‘Why Can’t I Find an Attorney to Take My Massachusetts Car Accident Case?’
Unfortunately, I, like most attorneys, have to decline cases from time to time. The decision to decline a case can be based on one, or many different factors. Each attorney is different in how he/she evaluates an automobile accident claim. Here are some factors that an attorney will look at when deciding whether to take on a car accident claim:
1) Does the person who caused the accident have enough insurance, or any insurance at all?;
2) Damages are not serious enough to justify taking on the case;
3) Fault, or liability, on the part of the person who allegedly caused the accident is too hard, or even impossible to prove:
4) Statute of limitations (three years in Massachusetts for car accidents) has passed, or is very close to passing.
These are just a few of the many considerations that an attorney looks when deciding whether or not to take a case. If one of the above factors applies to your case, then you may have a hard time finding an attorney to take on your case.