Reasons a Personal Injury Attorney May Not Take Your Case
Not all car accident attorneys always accept every car accident case that crosses their desks.
Absolutely no one wants to deal with an auto accident. As tedious, scary, and uncomfortable as a car accident might be, the process of entering into negotiations and ultimately reaching a settlement agreement for that same car accident case can be even more tedious, scary, and uncomfortable for some.
It is, therefore, essential that you have a solid car accident attorney in your corner. It is not always a given that you will find a personal injury attorney to take on your case, as there are several different factors that the attorney must consider prior to agreeing to represent you in your personal injury case.
If you are unable to find a qualified attorney to take on your case, here are some possible reasons why:
1) Your accident case is simply unwinnable
An attorney’s track record is very important and that is why they aim to win every case. They must pick and choose their cases wisely to make sure that their personal win-to-lose ratio is as high as it possibly can be.
Therefore, if you’re in a highly unfavorable position, it is going to be exceedingly difficult for you to find a personal injury attorney that will be willing to take on your proposed lawsuit.
2) Legal Costs Outweigh Any Possible Financial Compensation
Some personal injury attorneys demand an upfront payment or possibly a retainer fee for securing their services. In these cases, the fees you are paying them to represent you as your personal injury attorney could very well exceed the financial remuneration you would get even if you won your claim.
If you have to pay out $1,000 to take the case to court, but the most you could ever hope to win is $500, then it’s clear why you shouldn’t take the case to court.
3) The Attorney You Are Trying to Hire Does Not Handle Car Accident Cases
Another reason why a car accident attorney might refuse to take your case is that it’s not actually a personal injury case at all. Just like any other job, each attorney has a specialization, and they most likely will not be willing to risk their good name and reputation by taking on a case in which they’re not the most competent.
For instance, you wouldn’t ask a tax attorney to represent you in a sex crimes case. It is not their area of expertise. It’s bad for you both.
4) They Are Not Taking Your Case For Personal Reasons
An attorney has the right to refuse to work with any client they so choose no matter what their reasoning is. Just like a shop or restaurant retains the right to refuse to serve a problematic customer.
Provided that their refusal to work is not based on any form of prejudice or discrimination pertaining to the client’s age, race, religious beliefs, or gender it is perfectly legal for an attorney to refuse service to any potential client they wish.
Recovering from the injuries that you received during an auto accident is often painful and stressful. It is imperative that everyone is able to receive the help that they need. After a car accident, it is a smart idea to consult with a reputable personal injury attorney like the ones at Will Ferguson & Associates.
If someone you love has suffered from injuries as the result of someone else’s recklessness, then you may be entitled to receive financial compensation for damages that you have sustained. If you would like to partake in a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys concerning your lawsuit, we are here to help. Just give us a call at (505) 243-5566 and speak with someone regarding your personal injury case today.