This is a very common question. The answer: possibly yes, possibly no.

Plenty of people are involved in unfortunate situations, but they do not want to sue anyone. This happens in many types of cases, from discrimination cases against employers to police misconduct or personal injury in a car accident.

If you’re unwilling to give an attorney the full authority to exercise every right you have, which includes the right to take somebody to court and prosecute the case civilly, then the attorney will be hamstrung from the beginning.

If you decide not to proceed with pursuing a claim, an attorney cannot force you to proceed.

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