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What should you do if an injury law firm declines your case?

A violent collision caused by another driver left you with catastrophic injuries. When you sought aid from a legal representative, they declined to accept your case. Does that mean you have no place to turn to for help?

It is safe to assume that most people never expect a law firm to reject a potentially valuable car accident case. Imagine how shocking it must feel.

Legal representatives have no obligation to accept every case that crosses their desk. Victims injured in truck and car accidents should anticipate a possible rejection and create a backup plan.

Why do they reject cases?

This can happen for many reasons that don’t necessarily indicate that your accident claim is not worth pursuing. Three benign reasons law firms decline some cases are:

  • They are minimizing new intakes
  • They already have a heavy caseload
  • They are planning to restructure the law firm

Try not to worry too much if a firm rejects your case, and you should absolutely continue to pursue legal help.

What are your next steps?

If you haven’t already, go over the accident and injury laws where you live to ensure you have a valid claim. For example, if it has been some time since the crash, you may have missed a deadline. In Arizona, you only have two years to complete your claim.

That seems like a lot of time, but if you waited to file for some reason (perhaps to see if your injury would worsen), it could slip away. A firm might reject your case because of a lapsed deadline and not tell you why.

Do not abandon your search for professional legal guidance after a vehicle accident. Without it, you risk losing some or all of the compensation you deserve.


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