You’ve been injured in an accident and the lawyer you contacted for a free consultation doesn’t think you have a viable case. Perhaps he or she explained their reasoning. But you really didn’t understand the legal mumbo jumbo given you. Unfortunately, many accident victims take a lawyer’s opinion as gospel and do nothing further.
Not all lawyers see potential cases in the same way. Maybe you contacted a lawyer that doesn’t mainly handle personal injury cases? Maybe the lawyer has never run across a fact pattern such as yours? There are many reasons why lawyers reject cases.
As all personal injury lawyers offer free consultations, it is in your best interest to get a second or even third opinion. You have nothing to lose.
If every lawyer you’ve contacted passes on your case, and has explained why in a way that you understand, then you need to look at other options. One is to try to resolve your claim with the insurance adjuster assigned to your claim (if the responsible party is insured.) Or you might want to consider small claims court where you can represent yourself.
The bottom line is to not be discouraged if a lawyer rejects your case. Keep at it until you understand why the case is not worth pursing (Why Won’t A Lawyer Take My Case?).