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Reasons a Personal Injury Attorney Won't Take Your Case

If you suffered a serious injury, you may wonder if you should take legal action. In reality, not every injury will lead to a successful lawsuit. At Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP, our team of Dallas personal injury lawyers is dedicated to helping victims of avoidable accidents pursue the compensation they require. If you suffered an injury but question the legitimacy of your potential claim, speak to one of our lawyers today. We can help you understand your legal circumstances, rights, and options with our firm.

Why won't a lawyer handle my accident claim?

There are numerous situations that may keep an attorney from taking your case. Sometimes, it is legally impossible to file a successful claim. The Texas statute of limitations, for example, might keep you filing for compensation. Common scenarios include:

  • Government Immunity
    If you were injured in a public area, the local government (city, state, etc.) could be liable for your accident. However, many local ordinances grant the government immunity from certain types of lawsuits. If one of these clauses applies to your accident, an attorney cannot help you sue.
  • Lack of Evidence
    After an accident, you may be certain that another party, such as a negligent driver, is responsible for your injury. However, you must have evidence to support your claim. Without medical records to demonstrate your injury, finances records to show your damages, etc., your attorney may have difficult creating a case.
  • Statue of Limitations
    Each state has a different set of limitations that prevent accident victims from suing liable parties after a certain window of time. In Texas, for example, victims only have two years to file for personal injury. The same limit applies to medical malpractice, wrongful death, and property damage.

"Is my case worth taking to court?"

If you suffered an injury in Dallas, talk to the personal injury attorneys at Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP today. We are committed to the highest standard of legal representation, and our lawyers do everything in their power to help our clients. With more than five decades of experience in the legal field, we are confident in our ability to provide the guidance that you deserve.

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