Your choice in a personal injury attorney can significantly affect the success of your case and whether you are able to financially recover following an accident. Given that there are a lot of options out there for legal representation, below are some tips for helping you select the best lawyer for you and your case.
How to Select the Right Personal Injury Attorney for You & Your Case
Start with experienced lawyers – Specifically, start your search by looking for lawyers who have experience handling cases just like yours and who have been practicing law for some time (the longer, the better).
So, for instance, if you were hurt by a distracted driver, look for an attorney who has experience resolving distracted driving accident cases, rather than other types of motor vehicle accident cases. Different personal injury cases can require unique knowledge and skill sets, so you want to make sure your starting point is with lawyers who will have the experience necessary to meet the distinct and unique needs of your case.
- Check their credentials with the state bar association – Once you have a list of 5 to 10 options, check each professional’s record with the state bar association to see if the lawyer is, in fact, licensed to practice and, if so, whether (s)he has ever had any formal complaints or censures filed against him or her. This is an important step to take when choosing a lawyer because it can alert you to some possible red flags about certain individuals before going any further/potentially hiring them.
- Read testimonials and reviews – To further narrow down your list of options, check out some of the things former clients of each lawyer have had to say about that professional. Be sure to look at both testimonials posted on the lawyer’s website and reviews published on third-party directories or sites if you really want to get a well-rounded, balanced view of former clients’ experiences with an attorney.
- Meet with your top choices for an initial consult – When you have narrowed down your options to 5 or less lawyers, consider meeting with each professional for an initial consultation. These free meetings do not obligate you to move forward with a specific lawyer, and they can be a good time for you to ask questions and get a feel for a lawyer, as well as his/her level of professionalism, honesty and reliability.
- Figure out who you can trust and rely on moving forward – After meeting with a few lawyers, think about who you feel like you can trust and whether you feel more or less comfortable with each option. As you make a final decision, trust your instincts and pick a lawyer who you feel like you can count on for aggressive legal advocacy and personalized legal services moving forward.
Contact an Experienced Denver Personal Injury Lawyer at Bell & Pollock, P.C.
If you have been harmed by carelessness, recklessness or negligence, you can turn to a Denver personal injury lawyer at Bell & Pollock, P.C. for experienced help advocating your rights and pursuing justice.
To find out more about how we can help you, call us at (303) 795-5900 or email our firm using the contact form on this page to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. During this meeting, you will receive clear, honest legal advice about your case, your rights and your best options for moving forward.
From our offices conveniently located in Denver, Greenwood Village, and Steamboat Springs, our lawyers provide the highest quality legal services to injured people throughout the Denver metro area, Arapahoe County, Routt County and the state of Colorado.