We put a significant amount of time and resources into every case we accept. This means we can only take the small percentage of the cases we review that meet our case selection criteria. The cases we take on generally involve catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, egregious violations of rights, or are otherwise of significant public importance.
There is not a standard amount of time for all cases. Each case is very different. We put in whatever time is needed to maximize our clients’ recovery and ensure a positive outcome.
Every case is unique and is treated as such in this office. Significant cases against professionals, large corporations, and governments demand significant time and financial resources, particularly when it comes to investigation, discovery, expert witnesses, and trial preparation.
Can you give me an idea what the selection criteria entails for determining whether Davis Kelin will accept a case or not?
The firm’s focus is on cases involving catastrophic injuries, professional malpractice, wrongful death, serious insurance bad faith, egregious violations of rights, and cases of significant public importance.
If your cases does not involve one of our areas of practice, we recommend that you contact the State Bar of New Mexico’s General Referral Program, which will arrange a 3-minute consultation for you with a lawyer. Details of the program can be found on the web at here. Please contact this program if you are inquiring about a criminal matter or a domestic relations or family law matter (divorce, custody, child support).
If you case falls into one of our areas of practice but does not meet our selection criteria or if we do not feel that we can give the case the time it deserves, we will try to contact you by phone or email if you have submitted an intake questioner.
We strive to get back to you as quickly as we can. Unfortunately, because of preexisting client commitments, consideration of a case can take several days, so we ask for your patience. If we know that we will not be able to take your case on, we will try to get back to you within three business days if not sooner. In some cases, we will need to obtain additional records (e.g. medical records) before we can make a decision on whether we will investigate the case further. Most often, before we agree to file a lawsuit on behalf of a client, we will have several experts review the case.
We have a large volume of calls each week from individuals with potential claims. We have to decline representation in well over 90% of those cases for various reasons.
When Davis Kelin declines a case, we may attempt to set up a referral for you so that you will have direction in finding a personal injury attorney that may be able to take on your case. We cannot guarantee that our referrals will handle your case that is up to each attorney’s office.