Why Wouldn’t A Personal Injury Lawyer Take My Case?

Personal injury lawyers can help people who were injured due to the reckless and negligent actions of another party possibly get the financial compensation they deserve. There are many types of personal injury incidents that a personal injury lawyer can provide legal expertise for, but why may a personal injury lawyer not take your case? Here are a few reasons:


This is the biggest reason why a personal injury lawyer may not take your case. To successfully win a personal injury claim, you must be able to prove that the other party was completely liable when it came to the incident that caused your injuries. If there is no substantial evidence to prove this fact, a personal injury lawyer may not take your case.

Practice Areas

There are many incidents of personal injury, and a personal injury attorney you are consulting with may not have practice in the area of your case. For example, if you are looking to file a wrongful death suit, working with a lawyer who specializes in car accidents may not work out.

Statute of Limitations Has Passed

Every personal injury claim can only be filed within a certain time frame. This is known as the statute of limitations. In California, a standard personal injury claim must be filed within two years from the date of the injury. If a claim is filed anytime after that it will most likely not be heard or acknowledged.

Minimal Damages

The basis of a personal injury claim is that the defendant has suffered serious injury due to another liable party. If injuries are minor or compensation is not that much, a lawyer may not be interested in representing the case. Many personal injury lawyers do take into consideration their fees when it comes to the compensation amount, so little to no compensation may not seem worth it to a personal injury lawyer.

Conflict of Interest

Another reason why a personal injury lawyer may pass on your case is if there is a conflict of interest. This usually means the lawyer you are consulting with is representing the other party in your case. Luckily this reason is separate from your case, which means you can easily consult with another lawyer for representation.

Sit Down With a Legal Expert Today

A personal injury lawyer may not take your case on for a number of reasons. The good thing is that you can consult with a variety of lawyers to find the perfect representation for your claim. Finding that personal injury lawyer who has the experience with your type of claim can give you much-needed peace of mind.

Sit down with a knowledgeable legal expert in the Rancho Cucamonga area from Lerner, Moore, Silva, Cunningham & Rubel. We still take a look at your case and let you know upfront what your legal options are. To learn more about the legal team and practice areas at Lerner, Moore, Silva, Cunningham & Rubel, click here.

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