Do You Know About Attorney-Client Privilege and Your Work Email?
Bill Allen | August 16, 2017 | Personal Injury
According to the Middle District Court of Florida, emails from an attorney to their client that make their way to or through a client’s work email address may LOSE the attorney-client privilege, and therefore, would be ‘discoverable’ should the case end up in court. If your personal injury or wrongful death case is one that is heading to litigation, this is important to know. Most people have a personal email to use for these purposes, however, it would not be out of the question for the same rule to apply to text or instant messages sent through a phone provided by a client’s employer. This is something to keep in mind if you find yourself in the midst of a personal injury case where an insurance company isn’t acting in good faith, or if your team plans to litigate your case to obtain a better outcome.
Fortunately, many cases settle successfully on our client’s behalf without every seeing the inside of a courtroom. Not only does Attorney Allen care about how you are going to feel at the END of your case, but the entire team at this firm wants to keep you informed and prepared for the best outcome, which allows YOU to maintain focus on your family, and getting better. It is just that simple.
If you would like to discuss a personal injury case with us, or you are looking for a Gainesville Attorney that you can trust to get results, please do not hesitate to call us for our free consultation at (352)331-6789 or 877-AllenLaw.