Watch the full video at https://rumble.com/veh88n-a-video-explaining-how-to-retain-counsel-to-defend-an-insured.html and at https: // youtu.be/pt8zSCkrwag  In cases where insurance claims can lead to disputes, insurers must be quick to seek advice. When a lawyer is retained to defend an insured person, the facts should be documented in writing by the lawyer, the adjuster and the insured to be defended.
Before an insurance company retains a lawyer to represent an insured to defend an insured who has been sued for damages, the tortfeasor must be sure that the lawyer is competent to defend the insured. This can be achieved by participating in a trial conducted by the lawyer where the injured party can evaluate the lawyer's competence at the trial. If this option is not available, the injured party should seek recommendations from other insurance claims professionals who have retained the lawyer in the past or the insurance company's list of approved defense attorneys who have been evaluated by the insurer's management.
If the lawyer is the insurer retains for the first time, the insurer should receive a letter of assignment from the lawyer containing the terms of the detention and signed by the lawyer, the injured party and the insured. If the lawyer or law firm has an ongoing relationship with the insurer, only the defender needs to sign a letter of assignment.
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