Why a car accident lawyer won't take your case

Finding yourself involved in a car accident makes for a tough day. You're annoyed and frustrated and may already know that you have a long road of recovery ahead. Not to mention the problems you'll have getting your car fixed.

All you want is to get better and make sure the person at-fault pays for your medical bills and vehicle expenses. After all, you shouldn't have to pay the costs to get better when you didn't cause the accident.

So, you seek the services of a Los Angeles car accident lawyer. You meet with the attorney and have a good conversation, and they seem to understand your case. You're ready to move forward, but then you never hear back - adding insult to your injuries. So, what happened?

Here are a few reasons why a car accident lawyer won't take your case. 

1. You Lack Injuries

Some people go to a personal injury attorney for help when they lack a significant or even minor injury from the accident. Maybe they're just struggling with the insurance company, or feel their case is worth more. In order to receive compensation for your car accident, you must be able to prove an injury exists.

It's incredibly challenging for an attorney to make a strong case for a sizeable settlement without an injury. While minor injuries may still rack up small amounts in medical costs, they aren't always enough to make it worth your time to hire an attorney. Often, minor bills and treatments are easily taken care of by insurance companies. 

2. Your Accident Happened Out of State

Maybe your accident happened in another jurisdiction, or you were injured in a car accident while on vacation. After returning home, you saw your doctor and started to rack up medical bills.

Now those bills need to be paid, so you see a personal injury lawyer in your home state. Unfortunately, that attorney may not be licensed to practice in the state where you were injured. Not knowing the laws of a particular state may prevent them from taking your case.

3. Your Case is Too Complex

Many times, car accidents have more complex issues at play. There could be multiple parties at-fault, policy coverage issues, or even criminal matters at stake. 

Many of these types of accidents require investigation by the attorney, depositions, multiple mediation sessions, negotiations with insurance companies, expert testimony, and reviews of police reports and medical records. Some personal injury law firms are not set up to handle these types of complex cases. 

Keep Your Options Open

It's essential to keep your options open when seeking a car accident injury lawyer in Los Angeles. Even if you meet with one attorney, you should still consider talking to a few other attorneys to find the right match.

You're under time constraints to file a lawsuit for your car accident injuries. You don't have time to waste on a lawyer who won't take your case.

Find a Car Accident Lawyer Who's Ready for Your Case

Steinberg Injury Lawyers can handle your complicated car accident injury case. We have helped many clients just like you recover for their injuries and help them get back on their feet. 

When you work with us, we'll thoroughly investigate the accident to ensure the highest settlement possible. We only get paid when you win, and we only take cases we plan on winning.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case to see how we can help you move forward.

Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982
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