Are Multiple Lawsuits a Bad Idea?
Juggling multiple lawsuits is difficult, time consuming, and confusing. You will need a personal injury attorney to represent your interests if you are the plaintiff and/or defendant in multiple lawsuits.
If you been involved a complex car accident, you might have to hire a lawyer simply because of the legal complexity that comes when an accident results in lawsuits and counter lawsuits. When multiple drivers are involved and the assignment of responsibility and blame had financial implications, you will have to get a lawyer to guide you through the legal maze.Fortunately, many lawyers will take on a case like this with a deferred payment, contingency contract. The lawyer gets a portion of your settlement or judgement.
If you are juggling more than one personal injury claims for unrelated accidents, you will need to disclose to each lawyer the progress of the other case. The civil court system in California is sensitive to overly litigious plaintiffs. And while each case might have merit, you might lose some credibility if you have more than one on-going case or a long history as a plaintiff.