Are There Reasons Why a Personal Injury Attorney Will Not Take My Case?
At MLG Injury, our personal injury attorneys in Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi work tirelessly to successfully represent clients who have been injured because of another party’s negligence. It is important to us that you receive the legal representation and resources necessary to pursue the financial compensation you may be entitled to after negligence has impacted your life.
We understand that getting hurt in a traffic collision, slip and fall incident, or due to the lack of security is life changing. However, many details can interfere with your ability to file a successful personal injury claim.
Here are a few reasons why an experienced personal injury lawyer may not take your case.
Failing to Seek Medical Care for Your Injuries
To file a successful personal injury claim in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, or across the U.S., you must prove you were actually injured and that your injuries led to damages.
The insurance company will not simply take your word for the fact that you were injured. You must prove, through medical documentation, records, and a treatment plan outlined by a professional healthcare provider, that you suffered injuries.
These records will support the fact that you have incurred medical expenses, and may require time away from work, which will result in lost wages.
Lacking Evidence of Another Person’s Liability
Once we can establish that you have been injured by another person or party’s negligence, we will pursue their insurance coverage for your financial recovery. That means we must present the necessary evidence that proves he/she/they acted, or failed to act, negligently
That may include presenting the police report, eyewitness statements, photos/video from the scene, and supporting medical records that outline your injuries.
If we cannot prove there is a liable party, there is no insurance coverage that can be pursued for your financial recovery.
The Statute of Limitations Expired Before You Contacted a Personal Injury Attorney
The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim varies by state.
- In Louisiana, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim is one yearfrom the date the injury occurred.
- In Mississippi, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim is three yearsfrom the date the injury occurred.
- In Florida, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim is four yearsfrom the date the injury occurred.
If you wait to file a claim after the statute of limitations has expired, you will have little to no legal recourse for pursuing the negligent party who caused your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured by another person or party’s negligence, contact our skilled Florida, Mississippi, or Louisiana personal injury attorneys at MLG Injury to schedule a free consultation today by calling 888-904-2524 to learn how we can help you pursue the best outcome for your claim without delay.
We take all qualifying cases on a contingency basis, so you never pay our legal fees unless we win your case.