4 Reasons an Attorney Might Pass on Your Personal Injury Case
Reasons an attorney might pass on your personal injury case! Just like something different from normal post, right? Is an attorney really pass any case with higher payment? Yes, it’s not only possible but also it’s quite possible that no one have to takeover your case.
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Not everyone who wants to get an attorney for their personal injury matter will get one. There are times when an attorney will turn down your case.
That’s not to say you shouldn’t keep trying. If the first attorney doesn’t take your case you might want to get a second opinion. If two won’t take it then you likely have a case that isn’t going to go very far. Here are four reasons why.
1) The case is too minor to require an attorney’s help
If you get into a car accident without any injuries then you may be surprised to find the more at-fault driver’s insurance company reasonably helpful. Car insurance companies are usually pretty quick to handle pure property-damage claims. Repair costs are more predictable and less out-of-control than medical costs.
If you’ve been checked out by a medical provider and nobody was hurt this may be the one time where it’s totally fine to just take the offered settlement and work with the insurance adjuster. You’ll get your car fixed, the at-fault driver’s premiums will go up, and everyone will go on about their business.
2) The lines of liability aren’t clear-cut
A successful personal injury case requires clear-cut lines of liability. An attorney must be able to build a case that shows that someone failed in their duty of care, and, as a result of that duty, you got hurt.
Yet what if you were doing something you weren’t supposed to be doing in the first place? For example, a dog owner isn’t liable in a dog bite case if you are on the property unlawfully.
3) The defendant is destitute
For the most part, the entity that pays your claim will be an insurance company. In a car, truck, or motorcycle accident case it would be the automobile insurance provider. In a slip and fall case, it would be the homeowner’s policy or the business property policy. In certain other cases, it might be a business owner’s general liability policy.
If the negligent party was uninsured and has no money, there may be no way to get compensation. You might have a great case. You probably definitely deserve compensation. You could win the lawsuit. But there’d be nobody to recover money from, including the money spent pressing the suit.
In these cases, your own uninsured/underinsured motorist policy, health insurance policy, or other “Plan B” might kick in. You just won’t be able to go after the person who actually caused the problem.
4) The case will require too much investment up-front
Taking on a case is a risk for a personal injury attorney. Cases take 12 to 18 months to resolve in most cases. That means the attorney has to put in work they’re not actively getting paid for. The attorney also has to invest in expert witnesses and other professionals who cost money.
The expert witness fees do come out of the eventual settlement, but that doesn’t help much if the attorney can’t get a settlement in the first place. It also doesn’t help if the likely settlement is very small. If the attorney can’t recoup expenses it just doesn’t make sense to take the case.
Working with a big, established attorney with a long track record can help on this front. They’ve solved common cash flow problems and can afford to take cases that might be a little riskier or which might need a little more skill.
Don’t try to second guess!!!
This post is meant to inform you, not to encourage you to try to guess whether your personal injury case is worth pursuing before you even speak to an attorney. The only way to know for sure whether you have a strong case or a weak one is to ask.
Remember, you can get an initial consultation from Tony Merchant and Associates. We’ll give you an honest assessment of your case so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.