Why Won’t Any Car Accident Attorneys Take My Case?
If you’ve been involved in an accident you may be seeking legal representation. That is good because by having help on your side, your rights will be protected. Representation also will enable you to receive the best possible settlement.
However, just because you had a crash does not mean an attorney will take on your case. If you find no lawyers will agree to take on your case, here are some possible reasons why.
You Are At Fault For the Accident
In Massachusetts if you are more than 50% at fault for causing the accident, you will not be able to pursue pain and suffering compensation. If you rear ended someone else, or took an illegal left turn and hit someone, you likely are at fault. If you received a surcharge for causing the accident the police consider you at fault.
If a car accident attorney sees any of these factors present, he likely will not accept your case.
Your Medical Bills Are Too Low
Massachusetts law requires that in order to bring a bodily injury claim stemming from an automobile accident, your medical bills must be at least $2000. This amount includes all bills reasonable and necessary that are related to the accident.
There are exceptions to this rule. If the bills are less than $2000 but there is a broken bone, or any type of scarring or disfigurement from the accident, then the claim for pain and suffering can successfully made.
The Statute of Limitations Has Passed
A statute of limitations is a strict time deadline in which a lawsuit must be filed by. Generally the statute of limitations for automobile accidents in Massachusetts is three years. If this deadline has passed, no lawyer will accept your case.
Massachusetts Auto Accident Lawyer
If you are not at fault for causing the crash, your medical bills are at least $2000, and the statute of limitations has not passed, then you likely have a case. Call us today for your free no-obligation consultation. We only get paid if your case settles.