The following requirements must be met before your conversations with your injury lawyer are considered privileged:
- The conversation took place between you and your lawyer
- The purpose of your conversation was to obtain legal advice from the attorney about a legal matter
- The attorney acted in their professional capacity as an attorney-at-law during the meeting
- You expected the information you discussed with the lawyer to remain private and confidential
When you hire a lawyer, you are entitled to attorney-client privilege. The attorney-client relationship may begin as early as the initial phone call. Once you sign a retainer agreement or pay the lawyer to represent you, the attorney client relationship has certainly been established. An attorney appearing in court on your behalf or filing court documents he signed as your lawyer is evidence of an attorney-client relationship.
Our attorney’s and staff are available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have about privilege.