You may be wondering if you have a valid personal injury claim and whether you should contact a lawyer. In most cases, when someone injures another person, the law allows the victim to recover compensation for losses, injuries, and damages. However, there are cases in which the victim may not recover damages because of a legal reason. If so, a personal injury attorney may not take the case.
At The Travis Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping injury victims receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries and damages. Our legal team of Erie personal injury lawyers fights for the rights of accident victims against large corporations and powerful insurance companies. If you have questions about your injury claim, we encourage you to contact our office for a free legal consultation, so we can help you understand your legal rights and your options for filing a claim.
Three Reasons Why a Personal Injury Lawyer May Not Handle Your Claim
There are some situations in which an attorney might advise you that he will not handle your claim. Our legal team will search aggressively for a solution to a legal matter that could prevent you from filing an injury claim. However, three of the issues that we might not be able to overcome are:
- State of Limitations — Pennsylvania’s Statute of Limitations restricts the time you have to file your personal injury claim. Therefore, you need to contact our office as soon as possible to discuss filing a claim before your time runs out.
- Government Immunity — If a governmental agency or entity is responsible for your injury, you might not be able to sue the government for damages. Many state and local laws grant immunity from certain types of lawsuits to government agencies and entities. Our attorneys are familiar with these laws and can advise you how you should proceed. Please note, some claims against government entities require you give notice of the claim within a very short period (sometimes a few months), so please contact our office now to speak with a lawyer.
- Lack of Evidence — You might be absolutely sure that the other party caused your injury. However, you must have evidence to support your claim. Without evidence, you cannot meet all the legal elements to hold the person liable for your damages. Our legal team is experienced in uncovering evidence needed to prove liability. We will work diligently to prove you are entitled to recover compensation from the negligent party.
Will You Take My Case?
You should never assume that you do not have a valid accident claim until you have spoken with an experienced Erie personal injury lawyer. Do not trust what an insurance adjuster tells you about your claim. The adjuster is not an attorney, and he does not have your best interest as his top priority. The adjuster works for the insurance company; therefore, he is protecting the company’s interests, not yours.
The attorneys of The Travis Law Firm are dedicated to helping injury victims. We explore all avenues for recovery before we turn anyone away. You can trust that if there is a slight chance we can help you, we will do our best to do so.