After getting into a personal injury case, your priority should be to hire a Wyoming personal injury lawyer who can help file the claim and seek compensation for your losses. When looking for the best lawyer, you will consider various factors. After deciding the right lawyer who will take your case forward, you will likely schedule a meeting.
The lawyer will review all the documents and evidence to see your case during the consultation. At the end of the meeting, the lawyer may say that they cannot take your case. Although lawyers are only here to protect your best interests, there are various reasons why they may refuse to accept your case.
- Contributory negligence.
Even if you have evidence that the other person was at fault, you may be partially at fault too. For example, the other driver caused the accident, but you were distracted too, the insurance company may deny your claim because you were partially negligent. This is known as contributory negligence, and a lawyer may deny taking your case.
- The statute of limitation is up.
The statute of limitation for filing for a personal injury claim in Wyoming is four years from the accident/injury. Even if you have all the evidence and a solid case, if you fail to file the claim within the statute of limitation, the lawyer cannot do much to win your case. Therefore, the lawyer may deny taking your case.
- Lack of sufficient injury or losses.
In an accident, you may have suffered various physical and emotional injuries, but lack of proof can lower the chances of compensation. If you have failed to document your injuries, there are chances that the lawyer will deny taking your case. Additionally, if the injuries sustained were minor and you healed quickly, it may not be worth fighting with the insurance company since the process can be time-consuming and complex.
- You have set unrealistic expectations.
After getting into a personal injury accident, you cannot directly expect a certain amount from the at-fault party. The lawyer will evaluate your case based on the evidence you provide. After a complete evaluation, the lawyer will give you an estimated amount depicting your case’s worth. If your expectations do not align with the estimated amount, it can cause tension between you and the lawyer, resulting in a denied case.
There are various reasons why your lawyer will refuse to take your case. It is better to discuss the reasons before jumping to the final conclusion.