When you meet an accident and feel that it was the other party’s fault, you surely would like an attorney to take your case and earn you a justifiable compensation. But, it is a fact that lots of personal injury cases are turned down by the attorneys. You should know the reasons for an attorney to turn down a case so that you can evaluate your case from their perspective too.
Here are the most common reasons for accident attorneys to turn down a case.
Difficulty in establishing liability – The first thing a personal injury attorney will look for in a case would be the liability for the accident. If you are injured in an accident it does not automatically makes it the legal liability of the other party to pay you the compensation. If you are responsible for your own injury an attorney would not take your case.
Inadequate damage – The compensation awarded in case of an injury is directly proportional to the damages caused by the accident. An attorney will not be interested in taking up your case if you have suffered minor injury as the compensation will be low. Most of the personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. This means the attorney gets the fee as a percentage of the won compensation. If the compensation amount is less so would be the fee received by the attorney.
High expenses of the case – Although the personal injury attorney gets paid after winning the case he needs to pay a lot of expenses to fight the case of the plaintiff. If the attorney is not very confident about the case to be in your favor and sees that he will have lots of out of pocket expense to prove the case, he will simply decline to take the case. An accidental case needs report and evidence obtained from professionals like medical injury experts and accident reconstruction engineers. And, all the professional fees need to be taken care by the attorney unless the case is won.
Poor rapport – If an attorney feels that you do not trust him, he will simply choose to decline your case. When you talk to an attorney in a manner to make him or her feel that you are simply judging his or her expertise to compare with others, they will let you go away. It is better for an attorney to leave a case where he has a poor rapport than to take it and face client difficulties down the line.
Other lawyers have rejected your case – If your case got declined by a number of lawyers then also a lawyer would not be very willing to take your case. They will perceive that your case has a problem and so decline it. If it is you who has fired attorneys then also your case will not be taken because it will give a perception to the attorney that you are over-expectant of lawyers.
There might be some other reasons, but, if you think you have a case and you need to be heard patiently look no further than Larson Law.