Kenneth J. Allen & Associates Supports New Indiana Rule on Prohibited Lawyer Contact

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Recently, Ken Allen was asked his opinion regarding the new ethics rule promulgated by the Indiana Supreme Court, which bans any contact between attorneys and accident victims for 30 days following the tragic incident. Ken Allen – and everyone at Kenneth J. Allen & Associates – is all for it.

Kenneth J. Allen explained that he thinks it is a good idea to have a contact ban because lawyers should not be involved with victims and their loved ones, who are dealing with so many issues and emotions right after a serious accident has occurred.

“I don’t think the people who have just lost a loved one or been in a catastrophic crash need a lawyer contacting them,” Allen told the Post-Tribune. They are dealing with a traumatic event and the ban respects this.

Choosing the attorney to represent an injury victim may have a direct impact on the justice that results for that victim and his loved ones. While the new rule does advance the ball in this regard, more can — and should — be done.

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