A: This frequently asked question is difficult to answer without an in depth interview. A “good case” usually requires the injured person to establish that someone else was at fault, and that such fault was the cause of the injury. The determination of “fault” can be difficult and complex. A common defense in Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland is that “the claimant is also at fault for the accident”. To have a “good case” means you did not contribute to the accident causing you injury. A “good case” usually requires more than a “minimal injury.” That means that in a car accident case, you must need medical treatment. Other claims, such as medical malpractice claims are usually very complex and expensive. Most attorneys will not accept a medical malpractice claim unless it results in a serious and permanent injury.