What are the Reasons That a Personal Injury Lawyer Might not Take Your Claim?
There are several reasons why a personal injury attorney might not agree to take your claim. The fact that you were injured is not enough by itself. A lawyer will look at what happened in your accident to determine whether or not the other party's actions constituted legal negligence or an intentional tort. If the actions do not meet the legal standards, a lawyer will be unlikely to agree to represent you.
If your injuries were very minor or you suffered few losses, an attorney is also unlikely to accept your case. Lawyers can't accept claims based on a speculation of what could have happened. It also is expensive to present cases, and if your losses are minor, it might not make sense for an attorney to litigate your claim.
Another reason a personal injury lawyer might not agree to accept your case is if you have already had several lawyers or appear as if you are shopping around for the attorney who will give you the highest quote for a potential settlement. It is important for people to find personal injury lawyers with whom they can work well.