After consulting with a possible client, an attorney determines the suitability of any proposed case by examining an entire list of factors.
What sort of timeline has the potential client followed?
Some accident victims do not contact an attorney until the time when the deadline for filing a lawsuit is approaching rapidly. Lawyers prefer to work with clients that have not chosen to delay their call to a lawyer’s office.
Lawyer’s skills and experience would not prove of value, in relation to the potential client’s case.
Each Personal Injury Lawyer in Barrie has his or her own area of expertise. A potential client’s case should match with the skills and experience of the approached attorney. Otherwise, the potential client’s chances for winning his or her case could be greatly compromised. If there were no win, the consulted attorney would not receive any fee.
Lawyers foresee the possible emergence of challenges
Perhaps the evidence suggests that the defendant would have grounds for alleging shared fault. Maybe some of the occupants in the hit vehicle had failed to seek prompt treatment for their injuries. That would represent a failure to mitigate any injuries.
Attorney has doubts about possible client’s veracity.
Claims do not match with evidence; position of damage does not match with story offered by injured victim.
Clients’ statements appear to reflect a desire for revenge. That could mean a refusal to settle, in hopes of winning a large court-ordered judgment.
Some clients lack the ability to cover the cost of a document search or an expert witness.
The absence of a certain document could threaten to reduce the value of the potential client’s claim.Some clients cannot afford to cover the cost of an expert witness.
Lawyer’s experience has suggested that proposed claim is not worth very much.
Sometimes clients’ actions can alter this perception, so that claim’s worth viewed in new light. If attorney confident that all facts were shared during the lawyer-client consultations, then the claim’s perceived value would increase.
Clients’ cooperative actions make any approached lawyers feel more willing to work with those that have sought a consultation. Attorneys expect any client to appreciate the nature of the attorney’s role.
An appreciation for the lawyer’s role should not keep a potential client from expressing a readiness to help with the gathering of evidence. Lawyers become less hesitant to take a given case, if the potential customer/client has agreed to share the doctor’s diagnosis.
That way, the presentation of the diagnosis should serve as proof of the client’s honesty. An attorney’s ability to see such proof should work to ensure his or her agreement to accept the client’s presented case. Of course, there is no guarantee of that acceptance.