If you are involved in an automobile accident, you will need to search carefully for a personal injury lawyer that is willing to take your case. There are some attorneys that will not take an automobile accident case, no matter how strong your claim may be. Here are some reasons why you could have problems finding an attorney for your accident:
One reason why you may have issues finding an attorney is because auto accidents are not his or her specialty. Lawyers tend to specialize in one field of the law, such as family law or entertainment law. Lawyers that do specialize in personal injury may still decline your case because they do not take on vehicular accident cases.
You Caused The Accident
If an attorney believes that you caused your accident, he or she may not be willing to take your case. However, if you are only partially at fault, they may be willing to help you if the damages are significant.
No Major Injuries Sustained
One major aspect of any car accident case is evidence. If you are not severely injured or did not seek medical attention, an attorney may not want to take your case. You may also be out of luck if you were hurt but refused medical attention. Medical bills are among the most obvious pieces of evidence in an accident case. If you agree to go through a medical examination to declare injuries, the lawyer will be more willing to take your case.
The Other Party Is Uninsured
In many cases, accidents occur when the other driver is uninsured. This can cause a host of problems, and some attorneys will not want to deal with them. This is partially because if you do win the case against an uninsured person, he or she could file for bankruptcy. That means that your settlement will be charged off and leave you and your attorney with no money.
It is important to remember that just because one attorney chooses to decline your accident case that others will not. Interview several attorneys in your area until you find one that is not only willing to work with you, but who is also committed to helping you get as large a settlement as possible. You will need to be prepared to go the extra mile to help prove your case, including going through additional medical procedures or providing additional documents.