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Common Reasons Some Attorneys Won’t Take Personal Injury Cases

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Nov 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most people are quick to think that an attorney would always take on a personal injury case because these types of cases often resolve with a high payout or settlement. What people do not realize is that there are many factors to consider when trying to determine if a personal injury case is actually worth pursuing. From the perspective of a personal injury attorney, Balm residents should be made aware that it is often seen as a red flag if an individual's comes seeking representation of their personal injury case based solely on the receiving monetary compensation.

Not All Injuries are Serious Enough to Pursue Legal Action

There is a large portion of people who are under the impression that if they receive any type of injury or pain and suffering, that they have a solid case, and should hire a personal injury attorney. Balm residents need to know that in a personal injury case, legal professionals are assessing the case based on how badly an individual was hurt, and how it affects their day-to-day function and livelihood. Even if a person has a good case that another party or individual was acting careless and reckless which lead to their injuries, some compensation for lesser injuries would not even cover the legal fees for legal representation in a personal injury case.

A lot of Personal Injury Cases are Determined by How the Accident Occurred

In order to hold someone financially accountable for injuries of another individual, the party that was at fault has to breach a legal duty, or in layman's terms do something wrong that caused the injury. This means that for a personal injury attorney, Balm residents might not be aware that their case is not suitable to pursue a case for personal injury claims. For example, a car accident Is one of the most common types of personal injury cases witness, but a driver that hit another vehicle is not always at fault, because a lot of the blame could be given to the hurt driver because they were doing something unsafe or something they were not supposed to. 

*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Butash Law Group*

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Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...

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