What Do You Do if an Attorney Says You Do Not Have a Case?
One of the last things an injury victim wants to hear an attorney say is that there is no case. Injury victims need compensation for medical expenses and other damages. If an attorney tells them they do not have a case, they may think they cannot pursue the compensation they need.
However, sometimes attorneys are wrong in their assessment of the merits of a claim. That is why it is vital for injury victims to know what their options may be if an attorney says there is no case.
If you were injured in an accident or you have met with an attorney who decided not to take your case, TSR Injury Law may be able to help. Give us a call today to learn more. We have been helping injury victims for decades and have obtained millions on behalf of our clients.
Why Do Attorneys Decide Not to Take Cases?
There are many reasons why an attorney may decide not to take a case. Regardless of the reason, it is important to know you may still have a valid case even if an attorney decides not to represent you.
Lack of Experience
Sometimes an attorney refuses to take a case because he or she does not have much experience with similar cases. For example, an attorney may not want to take a case if he or she rarely handles personal injury cases.
Typically, attorneys do not want to take cases unless they feel confident that they can win them. If they do not have much experience with a case like yours, they are less likely to feel confident they can win the case.
However, if an attorney refuses to take your case for this reason, he or she may refer you to another attorney who is more qualified to handle cases like yours.
It is important to seek out a Bloomington personal injury attorney if you have a personal injury case. This is true no matter how successful an attorney may be with other types of cases. An attorney will not be able to provide the same level of representation for a personal injury case if he or she has never worked on an injury case before. For example, bankruptcy or divorce cases are quite different from personal injury cases.
The Case is Not Winnable
An attorney is unlikely to take a case if he or she thinks it is unwinnable. Attorneys invest a lot of time and resources into a case, and that will all be wasted if he or she loses.
TSR, like most personal injury firms, takes cases on contingency, which means no upfront fees for the client. Instead, the firm takes care of those costs. If they win the case, a portion of the compensation is used to pay for the attorney fees and other costs.
There are various reasons why an attorney may think your case is not winnable. For example, he or she may not think another party is at fault for your injuries. Sometimes a firm may simply not have the resources or finances to pursue your case. In other situations, a case may be too small for a firm to agree to take on. Even though you suffered damages, they may be minimal. If you also bear a significant amount of fault for the accident, it limits the amount of compensation you can recover.
The Statute of Limitations Has Passed
If the statute of limitations for your case has passed, you will not be able to file a lawsuit. If you attempt to file a lawsuit after that deadline has passed, the opposing party will file a motion to have your case dismissed.
Sometimes an attorney may decide not to take a case because the statute of limitations is too close. Many attorneys may not take a case that is only weeks or months away from that deadline, because there is not enough time to investigate and gather evidence.
What Should You Do if an Attorney Rejects Your Case?
Even if one attorney rejects your case, another may want to take it on. That is why many injury victims talk to multiple attorneys about their cases.
Sometimes one attorney’s assessment of a case is vastly different from another attorney’s assessment of a case. This could be because one attorney has different experience than another. While one attorney may reject your case, another may want to take it on because he or she has worked on cases like yours before and had success.
Occasionally, attorneys may be able to request an extension of the statute of limitations on a case. If one attorney says the statute of limitations is too close, another may still be able to help you.
One attorney may say your injuries are not that serious, but that may be because he or she has not worked on a case involving the types of injuries you have suffered. Another attorney may recognize how significant your injuries are and the damages that may result.
Contact TSR Injury Law for Legal Assistance
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