to ensure both attorneys are paid if they don't work for the same law firm. While such cases are rare, they have happened before.
Therefore, when you look at the costs of hiring two attorneys to work on the case independently, it may not be worth it. The cost of the attorney's service might be higher than the value of the case.