3 Reasons Why You Should Get a Second Opinion

You were injured in a car accident and the insurance company is giving you the runaround, so you call an attorney for help. Five minutes into your conversation, he says, “I’m sorry, but I just don’t think you have a case.” What do you do next?
Call another attorney. There could be a number of reasons why he didn’t want to take your case. Here are three:

  1. Complexity. The case itself might have some complexities that his law firm has never dealt with, and therefore he can’t see the potential case within. This is a good thing. You want an attorney on your side who has the experience necessary to handle your specific case.
  2. Potential. They may not feel like the case has the potential for a large enough settlement. Law firms are businesses. They have to make a profit to stay in business. A smaller claim might not seem attractive enough for some firms to pursue and could be the reason why they turn your case down.
  3. Caseload. If a firm has more cases than they can handle, they will sometimes turn business away in the interests of their current clients. This is a good thing, as you don’t want to be one of many clients vying for your lawyer’s attention.

The bottom line is just because one law firm doesn’t take you on as a client doesn’t mean you don’t have a case. Get a second opinion. At Cofman Townsley, we’ve won significant settlements for many clients, and we’re ready to help you too. Give our St. Louis car accident attorneys a call for a free consultation. We’ll evaluate your case quickly and let you know if we can help.