Personal InjuryWhy a Personal Injury Lawyer Will Not Take Your Case

June 28, 2019by Aaron Allison

After suffering from a personal injury, you will most likely begin searching for legal representation. It is important to evaluate each attorney that you meet, assessing both their strengths and weaknesses. However, each attorney that you meet will be conducting their own evaluation of your case’s potential. There are many reasons why a personal injury lawyer would choose to not take your case. These reasons include:

  • Issues surrounding liability. Many people assume that attorneys can get them financial compensation after an accident. However, if you are responsible for your own injuries, then there will be no recovery. Another party must be partially or fully responsible for your injuries in order for an attorney to take on your case.
  • Legal expenses. The majority of personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. This means that your attorney is not getting paid unless you recover damages. Often times, a personal injury lawyer will pay for some of the expenses related to a case. This includes services like taking depositions, paying for medical experts and setting up exhibits. If the expenses are too much, then an attorney may refuse to take on your case.
  • Time requirements. Every attorney that you meet will analyze how long your case will take to fully resolve. If a case requires a lengthy time commitment, then he or she may not receive the money that was invested in the case for a long time. Many attorneys will choose to take on projects with a shorter completion date instead.
  • Limited resources of the defendant. An attorney’s decision to not take your case may have nothing to do with you personally. However, it could have something to do with the defendant’s ability to pay the claim. With most personal injury cases, the defendant’s insurance company will help pay for any damages. Even still, there are situations where an insurance claim is denied or the defendant does not have insurance coverage. These are all instances where an attorney could refuse to take on your case.
  • Conflict of interest. If an attorney has a history of working with someone that you want to sue, then he or she would most likely not take your case. Also, if an attorney is representing another party involved in your claim, then this would also represent a conflict of interest.

Contact Us Today for a Free Initial Consultation With a Personal Injury Lawyer

There is no guarantee that a personal injury lawyer will take your case. However, you should seek legal representation as soon as possible after an accident. Attorney Aaron Allison has decades of experience helping personal injury victims recover financial compensation. He believes in providing his clients with passionate and aggressive legal services. 

If you are suffering from severe injuries after an accident, then contact the Law Offices of Aaron Allison today at (512)474-8346 and schedule a free initial consultation. You can also contact us online and tell us more about your case. We promise to carefully evaluate the merits of your case and look forward to meeting with you soon.

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Aaron Allison

Aaron Allison, a second-generation personal injury lawyer from Austin, follows in the footsteps of his father, who founded their firm in 1978. Admitted to practice by the Texas Supreme Court, the Federal Court for the Western District of Texas, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Aaron brings extensive legal expertise to his clients.

Specializing in personal injury cases, Aaron offers a distinct advantage for Texas workers injured on the job. With Texas workers' compensation laws leading many attorneys to avoid these cases, Aaron is one of only 40 lawyers among 95,000 in Texas who represent injured workers in straight workers' compensation cases. His firm continues to provide dedicated support for those suffering catastrophic work injuries, maintaining a proud tradition of advocacy spanning decades.