Why a Lawyer May Reject Your Accident Case
We Don’t Accept Every Car Crash Case
You may often feel that you have a strong case against a driver who is directly responsible for your accident. However, an attorney may not see it the same way. There are many reasons why a car accident case may be rejected. It is crucial to understand when you have strong grounds to take legal action against another driver following a crash.
Reasons Your Car Crash Case May Be Rejected
Not every collision ends in a legal resolution. In most cases, claims are settled with an insurance provider, and everyone continues on with their lives. However, cases may go to court if one involved party is clearly liable and the other party sustained serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment. It can be hard to know which situation is relevant to your own case. Here are some key reasons that clients are turned down by an attorney:
- Liability is not clear. Unless accountability can be easily assigned, the case is likely to be rejected. If both drivers are cited with traffic violations following a collision and there is no evidence, such as a police report, pictures of the crash, or witness testimony, it may be hard to assign blame to one driver.
- There were no serious injuries. Minor injuries that don’t require expensive medical treatment are settled easily with an insurer, without legal action.
- Lack of insurance coverage. Personal injury lawyers are paid on a contingency basis, meaning that when the case is over and compensation has been received, they will take their portion of the settlement. If the liable driver lacked adequate insurance coverage, it will be more difficult to obtain a worthy monetary award in court, as opposed to a negotiated settlement.
- Unclear motivations. When people come to a firm with a case value in mind or having already been rejected by another firm, it is a big red flag. We are dedicated to helping clients receive deserved compensation after being injured in a crash, but we do not take on cases simply for big payouts.
When your case is declined by a lawyer, they are usually just looking out for your own best interests. They don’t want to waste anyone’s time or unnecessarily take a share of your settlement.
New Mexico Auto Accidents
There were over 45,000 car crashes on New Mexican roadways in 2015. That same year, more than 19,000 people were injured in an auto accident. The leading cause of death for citizens of the state is vehicle collisions.
Sadly, hundreds die in the state each year after being the victim of a car crash. This can leave families to take on the financial and emotional burden. Victims and their families should contact a knowledgeable New Mexico car crash attorney to protect their legal rights.
Assigning blame after a car crash can often be straightforward, but that isn’t always the case. In complicated cases, a qualified attorney at Will Ferguson & Associates can make all the difference. Call our offices today at (505) 243-5566 to discuss your claim.