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Why may an Attorney Not Take a Personal Injury Case?

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

Personal injury is one of the broadest fields within all legal matters as there are many ways that someone can hurt as the result of someone else's negligence. Because there are so many cases each year, many people assume that if they are hurt on the job or by somebody that they automatically have a good case, but this is not true when they go to talk to a personal injury attorney. Boyette residents might not be aware that an attorney may not take their personal injury case because even if someone is hurt, it is not always the grounds for a lawsuit.

The Injury is Not That Serious

Oftentimes the most common reason why an individual will not have their case taken on by a legal professional is for the simple reason that the injuries sustained are not serious enough for a lawsuit. When it comes to the judgement of a personal injury attorney, Boyette residents should know that one of the biggest factors in taking a case is not if someone is hurt, but how many damages are the result of the accident. Did the accident cause an individual to seek medical attention or cause them to miss work? These are the kind of issues that make for a better legal case in a personal injury lawsuit.

The Case May not be Worth Pursuing from an Economic Standpoint

Many people hear about personal injury cases against large companies with huge payouts or settlements, and they think that all personal injury lawsuits are like this, but these cases are rare. When it comes to whether or not a case will be handled by a personal injury attorney, Boyette residents should be aware that some personal injury cases presented to legal professionals are not economically viable to pursue. In other words, legal representation for a case may cost more than the financial assistance that may be awarded at the end of the settlement.

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

About the Author

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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